Sunday, June 1, 2014

2014 PEOPLE: VIDEO: Virtual worlds let us play again. "Second Life is like merging Photoshop with a Holodeck"

Virtual worlds let us play again.  "Second Life is like merging Photoshop with a Holodeck" 
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A video showing how two people have come to use virtual worlds as a personal playground.

"We have forgotten how to play, how to have fun!" says Canary Beck and elaborates on why the Metaverse is the place to do just that: "Second Life is like merging Photoshop with a Holodeck" she says and her partner Harvey Crabsticks adds: " is a playground to experiment, where all the elements are programable!"
And clearly: the type of immersive show the two have produced is pushing the envelope for theatrical presentation in virtual worlds, creating an exciting new precedent for what digital theatre can look and feel like. 
In John Milton's "Paradise Lost", underscored by Mozart's Requiem in D Minor and enacted with avatars in 43 roles, the global audience becomes part of the story in real time as well: they are inside the ever-changing sets, experience the flood, Eve's tempting, God's wrath, they laugh, they cry and dance with the protagonists while they themselves change costumes, magically, from angels to devils and back to their true avatar identities. 
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    Around the virtual worlds  


    • The Spotlight Theatre League, in association with Lady Garden Cabaret, 
    • is auditioning for the musical Rent in Second Life    
    • The performance will be held October 30th at 7pm slt
    • Auditions will be held June 9th - 13th from 1pm to 4pm slt
    • in the showroom at the Lady Garden Cabaret.
    • Location Link. Click to go or drag to the viewer screen:
    • Please contact Brad Mactavish in Second Life to schedule an audition.


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