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Journal of Transformative Technologies

Bennett, A & Beckwith, M 2017, ‘Queering virtual reality with drag realness: a case study of a creative investigation’, Journal of Transformative Technologies, Vol.1 (forthcoming)
“This video unpacks intersections between virtuality and drag that emerged during the making of a VR artwork called Virtual Drag made by Alison Bennett, Megan Beckwith and Mark Payne. Whilst making the work, we realised that drag offers some useful pathways for thinking about virtual reality. The intersections between virtuality and drag stem from ways of speaking about virtual reality as simulation and the drag definition of realness.”

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Journal of Transformative Technologies

Bennett, A & Beckwith, M 2017, ‘Queering virtual reality with drag realness: a case study of a creative investigation’, Journal of Transformative Technologies, Vol.1 (forthcoming)
“This video unpacks intersections between virtuality and drag that emerged during the making of a VR artwork called Virtual Drag made by Alison Bennett, Megan Beckwith and Mark Payne. Whilst making the work, we realised that drag offers some useful pathways for thinking about virtual reality. The intersections between virtuality and drag stem from ways of speaking about virtual reality as simulation and the drag definition of realness.”

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Virtual Drag, 2016

The intersections between virtuality and drag stem from ways of speaking about virtual reality as simulation and the drag definition of ‘realness’. Featuring photogrammetry models of drag performers in fantasy virtual reality environments, Virtual Drag has been shown at numerous international festivals such as Videonale Festival at the Kunstmuseum in Bonn and Twist360 in Seattle. It was included in Screen NSW VR showcase 360Vision and the groundbreaking publication The Additivists Cookbook, a compendium of artistic strategies utilizing 3D technology for activism. Virtual Drag generated a small buzz internationally in new media art circles, reviewed in Motherboard, KillScreen, The Creators’ Project & Prosthetic Knowledge . This project was assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, Deakin Motion.Lab & Media Lab Melbourne.

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Virtual Drag, 2016

The intersections between virtuality and drag stem from ways of speaking about virtual reality as simulation and the drag definition of ‘realness’. Featuring photogrammetry models of drag performers in fantasy virtual reality environments, Virtual Drag has been shown at numerous international festivals such as Videonale Festival at the Kunstmuseum in Bonn and Twist360 in Seattle. It was included in Screen NSW VR showcase 360Vision and the groundbreaking publication The Additivists Cookbook, a compendium of artistic strategies utilizing 3D technology for activism. Virtual Drag generated a small buzz internationally in new media art circles, reviewed in Motherboard, KillScreen, The Creators’ Project & Prosthetic Knowledge . This project was assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, Deakin Motion.Lab & Media Lab Melbourne.