Sunday, March 28, 2010

M Linden's doodle art

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is well renowned for their furthering of arts in Second Life. This Saturday they were opening a quite special event - at their inworld location as well as on their real life campus: Linden Lab CEO Mark Kingdon / M Linden went to Perth, Australia to show selected pieces of his doodle art, exhibited to the public for the first ever time.

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In the opening address M gave us some insight into his creative process, Chantal Harvey captured the main part in this video:

There are also two native SL sculpture doodles included in the show, which are "kinda cool" as M Postor Linden put it. Here's his take on the show:

Visit the exhibition at this location:

Thursday, March 11, 2010

c h a i r at IMOPCA

Yesterday night the Invisible Museum of Post Modern Art opened the new c h a i r show, featuring chair art and art-chairs from over a dozen artists (including myself).

Visit c h a i r at until, ok, I'll have to admit here I have no idea how long the exhibit runs! Visit fast ;)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Live Blogging from within SL with Viewer 2.0 Beta

Nice. I am writing this entry on the face of a prim inworld.
Heres's a video I just recorded at UWA's monthly winners party. This time inside Nyx Breen's winning flagship building entry. Video in video by ColeMarie Soleil, viewed on my newly adapted alien tablet - now a functional web-tablet. (Which, unlike the RL iPad plays Flash ;P)

I also took this video - I originally Live-video-streamed it with Ustream from my Nexus One handset, displayed it on my web-tablet an thus created an infinite regression ...

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New Viewer (finally) brings HTML-on-a-Prim

Second Life Viewer 2 Beta is out and it brings advanced media capabilites!
Full html on a prim face will make lifes of presenters and educators a lot easier. No more uploading umpteen slides, just do it off the web.
Toying around a little I just successfully tested video-streaming from my Android handset via UStream and it arrived fine and safely inside SL on the face of a prim.
Webpages can be set interactive or not, and a few more settings, depending on the builder's intentions.
I guess artists around the grid will pick up the new opportunities shortly and find a million ways to make SL an even richer experience.

Monday, January 25, 2010

I talked

Last Sunday I had the pleasure of speaking at the University of Western Australia 3D Art & Design Artist Talks about Cocktail-Robotics in general and especially inworld.

Equipped with a few slides I faced an attentive audience, and I think my mention of a Virtual Cocktail Robot Award 2010 fell on fertile ground.

You can find a transcript of the presentation at UWA blog:

Thanks to Quadropop Lane and Jayjay Zifanwe for the invitation and friendly reception!
(Snapshot: Quadropop Lane)