Meet the Autistic Avatars

With the NHK documentary crew, Eiko/Kiremimi visited three “typists” (individuals behind the autistic avatars she met in Second Life) in real life: Cora, Larre, and Malachi, whose virtual lives as avatars are cited in her book in the Japanese language, Hyper-world, by Eiko Ikegami. The delicate black and while illustrations below graced the pages of…

NHK Arrival in New York, Autism in Real and Virtual Worlds

The NHK film crew arrived in New York City on June 13th, to begin shooting footage for an upcoming documentary about autism in virtual and real worlds. They spent time getting to know Dr. Ikegami in her home environment as a Professor of historical sociology at The New School, learned more about her extensive work…

6/19 – Yhouse Fest at IAS (Institute for Advanced Study)

YHouse Fest was held on June 19, at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. The NHK crew came to film Dr. Ikegami’s presentation: “Consciousness and Culture in The Age of Diverse Intelligences.” Yhouse is a non-profit organization, research institute, and unique gathering space (“House”) based in New York City and dedicated to accelerating…

6/21 – Cora, Free to Speak (Little Rock, Arkansas) Day 1

Arriving in Little Rock, Arkansas for our interview with Ann, who is known in Second Life as Cora. Over the next two days, we’ll learn more about Cora’s challenges and the technologies she employs to express her autistic self both creatively and practically.   In earlier conversations, still in the virtual world, Cora asked Dr….