CyberForum@ArtCenter Archives: 2000-2001

The CyberForum@ArtCenter presented real-time online author / artist chats in 3D avatar worlds.

The Spring 2000 series featured authors drawn from The Digital Dialectic: New Essays on New Media (MIT Press, 1999) collected and edited by Peter Lunenfeld.

[Click on title to view chat logs and images.]

“Cyberspace Architecture” with William J. Mitchell, April 12, 2000

“New Media & Cinema” with Lev Manovich, March 25, 2000

“Digital Dialectic” with Peter Lunenfeld, February 2, 2000

“New Memory Palace” with Michael Heim, February 9, 2000

“Virtual Bodies?” with Katherine Hayles, February 26, 2000

“VR & Immersion” with Brenda Laurel, March 1, 2000

“BioTech Evolution” with Carol Gigliotti, March 11, 2000

The Summer 2000 series brought authors and panelists together to discuss “The Avatar and the Global Brain.”

David Weinberger & Cliff Joslyn, The Cluetrain Meets the Global Brain, August 9, 2000

Howard Bloom, Global Brain author, July 29, 2000

Niranjan Rajah, Malaysia and Global Brain, July 8, 2000

Francis Heylighen, Principia Cybernetica, June 28, 2000

Bruce Damer, author of Avatars, June 14, 2000

The Spring / Summer 2001 series began with artists Miltos Manetas, Andreas Angelidakis, and Francois Perrin in their World++ in the ActiveWorlds universe. Next was a chat about the VR theory of Thomas B. Sheridan, editor of the MIT journal PRESENCE. The world built around Sheridan’s flow chart was built by Matthew Sloly, a graduate student at Art Center. The modem connection at Sheridan’s home was flakey, as the log will show.

Miltos Manetas, Andreas Angelidakis, and Francois Perrin in their World++ in the ActiveWorlds universe, April 11, 2001

Thomas B. Sheridan, MIT, April 18, 20001

Cybernetic Epistemologist Brandyn Webb who created the ChezWhat world in Adobe Atmosphere, July 11, 2001

The CyberForum@ArtCenter is a production of the Virtual Worlds Team at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, under the direction of Michael Heim.