Saturday, April 7, 2007

spartans and indians

Here are the places to get spartan and indian costumes

for the spartans is Silverscreen 198, 61, 36

for the indians is plush alpha 99, 238, 27

Monday, April 2, 2007

Trailer Trash SL Performance Piece

Here is an idea of some of the things we want the class to say. feel free to come up with your own as well....

Women Trailer Trash

Pour me another I’m drinking for two

If the trailer’s a rockin’ don’t come knockin’

Bubba Junior get off your sister

Ive been married 3 times and still have the same in laws

Man Trailer Trash

Jack Daniels is my most admired person

Is genitalia an Italian airline?

How do gas stations keep their bathrooms so clean?

Ya' can't git married to yer sweetheart 'cause there's a dang law against it

Loading the dishwasher means the wifey getting loaded

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Living in Second Life

I was reading MacWorld and I ran across an interesting article on Second Life call "Living in Second Life - Maximize your experience in the virtual world". I talkes about some of the difficulties Mac users run into when using this program and how to fix them.


DJ (Chuck Roffo)

Wednesday, March 14, 2007


Onward we go. We met briefly in SL today to discuss the group performances. Most were not ready to go.

Here is what you must have completed and ready for the class by our next meeting, after spring break, on Monday March 26th.

1) Everyone upgrade to Premium - use Linden $$$ as needed to get the outfit/appearance you want for your directed performance of the group.

2) Research performance art - look into the rich history of this area of contemporary art practice. A great place to start with numerous links:

3) Arrive in class on Monday, March 26th ready to share your appearance with the group and have very concrete steps towards instructing the group to action in SL.

4) Take this seriously, consider why the Chuck Norris performance was successful - it was simple, culturally relevant and communicated something funny, drew much attention in SL (quite a feat when you really think about it) and took advantage of our context as a group.

OK, have a great and safe break. See you soon in SL and RL

Joseph (Chuck Masala)

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

For Wednesday, March 14th

Hello all!
Due for Wednesday - after much discussion in SL during our online class meeting on Monday - we have decided that each of you will create a new avatar for group performance. Here are your rough parameters:

1) Create a new avatar/appearance that you will share/duplicate using the entire group.

2) Identify a performative act to take place in SL using said new avatar.

3) If necessary to the content of the work - also identify a location in which to perform - otherwise plan on identifying a location in class to which you will invite your fellow performers.

You are the director! This assignment will result in 16 distinct performance events! Should be quite fun.

Finally, we will adhere to the SL code of behavior - we cannot afford to get banned from SL. We will be using the same Chuck ________ names to continue as the Chuck Norris Performance Ensemble.

I should be able to get online during Wednesday's class (will be in Amsterdam in RL). If not, please proceed to perform. If everyone takes around 15 minutes or so, we should at least be able to get through a few of these our first take on this on Wednesday.

OK, have fun! See you in SL.


Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Surfer's Paradise

Surfer's Paradise is an instllation work created by Ashley Guidry and Yusuke Hatanaka which is located in the Phone Booth Gallery in the Church Fine Arts Building at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Our motivation to create this paradise was to transform an ugly and run-down space into a new truly relaxing and welcoming space. In the space we used a video that included the ocean, beautiful beach sunsets, surfers and more. The video is calming and relaxing. The sound we added to the video were sounds of the ocean's waves, seagulls and whistling ships, which also gives a feeling of being calm and relaxed.

In the space we added sand to represent the beach and brush to illustrate palm trees. The ocean often reminds people of being on vacation. The paradise illustrates a relaxating place where people want to be, and the ugly space implies a daily life that sometimes frustrates people. People who are tired of daily life always demand a certain kind of relaxation. However, ironically, it is hard for them to get true relaxation. This is why the paradise is locked out and located in a spot where it is difficult for people to reach.You can enjoy the contrast between ugly space and paradise with seeing our Surfer's Paradise.

News on Chuck

Here is some of the latest news on the Chuck Performers.