Understanding Machinima

Chapter 8

Chapter Playing Politics: Machinima as live performance and document

Authors

Abstract

In this chapter, I will describe several of my online and mixed reality works of interventionist performance in games and virtual communities, addressing aspects of the presentation of these works in both real world and virtual contexts. In examining the efficacy of these works the author will argue for an expanded consideration of the term machinima to include not only the recording and editing of raw footage of performance events for documentary purposes, but the consideration of the experience of such performances both in game and through projections in a physical performance environment, such ingame/inworld actions before live and virtual audiences functioning effectively as a new type of real-time, live machinimatic performance.

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dead-in-iraq, America's Army online protest/memorial
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America's Army Official Website http://www.americasarmy.com/
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Screen shots from dead-in-iraq http://www.delappe.net/project/dead-in-iraq/
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Howl: Elite Force Voyager Online
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dead-in-iraq machinima America's Army online protest/memorial
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Eyebeam Art and Technology http://www.eyebeam.org/
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Gandhi in Second Life, Joseph DeLappe, 240 Miles, One frame per minute
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Twitter Torture documents http://www.delappe.net/project/twitter-torturegandhi-in-prison/
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Tehching Hsieh's "One Year Performance" http://www.one-year-performance.com/
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Live Aid
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The Concerts for the People of Bangladesh http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Concert_for_Bangladesh
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gg hootenanny - we shall overcome
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Shoot
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100 Ways to Die In Modern Warfare 3