Machinima Artists Guild

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MAGE (M.A.G. Education)


MAGE (M.A.G. Education)

This group encompasses everything related to educating the real and virtual world about machininma. Particularly focused toward engaging connections with educational sectors, such as universities and learning institutions. Watch for details.

Members: 18
Latest Activity: Dec 14, 2013

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Professional Machinima Reviewers Need for RL Journal

Started by Sonicity Fitzroy Dec 6, 2013. 0 Replies

Hi, I am seeking reviews on machinima for publication in a professional journal - Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds - published by Intellect Press (and edited out of Bangor University). Any…Continue

Tags: Artist, Guild, Spanish, Machinima, Life

Extras needed for Educational Machinima!

Started by Sonicity Fitzroy. Last reply by mharieckit carolina May 5, 2010. 1 Reply

Need to contact Zana Kohime by noon SLT Wednesday, December 16, 2009.Memorial University is producing an educational machinima for the Conne River Project in Second Life. It's based on the book…Continue

Tags: Connie, River, Project, M.A.G.E, University

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Comment by Hypatia Pickens on March 23, 2011 at 7:09am
Any place where I can see a machinima of the session? :)
Comment by Hypatia Pickens on March 23, 2011 at 7:07am

I was at a pre-wedding party in Winchester on the 18th.  Oddly enough, my visit to London and Winchester put me in touch with three people I know only in Second Life. Instead of making a machinima set in dewy England--rising mist, rolling pastureland, thatched roofs, one of my SL friends took us around Arlesford along the stream where we saw rising mist, rolling pastureland, thatched roofs. 


I didn't know there was a call for machinima attached to the the conference session.  Ian, what are you talking about? :)

Comment by Ian Pahute on March 17, 2011 at 9:35am
It looks an interesting conference. I have submitted a Machinima too (which has been accepted but am still not quite sure how they are being featured Hopefully will get along to Sonicity and Lowe's talk. Anyone else going?
Comment by Hypatia Pickens on March 17, 2011 at 8:51am

Oh I'm so sorry I'll miss the conference!  I'm in Winchester, UK, that evening with no access to Second Life, so I hope the conference will be recorded.  I would have been so interested in hearing about your book.  Will that be published this year?

Comment by Sonicity Fitzroy on March 16, 2011 at 8:18pm
BTW, if any of you ever want to chat, look me up in-world or email, Happy to talk with ya'll.
Comment by Sonicity Fitzroy on March 16, 2011 at 8:16pm

Hi, as most of you know, MAG Founder Lowe Runo and I have been been working on a "Machinima" book, and yay we are done!  Sorry I have been out of the loop, but I also am busy with Pro-MAG.  Well I want to put in a plug for Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference - there's a machinima track so it will be a great time to learn from each other and bond with people outside our group.   Many are educators that are involved in the conference as presenters (and attendees).   Lowe and I are presenting Friday March 18, 2PM-3PM SLT Central Auditorium -  The Fantastic and The Furious: Capturing Moments Through Machinima.  We will touch upon what we learned from the machinima community in the making of our book.  Even if you don't go to our presentation, check out one of the machinima workshops.  Thanks for your attention. - :) Soni.

Comment by Hypatia Pickens on March 5, 2011 at 1:39am
Oh, I got that too, Frank.  I'm sure the moderators bounced her right out of our cool, subcultural pub. :)
Comment by Hypatia Pickens on March 5, 2011 at 1:38am
So, Sonicity... what developments since November?  I just gave my presentation to the grantors who helped fund my class on Second Life building and machinima last semester (I'm slated to teach it again a year from now); and they were curious to know how many other learning institutions were doing something similar. They think this is a good example of the artistic immersion in "New Media," but were surprisingly unfamiliar with both Virtual Worlds and machinima.  How do we go from being a "subculture" to an artform?  Jenny Ng will be coming out with an anthology of academic essays on machinima, which we badly need as scholars and film critics, but I think it will stress film theory more than studio arts.  I don't know.  We'll have to see. 
Comment by Frank Christopher on March 1, 2011 at 9:54am

I don't know why I am receiving spam from Vicky Lake for auto insurance:

A message from vicky lake to all members of MAGE (M.A.G. Education) on Second Life Machinima Artists Guild!
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Take advantage right now!

This doesn't seem the place nor the audience.

Comment by Hypatia Pickens on January 21, 2011 at 5:06pm

Okay, both in 2009, so these should have shown up for me.  Wow thanks. I've read both articles by Ian Patterson.  These are very useful, but the teen grid has been abolished by SL... how quickly commentary becomes obsolete!  Here's a phrase of his I noted: "....the gentrification of the subculture that is machinima."  Interesting this concept of subculture as closeted and fanzine and gentrification as open and artsy. I imagine conceptions of what things make a good "anymation" (term "machinima" already being questioned) differs greatly even here.




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