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Submission + - 365 Hours in Second Life with an HMD and MoCap (

An anonymous reader writes: "To fulfill the final project requirement for her MFA in visual arts, graduate student Micha Cardenas will spend 365 consecutive hours immersed in Second Life, an online, 3-D virtual world where users create avatars and interact with one another in a non-competitive way. Wearing a head-mounted device with a stereoscopic display that blocks all but the virtual world from her view, Cardenas will spend the entire duration of the performance in a laboratory at UCSD's Center for Research and Computing in the Arts (CRCA) at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2).

The performance will begin with a two-hour session on Monday, Dec. 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the CRCA Visiting Artist Lab 1613 in Atkinson Hall. It will continue until Dec. 17, and special guests, including artists Sandy Stone, Brian Holmes and Sterlac, will be attending the performance throughout its duration."

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Submission + - Gorge W. Bush is a liar! ( 1

kgrohsman writes: "G.W. Bush supports Attorney General Gonzales as he lies to the Congress; Bush continues to lie to the public about the war in Iraq, as he lied to get support for the war in the first place; Bush and his administration are full of lies. When there was so much debate about Clinton when he overstepped the boundaries of his marriage, which put no one in harm's way, people were calling for his impeachment. Now Bush has lied to send our troops to Iraq, where thousands have died over the years, and now he seems to stand untouchable. He continues to lie about it and justify this needless loss of life, and no one is calling for his impeachment. America's "leadership" is a farce. The concept of the lies and betrayal the Americans have endured from G.W. Bush during his terms in office are outlined in the article, "In Bush We Distrust" at"

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