People had a connection with each other walking around with the ID tag on the head. Its might seem a bit silly at first - but it worked esthetically, conceptually and was quite a fine piece of participatory / self initiated performance art work.
more pictures here by Aram Bartoll
Ikune Rousse : software writer for Digital Guqin instrument HunDun in Secondlife, in real life he works for IBM in Japan.
Ken Cioc : Manager of a Japanese bar in the Virtual World who attends to visitors (avatars) warmly in a very mature way. Ken played his part very well, and in real life was contracted to build the Virtual World TV Tokyo sim to shoot a real life TV show, also located in Japan. He took pity on me, and took time to "teleport"
me, and showed me where to buy a koto.
I bought 2 kotos, took them apart to build a working Guqin.
Ars Electronica Archive by Hidenori Watanave (Hid Voom)
"Technoclasm Cyber Arts Japan / Ars Electronica 30 years for Art and Media Technology" in MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART TOKYO.
This is also a kind of machinima - animation shot in real time using live synthetic images