Friday, August 31, 2007

The Machine is Us/ing Us (Final Version)

Web point two rather than Second Life, but fascinating.

Casino Ban in Second Life

A report on the recent banning of gambling inworld.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

sl f*ckups 2/2

The second part of th previous film. It also mentions the new Second Life verification process and I was taken by the remarks that providing such information to a US company may be against EU law. Curious.

City Studio

Documentary featuring Second Life and looking at the nature of "home".

Second Life

Ambitious designs in Second Life.

Channel News Asia: On Second Life

Documentary posted today.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Philip Rosedale SLCC 2007 Opening Speech

The head honcho of Second Life offers an aploogy and some other words.

Second Life: Get One

Promotional film chosen by Linden labs as the best for publicising Second Life. The world itself is mich more than this shows - education, theatre, art installations and live music are all adding to the environment - the gaming is now a minority interest in certain areas only.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

No Office

Recently posted clip from ABC News on the future of the workplace. Includes the use of Second Life.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Virtual theatre performance

Film of a live theatre performance in Second Life a few weeks back. This is a one-avatar performance which in many ways feels more like an art installation, but theatre with multiple avatars is beginning to rival music in the world of SL entertainment these days.

Performing a Play in Second Life

It's a season from the archives, but this clip shows extracts from a play performed in Second Life. AngryBeth Shortbread was one of the residents behind the production from "Millions Of Us" and is show a great example to how theatre can be brought inworld effectively.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

51st State

Video of a song by New Model Army which is now an incredible 20 years old. The theme was also explored in a similar song by TheThe (aka. Matt Johnson) on the legendary album "Infected". Not much has changed.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane

I've just posted a live version of this from Woodstock on the main blog but this is the original studio recording merged with some appropriate animation. A recreation of the Woodstock vibe happened last weekend in Second Life - so it's put me in the mood. Enjoy.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Crime In Second Life Part 1

First part of a report posted by Channel Five News. Nifty intro - one wonders what the next bit has in store for us though. More scaremongered or some solid facts?

Friday, August 17, 2007

SL Woodstock

SL Woodstock
Originally uploaded by feelingdoingfranny.
A scene from yesterday's build up to the opening of the Woodstock festival in Second Life. It has now started and continues until Saturday. If you are into music or the 60s vibe this is the time to "SLog" in and experience all the world can offer.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

JueL and Prad

JueL and Prad
Originally uploaded by Prad Prathivi.
One of SL's best live acts playing for a discreet private audience.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Classically yours

Classically yours
Originally uploaded by Torley.
Torley Linden posts lots of great images. The piano here caught my eye as fo most things related to music, but there is a hint of dali in this landscape too.

The Garden Electric

Video document of the Art of Juria Yoshikawa with Music by AldoManutio Abruzzo at Heart's Desire Island, Velvet Underground, Second Life, July 2007.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

The seeker

the seeker
Originally uploaded by S-Venkman.
Just a beautiful fairytale picture from Second Life. I don't know where it was taken but I wanna go there!

Jet Burns

Jet Burns, aka Charles P. White in real life. A 20-year veteran at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Jet uploaded a photo taken during today's shuttle launch onto the screen of Second Life. Jet says of this shot:

"During my time here, I have had three visitors to my office, and worked a few issues via email. This is a great technology allowing me to multitask these efforts without having to leave my office. I had a visitor take a picture of this event in RL so now you know that Jet Burns has more hair then I do. hehehe Skinnier too"

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Virtual Galleries

Originally uploaded by lian007.
Looking at this blog i sometimes think pictures from Second Life are a great art gallery. Infact, the real art is often to be found inworld. This scene is a shot from one of the better ones.

A Posted Poster

Originally uploaded by MOonFax.
Between 2 psychdelic ents in SL I found this artwork posted to Flickr. Something to keep the mood going through the week.

Jeff Tulley in Concert

Jeff Tulley in Concert
Originally uploaded by aurumklees.
Still on the music theme, one of our favourite performers is Jeff Tulley. This is a great picture of one of his concerts. He mostly plays cover versions of classic songs over the decades with a country=style voice and acoustic guitar. But the mood he creates is exemplary.

Virtual Psychedelia

Virtual Psychedelia
Originally uploaded by alchemism.
Just a nice picture here from the Flickr streams, but reminding me that no sooner is last weekend's "Summer Of Love" event over than this coming weekend will see "SL Woodstock". nother excuse to hi-jack myself with nostalgia no doubt - watch this space.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

U2 in SL Virtual Concert in Second Life

A video featuring extracts from U2's recent Second Life concert.

Episode # 1: My Second Life

First of a series, although maybe this guy is going a bit too far.

Machinima: A Published History

Some history via YouTube for Machima

Monday, August 6, 2007

Summer Of Love

Ivy Roof Top
Originally uploaded by Chris Hambly.
The grand entrance to the "Summer Of Love" festival at the audio SIM in Second Life. A fantastic weekend reliving the spirit of 1967 with many performers turning up to gig. A good few abandoned their normal sets to bring us covers of the best music from that era.

Special thanks to Chris Hambly for co-ordinating this great event and to the countless artists who turned out to play. 21st Century reality is a hard move today! LOL.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

VanGogh Lives

Originally uploaded by pigment.
Nice one. This is somebody's room in Second Life. Living inside a classic artwork.