Friday, January 25, 2013

Bryn Oh, Imogen and the pigeons

Bryn Oh is the avatar and pseudonym of a professional oil painter who lives here in Toronto who has been creating mesmerizing and challenging multilayered installations inside the virtual world of Second life for several years (see previous post). I'm especially impressed by Bryn's latest work Imogen and the pigeons, an "immersive narrative exhibited in the virtual world called Second Life...a layered story told through poetry."

I find it difficult to classify work like this. Is it Machinima, immersive interactive art, digital puppetry, all of the above, or something else entirely? While I'm not entirely sure what the answer to that question is, I do know that I like it. A lot. It's inspiring to see the innovative ways that Bryn Oh is exploring and expanding how this still new medium can be used.

You can explore Imogen and the pigeons inside Second Life (click here and follow the instructions to join Second Life) and/or see more of Bryn Oh's previous Second Life builds on YouTube.

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