representing the metaverse, stage by stage

– Micha’s dragon’s skeleton

Micha Cárdenas’s Becoming Dragon questions the one year requirement of Real Life Experience that transgender people must fulfill in order to receive Gender Confirmation Surgery (Sexual Reassignment Surgery), and asks if this could be replaced by one year of Second Life Experience to lead to Species Reassignment Surgery. For the performance, Micha Cárdenas will live for 365 hours immersed in Second Life with a head mounted display, so that all she will see is Second Life, and a motion capture system to
map her movements into Second Life. The performance is Micha’s final MFA project at University of California’s San Diego campus.

Read Micha’s live blogging from Second Life during the performance here.