|ABOUT GEORGE AGUILAR|
|George is a digital artist , cinematic designer , new media consultant, multimedia arts curator, virtual world/avatar specialist and machinima maker. Contact: George (at) Aguilar.com
"I admire your work and
want to bring larger attention to it". - Kevin Stein, 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.
George also led one of the only all-poetry based film festivals in the world (The Cin(E)-Poetry festival 1992-1998), which began as the Poetry Film Festival in 1975. Through his efforts as director of the festival, George provided free copies of festival poetry films to schools and universities around the world and consulted on the creation of several new poetry-in-media around the world including the Zebra Poetry Festival (Berlin), the Sadho Poetry Festival (New Delhi) and the Vancouver Videopoetry Festival (Vancouver). He also consulted on the creation of online poetry media sites such as PoetryVisualized.com.
the former leader of a literary non-profit organization based in San Francisco
(The National Poetry Association), Mr. Aguilar created the first website for a
literary organization on the web, spearheaded early efforts in live webcasting
of poetry events between major cities (VideoPhone), and was part of the very
first efforts to broadcast poetry videos via the web in 1996
(Netvideo/Bluewolf). He also produced major literary events that brought together esteemed poets, such as Maya Angelou, performing with stars from the Poetry Slam movement along with poet laureates. SF Examiner Article.
Paralleling his work in cinepoetry, George was an early user
of using videogames (machinma) to tell unique stories and poetry. He has since created over 20 award-winning
machinima films that explore new techniques in story telling with an emphasis
on contemporary issues involving how humanity is changed by technology. He is considered a pioneering machinima-maker from the most popular and successful virtual world (Second Life) under his avatar name of “Cecil Hirvi” http://www.youtube.com/user/CecilHirvi.
These machinima works have won awards and acclaim from Australia, Amsterdam,
Singapore, the UK, as well as the U.S. His work is the subject of study
at Stanford University and the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education. He also was commissioned to design the first virtual replica of a cultural
center in San Francisco in 1998.
1984-89 B.A. – Media Production, University of California, San Diego, CA
Film Festival Director,
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