An invitation to another
happening on Koru …
Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology’s Mike Baker (SL: Rollo Kohime) will be presenting a paper at The Society of Dance History Scholars Conference 2009 at Stanford University, California, USA, from Wellington Railway Station on the Second Life NMIT island of Koru [Koru: 81,57,21 (PG)] at 3:00pm SLT/PDT on Saturday, June 20 (10am NZT Sunday, June 21.
He has issued a special invitation to SLENZers and others to participate in the event in Second Life and hear his paper, “In the Company of Strangers – Negotiating the parameters of Indeterminacy; a study of the Roaming Body and Departure in Urban Spaces”.
There will be a notecard-vendor in the station proper which will, once touched, give participants instructions for the presentation, one of a number which Baker has been invited to do this year at universities and conferences around the world.
Baker, who specialises in improvisational contact dance, is currently completing a Masters in Art and Design, majoring in dance and video, with AUT, Auckland, New Zealand.
An abstract of his presentation will be available from a dispenser in the wall next to the station cafe in a corner of the concourse.
He has asked participants to select the appropriate ambient lighting for viewing the videos, making sure that their media is enabled with loudspeakers turned off to avoid feedback.
He will be responding to questions from the audience at the end of the presentation with the real life audience taking precedence over the virtual audience.
Mike and his partner, Fiona.
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