Floating Points 5: Mixed Realities

February 2008

Supported by Emerson College, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Floating Points 5: Mixed Realities was a symposium and workshop at Emerson College and in Second Life. It took place on February 8 and 9, 2008. The Mixed Realities exhibition connected and overlayed the Huret & Spector Gallery (Boston), Turbulence.org, and Ars Virtua (Second Life) [Second Life is a shared, synthetic, 3-D environment through which people can interact in real-time by means of a virtual self or avatar.] Mixed Realities enabled people distributed across multiple physical and virtual spaces to communicate with one another and share experiences in real time. Mixed Realities explored the convergence — through cyberspace — of real and synthetic places made possible by computers and networks.