Monday, September 22, 2014

2014 NEW: Basic help for new arrivals in a virtual world at Georgia Gwinnett College

Basic help for new arrivals in a virtual world
at Georgia Gwinnett College
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An excellent tutorial circuit for newcomers is available at GGC Island.  Here is a summary of the tutorial in pictures of the instructional posters.  All the posters should be readable if you click the image to enlarge it.  The tutorial is open to the public.   It is probably a better place to start than the Linden entry ports.  
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Sunday, September 21, 2014

2014 VIDEO: MUSIC: Second Life Dance to Pure Imagination by Maroon 5

Second Life Dance to Pure Imagination 
by Maroon 5
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Dancing about imagination (not architecture). 
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Second Life dance challenge from Better Gnomes and Garden shop in world, after hours of walking up and down the aisles I ran across these little fairy tale looking characters. Immediately I saw them popping out of a book and knew exactly how I wanted it to look. After planning it out and finding costumes for everyone I slowly started working on movers and fades. 2 days later after finding Abranimations Contemporary dances I knew quickly that these would be perfect. 

Friday, September 19, 2014

2014 BIZ: Kitely market on the Hypergrid. Update

Kitely market on the Hypergrid.  Update
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Kitely market opened to the Hypergrid on  21 March 2014.  Now, after six months, it is a good time to take stock. 

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The main thing I have noticed is the absence of problems and complaints in the forum.  I remember the torrent of complaints in the Second Life forum when LL moved their market system from the one that had been functioning well when they took over to the new and improved system that they introduced.  I wondered if Kitely would have the same problems.  But Kitely seems to have done a much better job of Quality Assurance.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

2014 PEOPLE: ART: VIDEO: Hunting season in the virtual worlds

Hunting season in the in the virtual worlds
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So many contests and challenges in the virtual worlds! I made a summary to help you keep track.  And to show how the virtual worlds are interactive and immersive.  
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  • SciFi Video production
  • Story makers
  • Participation storybuild
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Art in 3D
  • Video production
Wondering what these are?  Read on

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

2014 BIZ: VIDEO: Entrepreneurs of the virtual worlds unite: Think Avatar Land! The Disney park

Entrepreneurs of the virtual worlds unite: 
Think Avatar Land! The Disney park
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... leaders from Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and Lightstorm Entertainment kicked off the largest expansion in Disney's Animal Kingdom history with a ceremonial groundbreaking for the park's new AVATAR-inspired land with blue, Na'vi-inspired shovels
What does this mean to you?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

2014 VIDEO: COMEDY: Virtually News with AvaJean Westland. Not the nightly news. Intentionally funny.

Virtually News with AvaJean Westland.  
Not the nightly news.  Intentionally funny.
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Virtually News with AvaJean Westland is a mock/spoof news piece machinima created by actress/writer Gameela Wright.
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 Filmed exclusively in Second Life, in the vein of SNL’s “Weekend Update” and “The Onion News Network,” AvaJean’s irreverent take on current events and pop culture pushes the boundaries, with animation as the filter. -“Virtually News with AvaJean Westland” premiered on YouTube, Vimeo, and SLartist Saturday, September 13th 2014.  

Monday, September 15, 2014

2014 EDU: The Modern Museum- Art and the development of civilization

The Modern Museum
Art and the development of civilization 
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Yan Lauria and comet Morigi presented new art history museum, "The Modern Museum" at STEM Island.  The museum visualizes cross-disciplinary relations between Arts, Architectures, Literatures, Music, Science & Technology, Industry & Democracy development mainly in modern history.
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Arrival point

Sunday, September 14, 2014

2014 ART: PEOPLE: "Second Life changed my life"

"Second Life changed my life"
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says the Italian designer and illustrator flokers: "It allowed me to become the artist I really am and turn my passion into a full-time job." 
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The 29-year old Sicilian native credits the freedom to express oneself and the ability to effortlessly connect to a global community of like-minded people through art and play in the virtual world as the main reasons she was able to come out of her shell in "real" life and gain the necessary confidence to pursue a full-time career as an artist. 
flokers now works as a designer for the city council of Derby in the UK, conceptualizing websites, co-working spaces and apps with her innovative "smart city" team.
"People still think this is just a game, which is strange because it really is so much more: you can set your own goals and achieve anything you can imagine!" 
Despite a hectic work schedule, flokers can still often be found at her SL studio, where she draws and paints her friends: capturing the "inner persona" that is shining through that digital extension of the avatar and trying to find the essence of who we are, the true self beyond label, stereotype and stigma.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

2014 COMEDY: VIDEO: Virtually News with AvaJean Westland. Premier Saturday, Sept. 13th 2014 at 2:00pm SLT

 Virtually News with AvaJean Westland
 Premier Saturday,  Sept. 13th 2014 at 2:00pm SLT
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Virtually News with AvaJean Westland is a mock/spoof news piece machinima created by actress/writer Gameela Wright. Filmed exclusively in Second Life, in the vein of SNL’s “Weekend Update” and “The Onion News Network,” AvaJean’s irreverent take on current events and pop culture pushes the boundaries, with animation as the filter.
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“Virtually News with AvaJean Westland” will premiere on YouTube, Vimeo and SLartist Saturday, September 13th 2014.  It will also premier in Second LIfe For those in Second Life at 2:00pm SLT, hosted by AvaJean and the talented voice actors and avateers who brought this “News Piece” to life! 

Friday, September 12, 2014

2914 STAGE:Friday, 9-8-14, 5 pm SLT: “Movie Monologues,” monologues from famous films

Friday, 9-12-14, 5 pm SLT: “Movie Monologues” 
Monologues from famous films
A.R.T. plays around
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Friday, 9-12-14, 5 pm SLT Pacific Time, at A.R.T.'s Theater on Cookie 

COMING FRIDAY TO Avatar Repertory Theater in #secondlife:  Avatar Repertory Theater presents Movie Monologues,” monologues from famous films
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