Lectures

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First Fridays

First Friday - Art Making in the Virtual World by Kelly Ruth

  • October 1, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • Online with Zoom or Facebook Live

Free! Watch online with Zoom or Facebook Live. Zoom link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89183151881?pwd=V3ZTREpGbDB5bFQ4N0NEaCsyTy93Zz09

Zoom Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89183151881?pwd=V3ZTREpGbDB5bFQ4N0NEaCsyTy93Zz09

Accelerated by the pandemic, artists have been looking to virtual means to share their work worldwide. Considering the increased interest in cryptocurrencies, NFT’s and VR technology, are avatar-based works the future of art? Ruth will share the work of artists who are creating and presenting in virtual worlds, and the many interfaces and platforms that they are using. Her lecture will explore what is possible now and where virtual-world technology is going.

Live ASL interpretation will be provided. Auto-captions are available if you watch the lecture with Zoom.

If you are unable to watch the lecture live it will remain posted on our Facebook page. It will also be recorded, closed captioning added and then posted here by the end of October.

  • Kelly Ruth

    Kelly Ruth is a visual and sound artist who has spent 20 years in and out of virtual worlds and this past year has been creating, performing, collaborating, DJing and community-building alongside artists around the globe inside an avatar-based, user-generated virtual world.