Friday, 31 October 2008

Lost Garden of Appollo



Lost Garden of Appollo, tough still crowded is not as mobbed as I have seen it in the past.




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Another Microsoft Live Labs Photosynth

AM United Artists Theatre, Alpine Meadow



AM United Artists Theatre, Alpine Meadow refernces back to the tradition of Greek and Roman open air theatres. These are easy for the users to understand and enter in the clumsy interface of Second Life


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Science Friday



Another shot from Science Friday in Second Life

One of the largest social events in Second Life.

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Its Science Friday



Scince Friday from NPR

NPR's weekly science news program, broadcast live on radio stations nationally and here in Second Life 11 AM - 1PM Fridays. The island is a part of scilands, Second Life's premiere science location.

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Science%20Friday/239/201/26


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Thursday, 30 October 2008

Why booze in Second LIfe



http://slurl.com/secondlife/Starfish%20Two/74/90/30

I think the point is the bottles with their colours inthe light establish a space, a bar or club that places in Second Life which to emulate.


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Truthseeker presents, "Disconnected by Strawberry Holiday"



Strawberry Holiday is a first rate Second Life artist with a new show at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Starfish%20Four/103/176/27



Strawberry Holiday has a web site with links to her flickr site



Her full web presence is here.


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Time and the Monumental in Second Life


Stonehenge shows something nothing in Second Life can tough: it remains a layer of changing culture long after the civilization that created it is gone.

Constructions in Second Life don't exist in the universe of entropy in the same way. Certainly all space owner will die or move on and with the end of their space the land and its items will change

Monuments are only temporary tributes: Second Life is a continue parade only with the reality of practice to keep it existing.
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Tuesday, 28 October 2008

OCE Plausibility Exchange

Order of Cosmic Engineers October 26 gathering.

First my photos






and the photos of Boc Cryotank aka Stephen Cobe.

OCE (Oct 26 2008)_013

OCE (Oct 26 2008)_011

OCE (Oct 26 2008)_001

The two sets of images together produces a kind of objectivity of the event in the history of Second Life.




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Extropia Core


Extropia Core in Second Life



I respect this project very much and at time it is very engaging. But very often when I come to Extropia Core its empty. Few people explore it.

I fear the place is too concept driven over use driven. The creative people involved the projects around Extropia are aiming to provide a space located in a shared future vision where they can come and talk. It is often very populated as a metting place for individuals already highly active on the Internet.

The question comes up if this is suppose to be a conference centre of a community in Second Life that could gain followers like Caledon or AlHambra?




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A bondage garden in Second Life, actually very lovely



~*~House of Lords BDSM Club~*~ in Second Life

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Isle%20of%20Atlantis/100/183/500



Wonder the gardens at night, or set you client to night. Very lovely.





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Welcome to the Desert of the Real

The Second Life Great Expedition

From the movie the Matrix Neo is welcomed by Morpheus to the desert of the R(r)eal. It is important to remember that spoken language does not have case.  This could be a Real, a kiind of abstraction of the reality in which we live.  Perhaps the real is itself a simulation.  Many people have noted that the fundemental issue with the Simpsons has been the impossibility of the energy exchange presented as the economy of energy governing the economy of human farming and the VR universe of the Matrix.

The most logical conclusion is that the real of the Matrix is in fact a simulation itself, and can present impossible conditions as part of a story that structures the simulation.  That the real Neo awakens to is just another simulation. This is essentially what the Movie the Matrix is, a simulation within media and popular culture of America and other nations.

This desert of the read provides a smace of little rez activity and simple land design, which in turn provides more resources to other regions.  The region is harvested of computing capacity to support another.  There is a system of exploitation.


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Alamut Bastion of Peace and Information

Markets and antimarkets in the world economy
by Manuel De Landa
Sections with images from Second Life

Al Hambra in Second Life

The Second Life Great Expedition


"This would have the added advantage that it would allow us to get rid of historical theories framed in terms of stages of progress, and to recognize the fact that antimarkets could have arisen anywhere, not just Europe, the moment the flows of goods through markets reach a certain critical level of intensity, so that organizations bent on manipulating these flows can emerge. Hence, the birth of antimarkets in Europe has absolutely nothing to do with a peculiarly European trait, such as rationality or a religious ethic of thrift. As is well known today, Europe borrowed most of its economic and accounting techniques, those techniques that are supposed to distinguish her as uniquely rational, from Islam."



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Second Life will be the New England of VW. Settlers will move west to the wilder OpenSIM frontier, accepting its challenges and rewards.
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The Avatar



This is the form someone has elected to enter the Second Life community space as.

I often think of Iain M. Bank's Culture when I go to Second Life, how he presents a civilization where anyone can become what ever they want when ever they want. Still classic forms of gender and humanity assert themselves in Bank's Culture, as they do in Second Life. But this "cloud" AV reminds me of Donna Harraway's Cyborg Manifesto, promosing new areas of self construction. This shape can be formed in to anything. But it also plays to a myth of pure spirit, often shown in Star Trek of the next step of evolution involving humans being pure energy.



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The bondage Art of Elves in Second Life



The Enchantment Museum and Art Gallery



The combination of gothic, fantasy, D and D, and bondage is so common that it must mean something. This is a very regular pattern repeated over and over again in Internet culture. People who are in to technology and computer culture are often also very interested in bondage and/or fantasy. As you can see in this particular example clearly some of the same people in to fantasy are also in to bondage, though to what extent people who play fantasy RP are also interested in bondage as a form of sexuality I have no idea.



But one thing is certain, with the open interent and spaces like Second Life desires will be created faster than they can be played out. You just need to TP to some spot to have a new set of desires installed in your mind. You will probably reject most of what you are presented with, but the vast quantity of desire for show in a space like Second Life is almost certain to find new consumers.




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