Confounding Expectations: Photography in Context - Parallel Worlds—Explorations in Second Life

Aperture at The New School Wed 13 Feb 2008 7.00PM-9.00PM The New School, Tishman Auditorium
66 West 12th Street
Free admission
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Presented in association with the first of a series of articles in Aperture wherein Fred Ritchin explores "postphotographic" media and emerging technology, this discussion focuses on the 3D virtual world Second Life, created entirely online by its residents. Panelists include Fred Ritchin, NYU professor and a contributing editor of Aperture; Michael Van Horn, curator of the Joseph Monsen Collection in Seattle, who has organized shows about and within Second Life; and Richard Minsky, founder of SLART magazine, a critical review and journal of Second Life art.

Participants
Richard Minsky, founder of SLART magazine
Fred Ritchin, contributing editor of Aperture and Professor at New York University
Micheal Van Horn, curator

Presented by the Aperture Foundation in collaboration with the Photography Department of Parsons The New School for Design and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, with generous support from the Kettering Family Foundation and the Henry Nias Foundation. This program is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.