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Vanessa Blaylock
Works at Erasmus University
Attended Koninklijk Conservatorium
Lives in The Hague
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A2Z Challenge Who’s doing Astrid’s April A-2-Z challenge!? You can post links to your posts in the comments HERE!!
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Thought I’d share something of a consciousness-raising post and how one can take a meme challenge in a different direction: http://paywriter.tumblr.com/post/115205461477/mean-meme The expectation is to use the very thoughtful questions Strawberry Singh…
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Is it just me, or has March in SL been mind-bogglingly artistic? Yes, mind-bogglingly is a word, I looked it up! Here at LEA23’s  Medici University the creative vibe is electrifying the air, and there’s always something going on, collaborations and…
Is it just me, or has March in SL been mind-bogglingly …
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Why is this called ART?
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Oona Fawkes & the Grey Dossier Are you as excited as me? *New Blog Post! http://agentof.ch/ange/oona-fawkes/
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Thank you Whiskey Monday, Drax, Inara Pey, Linden Lab, creators in virtual reality and beings of the universe. https://modemworld.wordpress.com/2015/03/30/the-drax-files-28-art-and-sl-as-cathartic-renewal/
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Campus Closing for 30 Days Hi all, we’ve been given an order by the LEA Artist-in-Residence, Land Grant Committee to cease operations at LEA23 for the next 30 days. Full details here: http://agentof.ch/aos/sour-grapes/
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Laserskater, FeelsEmpty and I are planning an Artcar race, Friday at 11AM. You will receive the car through VBFriends mail. The first lap will be a pace car lap, around the Medici sim, and then drivers will rev up their wearable cars and race to the…
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I posted an art riddle. Yes, very strange, I know. It kinda came to me when I was making a new piece, today. I hope it’s not too obscure. If you’re curious, it’s posted over at MU/Creativity.…
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My post on the Anthea Sharp talk last Sunday (3-29-2015): http://paywriter.tumblr.com/post/115080952037/antheasharp
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I'd like to invite the Medici University community to use April A-2-Z to exchange with fellow learners on campus. Exchange prims. Exchange studios. Exchange poems. Exchange blogs. Exchange photos. Exchange avatars. Exchange whatever works for you. But try…
I'd like to invite the Medici University community to use April A-2-Z to exchange with fellow learners on campus. Exchange prims. Exchange studios. Exchange poems. Exchange blogs. Exchange photos. ...
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Hi guys! Here’s a few tips for things you can do here on MU/Talk: If you click on the Author Name you’ll get a listing of all the posts on MU/T by that author. If you click on a Commenter Name, you’ll go to their website. In this case note that Paypabak’s…
Hi guys! Here's a few tips for things you can do here on MU/Talk: If you click on the Author Name you'll get a listing of all the posts on MU/T by that author. If you click on a Commenter Name, you...
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Education
  • Koninklijk Conservatorium
    New Media Studies, 1994 - 1998
    My BFA was in Choreography and I began my graduate studies at Koninklijk in the dance department. It wasn't the best fit. I was befriended by Louis Andriessen from music, without whom I'd probably never have finished. After a Summer 1996 visit to Miller Puckette at UCSD I moved from Dance to New Media where I received my MFA in 1998.
  • Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
    Choreography, 1988 - 1991
    HKAPA is an amazing school and Hong Kong is an incredible world city. I had traveled quite a bit with my mother's work in the past, but this was more of an away from home and on my own experience. The dance and choreography here was rigorous. I'm glad I had the one year with Kaprow before this. I think that really opened my perspective enormously. In physical terms I worked the hardest of my life at HKAPA and was in the best condition in my life. I think there was actually a moment when I had flawless technique. Yet it was really the "side projects" and experiments and photo adventures and performance installations that seemed to mean the most to me, that were the most creative for me, and ultimately have become the through-line of my life and work.
  • University Of California San Diego
    Performance Art, 1987 - 1988
    I have known so many artists who possess such unrelenting confidence. Yet my life and work have always been defined by doubt. Of all the doubts and regrets there is none greater than having left UCSD after only one year. I was lucky enough to study with Allan Kaprow during that year and his ideas have, gradually over time, woven ever deeper into the core of my being. Perhaps the simplicity and honesty of Kaprow is something that must be worked on for a lifetime, and perhaps that year of "introduction" to "art & life" was enough. Still, I'll always wonder what work I might today be doing if I'd finished my baccalaureate at UCSD with Kaprow.
  • St. Joseph's Convent
    General Education, 1983 - 1987
    My mother was a diplomat in the Reagan Administration and I wound up spending the bulk of my high school years at St. Joseph's Convent in Castries, St. Lucia.
Basic Information
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Female
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Friends, Networking
Birthday
April 25, 1969
Relationship
Married
Other names
Vaneeesa Blaylock
Story
Tagline
Art | Culture | Activism | Identity
Introduction
As a virtual public artist my work invites avatar communities to express their identity, explore their culture, and demand their civil rights.

Artistic Director of Vanessa Blaylock Company.
Managing Editor of iRez Virtual Salon.
Bragging rights
It's funny that this box is labeled "bragging rights." I suppose we are all proud of something. I'm certainly proud of my daughter, but in a way too proud of her to "brag" about her here. I think that too much we have favored the culture of spectacle over the culture of community. Too much we have fantasized about "greatness" instead of building "family." I don't want to "brag" about anything. I'd like to live as simply, as small, and as honestly as I am able.
Work
Occupation
Virtual Public Artist
Skills
Creating cultural events that focus on both individuality and diversity. Civil Rights in Cyberspace.
Employment
  • Erasmus University
    Faculty, 2009 - present
    I teach art. Predominantly introductory courses for general education.
  • Halliburton
    Performance Artist, 2001 - 2008
    I was a choreographer on the large-scale opus "Dance of Destruction"
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The Hague
Previously
Castries, St. Lucia - Hong Kong - San Diego - Georgetown, Washington DC
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De virtuella minnenas overkliga verklighet
apmel.blogspot.com

När Apmel satt och tittade på ApmelTV fick han oväntat nästan nostalgislag av en filmsnutt där Milli tar honom på en vansinnesbiltur uppe i

Slow Journalism: Deep Storytelling in the Digital Age
voices.nationalgeographic.com

The fast pace of the modern lifestyle has not only changed the way we send and receive information, but has transformed the way journalists

Avatar in a box challenge
ygreyauer.blogspot.com

Vanessa Blaylock ha propuesto una serie desafíos para empezar 2015, inspirados en conocidas performances del mundo del arte. El primero era

Tuesday Babble and Live Litterature hosted by Freda Frostbite
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Efter några dagar i SL med otroligt mycket bild och musik kan det göra gott att ägna orden lite intresse. Det här är i voice och på engelska

AIRE Mille Flux två år
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Det har blivit något av en tradition att under Luciahelgen rezza min knallbå avatar Apmel Aire på gridden AIRE Mille Flux skapad av Marc Bli

When Apmelsprivatabankman picked up her own copy of the Card Deck with S...
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Apmelsprivatabankman: hello everyone HOPE Leissa: Hello again all, Hello Apmel :) Rinzler Riot (rinzlerkitty): hello apmelsprivatebankman Em

Qualia - The Sentience of Being
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"Den australiensiske filosofen Frank Jackson presenterade 1982 följande tankeexperiment. Den briljanta neurobiologen Mary vet allt som överh

Behind the Scenes with Caoimhe Lionheart
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Caoimhe Lionheart is an avid blogger Caoimhe Lionheart is an avid blogger, well known among the blogger, fashion and modelling community in

Day 87: in the research habitat
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Specimens in jars Conditions are crude but its dry inside.

Day 80: Tents
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I'm setting up some field camps at points of interest where notes and journal entries can be found. For now it is just the tents and I plan

Day 64: the view out my window
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Looking toward the river from one of the base camp buildings.

Day 58: the Base Camp
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The buildings finally have interiors! Now I only need finish the rough edges before furnishing them. This is where one will be able to learn

Day 57: Scenic Overlook
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After adding details to the coastline I took a walk in the hills before leaving. As much as I enjoy landscaping I'm ready to move one to oth

Day 44: Avatar Hangout
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The meeting place at the bend in the river. Fortunately the volcano did not erupt. My thanks to Vanessa Blaylock for choosing this place for

Pre-opening event
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This month Vanessa Blaylock's Avatar Hangout will be meeting here on alternate Venus. Saturday, September 13, 9am SLT. Old Friends! New Frie

Day 4: a flying tour
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A quick flying tour of the work in progress - recorded while taking a break earlier today. Sister Planet: Day 4 from Kimika Ying on Vimeo.

Day 16: More biological engineering
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The Trigon tree, named for its trilateral symmetry - apparently a common feature in this world's life. The shape is simple but I've learned

Writing research proposals and publications
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One day event in London, UK on 12 September 2014: Writing research proposals and publications. This is free for members of the Chartered Ins

Pussy Riot Seek Over $330,000 From Russia in ECHR Appeal
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In their appeal to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) members of the punk group Pussy Riot demanded €250, 000 ($335,000) from Russia