Thursday, November 29, 2007

Works by Troy McConaghy (troymc) > Nearest Stars Exhibit

B Troy McConaghy, a "Nearest Stars" Exhibit in Second Life. Bringing outer space to the metaverse.


Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Past-Time Paradise

I nver know the wonderful Patti Smith had recorded a version of this song but here it is. Since the visuals were filmed in Second Life I needed no further excuse to bring it to you.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Practical Motion Capture

Lookee See! The future of interfacing comes ever closer. For Second Life this could just be the kit that takes the ticket.

Computer Prediction from 1964.

The way we thought it would be back then. Actually not so far off the mark - shopping did take over in the end!


Saturday, November 24, 2007

I'm no Good

Music video filmed in Second Life. With it's ready-made animation environment a lot of video-makers come inworld just to film sequences.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

In the Real World there is no Second Life

Last week our own UK foreign minister, David Milliband, went to a climate change conference inside Second Life. This is a report.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Italian Space

Roaming through an Italian pavilion in Second Life.

Windlight - Portucalis

Another wonderful clip demonstrating the new realism in Second Life.

Disembodied Voices

Rich and Bonita Palmer were interviewed by Fox News in their area on their involvement in Second Life


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Culture Show - Beowulf

Discussion on the Beowulf Poem from the BBC series. On the film front it has an interview with Neil Gaiman and others, but is also of interest near the end when the commentator has to enter Second Life for his final piece.

Rather ironic, especially as Gaiman himself had to come inworld for the first time recently in order to actually promote the film.

What is Second Life?

Part one of Two, this video aims to answer what Second Life is by using the metaphor of a garden. Part two will answer who participates and what they do.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Force Sun to Midnight

Daruma Picnic's interactive sound and movement exhibit high above the Library Islands in the very beautiful Second Life.

Infotainment Island.... jump up!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Philip Rosedale

The Second Life creator addresses the Long Now Foundation.


FLeeF's Second Life Sojourn

Inspired by the beauty of the WindLight"
A Second Life music video as seen through the eyes of the WindLight client and featuring the song "From Agnes, Flowers" by Frank L. Fox. Windlight is the latest environmental enhancement to Second Life and this piece may be one of the first to show the increasing realism of the world.

GreenerBusiness 07: The SecondLife Island Etopia (Part 2)

Part 2 of the Second Life and Ecology feature.


Friday, November 16, 2007

Cisco Connected Life Contest

This is a machinima video that was taken during the Second Life winner annoucement event.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Maldives Foreign MInister's Speech

Maldives Foreign Minister's Speech to the Virtual Conference on Diplomacy Island in Second Life.

David Miliband takes part in a Climate Change press conference in Second Life

British Foreign Secretary David Miliband takes part in press conference hosted in the virtual world of Second Life. The event marked the end of a vital meeting of the world's Small Island States in the Maldives (13-14 Nov). The meeting aimed to raise international awareness about the plight of Small Island States ahead of the Bali Summit.

Using Second Life

A short machinima clip from Text 100 illustrating how companies can use Second Life to improve both internal and external communications.


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Monday, November 12, 2007

Richard Hawley

A BBC radio video featuring musician Richard Hawley in Second Life.

Greener Business in Second Life

A special look at sustainable developments projects in Second Life.


Saturday, November 10, 2007

Comcastic Island

A comprehensive overview of the major attractions of Comcast's official outpost in Second Life.

NASA CoLab's Second Life Mission

NASA CoLab is a Collaborative Space Exploration Laboratory being developed at NASA. CoLab will provide a framework for exciting partnership projects between the nation's space program and the thriving technology-entrepreneurial community.

In addition to the benefits to collaborating with intellectual assets of the technology business sector, the general public will benefit through various projects supporting the NASA's goals.

CoLab will feature a physical space in downtown San Francisco, a collaborative online space where scientists and engineers from NASA will collaborate with the entrepreneurial technology community, and a space in "Second Life", a virtual learning community with interactive content.

This video is focused on NASA CoLab's Second Life efforts.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Saving Student Brian

Filmed partially in Second Life, this library orientation video shows how UK Libraries helped Brian.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Importing a City

First movie illustrating a section of the 3.3 million buildings in Virtual London loading in Second Life. Only small parts of london have been inworld until no but this massive project may soon remedy that.

Second Life for Reuters

Not new but an interesting piece on Adam Reuters running the famous bureau in Second Life. As the clip points out, they were the first to come inworld, despite recent moves by the likes of Murdockpire and CNN.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Virtual 'Garden of Remembrance'

A film illustrating the Royal British Legion's virtual 'Garden of Remeberance' in Socond Life.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Temple of Aphrodite

Video tour of the as yet uncompleted (about 1/3rd done) 'Temple of Aphrodite' built by Scottie Menges in SECOND LIFE. Particle effects by Ryder Dryke.

One of the best things about Second Life is people re-creating lost examples of real-world culture.


Some tech that isn't strictly art or Second Life but I could sure use this as an inworld plug-in. A great looking creative tool.


Friday, November 2, 2007

Historical Movie

A film by James Linden looking at the early days of Second Life. This is "Lindenworld" in August 2001.

Thursday, November 1, 2007


Serious neat film from Second Life here ...

"It has been several years since Alice was last seen in Wonderland. She had grown older and tired of Wonderland's riddles. She did "not want to be among mad people," she told them and bid her farewells; but she could not forget what she had seen and heard there.

Little did she know that the very grounds of Wonderland were now saturated in the toxic torment of the Red Queen's tyrannical rule. The Mad Hatters love for his queen drowned all else as he spent years deliriously creating a new army of cardsmen to serve her. He vowed to protect the queen at all costs.To prove this, he prepared a game in the Royal Courtyard and a feast to be remembered throughout the ages.

Still bitter after all these years over Alice's disgusting display of disrespect for his Queen during the trial of the Knave of Hearts, he had the Knave tortured and scattered in pieces around the outskirts of Wonderland to warn all those who entered to respect his queen or die.

"Wonderland," he echoed unto all the land, "has changed. Let every Royal, every servant, every tweedle in the land know you will obey the Queen of Hearts or you will die. Send out and find Alice. Bring her back here so that she may set the example for all."

Upon hearing the dreaded plot of the Hatter, Alice tried to take her own life and was unsuccessful in her attempt. She was sent to the Liddell Asylum for psychiatric evaluation.

Unbeknownst to her, a new Alice, the name for the feared prophetic child queen who would one day rule all 4 corners of Wonderland, had already been introduced to the land... or had she?

"Alice" wasn't originally going to be more than just one single movie, but after hearing Marilyn Mansons song I just couldn't stop myself lol.

Soon, there will be a part 3 too."

Sky News on Second Life Wonderland

In case you missed it this is the Murdockville scare-mongering piece (SkyNews) that has got media and government into a frenzy. Sadly, it plays into the real-world surveillance agenda given the issue of sox and children is something everyone approves of policing.

The crucial thing the clip fails to address is that Second Life is an adult metaverse grid in the first place and the underage persons have their own separate grid that adults cannot access. I posted more inworld thoughts on this at if you are interested.