Uncanny Valley graph

I am continuing to organize (and also re-write) the projects which are going to become a part of the practice portfolio of the PhD. The Uncanny Valley/Avatar was the first big self-observational thing which I did in SL, almost 4 years ago. For this I applied Masahiro Mori’s robotics theory from 1970 to avatar appearance. So, the graph above is...

Alpha Auer / January 16, 2012 / Dissertation, Metaverse, Visual / 0 Comments

alpha.tribe tales

http://issuu.com/elifayiter/docs/alphatribe-tales When I submit my dissertation I will also have to show creative output since mine is a practice based PhD. (And yes – unfortunately I blew the December 31 deadline, so the new one is now March 30…). For the default documentation I will be handing in straightforward DVDs with images/videos inside folders so that the examiners can find...

Alpha Auer / January 7, 2012 / Dissertation, Metaverse, Visual / 3 Comments

“entre loup et chien”

Abstract This paper attempts to examine the workings of the unconscious, specifically in the sense in which it was defined by Sigmund Freud as the dream-work, the joke-work and the image-work. Freud’s findings and theories related to the unconscious image-work were put into practice by the surrealist artists of the early 20th century and may also come into play in...

Alpha Auer / October 14, 2011 / Dissertation, Text / 0 Comments

Donald Kuspit

Quotes from an interview which he gave in 2004 and which I may use later:

Alpha Auer / October 3, 2011 / Dissertation, Text / 0 Comments

my life…

I have locked myself up until I finish this, namely my PhD thesis. I have to hand it in by December 15th, reason being that I have delayed it to the point where I am no longer eligible for a reduced write-up fee and have to pay the full tuition. Which is of course very high. And hence the rush....

Alpha Auer / October 2, 2011 / Dissertation, Text / 1 Comment