Saturday, September 27, 2014

2014 TKR: Minds Afire @ Whole Brain Health Fair Day Sunday September 28, 2014

Minds Afire @ Whole Brain Health Fair Day 
Sunday September 28, 2014
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8:30 - 10am Build A Personal Sun Avatar with Sunvibes!

Built your own personal Sun Avatar and become your sunny self. Sunshine (szavanna) is a South African Hungarian running a world music project and building resource center in SL. Be sure to check out the Sunvibes workshop for free and full perm building materials and fractals, with step by step tutorial also to teach yourself after class. Session in voice and text chat. Hominid residents asked to be clothed for this event.

10 - 10:30am The Fire Within Prims: Tour and Demonstration at Simply Impossible with Tooyaa

See prims come alive at Simply Impossible! The only ongoing research center for script-less animations in Second Life. Marvel at the dancing robot, the fully active carousel, and many other machines, all powered purely by physics with no scripts!

10 - 10:30am Meditation with Danaeah

Is meditation practical in a virtual world? I believe it can be if meet to share ideas, resources, and experiences to then integrate into our daily lives. I invite people with all levels of interest and experience in meditation to gather to (1) Learn several simple but very effective meditation practices, (2) Link to a blog we can all use to post information and articles, (3) Imagine together what an SL meditation group can be so we can create it. Notes for the next class will be published this week on our blog,, so *please* hit the follow button for notification of new posts.

10:30 - 11:45am Hero Walk Quest for Fire

This challenge is for Heroes! Follow the clues to find key elements of the Fire Quest. During the quest, discover hidden resources of Inspiration Island, and learn the secrets of  Hero Walk. The completed Quest will call forth the Phoenix! Seekers will be awarded the prestigious Hero of Fire Merit Badge, a first step toward Star status at Whole Brain Health.

12 – 1pm Yman and ChangHigh Sisters Fireshow

Firedancing in rotating trapezes, high-wire dance, rolling dance ball and elephant firedance, all decorated with the best effects in SL. "True to The Light, Life and Love of which you are and take part in."

1:30 – 3pm Marly Collaborative Sculpting

Come have fun working with others to make collaborative sculptures.  For those of you without building experience, we will provide an Easybuild box with a simple menu-driven system for creating different shapes and colors.  (Assistance will be available if needed.)  At the end of the session, Marly will give a tour of her new Butterfly Gallery, where she will exhibit some of your finished sculptures.

3pm - 4:30pm Inner Harmony with Regis

This series offers opportunity for us to gather together and discover the gifts offered to us as we mature - leading to Personal Reflections and Peace of Mind and Spirit. Courage to Face Maturing Relationships & SL Relationships is the topic for today. Each session features inspiring songs of the week and YouTube video which spark reflection and active dialog.

5 - 6:30pm Keeping the flame alive: The creative state or The Flow with Lyle

When we are fully involved with our lives. When we don't look for every small detail, but for the whole, then we find happiness. . . .As John Stuart Mill once taught us.
Today Psychologists and Spiritual teachers talk about The Flow !  The optimal state to experience and fulfill creative tasks.


News and Notes

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  • More news in my blog roll (column on the right)

Events in the virtual worlds  

How to handle a Hypergrid address 

From any Hypergrid-enabled grid, paste the address into the address bar of Firestorm and press enter. Or paste it into the world map search bar of any viewer, search, and click Teleport when the destination is found. If it doesn't work, don't give up. Try again later. Some hypergrid destinations are offline part of the day.

Contests and dated calls/invitations

CALL FOR STORIES for BOOFest '14, October 19th
2014 Project SciFi Competition in partnership with Screen My Shorts and sponsored by the Parramatta City Council is giving filmmakers, Machinima makers and animators 30 days to write, shoot, edit, produce and upload a 3-10min short film with $5,500 (Australian Dollars) in cash prizes. -All films that enter into this years Project SciFi will be screened at Riverside Theatres.  Teams must register by 3rd October 2014 and nominate 2 scifi subjects that they would like to make their film about. For registrations visit ... 

Subjects for Machinima makers, 2014 Project SciFi Competition

  • Sci-Romance – Love between Aliens, Robots and more! (Can be Happy, Sad or Tragedy) 
  • Sci-Comedy – Science fiction that is humorous in nature. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a good example of SciFi Comedy. 
  • Save the Environment – A theme focuses on saving the dying planet and/or ecosystem 
  • Zombie / Disease – A theme focuses on the effect of a disease in the future. 
  • Apocalyptic / Post-Apocalyptic SciFi – Stories about the extinction or near extinction of humankind either by forces of nature or by our own means. Post- focuses on telling the tale of the survivors of an apocalypse. 
  • Spy-Fy – Science fiction about futuristic spies and espionage, and the effects of technological advancement on their professions. 
  • Super Hero – Stories related to super heroes who get their powers from technology or because they are from another world. Often focuses on futuristic superheroes. 
  • Robots / AI – Fiction in which the science of Artificial Intelligence and robotics is a central theme, typically relating to Robot stories. 
  • First Contact / Alien – This sub genre imagines the various scenarios in which humanity makes contact with other civilizations. 
  • Social Science Fiction - Fiction in which future societies are extrapolated, explained and often criticized, usually for the purpose of social satire. The social sciences are the overriding theme in this type of fiction; however, science and technology will usually play a central role in the structure of the extrapolated society.
National Agenda 2014 focuses on the battle for control of congress midway through the Obama second term, with some of the biggest and most experienced names in American politics
Midtown Arts Museum is launching its first participation storybuild on Monday, 9.1.2014, Wear Your Goggles to the Goldrush. All elements are ready for visitors, explorers and amateur sleuths to plunder. A storybuild mystery is not an event that is attended. Rather clues and story are collected, assembled and written by the participants who journey through it. It is writing via pictures and conversation - - the natural, entertaining and effortless way. Oakes Valley blog
Hypergrid address: Valley  
Kitely World page:
Companion websites:
Longer summary and pictures on HG Destinations website:
The theme is 'TRANSCENDING BORDERS.' Artists & filmmakers can interpret the theme as they see fit. Whether transcending borders between time and space, past and present, one nation and another, one language and another, a culture or civilization or any other of the innumerable borders that present themselves as we navigate our lives. You the artist... You the machinimatographer...You decide.
Entries Close at Midnight SLT 31st October 2014. Winners will be announced in December 2014.   
UWA Art & Film Challenges 2014 with L$1.03 Mil in Prizes, early entries 
And don't forget the many imagined borders, walls, that we make for ourselves.   Those are the worst kind.--TKR

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