Saturday, October 30, 2010

Art Auction to Benefit Mental Health Research

The auction opened yesterday evening at Avalon and the proceeds are ear marked to go toward Mental Health Research. Th auction ends today, but there is still time for you to stop by and make a bid on items donated by the generous and talented artists noted below. The bidding will end at 6:30 pm SLT so hurry on over to the Labyrinth Theater.

Alexx Fenstalker
Avatara Alchemy
Bump Sqeegee
By Darwin
Eliza Wierwight
Feathers Boa
Glyph Graves
Gwen Carillon
Ichiko Miles
Lucidique Quarri
Oona Eiren
PJ Trenton
Polygon Riddler
Raven Haalan
Samara Barzan
Scarp Godenot
Sledge Roffo
Sunn Thunders
Texanna Schumann
Tricia Aferdita
A specia note from Ms Aferdita:
"Join us from 2 to 5pm for a Halloween costume party, drive up the bids, outbid your friends, let's get vicious in the spirit of Halloween and  a great charity!"

Friday, October 29, 2010

Rockcliffe Open House on Saturday October 30th

I received the the following in a note from Bevan Whitfield:

Rockcliffe Open House: Saturday Oct 30, 11:00 AM – 5 PM SL/PST

The Rockcliffe Faculty is excited to host a special Open House on Saturday, October 30th. So much has happened in the last few months and we have so many amazing things planned for the coming semester.

11:00 AM – Keynote address by Kevin Feenan (Phelan Corrimal), CEO of Rockcliffe: Phelan will be welcoming everyone to Rockcliffe University and will discuss upcoming plans for Rockcliffe including the new sim layout, introduction of new course, forums, conferences, and virtual environments.

12:00 PM – The Changing Face of Education with Nissa Rewell, Purdue University: Nissa discusses what educators are currently facing, how virtual technology can change the focus in education, and whether educators are prepared for the direction education is headed.

12:00 PM – Project Management Forum with AgileBill: Do your projects and meetings drag on? Do you deliver work to your client only to find it’s not what they wanted? Do you find it difficult to plan and hold dates? Join AgileBill Firehawk with Pamala Clift for a tour of new tools for collaboration and planning.

12:00 PM – RUC Law Forum: Issues on a Serial Killer with Randi Hooker: What is the source of this evil? How does one get that way? Have we become insensitive to this .. Should we profile these people?

12:00 PM – Prim101: Introduction to Building with Physicist Oh: This free class will introduce you to the basics of building in SL. No experience is necessary and all supplies will be provided.

12:00 PM – Journal of Virtual Studies: What’s in it for you? with Linda Sautereau: Peggy D. Lee, Ph.D. Indiana University Kelley School of Business, will present an overview of the Journal of Virtual Studies, covering it’s scope, focus and purpose. The next Call for Papers will be discussed with the purpose being to encourage potential authors to submit their work.

1:30 PM – 3D Virtual Worlds for Learning and Training with Phelan Corrimal: Even after four years, educators are still asking the question: Why Virtual Worlds for Education? This presentation helps answer that question by discussing the value proposition of virtual worlds and the ways in which learning in which virtual environments should be used to achieve the greatest level of instructional proficiency.

1:30 PM : So Many Worlds-So Little Time: Virtual Worlds Exploration with Kavon Zenovka and Abacus Capalini: How many avatars do you have and in how many worlds? Business, education and entertainment organization have more options than ever before. Kavon and Abacus will share their experiences in the Metaverse of social virtual worlds and MMORPGS. All virtual world explorers are invited to share their own adventures and an opportunity for new travelers and explorers to learn more.

The session will also include the discussion of the upcoming World of Teachcraft: The Learning Quest at Rockcliffe University.
1:30 PM – Learning Archetypes – the Building Blocks for Effective Enterprise Learning with Johnathan2007 Whitfield: Although not specifically designed as a learning environment or learning tool, Second Life has proven to be a rich resource for delivering learning not only to businesses, but also to academic and government sectors. Learning Archetypes provide learning benefits and affordances that are unique to virtual world environments. This introductory workshop will describe the 11 Learning Archetypes, and identify how they align to different types of learning.

1:30 PM – Making Machinima for the Classroom with Lowe Runo and Dr. Sonicity Fitzroy: Machinima filmmakers are storytellers for the virtual generation and game culture. Documentary, music videos, drama and tutorials can be easily and inexpensively produced through machinima. Learn the basic mechanics, concepts, and aesthetics in transforming an idea into a machinima. Lowe Runo is the founder of the Machinima Guild. Co-authoring the book Machinima: Aesthetics and Practice with Dr. Fitzroy.

1:30 PM – Court Trial – Serial Shrimp Shoplifting with Drug Smuggling: Join Hawc Decosta, Randi Hooker and the other players for a reader’s theater role play of the trial of a serial shrimp shoplifter who is also accused of drug smuggling. The audience will vote on guilt or innocence of the defendant. After the trial, a new homicide scene will be unveiled, with a contest to see which open house attendees can find the most pieces of crime scene evidence. Certificates will be awarded.

To end this amazing Open House, we are please to host the amazing concert:

3:00 PM – Beyonce – The Experience Tour

An amazing tribute to the American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, actress and model. The top certified and best-selling overall artist of the decade. Spectacular lighting, pyrotechnics, stages and top quality sound with experienced SL performers. This is as close as SL can get to a real life concert. If you only go to one concert this holiday season, this is the one you want to be at!

Facebook Group: Rockcliffe University

Twitter: URockcliffe
Rockcliffe University Website

Thursday, October 14, 2010

e-Volunteering - Friday, October 15 at Virtual Ability Island

e-Volunteering on Friday, October 15 at Noon SLT onVirtual Ability Island

The Sojourner Auditorium, Virtual Ability Island

Ever wondered if it's possible to do meaningful volunteer work, even if you can't leave your house or bed?

It is!

The National Service Inclusion Project is going to share with us lots of information about virtual volunteering options. They will help us match our interests and skills to causes. We will learn about communication, accessibility, and support while volunteering.

The National Service Inclusion Project (NSIP) is training and technical assistance provider on disability inclusion, under a cooperative agreement (#08TAHMA001) from Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). NSIP partners with the Association on University Centers on Disability, National Council on Independent Living, Association on Higher Education and Disability and National Down Syndrome Congress to build connections among disability organizations and all CNCS grantees, to increase the participation of people with disabilities in national service.

The NSIP website is at

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Preview of Burn2

It's Press / Blogger Day at the newly designated Burn 2 festival formerly known as Burning Life. I had worked all day and didn't arrive in-world until shortly before the 3 pm party started at the Center Camp. Anxious to get in, I'd barely tasted my dinner as I ate, while waiting on my lap top to boot up. When I arrived at the site, a small crowd had already formed and the DJ, Sporty Tone had already started up the stream. As I entered the tent I was greeted by Raven Haalan who had just sent out a group IM letting everyone on the playa know that the party was about to start.

With as even as small a group present as there was it did take several minutes for all present to rezz complete. As I waited for them and the site to do so, I saw a familiar name tag which was worn by a grey avatar approach and I called out a greeting to Chestnut Rau. She paused briefly to exchange small talk and then left on her way to snap a picture with her words trailing off in chat, "… on a deadline … ". I scanned around for familiar names and spotted only one, Doctor Gascoigne who I had met at the year ago festival.

Sporty Tone's voice comes across my the speakers of my headset set, the stream is alive and he announces the first set of songs, Nickleback, Stevie Ray Vaughn and EC. I called out in chat that I liked his selections. The dance balls were out and several people had already pointed, clicked and were whirling around under the tall brown canopy at center camp. Several more people had drifted into the party, most seemed to part of the volunteer crew, rangers and stage managers along with several builders.

Tonight's party wasn't my first visit to Burn2, I had popped over shortly after Raven had sent me a group invite. On the first visit I met Miso Susanowa and had a nice chat about her work and her installation here. She agreed to my plans for an interview article, and I do look forward to the opportunity to talk at length about it with her. A few days later, I met with and previewed Maryva Mayo's build. I'd seen many of her pieces at exhibitions and in her gallery. She has created something quite spectacular once again and it will likely be a key stop for those who attend the two week long festival which starts this Saturday, the 16th of October.

I listened to music and noted the arrival of several artists, Bryn Oh, ColeMarie Soleil, Maya Paris, soror Nishi, Trill Zapetero and Wizard Gynoid. The chat was lively with exchanges of greetings. The arts community in Second Life is a fairly tight one, most know each other well and see each other often or even collaborate on installations. Most of the above did not stay long, and after having made their appearance left on their way back to work in finalizing their build for the opening I assumed.

With the withdrawal of Linden support, the festival has shrunk dramatically from a year ago. In 2009, there were forty SIM's set up as the "playa". This year the all volunteer effort is … well only one way to say it, smaller with six SIM's comprising this years playa. The theme chosen this year is "Metropolis - Civilization in the Desert". The notecard went on to explain the theme as , "Exploration and expression of the urban reality in the style of Burning Man, where materials are trucked into the desert to build a temporary city that then disappears, leaving no trace". While certainly smaller in scope, the strong sense of community amongst the volunteers was ever present and will no doubt make this years festival a success.

I was about to depart when a feeling of having missed something hit me. I scanned around the assembled avatars and watched as they danced and chatted and the feeling of something amiss wouldn't abate. I couldn't quite put a finger on it and so I shrugged my virtual shoulders, opened an inventory window and found a landmark back to book island. It was in transit that I realized what I'd missed … White Lebed wasn't there.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mobility Impaired in Virtual Worlds: Research Results

Presenter: Zip Zlatkis

Wednesday, Oct. 13 - 11:00am SLT

and repeated

Thursday, Oct. 14 - 3:00pm SLT

The Sojourner Auditorium, Virtual Ability Island

Zip is a graduate student from UNC, North Carolina. She presented an overview of her current research project last May. Many of you contributed by completing her survey and by being interviewed.

Now she will present the results of this research which shows how Virtual Worlds give voice to an entire population that often goes unheard, and how individuals with a mobility impairment feel free to create their own identities and find a Sense of Community.

Presentation will be in voice, with text transcription.

For more information, contact Zip Zlatkis or iSkye Silverweb.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

"RAYS OF LIGHT" an Exhibition by Solkide Auer

I'd missed the opening due to a real life schedule that keeps me quite busy during the day. I took the opportunity to stop in today to view the Rays of Light at the Sun Escapes Art Center. The exhibit opened on the 6th of October and will be here until November the 10th. Mr Auer is a skilled artist and has built a solid reputation in Second Life to which this exhibit certainly adds to his list of artistic contributions. As he mentioned to me when we spoke a few days prior to my visit, it is best seen with the environment set to midnight.

Second Life Fundraiser for Victims of Flooding in Thailand

A day late for the events that were held on Saturday, but I'm still posting the note from Mojo Manamiko and his partner LuckyMoon Jiagu. The kiosks are still up at the locations noted below.

Dear Friends, Lucky and I are holding a benefit for one of our own in SL, PhraDhammoRakitta Chingseng, a real life Buddhist monk at the Wat Ban Dim Dam monastery in Thailand. Thailand is experiencing devastating flooding right now, and many are suffering. I know our friend, "Phra" , a man of love, compassion and conviction... has his hands full doing all he can to help those he can. We are organizing events for Saturday October 9th...but are mainly depending on donations to our kiosks. Any donations you and/or your group can make will be appreciated..also..if possible, ask that people in your group, send to their groups..thanks for any help you can extend.. below are 3 kiosks you can go to for donations ..kiosks have event note giver,
thanks again..Mojo and Lucky.

One is the Buddha Center temple where "Phra" teaches and the other is our stage where we conduct our kabuki play "The Garden" which will be performed twice on Sat. 10/9/10

***Art gallery next in shop next to our stage ( LM below)
with pictures from our plays and others from second life for sale to be donationed****

Friday, October 8, 2010

"Dreams and Conjurings" an Exhibition Opens Tonight

On Friday, the 8th of October a new exhibit by artist and designer Gwen Carillon opens at the Tricia Aferdita Gallery. Ms Carillon is known for her sculptures and design work, and "In this exhibit she takes on 2 dimensions instead of 3 with a collection of beautiful and ethereal Illustrations she calls Dreams and Conjurings". The exhibit will be open through the 5th of November.

The opening event begins at 7 pm PDT/SLT.

Tricia Aferdita Gallery

Imagine Festival 2010 Schedule of Events

The "Imagine Festival 2010" opens tomorrow, Saturday the 9th of October. A listing of people, events, times and places are noted below:

I MA G I N E F E S T I V A L 2 0 1 0
*S A T U R D A Y 9TH OCTOBER* John Lennon 70th birthday
8.30 am: Welcome and Opening speeches and concert.
Speeches: Medora Chevalier, lynsey Fleury
Music: Naftali Torok, avantgarde Frequency, Grace Mcdunnough,
junivers Stockholm
Contact: lynsey Fleury
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9.30 am: Imagine people, places, communities; A vision of the future Talk by Dr Andrew Wallace about a society without a monetary system
Contact: Isenhand Nightfire
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11AM- 1PM - Imagine Bountiful Africa
Talk, music, stories
Music: Hexis Moody
Contact: Artemisia Mathy
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1-3PM Imagine the Architecture of the Future
CARP exibition and concert
Contact: Velazquez Bonetto & Josina Burgess
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3-5PM IMAGINE PEACE TOWER relighting ceremony

Legendary artist, musician and peace advocate YOKO ONO attends the much-anticipated annual re-lighting ceremony for IMAGINE PEACE TOWER in SECOND LIFE. Yoko asks everyone to join together and let the power of light and prayer become a collective expression of the desire for peace and harmony on our planet as she lights & dedicates IMAGINE PEACE TOWER in remembrance of John Lennon on his 70th birthday.
Website & More info: ImaginePeace.Com
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5-6PM Imagine Across the Universe
Peace Train: The Universe is a Green Dragon
Contact: Cotton Thorne
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6-7pm Imagine Afghanistan
Presented by the Four Bridges Project and RAWA, the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan.
contact Trill Zapatero, Four Bridges RAWA
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International Day for Interconnectedness
International World Day to End Homelessness
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9-11AM Imagine Ending Homelessness
Talk, Photo Exhibition
Music: Cypress Rosewood, Fran6 Parkin
Contact: Jenny Valerian
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11-12 noon Imagine Rights for Nature & Water for All
Talk and questions
Contact: Delia Lake
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12-1PM Imagine Diversity
Celebrate Columbus Day with Virtual Native Lands as we Imagine Diversity. Be a part of the Grand diversity parade!! Wear you most imaginative looks - human, animal, FANTASY, or plant!
Music: Naftali Torok
Particle show: Jannne Janus
Contact: Nany Kayo, VirtualNativeLands Beverly

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1-3PM Imagine Living Life in Peace
Music, poetry with Jana Kyomoon and friends
Contact: Jana Kyomoon
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3PM-5PM Imagine: SnowCrash
Art exhibition & music
Contact ConstructiVist Solo
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5-6PM Imagine an independent and open media
Virtually Speaking Sundays = (A counterpoint to the - U.S.) Sunday Morning Talking Heads Cliff Schecter and Tom Schaller
Contact: Widget Whiteberry

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6-7PM Imagine Living in Harmony with our World
Music: Lance Rembrandt
Contact: MS Hawker
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7-8PM Imagine and close of festival
A bike ride all around the island - with short talks about the various projects by WilliamThewise Goodman
Contact: Namaara MacMoragh, WilliamThewise Goodman

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For info and help contact:

More info can be found at:

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Art Panel at Pop Art Lab in Second Life and in Finland (Real Life)

October 7th, Lahti, Finland

Salpaus Further Education / University of East Finland, Department for training and Development

“Learning in Different Worlds” Seminar

Programme, Thursday, October 7th

Music and Culture in Second Life by Claus Uriza
01:40-02:20am SLT PDT (California)

Art Panel
Panelists: Misprint Thursday, Chantal Harvey, Gwenette Writer
Host: Claus Uriza

Location: Pop Art Lab TV Studio
SLurl (Teleport):

(All times in SLT PDT (California))

6:00am Introduction
6:10 Misprint Thursday (Art)
6:40 Break (rezz of SL screens, slides)
6:45 Chantal Harvey (Machinima)
7:15 Break (rezz of SL screens, slides)
7:20 Gwenette Writer (Art)
7:50 Roundup, questions
8:20 end

Panel will be projectored via SL to large screen at real life venue. Panel will be held using SL voice and the inworld location is free to attend but limited to 45 avatars. All inworld attendees are encouraged to participate using open chat. The panel will not be streamed live.

More info about speakers will be posted soon!

For latest updates coming days pls visit

Kind regards and hope to see you! :)
Pop Art Lab

Press Release Announcing the 2010 Jewelry Fair

2010 Jewelry Fair
Press Release
Contact: Calamity Hathaway

The 2010 SL Jewelry Fair is quickly approaching and we are excited! The Fair will run from October 8th to the 17th with the theme of Beauty and the Beast, the classic fairy tale. (We are not using or allowing any Disney images or other copyrighted materials.) We have four beautifully decorated sims:

*The Forest: a winding path through trees and foliage, with gypsy wagons, tinkers' carts, cabins and straw huts featuring fantasy, ethereal and eclectic style jewelry.
*Beautiful Castle: a majestic castle and grounds with formal, fancy and traditional jewelry.
*People's Village: charming, old-world Bavarian style shops around a town square featuring casual style jewelry.
*Beast's Castle: a vast, dark castle and grounds with gothic, occult and BDSM type jewelry.

Preview Day & Bloggers’ Contest! The entire day of October 7th is set aside for bloggers to preview the Fair. And this year, there is a contest for bloggers! Bloggers will take photos and write articles about the Fair highlighting booths, events, jewelers and jewelry that catch their interest. Their blog posts will include the Fair poster with a slurl link to the Fair sims. The Jewelry Fair coordinators will vote for the top three blog posts based on the rules and criteria for the contest, and those bloggers will receive cash and prizes. The top three will also be featured on the official Jewelers of SL blog. To date, nearly 90 bloggers are signed up!

Benefiting a Good Cause! The Jewelers of SL picked Oxfam International again this year as the charity to benefit from various Fair proceeds, such as 100% of the proceeds from vendor entry fees, one-of-a-kind auctions, paid sponsors, and events. Many jewelers are putting up special vendors to share 50% of those proceeds. Oxfam is a confederation of organizations working together with partners and allies around the world to bring about lasting change to help people in poverty improve their lives. (

Above are three full perm posters and a slurl link to the Fair sims for them, please feel free to use them when posting information about the Fair. Thank you for helping us spread the news across the grid! The LM will be accessible to the public on the first day of the Fair.

See you at the Fair!
Calamity Hathaway
2010 Jewelry Fair
**The 2010 Jewelry Fair Leadership**
Coordinator: Eolande Elvehjem
Co-Coordinator & Publicity: Calamity Hathaway
Co-Coordinator: Hibiscus Flossberg
Co-Coordinator: Cara Ametza
Co-Coordinator: Alexandra Nichols
Co-Coordinator: DarionMonkee Levitt
Class Organizer: Rox Arten
Blog: Sequoia Nightfire
Builder: Delora Starbrook

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Another note from Juliee Landar.

Prizes - 4,000L, 3,000L, 2,000L, 1,000L to be awarded by the 15th of November at a date tbd.

Please select one poem from the following list and create an original piece of artwork to convery the idea of the poem. The poem name and author DO NOT need included on the piece.

One poem per person.

Submit your piece as mod/copy no transfer to Juliee Landar by Nov. 1st.

Title your piece as the poem title plus your name.

Example: Phenomenal Woman - Juliee Landar

1 Phenomenal Woman Maya Angelou

2 Where the Sidewalk Ends Shel Silverstein

3 If You Forget Me Pablo Neruda

4 I carry your heart with me E. E. Cummings

5 The Road Not Taken Robert Frost

6 A Dream Within A Dream Edgar Allan Poe

7 There is another sky Emily Dickinson

8 Life Is Fine Langston Hughes

9 A Girl Ezra Pound

10 Messy Room Shel Silverstein

11 To My Wife - With A Copy Of My Poems Oscar Wilde

12 Still I Rise Maya Angelou

13 Let America Be America Again Langston Hughes

14 To You Walt Whitman

15 Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Robert Frost

16 I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud William Wordsworth

17 The New Poetry Handbook Mark Strand

18 Funeral Blues W. H. Auden

19 Touched by An Angel Maya Angelou

20 The Raven Edgar Allan Poe

21 Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night Dylan Thomas

22 A Word to Husbands Ogden Nash

23 Bear In There Shel Silverstein

24 If those I loved were lost Emily Dickinson

25 Romance Edgar Allan Poe

26 Seeker Of Truth E. E. Cummings

27 I Taught Myself To Live Simply Anna Akhmatova

28 Walking Around Pablo Neruda

29 Digging Seamus Heaney

30 Brown Penny William Butler Yeats

31 The Broken Heart William Barnes

32 A Birthday Poem Ted Kooser

33 The Mother Gwendolyn Brooks

34 A Life Sylvia Plath

35 As Soon as Fred Gets Out of Bed Jack Prelutsky

36 I'm not Yours Sara Teasdale

37 And The Moon And The Stars And The World Charles Bukowski

38 America Allen Ginsberg

39 Those Winter Sundays Robert Hayden

40 All the World's a Stage William Shakespeare

41 A Poison Tree William Blake

42 Daddy Sylvia Plath

43 Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face Jack Prelutsky

44 O Captain! My Captain! Walt Whitman

45 A Red, Red Rose Robert Burns

46 I know why the caged bird sings Maya Angelou

47 Fast rode the knight Stephen Crane

48 Happiness Raymond Carver

49 A Pretty a Day E. E. Cummings

50 Dream Deferred Langston Hughes


The follow came to me by way of Juliee Landar who asked to help spread the word.

Prizes - 4,000L, 3,000L 2,000L,1,000L to be awarded by the end of Oct. at a date tbd.

Please select one book from the following list and create an orignal 'cover' for the book. (The title of the book and the author's name should be included on your cover)

One book per person.

Submit your cover as mod/copy no transfer to Juliee Landar by Wed. October 20th.

Title your piece as the book title plus your name

Example: The Secret Garden - Juliee Landar


1. Little Women - Lousia May Alcott
2. Emma - Jane Austen
3. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
4. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - Baum
5. Tales from the Arabian Knights
- Burton
6. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
7. The Secret Garden
- Frances Hodgson Burnett
8. Breakfast at Tiffany's - Capote
9. Alice's Adventure in Wonderland
- Lewis Carroll
10. Through the Looking Glass
- Lewis Carroll
11. Man of La Mancha - Cervantes
12. The Adventures of Pinocchio
-Carlo Collodi
13. Last of the Mohicans
- James Fennimore Cooper
14. The Red Badge of Courage
- Stephen Crane
15. Robinson Crusoe - Daniel DeFoe
16. The Old Curiosity Shoppe
- Charles Dickens
17. A Christmas Carol
- Charles Dickens
18. The Three Musketeers
-Alexander Dumas
19. Lord of the Flies
- Golding
20. Far From the Maddening Crowd
- Thomas Hardy
21. A Farewell to Arms
- Ernest Hemmingway
22. Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
23. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
24. Hunchback of Notredame - Victor Hugo
25. Westward Ho - Kingsley
26. The Jungle Book - Kipling
27. The Man Who Would be King - Kilpling
28. The Phatom of the Opera - Leroux
29. Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis
30. Call of the Wild - Jack London
31. Gone with the Wind - Mitchell
32. Wicked - Gregory MacQuire
33. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
34. Tales of Mystery and Imagination - Poe
35. Ivanho - Sir Walter Scott
36. Black Beauty - Anna Sewell
37. All's Well that Ends Well - Shakespeare
38. The Comedy of Errors - Shakespeare
39. The Merchant of Venice - Shakespeare
40. Midsummer's Night Dream
41. Treasure Island - Robert L. Stevenson
42. Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
43. Walden - Henry David Thoreau
44. Lord of the Rings - Tolkien
45. Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Twain
46. Around the World in Eighty Days
- Jules Verne
47. Journey to the Center of the Earth
- Jules Verne
48. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
- Jules Verne
49. The Time Machine - H.G. Wells
50. The Importance of Being Ernest
- Oscar Wilde

Grand Finale of the UWA 3D Art & Design Challenge

45 entries from around the world were received for the Machinima UWA II: Art of the Artists challenge which asked machinimatographers to capture and honor the artworks in the UWA 3D Art & Design Challenge. Winners of this challenge will be announced together with the winners of the Grand Finale of the UWA 3D Art & Design Challenge from 6am slt, Sunday 10th October at the 4-SIM, 200 seat UWA-BOSL Grand Amphitheatre. ALL entries are linked below, and on the website provided. Do take part in the AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION EVENT described below, where YOU can share in a L$5,000 prize.

Date & Time: 6 am SLT, Sunday, 10th October 2010
Location: UWA-BOSL Grand Amphitheatre (200 Seat)
Guest Speaker of Honour: Lumiere Noir (creator of the legendary Ivory Tower Library of Primitives)
Star Performer: Mommaluv Skytower

PARTICIPATION EVENT for MACHINIMUWA II - Deadline Midnight SLT 7th October

L$5,000 has been set aside for SL residents and viewers who take part in a special participation event. We are asking all the residents of SL to give us your TOP 8 machinima, in order of your preference.

The 3 residents whose order comes closest to the final order decided by the judging panel (see end of NC for names of panel members), will win for themselves L$2,500, L$1,500 & L$1,000 respectively. The winner will be invited to be on the panel for MachinimUWA III.

Method of entry - List your top 8 in order of preference on a NC, and send to White Lebed and/or Jayjay Zifanwe. Please title the NC - MachinimUWA Audience Selection (your name)


LASLOPANTOMIK YAO (Barcelona, Spain) - City of Art & City of Art II

PIA KLAAR (Brewster, Massachusetts, USA) - Art of the Artists: A Closer Look

ED VESPUCCIANO (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) - Lessons in Democracy

BRADLEY DORCHESTER (Perth, Australia) - Art of the Artists

LAURINA HAWKS (Ulm, Germany) - UWA Art of the Artists : No Tomb for the Arts

GLASZ DE CUIR (San Sebastian, Spain) - MachinimUWA II: Art Theft done in Second Life (High Definition Version)

YESIKITA COPPOLA (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) - Inspiracion

L1AURA LOIRE (Boston, USA) - CLICK, Immersive & Interactive Virtual Art

TUTSY NAVARATHNA (Frenchman in Pondicherry, India) - An Art Form is Born & Gladiator

LARKWORTHY ANTFARM (Tacoma, Washington, USA) - Freedom

ARCHIVIST LLEWELLYN (Lima, Ohio, USA) - Biological R/Evolutions

FUSCHIA NIGHTFIRE (Poole, Dorset, UK) - Adventures of a Cyborg Part II & Moonlit Heath

SPYVSPY AEON (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) - I Am Not A Robot

BRYN OH (Toronto, Canada) - Art of the Artists

MEGAN MERLIN (Bavaria, Germany) - Wichtels Fantasy Fly

RYSAN FALL (Enfield,Connecticut, USA) - MachinimUWA, Art of the Artist

SUZY YUE (Sunnyvale, California, USA) - Across A Crowded Room

MISSY RESTLESS (Santa Cruz, California, USA) - Yearning for the Sea & Quantum Matrix

FAKE JEWELL (Cheshire, United Kingdom) - Song of Medusa

PENUMBRA CARTER (Rural Midwest, USA) - University of Western Australia

AIDAN WITRIAL (Munich, Germany) - MachinimUWA II : Art of the Artists & Shibas Dream

APMEL GOOSSON (Stockholm, Sweden) - ROBOT - The Visit

CHANTAL HARVEY (Maastricht, Holland) - Arts of Both Worlds

NICOLEX MOONWALL (New Orleans, USA) - Silken Vortex, Frames, Balloons, Holophrasis, Kunst Der Fugue & two additional tributes to Einstein's Unfinished Symphony

KAFKA MOODY (New York, USA) - Aphrodite Visits

EIFACHFILM VARCIRCA (Zurich, Switzerland) - The Abyss, Natural Energy, The Sandman & The Deep

MINDBLIND SETSUKO (Bologna, Italy) - Escape from the Art Gallery

ROHAN FERMI (Stuttgart, Germany) - Order in Chaos

HYPATIA PICKENS (Rochester, New York, USA) - Hyperreal

ABDULLAH YAZIMOTO (France) - Untitled (September the 18th 1984)

FRIDAY SIAMENDES (Calabasas, California, USA) - Virtual Vaccuum

THEME OF MACHINIMUWA II - Art of the Artists: Create something that will take our breath away

Create a Machinima of between 2 and 5 minutes in length (recommendations only - is not a criteria) that features some of the winning artworks from the UWA 3D Art & Design Challenge. There are more than 35 artworks spread across 4 floors, and you can choose to film as many (or as few) as you like. You can view the artworks at the following location and vote for your favorite artworks & building designs.

1. Professor Ted Snell (RL) - Director, Cultural Precinct, The University of Western Australia
2. Dr Carmen Fies (RL) - Second Life Lead: University of Texas San Antonio
3. quadrapop Lane (SL) - Curator of the UWA 3D Art & Design Challenge
4. White Lebed (SL) - Lead of Burning Life Art Department, Curator
5. Jayjay Zifanwe (SL) - Owner of The University of Western Australia (SL), Creator & co-host of the UWA 3D Art& Design Challenge
6. Iono Allen (SL) - Official Machinimatographer of the UWA 3D Art & Design Challenge
7. Cisko Vandeverre (SL) - Reigning UWA MachinimUWA Champion
8. Dr Kim Flintoff (RL) - Lecturer, Instructional Design, Centre for eLearning, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
9. LividEye Yoshikawa (SL) / John Yap (RL) - Senior Media Producer, National University of Singapore
10. Michelle Glaser (RL) - Senior Project Officer, Department of Culture and Arts, Government of Western Australia
11. Ian Booth (RL) - Chief Executive Officer, Screen West, Western Australia
12. Raphaella Nightfire (SL) - Snr Writer Best of SL Magazine, Owner Sanctorum Gallery (SL)

PRIZE POOL: L$200,000
1st Prize $L70,000
2nd Prize $L50,000
3rd Prize $L30,000
5 Honourable Menton prizes @ L$10,000
With thanks to LaPiscean Liberty, Taralyn Gravois, quadrapop Lane and Bohemian Ghost

1st Annual October Spookapalooza Writing Competition

1st Annual October Spookapalooza Writing Competition!

(Sponsored by June Stormcrow & Rae's Novel Writing Class)

This year we're kicking off with a competition to bring in the most spooktacular time of the year!

We want your best urban fantasy stories featuring supernatural creatures throughout the 20th century from the 1900s to 1980s. Vampires in the Industrial age of technology replacing the natural world, werewolves in the disco dancing era of bell bottoms, afros and disco clubs. The roaring 20s, the noirish 30s and 40s with sleek suits, fast talking broads and smooth joes. All supes are fair game from vampires, werewolves, faeries, ghosts and more.

Stories can be betwen 1,000 - 5,000 words.

Prizes will include:

1st L$2,000
2nd L$ 1000
3rd L$ 500

Winners will be announced at the party at Bookstacks library on October 31st at 5pm SLT.

Contest is open from October 1st - 23rd so get those stories hopping!

*Although we'll have winners, all entrants are invited to read their short stories aloud during the celebration on Sunday October 31st.

To enter: Send your story in a notecard and pop it over in the mailbox at Rae's cottage on the refreshment table.

Rights notice: Authors retain ALL their rights. The Spookapalooza contest is an SL only contest and won't be publishing any of the entries. in audio or written format.
The rules for this may change later if there is a publication either in-world or online for later contest years but for this premiere contest, no publications. Authors agree to have their work read by the judges to determine winning entries. Titles and blurbs may be publicized in-world to promote the contest.

Please enter only new and unpublished work for the theme of the contest.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Pirats Opening / Vernissage La Manufacture Art Gallery

The opening of La Manufacture Art Gallery is on Tuesday October 05, 2010 at 1:00 pm SLT, 22h00 FR, that will exhibi until October 30, 2010. Featured are the works of:

ieko Catnap Aka Ieko - Josina Burgess Aka Josina Den Burger - CADEL Aboubakar Aka Cadel - tshirtkikill Straaf Aka Steff Para

eXtension Virtual State Fair Week Opens This Week in Second Life

There has never been a better time to check out what eXtension is doing in the Second Life virtual 3D world. eXtension’s Virtual State Fair kicks off Wednesday, October 6th with five days of exhibits, educator presentations, a photo contest, live music, midway rides, cake decorating, and geocaching, capped off by a talent search and gala parade on Sunday. Several events will also be available streamed live in Adobe Connect. The fair is a unique opportunity to explore the potential for networking, collaboration, and community-based education in an immersive social virtual world.

October 6th to 10th, 2010

Some events also in Adobe Connect
The fair and related activities will be held on the Morrill SIM Complex in Second Life. A schedule list of daily and special events of activities are noted below for your enjoyment.

Fair Schedule 11 am to 9 pm (PDT/SLT) daily

Wednesday through Friday 12 noon to 2 p.m. Cooperative Extension Sampler: Give us 30 Minutes and We'll Teach You Something Useful. Learn about parenting, home gardening, food safety and more from Extension experts.

Wednesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Polls open for public voting for photo contest; hunt for hidden treasure in the Morrill Geocache event

  • Thursday 5 to 6 p.m. Fashion show with Lissa Maertens
  • Friday 5 to 6 p.m. Poetry Reading with Riven Homewood
  • Saturday 5 to 6 p.m. Cake Decorating Contest - Prizes awarded
  • Sunday 1:30 to 4 p.m. Vocal Talent Search - Prizes awarded
  • Sunday 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. SIMTASTIC Parade - Prizes awarded

Every day

  • 11 a.m. – 12 noon Ice cream social mixer
  • 2 – 4 p.m. Expo featuring animal care & management, community & economic development, crops, energy & environment, home & family and yard & garden
  • 4 – 6 p.m. Midway, line dancing at Gertrude's barn
  • 6 – 8 p.m. Live musicians – folk, blues, pop and country
  • 8 p.m. Fireworks after music shows

What a great lineup of real live music!

Wednesday, Oct. 6 Folk
  • 6 p.m. Capos Calderwood
  • 7 p.m. Woodsong Zapatero

Thursday, Oct. 7 Blues
  • 6 p.m. Von Johin
  • 7 p.m. Noma Falta

Friday, Oct. 8 Pop
  • 6 p.m. Montian Gilruth
  • 7 p.m. Tamra Sands

Saturday, Oct. 9 Country
  • 6 p.m. Savannah Coronet
  • 7 p.m. Reno Segall

'!DA! DIGITAL ART' on Museo del Metaverso!

'!DA! DIGITAL ART' on Museo del Metaverso! opens on Tuesday, October 5th, and goes through Sunday, October 10th. The opening will begin at 6 pm local time at CreatiCityGate Avenue Pasubio 14, Milano and in Second Life at Odyssey. The exhibit will feature artists:

Gianluca Beccari
Paul Brenzini
Maria Luisa Grimani
Luce Laval
Luke Smoothy

For the duration of the exhibition will be held live performances and guided tours on the following dates:

Tuesday, October 5 opening at 18.00
Misprint Thursday at 19.00, Indent (live performance). Misprint Thursday's performance will be followed in the room CreatiCityGate. For those who wish to attend, see you in Second Life Odyssey.

1. NE Odyssey, Odyssey (205, 159, 403)
All event information is available here.

Thursday, October 7 at 19.00 sightseeing places for art in Second Life and on the web by 2Lifecast - Paul leads Brenzini performance at 20.00 Pirats Art Network

Friday, October 8 at 18.00 sightseeing places for art in Second Life and on the web by 2Lifecast - Federica Peruzzo leads: "The Museum of the Metaverse, the discovery of a project." There will be Rosanna Galvani (AKA Roxelo Babenco), owner of the Museum, and Mario Savini, a professor of Net Art at the Academy of Fine Arts Macerata

Sunday, October 10 16:30 Finishing with a tour to places of art in Second Life and on the web by 2Lifecast - leads Stefano Lazzari

Opening Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 16:00 to 20:30
Saturday: closed (the event is moved to the Loggia dei Mercanti, beginning at 17:30)
Sunday: 10:00-18:00

Any visits at times other than those specified may be agreed with the organizers, by phone at 02-87394285 (in office hours)

The performance will be followed live via web at:

Anyone wishing to participate in guided tours with your own avatar, you can reach us at this SLURL:

Monday, October 4, 2010

An Interview with Claus Uriza the CEO of Pop Art Lab

It's early on a Saturday afternoon and I'm in-world for a special event. A major exhibition has opened and I port over shortly after my avatar rezzes. Upon arrival, I quickly realized that while I'm close, I'd missed the location of the event by several hundred meters. Fortunately, one of the Pop Art Lab's staff saw my arrival and ported me over to join in the festivities. The mini map was awash with green and yellow dots when I did finally arrive. As I found a spot to park my virtual self to watch and listen, while I exchanged pleasantries with several friends in the crowd. On stage and speaking in voice was good friend Persia Bravin, the MC for the daylong festivities. She thanked the assembled crowd and then introduced Claus Uriza (Flickr Photo), the CEO of Pop Art Lab, who delivered the welcome address to the assembled avatars.

The event that day not only marked the opening of the exhibit, but also the anniversary of the company that Mr. Uriza had founded in 2008. Pop Art Lab provides support to musicians and singers who wish to break into the virtual world of Second Life. Besides organizing concerts, Pop Art Lab, "regularly hosts in-world concerts, inviting performers to play in front of a virtual audience". Pop Art Lab also hosts TV shows that have included artists like Greg Hawkes of "The Cars" and Max Morgan.

Shortly after he'd delivered his address, I left an instant message for him to both introduce myself and ask if he would be interested in an interview. He replied that he was and we met several days later in-world at the Pop Art Lab site. He sent me a TP and when I arrived, my virtual self was suspended in midair, flailing madly just outside of the facility.

"Oh shit sorry. I have to TP you out here." He said and when his offered TP request arrived, I clicked on it and soon stood next to him inside the lounge area of the main performance venues. While I rezzed, he added with a chuckle. "Hiya sorry."

"No problem, I'm used to the vagaries of a virtual existence." I paused and pulled back the camera view to take in the location before I asked. "How's it going?"

"Fine thank you … Where do you want us to be?" He asked.

I suggested here was good as I had spotted several comfy looking sofas nearby to where we stood. We both maneuvered our avatars and I waited for him to point click and sit before I sat across from him on an adjoining black leather chair. As I did he commented that our mutual friend Persia had given him some of my back ground as a journalist and that he'd also visited my blog.

"I just had a quick overview ... but you find cool spots all over Second Life right?" He asked

"A nice lady, Persia … she's been both a good friend and a good source for me. I said and then answered his question with; "I try … I'm looking to expand to other virtual worlds as well."

"Nice, any cool ones you like?" He asked.

"They're pretty much the same really. Second Life is where most of the people are right now. But others I think will grow. Inworldz seems to be drawing a decent crowd and there are a fair number of artists out there now." I replied.

"Ah yes, I've heard about it but have not tried yet. I might try new worlds to but now I want to be where the people are."

"What was it that brought you into Second Life?" I asked him.

"It was just curiosity. People at the office told me … and then I've been here 3½ years." He replied with a grin.

"Are you in the entertainment field in real life?" I asked.

"Kind of, I help public libraries ... well I select the best music albums and work as music editor where I recommend albums each week." He replied and then added; "I can find you a video a guy did recently … he interviewed me. It will tell you lot about the history and thoughts behind what I do in here."

"So what you do in real life then carried over easily into Second Life?"

"It wasn't easy at the beginning ... but I tried to find out how I could develop music offerings in here … but yes it is and it was kind of a transfer of what I do real life into Second Life, partly sponsored by the real life company where I work."

"So some early challenges ... what was the most difficult one to overcome?"

"Beside all the technical knowhow to get stable streams, it was and has been ... to face that avatars and people in general act a whole other way than they do real life. I mean designing builds in here ain't like real life. So it's interesting to see and experiment with immersive designs and see what works. For instance I had a restaurant here once. I realized it was fabulous for meetings. People relaxed more in there … felt close but that I think is one of the hardest tasks in here. It's a balance … some explore others TP away if there are no people." He replied.

"It can be a challenge to hold attention spans here." I commented.

"Well I've studied communication … to communicate in here is another issue to. People don't read group messages ... well not all do. Also, just to keep a tight organization differs from real life. Marketing differs a lot."

"How so?" I asked

"If you have an event in real life, you can do your PR one to three weeks upfront. In here it's like more fragile. You have to post many times and it's like people only remember or have the next 24 hours in their head. So often it's actually the PR that goes out in the last 24 hours that matters … it's a much faster medium. So for instance, on communication I've started to update my staff by email instead of notecards. I usually post updates to my staff one or two times a month, this way all are informed and I save time tell all in IMs."
"Instant communications … that's been the case in other social media as well, twitter comes to mind with mostly trending topics rapidly changing hour by hour." I commented.

"Yes exactly. I spend a lot time finding out what music to stream … what people like. I'm in Europe. So it kind of reflects my selections, but also its nice then people from the USA or anywhere can come here broaden their taste and vice versa ... I do stream lots of US artists to … so lots to be learned!"
"Have you worked with Second Life musical talent as well, to stream them?" I asked.

"Not specifically ... I've done it a few times upon events where the artists would then do a live set. So it's mostly live that I do. I do like to stream real life artists most … it's hard to find great talent in here. Maybe I'm just spoiled from real life work I don't know." He replied.

"Have any real life bands or performers crossed over to give Second Life a try?"

"Yes sure that's what our Pop Vox Music Show is all about. We have had like five pretty established real life artists in our shows."

"What has been their reaction to performing 'virtually'?" I asked.

"Good question. Generally I think the younger generation finds it much cooler. They're more familiar with this … all have been very excited … a few actually got hooked and stayed in Second Life. Most of them have never been in a virtual world before we helped them in." He replied.

"Going back to what you had mentioned earlier about people's attention span, have you had a high turnover of staff?"

"Nope it's pretty much the same guys in my team as when we opened except we've expanded. I think only a few have left our team … primarily due to real life and lack of time."

"What would you attribute then to those staying as part of the team?" I asked.

"I'm not sure i understand ... how I'll keep them?"

"Yes, basically … what has kept them as part of the team?"

"I think they like the whole spirit here ... they see we grow they don't get pushed they get freedom they feel ownership. It's hard for me to say." He replied and then added; "I'm pretty open … new guys feel its anarchy here … no management. They soon find out it's all is organized chaos. It's all about they must feel it's fun. I'm very organized and we are here … but before you get to know our guidelines, it might feel like chaos and a boss … me … who rarely bosses or creates any drama at all. We have zero drama … you cause drama and you are out of here. It's like creativity is header, no one can be creative in their participation if they don't get freedom."

"Creativity in serving your clients?" I asked.

"No it's more targeted into my way of leading all this. It's a bit hard to explain … it's about each of us has a talent. It's about making the best surroundings to get that talent out. Let's take builders as an example. They are individuals … have egos and all want their own stuff but you have to say … hey you are best at making real life replicas or hey you are best at making designs out of your own fantasy … and most important you have to be very careful in leaving feedback to the work. People are very sensitive to their creations. But you can't just say to three designers do this and that ... it's a creative process."

"I think it all could be a result of your recognizing the fluidity and dynamics of how to operate here in a virtual world. What motivates people ... to shape the desired results."

"Yes exactly, everyone needs to be happy."

"You'd mentioned earlier wanting to explore other virtual worlds, what other kinds of things do you see Pop Art Lab wanting to do here in SL or other worlds?" I asked.

"Our target is to create top quality events that are stable and in a way of doing that through our experience we are better set for the masses when they enter coming years. We operate in many directions create magic designs that we can open in other worlds too if they go big. Also we want sell commercial mp3s."

"Sell within Second Life?"

"Yes, help more real life artists in … grow community, we have a ton of ideas … somehow we just await the markets to grow and meanwhile we tweak all the details."

"Is that the way you see Pop Art Lab, as more of a community then a traditional business?"

"It's both ... I see it as a great marketing tool to reach out broadly. It's hard to tell … the community is max important to … we have lot to do on that and it hasn't been our main target. But we are a brand so it's easy for companies to benefit." He replied

"I know it's getting late for you. Are there any closing thoughts or comments you'd like to share with my readers?

"I think people must keep in mind ... we are some people in here who put lots of effort into making it a good experience to be here … and innovation doesn't just come out of making money. So a closing comment could be treat people with respect and behave just like real world." He replied.

Information on the eXtension Virtual State Fair - Photography Contest

This is a reprint of the notecard I picked up while visiting the eXtension Virtual State Fair site. An interesting opportunity for all of the photographers in Second Life:

Registration and voting for this contest are free of charge.

Come to Morrill, Morrill2, Morrill3 and Morrill4 Regions and take pictures using your artistic talent as a SL photographer.

  • First place: 7000L
  • Second Place: 2000L
  • Third Place: 1000
The pictures are to be taken at Regions Morrill, Morrill1, Morrill2, Morrill3 or Morrill4 and may include avatars or not. Close-ups of individual avatars must include permission of the subject. All pictures must be suitable for a General SIM.

Entrance point of Morrill SIM'

Upload the image as .jpg with aspect ratio of 4:3, 1024x768 pixels, horizontal or vertical, color or B&W. No nude pictures please. Use any Linden Lab resources for light, day time, sky, water and any special effects. Also feel free to work the pictures with graphics software.


Send your image (texture) to DFox Spitteler, full perm, before 9:00PM SLT on Oct 5th.
Name the picture with: PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST-avatar full name-photograph name.
Photographer will be notified of acceptance.

24 entries will be the limit, with only one entry per participant.

The pictures will be exhibited in order of arriving, from #1 to #24 position.


The public voting starts at 11:00 AM SLT on Oct 6th and ends 9:00PM SLT on Oct 9th. One vote, per picture, for each avatar

Just click the picture to vote.


The top 3 winners will be decided by popular vote only. The winners will be identified by 11:00 AM SLT on Sunday, October 10.

Entries must carry a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike License. For more information about this see here

Questions? Contact DFox Spitteler, Contest Manager

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Imagine Festival Spans Virtual Continents Creativity for a Second Year in Second Life



The Imagine Network works for a better world, with a focus on human rights, as well as social and environmental justice for all. Our work in Second Life seeks to connect people to people, group to group, and network to network. We aim to identify the root causes of the larger toxic global problems facing us in order to help find solutions, and to help people act together in cooperation toward that goal.

The mission is dedicated to awareness and imagination

The Imagine Festival is about creating a dream though art, music, poetry, drama, and interactive experience.

The Imagine Festival moves over amazing spaces across the grid, spanning virtual continents over 15 sims. It has participants from France, South Africa, Sweden, Germany, Netherlands, UK and USA and other parts of world.

IMAGINE weaves a tapestry of the collective consciousness. This festival is a collaborative effort between various individuals and groups sharing their time, talent, and vision of a better world.

For media requests please contact

Core group: junivers Stockholm, Sunshine Vayander, Any1 Gynoid, Paulette Felismo, Lynsey Fleury, Monarchy Republic and Medora Chevalier

eMotion Art Contest Announcement at Berliner Kunsthalle Gallery

I'd received this announcement from artist and curator Asmita Duranjaya, a good friend. Her note and information are reprinted below:

Dear friends and artist colleagues,

I am pleased to announce a new art contest. Hanni Fride and Fantazia Enzo have worked for months to build a sim compound including a new gallery, called "Berliner Kunsthalle". It is my honour to curate there changing exhibitions and I would like to start with an art contest on the topic "eMotion". This has two meanings, "electronic motion" and "emotion" in the sense of "moving the mind". Both together should be a guarantee for an attractive artwork. Gallery opening and winner announcement are planned for the 31st of October at 1pm SLT. You have one month to create a new artwork and here are the rules:

1. The artwork has to be new and created exclusively for this specific contest.

2. The topic is "eMotion" in the above mentioned sense.

3. Something has to "move" in the artwork, either animations, particles or through scripts. Flat pictures without movement are not accepted.

4. You can use up to 25 prims.

5. One piece per participant!

6. As usual in my contests there will be a public and a jury panel voting.

7. Send your work with mod, cop, no trans to Asmita Duranjaya. Deadline is the 24th of October 2010 3pm SLT.

8. The exhibition remains in the gallery for 2 months and every artist can try to sell his piece with a commission of 25%.

9. The 1st winner will get 3000, the 2nd 2000 and the 3rd 1000 L$ and every participant will receive a little something.

10. The place is still not available to show an example there, but I have build one with 11 prims on my land:
It shows the average size and my imagination of the topic.

A lot of fun and good luck!


Avatar Repertory Theater Presents Oedipus Rex in Second Life


Promotional Trailer
Theater Web Site

Was it fate, or the hubris of a man who would be king? Did the gods arrange his bloody fall, or did he ignore the warnings of lesser men? Were his eyes blinded by ambition or by a forbidden love?

Fresh on the heels of a sellout performance of Alice in WonderSland, Avatar Repertory Theater explores the violent passions of OEDIPUS REX, the ancient story of King Oedipus and Queen Jocasta. You will be immersed in Thebes, which has been brought back to life in vibrant color. Stand before the royal palace and hear the music of the people, as you confront your King and demand hope. Experience the pain that Oedipus inflicts upon himself and his family as the gods look on.


Saturdays October 2, 9, and 16, 3 pm PST (SLT)
Sundays October 3, 10 and 17, 2 pm PST (SLT)

Tickets will be available at … for L$500 (about US $2.50).

Avatar Repertory Theater

The ticket vendors provide a packet of information, including the performance location and gifts from the designers of the show. The tickets themselves are no-copy/yes-transfer, and scripted to allow access to the theater set only on the day and time listed on the ticket. More announcements will come from our audience group "Avatar Repertory Theater" and from Thinkerer Melville's Hippo group "Theater -- performances". Please contact Ada Radius or Kayden Oconnell to be added to either or both groups.

"Oedipus Rex" features Joff Fassnacht as King Oedipus and MadameThespian Underhill as Queen Jocasta. Rounding out the cast of family and friends, are Kayden Oconnell, Thundergas Menges, Rowan Shamroy, Em Jannings, and Elegia Underwood (cover).

Producer Ada Radius has written a new adaptation of this everlasting Athenian tragedy that was first performed in 429 BC at the Theater of Dionysus in Athens. Ada is also directing the production and says, "Oedipus is about sex, death and religion. I hope we disturb everyone."

JadaBright Pond and her team (Elegia Underwood, JudyArx Scribe, Ada Radius) have built a striking recreation of Thebes, with the help of expert scripters Sodovan Torok and Prospero Frobozz. Ada Radius and Rowan Shamroy have designed new avatars and costumes, and nearly all of the A.R.T. troupe have banded together to adapt ancient Greek melodies to our entirely modern sound track and effects, directed by Ada Radius, edited by Thundergas Menges.

Come struggle with Oedipus.

Garden Tango Exhibit Features the Photography of Jazz Calhern

Jazz by the Sea Art Gallery

On Sunday, October 3rd at noon PDT/ SLT the doors open for an exhibition featuring the photography of Jazz Calhern. The exhibit is being held at "Jazz by the Sea Art Gallery" in Second Life and starts at noon PDT/SLT. Ms Calhern is a long time resident of Second Life and a freelance photographer. She is also an amateur artist and photographer in her first life. Garden Tango features, "A vividly colored collection of flower and dance art." I popped at the request of good friend and well know Second Life Arts Curator RobertSteven Smythe to view the collection a few days before the opening. Her work is on the first floor and I found it to be visual delight. Stop in when you can, you'll not be disappointed you did.