Friday, July 17, 2009

It's Raining Fish

Recreating an unexplained natural phenomenon, this interactive installation makes it rain fish. (All fish involved are animated using Puppeteer)
When a visitor steps on one of the two dark rings on the ground, "physical" (they interact with environment) fish start falling from the air and helplessly twitch around (for a minute, as they are "temporary"). Visitors can both kick the fish around or move it using the mouse and play fish bowling sorts of or something.

The big fish in the center reacts to the visitor too. When it is touched it goes through an agitated animation.

Visit It's Raining Fish at Brooklyn is Watching!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

In memoriam SLX / Xstreet Forums

The latest announcement concerning the merging of the Xstreet Forums into the main SL webpage does not mention a specific date, but it's wording suggests a rather soon closing.
Ann Otoole who has provided a lot of interesting reading material on the Xstreet forums has written a blog post I would like to refer to: Death of a Community.

... Bye bye thread on XstreetSL forum.