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1 90- Travelling exhibitions available soon on EXTRA 30.05.2008 15.15 – 16.30 Lavinia Del Longo for Carlo Maiolini

2 Topic the new online persistent virtual worlds In 1991 Howard Rheingold foresaw that, in ten years, millions of PC users would have visited thousands of virtual worlds. Today we can confirm the correctness of his prophecy. Bernard Frischer, UCLA - Los Angels, 2002

3 new What are virtual worlds? Game of UR, 2500 A.C Kriegspiel, 1811 D&D, 1972 MUD, 1978 Project Habitat, 1985 Active Worlds, 1995

4 Why an exhibition about virtual worlds? Are we assisting the birth of a new communication medium? People are curious of whats in there… …but there is still a lack of information on this issue. The cyberspace facilitates debates on interesting topics as: identity, community, reality, representation, social spaces, interpersonal relationships. Key disciplines: psychology, sociology, cognitive sciences, economy, antropology.

5 Target But it is good for experts as well, they will find a theroretical review on the hours spent on-line The exhibition is suitable for everyone, from 8 yrs old In particular it is addressed to who wants to know these digital realities, even if not confident with computers

6 Format The exhibition completely virtual. The itinerary moves through 11 virtual rooms accessible only in individual computer kiosks. The kiosks will be hosted in the only real room of the exhibition, set up in a special scenography.

7 Format New possibilities of display / Experimentation Social Facilitation Easy to tour Cheap Perception of the event / lets go out of home Real Sociality Better technical performance Museum Explainer / Helper in the room

8 Contents REASSURE Panels / Texts Images Videos Interactive exhibits (mini-games)

9 Exhibition itinerary

10 Loan information Fully customizable set up:4 to 25 kiosks Required space:5 to 100 sqm Hardware requirements:1 server + 4 to 25 PC (with mid-end GPU) Set up time:3 days

11 Lavinia Del Longo dellongo@mtsn.tn.it Carlo Maiolini (Avatars curator) carlo.maiolini@mtsn.tn.it www.avatarexperience.eu THANK YOU!

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13 Credits SUPERVISOR: Michele Lanzinger – director of Museo Tridentino di Scienze Naturali, Trento SCIENTIFIC COMMITTE: President: Mario Gerosa - writer, editor AD Architectural Digest Matteo Bittanti - Associate Researcher, Stanford Humanities Lab, Stanford University Roberto Caso - Università degli Studi di Trento Paolo Cavallotti - Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo Da Vinci, Milano Gabriele Cazzulini – sociologist of politics and journalist, Genova Vincenzo DAndrea - Università degli Studi di Trento Ivan Fulco – journalist and editor, Roma Ugo Morelli – director of Master of Art and Culture Management, TSM, Trentino School of Management David Orban – digital explorer and blogger, Bergamo Paolo Pedercini - new media and online cultures expert, Troy, NY Domenico Quaranta - editor, journalist and art critic, Brescia CURATOR: Carlo Maiolini ART DIRECTION: MediaMix Design SOFTWARE: Virtual Italian Parks 3D PLATFORM: Moondus WEB: Valentina Gottardi

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