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Tizzy Canucci

Many of my machinima reworked Serene's builds. He welcomed it - to see what others saw of his work and what they created out of it. It was truly in the spirit of SL - and more widely, of machinima. An open space where individual ideas and creativity bounce off each other - in the true tradition of art where there is no original, everything is borrowed and built on something else. It is the antithesis of NFT and the idea that everything digital is owned.
He was never pretentious, always thoughtful, and always willing to give. It was talking with him when I decided I should take the gamble and take up the offer on my PhD proposal, hinging around my machinima practice.
His name was in the dissertation, but also in the catalogue of video art I produced and published. His name now lives on, however quietly, in the British Library. That's a good tribute for an academic.

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