Publications, News Media, Conferences and other Publicity mentioning George
Aguilar and C. Hirvi
2012 - Italian Academic Journal
mentions "Warriors of Aliveness"
Excerpt from "Between Man and Place"
"Another intriguing example for discussions is the Second Life Machinima Film Warriors of Aliveness (2011) by Cecil Hirvi.The eight-minute
film, which was shot in Second Life and produced for a machinima contest organized by the University of Western
Australia in 2011, clearly draws on Moby-Dick
on an intertextual level. It transfers the hunt for Moby Dick onto Second Life,
in order to unleash a critique on today’s media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, by quoting,
adapting and appropriating both parts of the novel in the form of written
intertitles, as well as in an audiovisual narrative that provides a poetic
critique of technological determinism at the expense of “human contact and a
well-rounded education” -Dr. Martina Pfeiler, TU Dortmund
CONFERENCE 2012 - George Aguilar has been invited to speak and give a workshop on 'Machinima/Mash-ups and the New Storytelling Frontier'
MACHINIMA WARRIORS OF ALIVENESS:
Machinima by G. Aguilar aka C. Hirvi
Poetry by Martina Pfeiler, Title inspiration courtesy of Adam Shames Awards 2011 -Official Selection MaMachinima Festival 2011
-Grand Prize Winner: Berkeley Video and Film Festival 2011
-Open This End' Award of Excellence in Film 2011
- MachinimUWA III Special Award for
INTERPRETATION AND DELIVERY 2011 OFFICIAL SELECTION: International Society forTechnology in Education
CONFERENCE 2012 - George Aguilar has been invited to speak at the: I International Symposion of Videopoetry
(Dialogs between image, sound and verbal language)
Nov-Dec 2012, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA Dear George, You are very important tor us as one of the first artists in videopoetry.
It will be great if you can come to Argentina. -Javier Robledo, Conference Organizer
BOOK 2010- "Perhaps no one has done more to fuel the interaction of poetry and
film than digital artist and filmmaker George Aguilar." -Kevin Stein, Poetry’s Afterlife:Verse in the Digital Age (University of Michigan Press, 2010).This volume surveys the current state of American poetry, traces how we
arrived at this point, and suggests where we’re going given technological
innovations in the ways poetry is written as well as distributed. Kevin Stein is former poet laureate of Illinois,, National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellow and Professor of English
and Director of Creative Writing Program at Bradley University .
BOOK 2010- Featuring several Cin(E)-Poems by the American Filmmaker and Artist George
Aguilar. Poetry Goes Intermedia is a new German publication by Dr. Martina Pfeiler and encompass intersections of American Studies, Cultural Studies and Media Studies. It also presents how U.S. literary works have been (co-) emerging in and with all kinds of print and electronic media throughout the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
"A must read for any educator/student!" -G. Aguilar
Cin(E)-Poetry: Engaging the Digital Generation in 21st-Century Response
E-PUBLICATION 2010- "It was the work of Cin(E)-Poet George Aguilar and teacher David Bengston, co-presenters of a session at NCTE's annual
convention in 2001, that inspired the project I report here." - D. Stuart. Cin(E)-Poetry: Engaging the Digital Generation in 21st-Century Response is a journal article by Prof. Denise Stuart and published by the National Council of Teachers of English.
"Aguilar continues his series of virtual films, unleashing his avatar
alter ego Cecil Hirvi in Second Life for another installment of “Machinima
Poetry.” This episode finds Hirvi finding himself as he gazes into the
media mirror, watching old Hollywood footage of young soldier’s uncertain
return from the battlefield to the open fields of Wyoming."