IN VIRTUAL WORLDS
This talk will be based upon my building work in virtual worlds. This activity incorporates not only architecture but also deals with the creation of virtual geography, virtual climate and a virtual ecology. The result is a "Gesamtkunstwerk" that can also be considered to be a "storyworld," since one of the uppermost aims of the avatars who visit such locations is the creation of personal tales that take their impetus from the environment in which they are immersed. Three such "storyworlds" will be demonstrated and their building strategies explained through a visual based presentation.
Elif Ayiter is a designer, educator and researcher whose creative interests are based in three dimensional online virtual worlds and their avatars, as well as in developing and implementing hybrid educational methodologies between art & design and computer science. She teaches full time at Sabanci University in Istanbul. Her texts have been published at academic journals such as the Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Journal of Consciousness Studies, and Technoetic Arts. She has authored many book chapters in edited academic books and has presented creative as well as research output at many international conferences.