Announcing: gg hootenanny: gandhi's release party and global gaming singalong!
Call for Participation!
Media Artist Joseph DeLappe presents the first ever internet-wide global gaming voicechat singalong, the "gg hootenanny!", a day long festival featuring songs of freedom and protest in celebration of the release of his avatar, MGandhi Chakrabarti, from his nine-month imprisonment/durational reenactment in Second Life. This is a call for participation for all gamers and residents of online communities to come together and sing!
There are several opportunities for participation:
1) Join MGandhi Chakrabarti in Second Life on Odyssey Art and Performance Island at 6pm SLT (Pacific daylight) on January 26th, for the "gg hootenanny", a voice chat concert of songs of freedom and protest. Special appearance by Second Front! Here is the SLURL for the event: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Odyssey/75/24/23 (do feel free to visit Gandhi in the meantime, he is there 24/7!). If you plan on participating in the concert, please contact me and let me know! I am looking for avatar/participants as famous musicians, movie stars, politicians, etc. Or join us at the Digital Media Studio of the University of Nevada, Reno on January 26th at 6pm, bring your instruments and/or voices and come prepared to play!
2) Log on to your favorite online game or community any time on January 26th and sing songs of freedom and protest! Solo and group performances are encouraged! A list of recommended songs will be posted soon on the event blog! Please video document your performance! Post your videos to youtube or vimeo and I will embed your videos on the blog for this project.
Thank you and feel free to send me any questions!
Joseph DeLappe aka MGandhi Chakrabarti (delappe"@"unr.edu)