Wednesday, November 23, 2011

MiC and Vogue update

This is a post just to update some things from a month or so ago.  The machinima above was created by Mexi Lane for the Museum in Contempori (MiC)  of my work called Family Unit.  She did a wonderful job to record it which is great because I didn't get much footage of the build for myself.  The build was quite successful with over 10, 000 visitors to MiC.  I am sure they didn't all come to see my build but lets pretend they did.  Thank you Mexi for inviting me to show and it was fun to know it was being shown in Rome at the same time.

The other update is for the Vogue magazine article.  I still think it is pretty interesting that Bryn, a digital characters, was written about in a magazine for humans.  There was no mention nor inquiry into who is behind Bryn Oh and that acceptance goes in the opposite direction to where other social media demand a connection to ones real life.  Facebook for example no doubt demands our personal information because companies will not purchase info that will not lead them to a bank account.  What they don't seem to understand yet, is that anonymous accounts still  have bank accounts but they often are just used as barriers or filters to prevent intrusion into our real life.
   I have an email I use just for filling out forms online that may end up filling my email with spam.  So if I buy a new monitor from Samsung for example, they will require i fill out a registration to get help if I need it in the future.  I will give them my info but for my name I will put Bryn Samsung or Bryn Monitor.  Then if I get an email in a few months saying Dear Bryn Samsung we want to sell you so and so.  I then know it was Samsung who sold my personal info to whoever just contacted me.  My point though is that I create a barrier to filter everyone who is trying to get at my money from those who are important to me such as family and friends.  I think companies will do whatever they can to prevent this from happening but really the people have the power and they will do as we say if we end up pushing the matter.

It was just my luck that the article was printed in a special month where the magazines price was inflated to $65.  Sigh.  It is embarrassing to spend that much when I know I will just put it in a box somewhere.  I have attempted to place the magazine precariously on the edge of a bookshelf so that when friends come by they may accidentally knock it off thus starting a conversation about me being in the magazine.  Maybe if I bend it enough it may even open up to the exact page of the article when it hits the floor.  Sadly my friends are more coordinated than I am.  Anyway here are two jpegs of the magazine.  All joking aside I was flattered to be mentioned.  The translation can be read here if you would like to see what they said about the artists.

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