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Senses Places hybrid reality collection
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Senses Places hybrid reality collection
    source: Valverde, Isabel, 1959-
    creator: Valverde, Isabel, 1959-
    creator: Cochrane, Todd (Lecturer)
    creator: Ishimoto, Kae
    creator: Solo, Liz
    creator: Seppi, Isa
    creator: Gomes, Clara
    creator: Yoshida, Yukihiko
    Identifier/Call Number: M2121
    Physical Description: 50 gigabyte(s)
    Date (inclusive): 2002-2014
    Abstract: Senses Places is a somatics-technological dance collaboration project that creates mixed-reality performance and participatory environments for audiences in physical-world locations and the Second Life virtual reality environment created by Linden Labs. Senses Places is a partnership between Isabel Valverde, a performer, interdisciplinary choreographer, and researcher, and Todd Cochrane, a software developer in research and for art. The two explore dance-technology frameworks for performance in the digital domain in collaboration with additional artists which creates a cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural project group.
    Language of Material: Materials are primarily in English.

    Content Description

    The collection consists of digital objects including websites, images, videos, chats, and scholarly articles divided into 4 series: Series 1. Performances at Metaverse Cultural Series; Series 2. Publications and presentations; Series 3. Writings about Senses Places; and Series 4. Websites related to Senses Places. A listing of the files included in the first three series was created by Selena Chau and is available at: http://purl.stanford.edu/yp185mw2567


    Senses Places mixed reality performance and participatory environment collection. This collection documents a performance at the 2014 Metaverse Cultural Series including scholarly papers and presentations that provide the background for the group's approach to performance. The performance is created by artists and audience participants in physical world locations and/or Second Life, who interact somatically with each other and/or through avatars, video mediation, flexible screens, and through bio-data tracking technology equipment as well as lights, colors, and sound. Technology tools co-relate physical movements to avatars in Second Life, and the colors and lights produced in SL produce sound in the physical environment. Participatory experience encourages the engagement with embodied improvisational aspects between physical and virtual performance places, either from individuals affecting avatars on computers or interacting within a physical performance exhibit/environment.
    The collection documents the research, preparation and performance of Senses Places at Metaverse Cultural Series on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 3-4:00pm SLT (Second Life) / GMT-8 (Portugal); Second Life location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Odyssey/27/162/655; Physical world location: Artcasa Lisboa, R. Mal. Saldanha 28, Portugal The event included live streaming of collaborators and performers from around the world.
    Collaborators: Artistic direction: Isabel Valverde aka Butler2 Evelyn (PT), Technological direction: Todd Cochrane aka Toddles Aeon (NZ), Performers-Avatars: Kae Ishimoto aka Junkaeko (JP), Liz Solo (NFL), Isabel Valverde aka Butler2 Evelyn (PT), Kikas Babenko (PT), Sca Shilova (NL), SaveMe Oh (NL), Isa Seppi aka Janjii Rugani (BR), Clara Gomes aka Lux Nix (PT), Yukihiko Yoshida aka Island Habana (JP) Animations: Isabel Valverde, Kikas Babenko, Sca Shilova, SaveMe Oh, Clara Gomes Environmental Dresses: SaveMe Oh (NL) Color-Sound Interaction: Mick Mengucci (IT) Odyssey Gallery Curator: Liz Solo (NFL) Japan node coordinator: Yukihiko Yoshida (JP) Live Machinima: Joshua Stortz /Avacon
    Other collaborators: Ana Moura aka Anisabel (PT), Keiji Mitsubuchi aka In Yan (JP), Nick Rothwell (UK) Neylan Aural (TK), Catarina Carneiro de Sousa aka CapCat Ragu (PT), Joyce Bettencourt aka Rhiannon Chatnoir/Avacon, Sa Cabral

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    This collection was given to Stanford University, Special Collections, October 2015.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Mixed files in Series 1-3 are available on the media cart in the Special Collections reading room; archived copies of websites in Series 4 are available through the Internet Archive (https://archive-it.org/collections/6385).

    Publication Rights

    While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Senses Places hybrid reality collection (M2121), Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Computer games
    Shared virtual environments
    Second Life (Computer game)
    Mixed reality
    Dance -- Performances
    Music -- Performance -- California -- San Francisco
    Machinima films
    Valverde, Isabel, 1959-
    Valverde, Isabel, 1959-
    Cochrane, Todd (Lecturer)
    Ishimoto, Kae
    Solo, Liz
    Seppi, Isa
    Gomes, Clara
    Yoshida, Yukihiko