Snow Crash – Webinar with Tea Stražičić

Tuesday / 26.01.2021 /  6:00pm  @ ZOOM

As part of this seminar, we got acquainted with the artistic practice of Tea Stražičić, an artist who expresses herself through digital art and traditional media. The talk was based on a chapter from Neal Stephenson’s book Snow Crash. This sci-fi cyberpunk story popularizes the term avatar and has also been an inspiration to the video game industry. In it, the author states: „He is not seeing real people, of course. It is all a part of the moving illustration drawn by his computer according to specifications coming down the fiber-optic cable. The people are pieces of software called avatars. They are the audiovisual bodies that people use to communicate with each other in the Metaverse.”