Friday, October 23, 2009


W00t! According to White Lebed's comment on my last post:

"The events and the activities will be closed in a few days, but the art and the builds will stay for another week and the gates will be opened till Nov 1st."

So, yay for the White Swan!

And i wasn't panicking -_- I was op-ed'ing :P

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Burning Life and why is it so short?

Burning Life is in full swing; there is a tremendous amount of amazing, intricate, astonishing and fun builds this year, far more than at SL6B - many, many people have pulled out the stops for this event. It's true; at an event like this, there's barely enough time to see most of the highlights.

But why the h-e-double-chopsticks is Burning Life 2009 one week only? SL6B got extended for two. BL has far more involvement and creativity than SL6B did. The bloggers are just getting started describing the wonders to be seen, interacted with and experienced, owing to the news blackout pre-opening. Buzz is just amping up, and yet all of this will be gone in 3-4 days -_-

Just because the FL Burning Man festival is one week? Are we supposed to merely replicate First Life? That would be a dull metaverse indeed, aping (heh - theme pun) "normal" objects, "normal" buildings, "normal" people. The FL Burning Man doesn't come together to mimic or impersonate a city like Los Angeles or Boston or San Francisco; the physical city built in the desert in Nevada aims to recreate, extend, rethink and reimagine a cityspace and what can be done there.

We aren't limited in SL to vacation times, work schedules, physical water and food requirements, power and health logistics or any of the other reasons that keep Burning Man limited to one week. Why would the Lindens wish to cramp one of the best flowerings of Second Life, its communal spirit and creativity and one of the highest drawing events to date inworld to one week? It's crazy. They wish to show off the wonders and virtues of SL and then do something boneheaded like yank the plug on this year's Burning Life after a week.

*Sigh* I wish they had some people in their structure who actually understood the metaverse, and not a bunch of calculating and strategicalizing newmedia ex-television and website monetization monkeys :(

That said... all hats, propellers and barrettes off to Dusty Linden, White Lebed, Talia Tokugowa, lonetorus Habilis, all the sweet and interesting Rangers i've met, the Lamplighters, the Art Pathfinders, the Greeters, the djs, the hosts and all of the incredible builders and participators and tons and tons of people I don't even know about. Burn On!

Selected sites to go see:

Vessel's Dream by Bryn oh

Gulliver's travel by Ub Yifu

Towards the Future by Solkide Auer & Shellina Winkler

Sekhmet's Serpentunes by Madcow Cosmos & Lorin Tone

Proud Flesh by Adam Ramona

The Tower and the Quest by Alpha Auer & Frigg Ragu

Among Other Things by AM Radio

irregularity by Selavy Oh

144' by Dekka Raymaker & Penumbra Carter

ArtEvolutionCube by Kicca Igaly & Nessuno Myoo

Friends are everywhere! by Yoa Ogee

Inner Child Camp 2009 by Marianne McCann (with the advice and prims of Pygar Bu, Robin howe, Valla Griffin & Jonathan Spad)

The Art Department somewhat managed by White Lebed *laughing*

The full-scale giant MouseTrap Game by Nawlins Streeter!

Cabaret of Flames by Poid Malkovich

“The Burning Woman” by AuraKyo Insoo

Fushion by Four Yip and Mescaline Tammas (mmmm- chocolate!!!)

Happy Family by Artistide Despres

Bringing Water to the Desert by Alizarin Goldflake and Rezago Kokorin

The Art Sculpture Garden just east of Tesseract House

Peanut Butter & Jelly Camp by Physeter Nicholls and Kelly Yap. Get down in da jelly!

Peace & Love Camp by Sabrinaa Nightfire

Lost Planet by FreeWee Ling

Glyph Graves' Hugging alien - Hug him! You'll never forget it!

Rock Garden by Kolor Fall

Now you see why a week is ridiculous!!!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Burning Life 09

Our Non-Euclidian build for the Second Life Burning Life festival. Make sure you take a gift pack/instruction pack and the notecards and HUDS available. The build is complex and multi-dimensional and can take up to 90 minutes to interact with. Of particular help will be the instructions for viewing/hearing the video through your SL viewer and through the video HUDS.

You can pick up a gift-and-notepack package by touching the small replica globe of the build at the landing point.

Be sure to have media/video enabled when exploring the build!!!

Thanks to Misprint Thursday for starting this whole thing with her "choral" sculpture and allowing me to be transported and inspired by it to create the first song i've done in 7 years :)

Thanks to White Lebed and Talia Tokugowa for belief, faith, support and nurturing of this project and this collaboration.

Thanks as always to the people who nurtured me, held me up and let me scream in frustration of doing the impossible -mapping hyperspace:

Goose Wycliffe - Sabrinaa Nightfire - Kelly Yap - Physeter Nicholls - Varian Altney - Marianne McCann - Artistide Despres

and to Parser Lane, who was kind enough to tweak his PL Magic Stairs for two days for me and Tesseract House - mmmwah! ^_^ You can pick up a copy of the PL Magic Stairs here:

SLurl: Parser Lane's store

More later, i am thrashed... esp from writing the explanations of quantum mechanics, information theory, DNA architecture and the Singularity :O

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

GODart Grand Opening

Woot! I have a piece in GODart. The Grand Opening is October 11 @ 1pmSLT and features two live concerts and two DJ sets:

1pmSLT - Live Concert: Alex Parsons
2pmSLT - Live Concert: Sonorous Breaks
3pmSLT - DJ Set - Shane Hornet
4pmSLT - DJ Set - Nightwish Sveiss

This is the last event and swan song for Freak Show, one of the most interesting, controversial, mind-expanding and sheerly beautiful art groups/projects in Second Life.
Here's the Freak Show website:

The statement is there; I am a latecomer so there's not much more I can add to that. I am very honored that Loglady Loon has chosen to allow me to place a sculpture of mine - Foundation of Guilt - in this last show, given that Freak Show was more about pictorial artworks (from the statement) and that she has given me a place amidst some of the finest artists in SL.

So go; cheer, see, hear, dance; say goodbye to one of the most significant movements/gathering places/showcases/experiments of art in Second Life:

The Artists:

Abigale Heron
Bunny Brickworks
Katiya Rhode
Telemaco Homewood
Don Hosho
Denise Rowlands
Bruno Canedeo
Saphire Nishi & Ozz Boyd
Cristiana Jules
Lavendar Paine
Frutti Freschi
Ossi Boa
Subversive Vavoom
Crow610 Mainline
Naxos Loon
Trilly Sands
Demerick Creely
Petersnow Hyun
Kei Kojishi
Nicolette Marx
Stephen Venkman
Nimil Blackflag
Brutus Martinek
Cerdwin Flanagan
Chaos Richard
Damion Dagostino
Alyne Dagger
Starr Sideways
Kiya McMahon
Dolly Voom
Faina Cortes
Miskat Qinan
Charles2 McCaw
Juliet3d Quinzet
Banrion Constantine & Sowa Mai
Miso Susanowa