Friday, 12 October 2007

Ugly Things in Second Life

Second Life is often the site of the most ugly parts of our world visualized. Generally the economic interests of RL make it a dull place with ugly public spaces. In Second Life there interests are translated and they take their artistic limits with them.

The same forces that created suburbanisation of industry in the United States, the business park and shopping mall are forming Second Life with predictable results.
The lack of metaphors harms the image language of Second Life. Popular culture provides only a weak SciFi mythology and the true artists of Second Life tend to reach for a new out of non-Western and non-Modern forms.
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