Media Arts Program

Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.

CEPA Gallery and Hallwalls present

Stephanie Rothenberg

Best Practices in Banana Time with Doctor Rodenberger

Hallwalls Cinema and Eyebeam Island in Second Life

A mixed reality talk show in real life and the 3D social networking environment of Second Life about people whose work lives intersect the real and the virtual. Doctor Rodenberger (aka Stephanie Rothenberg) will interview her virtual guests about how the virtualization of their labor affects the value of their work. Tentative guests include a real world/virtual world dog trainer, a pastor and a race car driver.

More about Stephanie Rothenberg

Stephanie Rothenberg creates provocative interactions that question the boundaries and social constructs of manufactured desires. Through participatory performance, installation and networked media, her work investigates the mediation of the physical, analog body through the digital interfaces of commodity culture. Adopting the role of cultural anthropologist, the medium of the techno-sphere itself becomes a laboratory for raising critical questions about our interpersonal relationship to technology and its broader socio-political implications.