An Artist Contemplates Second Life

Wagner James Au of the long-running blog New World Notes has highlighted the work of artist Erik Mondrian, who found himself so inspired by Second Life that it became his MFA thesis at the California Institute of the Arts:

Here, in Second Life, a vast virtual canvas where we create what cannot be, what could be, what was, and what might be again, I step inside the imaginations of people I have never met, and who I may never even have spoken to, understanding something of their inner worlds nonetheless.

— Erik Mondrian.

Here is the entire nine-minute video on YouTube from which this quote was taken:

It’s quite beautiful, and I would encourage you to take a few moments to watch and enjoy it. If you want to see more, there is a playlist of ten videos shot and narrated by Erik here.

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One thought on “An Artist Contemplates Second Life”

  1. I had the considerable good fortune to discuss Erik’s work with him through December / January, including viewing the 11 videos. The results of our conversations (conducted through Twitter) and my own reflections on his work were published on January 11th, to coincide with the public release of the videos, should it be of interest.

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