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UWA - The University of Western Australia Announces:
PRIZE POOL: $L140,000
1st Prize $L70,000, 2nd Prize $L40,000, 3rd Prize $L30,000
WHAT: MachinimUWA II : Art of the Artists
WHEN: Submissions open 7th July 2010 - 20th Sept 2010
Shortlisted entries displayed on the University of Western Australia (UWA) Second Life Blog.
Winner will be announced during the announcement of the Grand Prize winner of the UWA 3D Art and Design Challenge in early October 2010.
SUBJECT MATTER : Winning artworks for the monthly rounds of the year long UWA 3D Art and Design Challenge located at: UWA Imagine Winners - http://slurl.com/secondlife/UWA%20Winthrop/246/132/248
note the artworks are spread across 4 floors
http://slurl.com/secondlife/UWA%20Winthrop/239/130/247 (Level 1)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/UWA%20Winthrop/194/140/269 (Level 2)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/UWA%20Winthrop/228/133/296 (Level 3)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/UWA%20Winthrop/191/126/322 (Level 4)
you may also choose to film any of the art entries to the July or August rounds of the IMAGINE or FLAGSHIP challenges, as part of the Machinima, should those pieces better suit the machinima you are trying to create. These will be located here:
THEME: Create something that will take our breath away
Create a Machinima of between 2 and 5 minutes in length (we wont be finicky about time limits) that features some of the winning artworks from the UWA 3D Art & Design Challenge. There are more than 35 artworks spread across 4 floors, and you can choose to film as many (or as few) as you like.
Method of Entry & Other Info:
* Load the Machinima anywhere, preferablly youtube or vimeo, and provide the link to Jayjay Zifanwe
* The length of machinima referred to above is only a suggested maximum, and will not be enforced nor cause entries to be disqualified
* Please acknowledge the artworks you feature (full list below)
* If you need to rezz (blue screen etc), contact Jayjay Zifanwe, quadrapop Lane or Taralyn Gravois
* Midnight20th September 2010 (winners annouced in Early October 2010)
1. Professor Ted Snell (RL) - Director, Cultural Precinct, The University of Western Australia
2. Dr Carmen Fies (RL) - Second Life Lead: University of Texas San Antonio
3. quadrapop Lane (SL) - Curator of the UWA 3D Art & Design Challenge
4. White Lebed (SL) - Lead of Burning Life Art Department, Curator
5. Jayjay Zifanwe (SL) - Owner of The University of Western Australia (SL), Creator & co-host of the UWA 3D Art& Design Challenge
6. Iono Allen (SL) - Official Machinimatographer of the UWA 3D Art & Design Challenge
7. Cisko Vandeverre (SL) - Reigning UWA MachinimUWA Champion
8. Dr Kim Flintoff (RL) - Lecturer, Instructional Design, Centre for eLearning, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
ARTWORK LIST (Works in the contention for the Grand Prize):
OUR SOULS COLLIDE by Snubnose Genopeak
IMMERSIVE ART: THE MAZE by Alizarin Goldflake
AN UNKNOWN RACE by Isaa Gelber (non-scripted)
Willow by Bryn Oh
Holophrasis by Snubnose Genopeak
Concentric Shells : Ichiko Miles (non-scripted)
Tendrils by Glyph Graves
Consolation of Philosophy of Ichiko Miles
Jackobs Stairs by Silene Christen (non-scripted)
CHAOS IN ORDER by Igor Ballyhoo
AURACARIA ARTIST BOOK by Anyunie Daviau
BLACK SOIL PLAINS RUNNING THROUGH MY VEINS by Sistagrlro Wei (non-scripted)
CYBERSHARK by Igor Ballyhoo
MUTASCOPES by FreeWee Ling
BLACK PEARL by Solkide Auer (non-scripted)
FEBRUARY WINNERS ATOMIC-GO-ROUND by Atomic Gaffer
NIGHT LIGHT by Alizarin Gldflake
THE NIGHT ORCHID by soror Nishi (non-scripted)
HEATH by Flivelwitz Alsop and Fuschia Nightfire
OCEANS OF LIGHT by Kolor Fall/Patrick Faith
JULIA'S WILTING HEART SHRINE by Julez Odigaunt
BLOOM GLOW by Sledge Roffo (non-scripted)
JULIA'S MAGIC MIRROR - DEMON by Julez Odigaunt
ORGANIC RECURVE by Glyph Graves
THE ABYSS by Sharni Azalee (non-scripted)
SCIENCE and ART (PHYSICS )
COSMIC SHOWER by Merlino Mayo
STRING THEORY by Abstract Baroque
UMBRELLAS by Nish Mip
IDENTITY CRISIS by Cat Boccaccio
TORSO SERIES (FIRE & WATER) by Eliza Wierwight
THE WHITE GODDESS TREE by Soror Nishi (non-scripted)
VERTICAL SPIRAL KALEIDOSCOPE by FreeWee Ling
EINSTEIN'S UNFINISHED SYMPHONY by Gleman Jun &
SIERPINSKY SIEVE by Takni Miklos
MEDUSA'S GAZE by pravda Core (non-scripted)
UPDATE JULY WINNERS::::::::
BRYN & NISH IN DOUBLE RETURN, DB & PATCH SUPREME: JULY WINNERS OF THE UWA 3D ART & DESIGN CHALLENGE
Its not been an easy task winning the IMAGINE Category of the UWA 3D Art & Design Challenge. Let alone winning it twice. Yet July saw this happen, not once, but twice, as former winners Bryn Oh (26 Tines) and Nish Mip (Overload) were named joint winners of the L$5,000 prize. The FLAGSHIP (Architecture) Challenge saw the formidable partnership of DB Bailey & Patch Thibaud take the L$5,000 1st Prize over Brazil's Herick Straaf. 5 time Flagship Champion Nyx Breen won the Casey West Australian Cultural Prize for the 3rd time.
The penultimate month of this year long L$550,000 challenge, July saw a record shattering 80 submissions to the IMAGINE challenge with 5 Flagship Builds with incredible diversity and quality, as has become a trademark of the Challenges.
Commenting on the win, Nish said, "I am still so amazed that people even like my work There are so many truly great artists with incredible art entering into this competition. I'm absolutely amazed that I've managed to win something again. It's put me on a real high. Thanks to everyone at UWA who help in organizing these competitions and thank you again to all the artists who have made these events so magical"
Speaking on behalf of the FLAGSHIP collaboration, DB said, "It's fun to win. The real winner here is SL. What this has underscored for me is how extraordinarily effective this medium is in collaboration. To be able to work with another architect three thousand miles apart and three hours time difference on a design is a great experience. Not possible using the conventional design tools."
Patch was equally effusive about being able to collaborate with DB "DB Bailey and I have collaborated on a number of projects, but we had a special interest in the Flagship challenge. We felt it was a great opportunity to provide yet another example of using a virtual world as a platform for architectural collaboration. We also decided that, although the competition brief did not require it, that we would seek to create a building that responded to the real world site for the UWA's Cultural Precinct building, thus exploring Second Life as a design medium for real world projects. As always, I have found working with DB to be hugely enriching on a creative level, and the University of Western Australia's Flagship Challenge to be a terrific incubator of creative endeavor in Second Life."
First time entrant Gingered Alsop took out 2nd place in the IMAGINE Challenge with 'The Chamber' a wonderfully immersive piece that had many a visitor lost inside in awe for hours.
"There is no greater gift then to see through your eyes what you imagine in your mind, and no greater joy then to share what you create to inspire the creativity of another's mind.", said Gingered. "2nd place is completely unexpected ... and I am stunned and humbled purely by the amazing work I saw."
In something that has never happened before in the non-scripted category, the judges could not seperate the top 2, and thus this category provided a joint winner for the first time. JUMP by Corcosman Voom, and THE MECHANICAL KNIGHT by Nessuno Myoo could not be seperated.
"I am very pleased to share the July award for best Non-Scripted Entry with nessuno Myoo, an artist noted for being able to make the prims speak to us without disguising their nature. I want to thank the many, many people involved in making the Art & Design Challenge a unique event in Second Life, from both the University and from the Second Life community. An event of this magnitude is not possible without many hands to help. Most of all I want to thank Jayjay and quadrapop for the many hours of hard work they have devoted to this project, they have given us a wonderful gift in the Art & Design Challenge." said Corcosman.
The People's Choice Award followed an uncanny pattern to June, as there were joint winners for July as well, with LIFE by Yabusaka Loon and LESSONS IN DEMOCRACY by Rose Borchovski sharing honours.
Lea Supermarine however won the People's Choice an amazing 2nd time running, with NEURAL NONSENSE. The first time this has been achieved. When asked for comment, Lea responded. "Can I think a moment about it? Brains are burning.", which was the right answer, if one examines her submission.
There were 6 Honourable Mention Prizes in all. These went to Noke Yuizta, pravda Core, Maya Paris, Selavy Oh (and Identity Absent), Takni Miklos & Yabusaka Loon.
Selavy asked to convey that Identity Absent was very glad to receive the prize, and that this event will be a turning point in her life!
2 special prizes by benefactors were on offer, The Rain Prize (L$1,000) and the newly established Bohemian Ghost Prize ($L1,000 + 600 Prims on The Summerland SIMM). These were won by luciella Lutrova (ESCULTURA CON BAILARINA) and Pixi Cosmos (SLICE OF TRANQUILITY) respectively.
The winners of the UWA Trophy Contest were also announced. This contest was kindly organized and run by FreeWee Ling and the Resients of Artemesia.
Two L$3,000 prizes were on offer, with one of them being selected as the official trophy for the UWA 3D Art & Design Challenge, with the other to be used in an as yet unannounced Grand Collaboration.
Taking top honours here were Miso Susanowa & Sharni Azalee. Of Miso's piece, the judges commented that Miso "...created a beautifully executed graphic design that explicitly says UWA while embodying the creative spirit of the challenge", and in describing Sharni's work, they said, "...it represents elegance and sophistication and is a great representation of three-D in SL". Abstract Baroque & Nish Mip took the Honourable Mention prizes.
A number of landmark events also took place with the UWA presence in Second Life. UWA had been providing access to the staff & students of art at Pontific Catholic University of Peru (PUCP - Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú) to the teaching locations and the UWA 3D Art & Design Challenge platform for some time, and on the 19th of July, the relationship ratcheted up a notch, with an address being given to a group of 80 PUCP lecturers and professors being introduced to SL for the first time via a large screen. The main thrust of the presentation was UWA's experiences as to Teaching, Education, Art & Architecture in SL, along with international collaboration. This was in collaboration with PUCP's Joselias Diesel (SL) and this talk was a part of the Technology & Information Integrated Communication in Education: Virtual Worlds and eLearning Seminar, which was carried out for the most part in RL. Other invited speakers included Pamqui Vita (SL) / Pedro Amill Quiles (RL), a Professor at the University of Puerto Rico and August Portilo (SL) of University Cayetano Heredia of Peru.
Also, a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) between UWA & the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA), between UWA Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alan Robson, and UTSA President, Ricardo Romo, has been inked by both sides. The first event held following the signing was a Lecture UWA gave to Postgraduate students from UTSA's Technology and Learning Cultures Postgraduate Course in the Instructional Technology Program. The talk detailed the history and development of virtual technologies at UWA. These students were all enrolled in either a Masters in Education, Instructional Technology Concentration or a Masters in Adult Learning and Teaching. Through Dr Carmen Fies, their Lecturer a lot of feedback was received from the students, including:
"I really liked how an environment has been created within the UWA virtual campus that fosters interdisciplinary learning. It seems you have brought artist, scientist, engineers, architects,mathmaticians, and teachers together to create something pretty amazing. I'd have to say that the last spot we visited with all the art on display was exceptional."
One final milestone is the commencement in August 2010 of RL Postgraduate Classes at UWA using Second Life. Here, Professor Wade Halvorson, of the School of Business is using SL for a new postgraduate unit called Buyer Behaviour and Decision Making, where the students task would be to identify individuals and businesses in SL, interview them and write a research papers as to consumer choices.
Live musician Torben Asp wowed the crowd with his wonderful instrument play at the after party.
WINNERS OF THE JULY ROUND OF THE UWA 3D ART & DESIGN CHALLENGE
IMAGINE CHALLENGE - 3D ART
Imagine Challenge 1st Prize: ($L5,000 + Custom T-Shirt)
26 TINES by Bryn Oh
OVERLOAD by Nish Mip
Imagine Challenge 2nd Prize: ($L3,000) JOINT
THE CHAMBER by Gingered Alsop
Best Non-Scripted Entry: ($L3,000 + Custom T-Shirt)
JUMP by Corcosman Voom
MECHANICAL KNIGHT by Nessuno Myoo
FLAGSHIP CHALLENGE - BUILDING DESIGN
Flagship Challenge 1st Prize : ($L5,000)
UWA CULTURAL PRECINCT GALLERY AND LABS by DB Bailey and Patch Thibaud
Flagship Challenge 2nd Prize: ($L3,000)
CONCEPT BUILDING FOR AXS LAB by Herick Straaf
Honourable Mention Prize for TECHNICAL BRILLIANCE (L$1,000)
LIFE by Yabusaka Loon
Honourable Mention Prize for HARMONY (L$1,000)
DRIFT by Maya Paris
Honourable Mention Prize for MYSTERY (L$1,000)
THE EMPTY CHAIR by Selavy Oh
Honourable Mention Prize for FURY (L$1,000)
MINOTAUR'S WRATH by pravda Core
Honourable Mention Prize for IMMERSION (L$1,000)
XIBALBA by Noke Yuizta
Honourable Mention Prize for SECOND LIFE WONDER (L$1,000)
CHATMORPHER by Takni Miklos
The RAIN PRIZE (L$1,000) - Established for one of the Founding Patron of the UWA 3D Art & Design Challenge
ESCULTURA CON BAILARINA (sculpture of a female dance) by luciella Lutrova
CASEY PRIZE - JULY (L$4,000)
UWA AXS LAB by Nyx Breen
THE BOHEMIAN GHOST PRIZE (L$1,000 + 600 Prims on the Summerland SIMM for at least 3 months)
SLICE OF TRANQUILITY by Pixi Cosmos
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD - 1st prize (L$1,000):
NEURAL NONESENSE by Lea Supermarine
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD - 2nd prize (L$500):
LESSONS IN DEMOCRACY by Rose Borchovski
LIFE by Yabusaka Loon
Submitted by JayJay Zifanwe of UWA (University of Western Australia) for THE A LIST!