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Brenlo
09-16-2005, 03:17 AM
<DIV> <P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt">"Photojournalist Robbie Cooper will be interviewing and photographing MMO players for the Alter Ego Exhibition and book in the coming weeks. Expanding on Cooper's original show as seen at the Proud Gallery in <xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" ><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">London</st1:City>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">England</st1:country-region></st1:place> last year, the project documents the growing culture of video games and online worlds. Alter Ego will:<xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" ></SPAN></P> <UL type=disc> <LI class=MsoNormal style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l2 level1 lfo3"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt">provide a visually arresting and entertaining journalistic record of life on the cyber frontier </SPAN> <LI class=MsoNormal style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l2 level1 lfo3"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt">explore how gamers use technology to create novel forms of community and identity in cyberspace </SPAN> <LI class=MsoNormal style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l2 level1 lfo3"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt">document the emerging culture of online games in an intelligent, witty, and accesible way </SPAN></LI></UL> <P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt">Alter Ego juxtaposes photographs of real people with their avatars and documents life on the screen with player stories, interviews, and screen shots. The exhibition will open in <st1:City w:st="on">Amsterdam</st1:City> this fall and will visit other cities across Europe, the <st1:country-region w:st="on">U.S.</st1:country-region>, and the <st1:place w:st="on">Far east</st1:place> next year. The book will be published sometime next summer. <BR></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><BR><FONT size=3>Robbie is looking for EQ II players who: <BR><BR>Look like their avatars <BR>Look nothing like their avatars (especially trolls, ogres, etc)<BR>Play a different gender than their real world gender <BR>Use the game space to express their creativity <BR>Met their significant other online <BR>Have a colorful, off-the-wall, or unusual story about their online existence <BR><BR>Robbie has not finalized his itinerary, but will be on the east coast from about September 10th-20th, then will visit the mid-west, and will be in <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">California</st1:place></st1:State> for until the first week of October. If you'd like to be a part of the project, please send an email to Tracy Spaight (who's collaborating with Robbie on the book) at </FONT><A title=http://by104fd.bay104.hotmail.msn.com/cgi-bin/compose?curmbox=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000001&a=13ac9855bd0cb841f63d32969e1280cea81bf661b15d1ff6 271cbfd22da99d49&mailto=1&[email protected]&msg=31E7D032-C34C-44C0-98EF-2FA39B7B45CB&start=0&len=4835& href="http://by104fd.bay104.hotmail.msn.com/cgi-bin/compose?curmbox=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000001&a=13ac9855bd0cb841f63d32969e1280cea81bf661b15d1ff6 271cbfd22da99d49&mailto=1&[email protected]&msg=31E7D032-C34C-44C0-98EF-2FA39B7B45CB&start=0&len=4835&src=&type=x" target=_blank><FONT size=3>[email protected]</FONT></A><FONT size=3>. Tell us where you live, how to contact you, and why you would make a good interview subject for the book / exhibit. We look forward to hearing from you!"</FONT></SPAN><FONT color=blue><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: blue; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"></SPAN></FONT></P></DIV>