If you'd like to join us in Second Life for Debbie Ainscoe's event "Optimists, Pessimists and Skeptics," you can go to Second Life's website to download Second Life. It's free! Then send us an email message at hashtagclass (at) gmail (dot) com and we will make friends with you and help you teleport to the virtual gallery where the event will take place. You can also watch us here via the live stream in the physical real-life gallery.
Here is info about the event:
Optimists, Pessimists and Skeptics seem to revolve around technology. It is relevant to some, but not to others. The creative appeal of spaces like the virtual world of Second Life lies in its visual and social appeal; physical, spatial and creative boundaries can be crossed. It is a giant sandbox where you can create and make art in 3d and experiment without material costs. Can it ever be art? Or is it just an approximation?
Hope to see you there!