More RL meets SL and vice versa



For more RL meets SL and vice versa – read the press release after the break.

What makes these SL snappies worthy of display? Perhaps the fact that they are being presented as art in RL. I would be curious to know how many US$ they sell for. Check it out and decide for yourself.

(A press release received by me today:)

PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE NEW WORLD November 1 December 9, 2006

NEW YORK, NY jen bekman is pleased to present Photographs from the New World, an exhibition of new work by James Deavin. The exhibition will be on view from November 1 December 9, 2006, at jen bekman, located at 6 Spring Street, between Elizabeth and Bo

Photographs from the New World documents user-generated landscapes in the online, virtual world Second Life.

Jen Bekman will host an opening reception for the artist on Wednesday, November 1, from 6:00 8:00pm at the gallery.

From being featured recently in Rob Walker’s Consumed market trendspotting column in The New York Times Magazine to the surprising success of insider web sites devoted to the virtual world and its inhabitants, Second Life has begun to attract the sort of

Deavin says, Second Life is a place where people can live out their dreams. Some peoples dreams are to have a bigger version of what they already have. Others fondest wish is to be a talking elephant from Mars. Second Life is not a game there is no next

Gallery director Jen Bekman observes, I am naturally inclined to be interested in a visualization of a virtual world. I have been involved in virtual communities since the early nineties and it remains a big part of my everyday life, but only as text. Man

About the Artist James was born in 1973 in London in the UK. He graduated from King’s College in 1995, with a bachelor’s degree in Classics. His earliest assignment was traveling to Bosnia at the time of the ceasefire in 1995 with an aid convoy. Since then he has had doc

Photographs from the New World at jen bekman, 6 Spring Street. Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, noon – 6pm or by private appointment. For images or more information, please contact Nikus Tuck (Nic Musolino) Jamie Jetaime (James Deavin) Lauren Cerand: 917.533.0103 or


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