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Marie Chouinard's evening length performance / film bODY_rEMIX / gOLDBERG_vARIATIONS - photo of dancers in the performance

Marie Chouinard Quebec choreographer Marie Chouinard’s 2005 evening length bODY_rEMIX/ gOLDBERG_vARIATIONS features dancers with a variety of prosthetic apparatus: cane, walker, forearm crutches, and… pointe shoes. No doubt there are many perspectives on this work: cyborg, fetish, ableness, and more, yet for me it is a dance about dance. In bODY_rEMIX her company dances on […]

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Gamification Certificate

I received my gamification certificate of completion from Kevin Werbach / Coursera / The Wharton School / University of Pennsylvania this week! The stats are that about 80,000 peeps enrolled in the course and, at an unusually high rate, 8,280 completed the course. Some of my 8,279 colleagues have overwhelmingly impressive resumes from Coursera and […]

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Model Portfolio

New Pix! I uploaded a model portfolio to today! Now we have to wait 3 or 4 days to see if they hate avatars or not! 😛 My batting average with model websites is .500 so far: I’m in at but I was tossed out by Of course both of those are […]

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Diary #38, 1984 – 2001 – 2012

MARTHA’S VINEYARD, 1984 — I guess the reason you’re supposed to do a “Diary” as it happens and not years later is so you don’t have to write “gosh, we were so young” on every picture! Anyway, summer of ’84 and we were on Martha’s Vineyard. Fiona was 17 and I was 15. IDK how […]

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Steve Mann Goes to McDonalds

Image of Augmented Reality and Wearable Computing pioneer Steve Mann wearing his "eye tapp" computer vision system

TORONTO, 18 July — O Canada’s Russ Martin reports that University of Toronto professor Steve Mann, inventor of “Eye Tap” AR technology and a computer vision wearer for 34 years, may have become the world’s first cybernetic hate crime victim when he was allegedly assaulted by McDonald’s employees in Paris on 1 July. I don’t […]

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Vaneeesa Blaylock: Bio Update

Vaneeesa Blaylock / Company Portfolio: Selections from Performance Works VB01 thru VB40

Vaneeesa Blaylock / Company There’s already lots of info on Vaneeesa Blaylock / Company and on myself here on iRez, but I thought I’d do a brief update on virtual performance adventures and on the partial metamorphosis from “Vaneeesa Blaylock / Company” to “iRez.” VB/CO is still alive and well, in fact we’ve installed 41 […]

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Diary #37 – Occupy Columbus

COLUMBUS CIRCLE, NEW YORK CITY, 3 October — Occupy Columbus. Soror Nishi’s cousin Tatsu Nishi has erected a monumental, haha, literally, public art installation at the Columbus statue in Columbus Circle on the South-West corner of Central Park. The statue sits atop a 75 foot pedestal and Nishi has erected 75 feet of scaffolding around […]

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Gamification 12 – Beyond the Basics

Gamification by Kevin Werbach / Coursera / Wharton / Pennsylvania - Lecture 12 Gamification Techniques beyond the basics

PHILADELPHIA, 5 October –- Gamification Lecture 12: Beyond the Basics! Advanced Gamification Techniques. Lecture notes from Kevin Werbach of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School, Week 6! Aww, the last class! The final unit details gamification-related techniques that go beyond those covered throughout the course, and concludes with a look toward the future. • […]

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Diary #36 – Phantom Limb

Stephen Carpenter, Cathy Plaza, Vaneeesa Blaylock and Stacey Giachino in Vaneeesa Blaylock Dancers' "Phantom Limb" a dance / performance work at Stroom Den Haag, Den Haag center for visual arts and architecture

STROOM DEN HAAG, 1995 — Stephen Carpenter, Cathy Plaza, Vaneeesa Blaylock, Stacey Giachino & Robert Uzgalis in The Vaneeesa Blaylock Dancers’ performance art work “Phantom Limb” at Stroom Den Haag: Den Haag center for visual arts and architecture.   THE HAGUE, 2012 — This was the first piece I created after it was sort of […]

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Yordie Sands

iRez’ head cheerleader Yordie Sands has been “running silent, running deep” for a couple of weeks now as she moves house and home to a new city and, no doubt, to a new life as well. Just today we got a radar ping from her, apparently she came up to periscope depth, and there’ve been […]

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Diary #35 – Artist’s Sketchbook

WAN CHAI, HONG KONG, 1990 — Senior Year. Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Artist’s Sketchbook. haha. My early vision for thesis concert. I didn’t fully appreciate how unlikely a BFA concert was to get either a flying rig or a giant tree setpiece. But it was a lot of fun to scribble and imagine. […]

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Gamification – Homework #3

Gamification Project - Gamified Reading System - illustration from Sony Reader

Vaneeesa Blaylock Gamification Design Proposal TO: Cheyenne Kendrick FROM: Vaneeesa Blaylock RE: Gamification Proposal for GDP Our customers are among the smartest, most competitive, technologically savvy consumers in the marketplace. Because they have a high degree of professionalism our gamified program won’t want to look like a brightly colored, screaming children’s game, nor have the […]

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Gamification 11 – Gamification Critiques & Risks

Gamification Critiques & Risks lecture slides by Kevin Werbach / Coursera / Wharton

PHILADELPHIA, 5 October –- Gamification Lecture 11: Gamification Critiques & Risks. Lecture notes from Kevin Werbach of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School, Week 6! Aww, last week already – everybody’s getting nostalgic! There are many legitimate limitations, concerns, and dangers from gamification. Some of them can be avoided through thoughtful design, but others […]

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Memolane (rawks!)

Memolane screenCap showing Vaneeesa Blaylock's Memolane collection of 3 years of web content

The awesome platform Memolane has an embed feature! You can “Make your Lane” and get a simple script to paste and embed it as you see above. If you’re my Facebook friend or Twitter follower you already know I’m a Memolane junkie. After they “suck up” all your content sprawling across the web, they can […]

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Gamification 10 – Gamification Social Good

Gamification Social Good - ScreenCap from Lecture 10 by Kevin Werback

PHILADELPHIA, 29 September –- Gamification Lecture 10: Gamification Social Good & Behavior Change with Kevin Werbach of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School, Week 5! How to apply gamification to make the world better, or to improve people’s well-being, primarily through behavior change techniques. • Gamification / Coursera CLASS NOTES – PART 10 – […]

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Where’s Your Flatscreen?

Student Diversity: ScreenCap of Vaneeesa Blaylock walking on her "treadmill desk" in the VB28 Roman Villa while watching Gamification lectures by Kevin Werbach

Marveling at the student diversity in his Coursera / Wharton School class on Gamification, Prof. Kevin Werbach asked us to post images of ourselves participating in his virtual course: Post your pics! The amazing thing about this course is the diversity of students. You come from all over the world and all sorts of backgrounds. […]

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Rabbit Hole Day (Greetings P2PU)

Vaneeesa Blaylock wearing a blue blazer with a red tie and a Fontbron academy crest on the blazer. She stands in the lobby of an academic building.

Saturday. No P2PU anywhere in sight. Working on Chapter 10 of Kevin Werbach’s Gamification course from Coursera / Wharton school today. Oh, Chapter or Lecture 10 is the “Social Good” chapter. We’ve mostly focused on external apps like marketing to customers, internal apps like improving sales knowledge and performance, and enterprise apps like motivating large […]

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Gamification 9 – Enterprise Gamification

ScreenCap of Kevin Werbach, Coursera / Wharton School, interviewing Daniel Debow, VP Salesforce / Rypple

PHILADELPHIA, 28 September –- Gamification Lecture 8: Enterprise Gamification with Kevin Werbach of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School, Week 5! Particular challenges and opportunities when applying gamification inside an organization. • Gamification / Coursera CLASS NOTES – PART 9 – Enterprise Gamification 9.1 Enterprise applications this week moving from external to internal: in […]

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Joseph DeLappe visits iRez

young Vaneeesa Blaylock avatar (in cheerleader outfit with pom poms) visits Mahatma Gandhi / Joseph DeLappe in his virtual prison cell on the Odyssey Performance Simulator in Second Life

Mixed-Reality artist Joseph DeLappe published his first (but we hope not last! 🙂 guest post here on iRez yesterday — Hi Joseph! — about his performance Fifty Shades of Black Ops this coming Saturday night at Arse Electronika Festival 4PLAY in San Francisco. It reminded me that I somehow have never published my photos with […]

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Viagra Humor

Photo of "sexy nurse" in vinyl latex nurse uniform advertising mail order viagra, cialis and other drugs

  The moment was right: I had a Viagra Humor moment today. You know those Viagra commercials with the If you have an erection lasting more than 4 hours call your doctor… Four Hours!!! Who has a four hour erection??? What do you do? Can you leave the house? Do you just sit there? Very […]

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