Sarah Higley

CM Interview with Hypatia Pickens (aka Sarah Higley)

Ricky Grove Machinima September 23, 2021 Leave a reply

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For our classics theme episode of machinima, Tracy spoke to Sarah Higley about her Second Life-based machinima work that draws inspiration from old and middle English texts written as early at the 10th Century.  Whilst they didn’t get around to discussing this on the recording, Sarah is also well known for having written the script for Star Trek: Next Generation’s episode 21 (Season 3) ‘Hollow Pursuits’, which aired in April 1990 (under the pen name of Sally Caves). Sarah is particularly noted for the character, ensign Reginald Barclay (portrayed by Dwight Schultz) who uses the Holodeck to imagine how his life should be.  Sarah recalled to Tracy this was her first imaginings of her experiences of Second Life, evidenced through her creative machinima works discussed in  this interview.

Films

Design, 2012 https://vimeo.com/47538361

KAPHD, 2011 https://vimeo.com/user4518792

The Lover’s Confession: Three Tales by John Gower, 2014 https://vimeo.com/98521054

Wulf and Eadwacer, 2012 https://vimeo.com/user4518792

Cloud, 2013 https://vimeo.com/user4518792

Yeah…, 2012 https://vimeo.com/user4518792

Finding the Experimental in Machinima, 2013 https://vimeo.com/78406362 

Stolen Child, 2012 https://vimeo.com/46507689

Publications about machinima

‘For it Acordeth Noght to Kinde’: Remediating Gower’s Confessio Amantis in Machinima’, 2016 https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.679.8142&rep=rep1&type=pdf 

Chapter 6: Dangerous Sim Crossings: Framing the Second Life Art Machinima, in Understanding Machinima (Jenna Ng) https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/understanding-machinima-9781441140524/

Other notable links –

Peter Greenaway speaks at 48HourFilmProject Machinima, 2010 (Chantal Harvey) https://vimeo.com/15253336

Push, 2010 (Lainy Voom) https://vimeo.com/5543976

Cirque du Machinima, 2006 (Tom Jantol) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE540j9U830

Dear Fairy, 2011 (Tom Jantol) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX3hJIjWRkA&t=155s