Friday, 15 October 2010

Picnic in Arcadia at the Bluecoat, Liverpool 23/10/10

Picnic in Arcadia
@ The Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool
23rd October 2010
10.00am to 4.00pm

The Picnic launches the beginning of the Shang-Pool project, a developing colaboration between Universities, Colleges and Schools in the UK and China.

Shang-Pool Arcadia explores linking of real, virtual and imagined spaces as meeting and thinking places to explore notions of Arcadia.

Picnic in Arcadia is our first Liverpool Biennial event. This links the Bluecoat in Liverpool with the New Folk Museum in Shanghai and with our virtual Stanley Park modeled in Secondlife as a connected space for you to visit and explore.

What do we do on the 23rd?

We will be laying out picnic cloths in our virtual Stanley Park. These can be focus points for meeting on the picnic day. Before then we can email, skype and meet in Secondlife to plan the day....

How ?

You will need to download Secondlife on to your computer........Its free!
Create or choose an Avatar.

Later you can change the appearance and dress of this virtual character to express something about yourself.

Get used to moving around. You can walk run or fly. Also practice finding and going to places.

.... bring some food or drink to the You can make this object using the 3-D modeling package in Second-Life, ( on line tutorials )

...if this is a bit too difficult just come and say 'hi'. Before you come though learn a few words of Chinese or English...

Contact us for the co-ordinates of the Park which the participating students and staff will be able to visit from 19th October:

When we have completed our first virtual Shang-Pool Arcadia it will be accessible on line by people as avatars from anywhere in the world. Shangpool Arcadia will be on line from October 19 2010.

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