Back to (first) live

Joseph DeLappe wrote an instructable on the big pepakura Ghandi he created. It takes you through the process of creating the 17′ tall reproduction of the artist’s avatar from Second Life, MGandhi Chakrabarti. DeLappe walked throughout Second Life for 26 days to reenact Ghandi’s famous 1930’s Salt March – the forward steps of the avatar in Second Live were controlled by walking in real life on a treadmill.

Check his work on  DeLappe makes art in the world of games and online communities. Makes you think: why don’t we all? We spend more time with our virtual friends then with our real. DeLappe modifies games, hacks games, creates critical avatars and offers insights into the way war is presented in games.

It also works the other way around: some gamers want to go back in to real life and game on! They want to recreate the 3d models used in games. These pictures are by someone named Bevbor, he plays the game Halo and this thing is called a banshee! Here’s a link to a making of video on youtube:


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