Monday, May 25, 2009

4Jetpacks4 at NPIRL

Alpha Auer wrote a very good article about 4Jetpacks4 and the importance of storytelling to 'get immersed' or 'attain presence'.

Attaining presence: 4Jetpacks4 and Bryn Oh

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Machinima Vérité

Wagner James Au aka Hamlet Au interviewed me about the making of the 4Jetpacks4 video and posted it on New World Notes.
Since he was on the original tour, and starring in the video, I'm very happy he likes the result! "As an involuntary actor in the machinima, I'm slightly biased, but I think her final product is spectacular and unique, BioShock meets Fritz Lang." he says.. wow!!!
(For the record, I usually don't sneak up on people, and was actually asked to film)

Friday, May 8, 2009


Just finished the video documentation of 4Jetpacks4, an interactive story telling performance lead by Bryn Oh.

In this performance a group of avatars was brought on a tour of a research facility. An unfortunate event results in the arrival of a tornado. The group must flee back to retrieve a jetpack in order to escape.

The video shows beautiful art by Bryn Oh, Glyph Graves and Nonnatus Korhonen, who also play the scientists. It also features a most amazing tornado by Tryptofaa Sands. The visitors are SLebrities Alpha Auer, Bettina Tizzy, Chimera Cosmos, Hamlet Au, Larry Pixel, Max Newbold and Tayzia Abattoir.

The piece was performed at the Caerleon Sim in Second Life, and curated by Georg Janick, for the Virtual Art Initiative, and the video will be exhibited in the will in the Harbor Gallery at the University of Massachusetts at Boston in April 2010.

More info at the Creative Machinery website.