"In its twelve years of existence Arte y parte, published [RL] every two months, has been consolidated as one of the most consulted art magazines in Spain and Portugal" [via Google].
'La Vanguardia Ingravida En El Metaverso', an in-depth article by Holala Alter [nee Julio Juste Ocaña] on the metaverse and particularly the artists and art scene in Second Life is featured as this month's cover story. The magazine is available now in pdf [which explains my slow translation] and in print throughout Spain and Portugal [waiting for the mail breathlessly!]
Although mi poco de español es muy malo, with Google's help I have hacked out a quick translation and some understanding; the article is very positive and comprehensive, exploring the metaverse as a frontier for new forms of art.
Holala has also written about the efforts of the University of Delaware, the University of Western Australia, the University of Texas at San Antonio, Bowling Green State University, Ohio University, the University of Grenada and the Pontifical University of Peru for their efforts and leading positions in exploring and supporting the artistic exploration of the metaverse; familiar names to those of us working in the arts in Second Life.
Also mentioned are fellow artists Dancoyote Antonelli, Merlina Rokocoko & Newbab Zsigmond from Pirats, Sasun Steinbeck's Galleries of Second Life, China Tracy, AngryBeth Shortbread, Douglas Story, Desdemona Enfield, Dizzy Banjo, Poid Malkovich, Sabrinaa Nightfire, Giovanna Cerise, Treacle Darlandes, Fuschia Nightfire, Blue Tsuki, Betty Tureaud, Typote Beck, Max Bobair, Aneli Abeyante, Glyph Graves, Glenman Jun and Luko Enoch.
This is a major effort to introduce people in Spain & Portugal to the digital arts frontier through a prestigious and respected arts magazine and I am excited for all of us working in this new medium.