Sunday, October 18, 2009

Do not adjust your monitor

One of the best aspects of Second Life is that it is a dynamic online platform for people to show off their artistic skills on a macro scale, without the conventional limitations of the physical world (i.e., gravity, space, cost). Most of the time however these quality virtual installations are hard to find without a reputable guide such as Wagner James Au's excellent New World Notes or other SL blogs that highlight what's new and interesting on the Grid.

This is one of the reasons that Burning Life is worth braving the crowds and fighting against the lag, as it concentrates some of Second Life's best designers on some thirty-odd parcels for one week out of the year. Above is a picture taken from a installation titled "Noob Shaman Power" on Selenite Island, which was a collection of 100-ft generic starter avatars standing out in the middle of the desert.

If you've never visited Second Life, this is a great opportunity to give it a whirl- Burning Life has myriad volunteers on hand to help you find your way. I don't spend as much time in SL as I used to, but I'm hoping to drop in at least once a day while Burning Life is going on (it runs through October 25th) and try to see something new every day. So if you're in-world and you see Oodja Fadoodle online, by all means give me a shout!

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