Saturday, 31 October 2009

Superman's Ice Palace


http://slurl.com/secondlife/Burning%20Life-Washoe/14/235/25

Like so much in Second Life the joke wears off in about 5 minutes. Second Life needs to work more on interesting things that will be long term engaging, beyond just cybersex.





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If you have not heard about Burning Life yet



Burning Life 2009, perhaps the first event that you had to be entirely out of world to have not heard about, is coming to an end. This is your last weekend to see it http://slurl.com/secondlife/Burning%20Life-Washoe/14/235/25

But the hype around the event has assured tonnes of videos and pictures have been taken. My interest tends more to be to cover the things that get overlooked or will never be recorded.





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Friday, 30 October 2009

A random collection of people



By pure chance a number of people just happened to have collected out in the middle of nowhere





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Ethnic Experience in Second Life


http://slurl.com/secondlife/Smithsonian%20Latino%20Music/139/26/34



Between Burning Day and Halloween the Mexican Day of the Dead shows ethnovirtual reality has some real educational potential.




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Movie about the Day of the Dead in Second Life


Movie about dancers at the Day of the Dead http://slurl.com/secondlife/Smithsonian%20Latino%20Music/139/26/34


Suddenly there are videos in Second Life everywhere





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Day of the Dead in Second Life



Day of the dead all weekend starting Nov 30th Smithsonian Latino Music http://slurl.com/secondlife/Smithsonian%20Latino%20Music/139/26/34 Flash show at http://latino.si.edu/DayoftheDead/. Actually the SL SIM is better than the flash movie.






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My exploration of Virtual Space



Using EVE, Google Earth, and Second Life to create an experience of space exploration. If only these things could be joined up.

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Remember it is Science Friday again!!!


http://slurl.com/secondlife/Science%20Friday/248/200/26

http://www.sciencefriday.com/

Gene Therapy and Blindness
With just one injection of an experimental gene therapy treatment, doctors have been able to significantly improve the sight of 12 individuals born with a rare congenital vision disorder called Leber's congenital amaurosis. (more)
Arpanet Anniversary
Forty years ago this week, the first information was transmitted across the ARPANET -- a computer network that would one day evolve into the Internet. (more)
Running Research
It's the fall marathon season -- so we're taking a look at the science of running. (more)

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Data visualisation talk


http://slurl.com/secondlife/StellaNova/58/221/31

Data visualisation talk





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Image a unified set of Web 3.0 virtual tools




These are scenes made from Google Earth, Second Life and EVE. Imagine if these world could link up in to an attached experience. Moving from a social space like SL to a detailed space map like Google, mixed with space exploration from a site like EVE.

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Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Exploring by air


Exploring antiquity Oasis by air a very interesting Victorian SIM. I mean its not Babbage but its also better than the mass suburb of Caledon.







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A victorian community


Antiquity Cathedral is at the centre of a 1800s Victorian Community.

There note card reads

Antiquity is an 1800's / Victorian community that combine the elegance of the
period with the roughness of the past.

Part of the charm for this
community is the pirates of Tortuga that battle for ownership of the seas.

If you need any help please contact one of the Estate Admins:
Angel
Magellan
Bridget Jennings
Cathryn Beamont
Malibu DuPont
Quintus
Beaumont
Renate Marchionne






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Back to the Future


Aubade Manor is owned by Cathryn Beaumont and Sion Tendaze, both major fans of Neo-Victorianism in Second Life. In Cathryn's profile she says

On Feb 9, 2008, Sion Tendaze and I were married. This made me RL (as well as SL)
happy! On June 14, 2009, Sion was in an airship accident in SL, his body has not
been recovered. This made me RL (as well as SL) unhappy. A light has gone out in
my world.

I am not sure if that means he left SL or what. Kind of odd.





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New forms of story telling evolving in Second Life


Rise Of A Noble House

Note card says


A series of dioramae, rendered as hand-colored tintypes, depicting the rise of the Shetland clan from provincial backwater merchants to one of the leading houses in the restoration senate.

The tintype is a wet-plate photographic technique from the Victorian era. They were sometimes tinted with paints or enamels after having been made.

The current diorama is always available for free; just buy it at L$0.

The exhibit is on display in a number of locales, including the Aho Museum, the breathtaking Ode sim, and the Pink Candy live music venue. It's permanent home, however is in Antiquity Harbor, at the Sacred Diorama Theater.




This one I actually like a bit. Though I always wonder why Virtual Reality from EVE to Second Life has to be about rising in the Capitalist system.


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