A chronicle of the development of GONE GITMO, a virtual installation of Guantanamo Bay Prison in Second Life. GONE GITMO is a collaboration between Nonny de la Peña and Peggy Weil.
Monday, January 5, 2009
ACM/ACE in Yokohama
We presented a short paper titled "Avatar Mediated Cinema" describing our work integrating cinematic techniques within a virtual environment at ACM/ACE 2008 (Advances in Computer Entertainment) in Yokohama this December.
GONE GITMO was developed at a MacArthur sponsored residency at BAVC New Media Producers Institute in 2007. Thanks to our early supporters: Joi Ito, Ben Batstone-Cunningham, and Steve Anderson and Holly Willis of the Institute for Multimedia Literacy at USC School of Cinemtatic Arts. Acknowledgements also to the Annenberg School of Communicatios: Professor Douglas Thomas, Tori Horton, Evonne Heyning. Also Frank Fox, Cinco Pizzocato and Matthew Lee, Bernard Drax.