Virtual Person by Martine Neddam

Published on December 2nd, 2008

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Virtual Person plays with the relation between virtual and real identities. The characters are functional communication tools that can change and influence the relations between users. Virtual Person is an urban interface that allows anyone who is registered to compose pages of texts and images around the idea and the design of a Virtual Person. is an online interface created by Martine Neddam, which allows users to create their own virtual person. It is a content management system (CMS) where the user logs in, defines his/her personality and creates content within the parameters designed by the software.

Virtual Person by Martine Neddam

The design of this interface is oriented on the development of narrative content. It uses the superimposition of texts on large size images, and cross/fade effects that allow a feeling of fluidity in the circulation of meanings between the texts and the images. The virtual person manifests its presence in the storytelling by the use of a small image and profile on the left hand corner, but the main interest of the interface is encourage the artist composition of texts over images and all its creative combinations. The use of text in this designed interface resemble a silent voice, attributed to an invisible imaginary person.

From 2 to 14 December Virtual Person was presented at the Zendai Museum of Modern Art in Shanghai as part of the project Intrude: Art & Life 366.

Photos from the workshop at the University of Shanghai:





This workshop and presentation was made possible with the financial support of the Mondriaan Foundation, Amsterdam.

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