Archive for the ‘info’ Category

In a sum-up of the 2008 Second Life Community Convention (SLCC), Eric Reuters reported that “notably absent from the conference were any real-world businesses from outside the virtual worlds industry,” but that “the breakout star of SLCC was the burgeoning virtual world educational community.” As the platform matures, Second Life is proving to be a […]

Magic and wonder is on display from DanCoyote Antonelli and fellow Second Life artists at Kiss The Sky, a “definitive group exhibition of Hyperformalism” at the NMC Arts Lab [SLurl] .

vHUD is v cool


What I saw recently from interactive media application developer i3D (formerly Metaverse Tech) confirms my opinion that these guys should have won the Electric Sheep Company/Edelman SL Business Plan contest, as they continue to develop sophisticated tools for use in SL that stretch the bounds of creativity and functionality, while remaining inherently intuitive and useful. […]

Cristiano Midnight has written an open letter and started a petition protesting the decline in stability and usability of Second Life over the last year and a half. He writes: project open letter was started after I read yet another open letter in a third party forum begging Linden Lab to fix myriad problems that […]

I had a chance to have a quick chat via email with Camille Utterback after her talk at CADRE. Here are her thoughts: I’ve been thinking about what one of my installations would be like in Second Life with no absolute physics, and no ‘real’ bodies. It seems it would be very ‘meta’ – using […]

James Morgan speaks to audiences in real and Second Life. The Ars Virtua New Media Center (Dowden, 45,59,51) has been simulcasting a series of Speaker Salons taking place at the The CADRE Laboratory for New Media at the School of Art and Design at San Jose State University. I attended the most recent, featuring CADRE […]

Over the next few days I will be posting some of my favourite pieces that have already been published elsewhere over the past year. Watch this space for a Fiend retrospective.

Fiend is one.


When I became a resident of Second Life, one year ago today, there were 165,000 others just like me. Today, there are over 4.8 million. Wow.

I was map-skimming yesterday, looking for interesting sims to drop on, when I saw one called Sunbelt Software Island. I found a notice at the telehub of the crisply built sim (replicating Sunbelt Software’s real life HQ in Clearwater, Florida). The notice encouraged visitors to enter a contest; the prize – a free copy of […]

In a quirk of Google Adsense irony, the Second Life Herald is running ads for (what some claim to be) the rival virtual-world platform There.

The winner of the Electric Sheep Company and Edelman SL Business Plan contest was announced yesterday, with the top prize going to Market Truths, an established, real life market research firm who also provides their services to companies in Second Life. Although I am sure their business plan was compelling, it would, in my opinion, […]

Are you one of the few who has only a single account in Second Life? Yes? Well celebrate your alt free pride with a t-shirt. Pick one up for free here (<—SLurl) in SL, or buy a real one – that’s right! – a real one, here. No? Well get a t-shirt anyway, no one […]

Its about friggin’ time … Asus announced (at CES in January 07) that they will be producing an external PCI Express card ‘module’ called the XG Station so laptop users (like me) can realize much greater graphics performance in their gameplay.

The CBC has posted an AP story about SL going open source.



It might not be news but I stumbled across BMW promoting their Hydrogen 7 and H2R vehicles in SL on their sim BMW New World. Not being a car expert I don’t know if these are prototype or production vehicles (here is a link I found – I cannot attest to its accuracy) and there […]

Adrienne Arsenault, CBC-TV’s London correspondent, reports from SL – not too much Kool Aid here. Also links to some video of her talking to the real-life Adam Reuters, RRR folks, Tim Guest (author and SL philosopher??), and – surprise, surprise – some actual SL residents, on Canada’s national evening news (The National) . (You need […]

For more RL meets SL and vice versa – read the press release after the break. What makes these SL snappies worthy of display? Perhaps the fact that they are being presented as art in RL. I would be curious to know how many US$ they sell for. Check it out and decide for yourself.

In a fortuitous turn of events, I won another stint as a kiosk tenant at the Luna Galleria (SLURL). You can buy my book of short verse – one – there. (only L$100)