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Volume 2, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 1757-191X
  • E-ISSN: 1757-1928


This article describes work by contemporary artists taking advantage of the possibilities for new forms of art creation in the realm of online virtual worlds. The virtual world most conducive to artistic creation is Linden Lab's (2003-present), which is based primarily on player-created content. Because of this, has become a virtual crucible for new concepts and forms of artistic work. Moving swiftly beyond conventional art forms, artists in are redefining the jurisdictional sphere of art, and creating things not possible in the physically circumscribed world, from preternatural objects to the creation of one's own self within the virtual space.


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  • Article Type: Article
Keyword(s): art; digital artist; metaverse; remediation; Second Life; virtual worlds
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