Art, Culture, Education
Back in 2010 I mentioned the art landscape Susa Bubble which I found memorable and intriguing. Well, today, I visited another landscape by the same artist, Rose Borchovski. It’s a surreal exhibit called The Inevitability of Fate set in an environment that could have been taken from one of my freakiest dreams. It’s really hard [...]
Tonight at Soul Mods the topic turned to politics. While I myself am not keen on political discussions in a club setting (which is supposed to be fun) this was nothing too serious. Most of it was banter, somewhat light hearted and everyone was having a good time — or so I thought. After some [...]
As many of you know I love science fiction, and though there are many sci-fi films and tv shows I enjoy, I’d say Stargate SG-1 (1997 to 2007) ranks in the top five of all time. I loved all the characters. First there was Samantha Carter played by actress Amanda Tapping. Samantha was the brains [...]
I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m more colour sensitive than most. Often I will like or hate the way a place looks based on one thing: what colour it is. I’m not sure if me having synesthesia is related to my extreme reaction to colour, but the brain is a complicated thing so it [...]
Have I mentioned lately that I love art galleries? Well, I found a great one today. The Classic Paintings Art Gallery Museum. It has three floors filled with art you can lose yourself in. The gallery is tastefully done, and I spent ages there determined to look at every painting. Much of it you can [...]
“Listen mate, life has surface noise” – John Peel, Radio DJ This week I finally beat the flu virus into submission and you know how it is when you’ve beaten a nasty bug, you get a burst of endorphins and feel top of the world. But as with most good things it was all too [...]
I wish someone would recreate London’s Camden Market in SL. Here’s some film Julian took. The first video was popular so he made another Camden video using extra footage he didn’t put in the first one.
(a poetry attempt before falling asleep) we move in light that isn’t sun the second day has just begun as we dance smiling in this place here again another Friday we want to hear the music play all together we share the space watch our pixels we come alive within the Second Life we thrive [...]
One of my favourite places to listen to music in Second Life is Dugi Rubble and Aston Mindes “Soul Mods” club. The name tells you pretty much all you need to know about the kind of music you’ll hear played there, and their DJs are real specialists in the different genres that come under the umbrella ”Mod”. [...]
This has nothing to do with Second Life, but I just had to give it a plug anyway. If you have Netflix search for a tv show called “Bread, Love and Dreams.” If you’re not on Netlfix I found a link where you can watch the episodes for free at the Drama Fever site. The [...]
So it was Valentine’s day and I was minding my own business when… [15:57] Sapphire Dungfunnel: happy valentines sweety <3 [15:57] Me: Er, thanks.. same to you :) [15:57] Sapphire Dungfunnel: do you know you have the cutest avatar ever! [15:57] Me: No but you hum it and I’ll play it! [15:58] Sapphire Dungfunnel: OH [...]
Hi gang. Someone has posted all the episodes of The Mighty Boosh on youtube. If you’ve never seen this show it’s British and full of total nonsense — I love it. (That “Nooooooooooooooooooooo” gesture you may have heard a few of us do in SL was taken from this series.) So if you’re up for [...]
I found an art gallery worth visiting. It features several floors of art showcased by a handful of artists, each very different from the other. Most is for sale between 400 – 500 lindens. Visit Inworld: Future Vision Art Gallery
On my search for art in SL I managed to find something I liked: Dreamscapes Art Gallery. At first I thought I was surrounded by lovely paintings of landscapes, nature, and the sea — but on further inspection realized the images came from Second Life photographs. The artist/photographer Carlotta Ceawlin has done a wonderful job [...]
Am I the only one who puts the words “museum” or “art gallery” in as keywords when searching for new places in Second Life? In the past there used to be loads of things, everything from classical art to a Museum of Robots. Now? I put keyword museum in and hardly find anything worth mentioning. [...]
Shhhh! You ain’t seen me right? It’s 3.30am and I’ve circumnavigated Shauna’s security systems and broken into Moonletters HQ using a sponge and a rusty spanner. And here I sit at my old desk hammering away at my dusty old typewriter (Shauna always refused to buy me one of those new fangled word processors. “Typewriters [...]
My friend Slate McLeod comes up with the funniest stuff ever. Here’s his latest Rubbles film!
Thought I’d share this unusual film written and directed by my friend Brian Hischier. When I lived in Chicago, Brian, myself, and a handful of our friends were in an artist guild together. We met regularly and published a small press publication which we wrote, I edited, and Brian illustrated — among other things! We [...]
**Warning: This post has nothing to do with Second Life. Just needed a first life musing, so feel free to skip this and view it as a space filler until I write something later.** The Kilns Some of you may know that I admire the late writer C.S. Lewis. I like him so much, in [...]
The elections are over in the USA — thank goodness. Now things can get back to normal again in first life conversations, on facebook and, yes, even in Second Life. Those outside of the USA probably do not experience the political talk to the degree I have because though the election was somewhat interesting to [...]
It’s that time again. Every four years the USA holds an election for a new president and people go nuts. My facebook is filled with politics, people on both sides voicing strong opinions. Oh, all right.. Let’s be honest, here. They’re not “voicing strong opinions.” They’re tearing each other to shreds. Some have even started [...]
For most people, first life comes — well, first. Second Life is something people do for fun, to relax, or escape the mundane. Others who have more time on their hands or a limited means to get out in the “real” world, often spend more time virtually. For a long time this was the case [...]
If you’re a goth, every day is Halloween. For the rest of us it comes once a year. (Ok, if you’re a furry, neko or vampire in Second Life Halloween is also everyday. Still, you have to admit there’s something special about October 31.) When I was a kid I got ill almost every Halloween. [...]
I just created a Facebook group called Mod Subculture. I searched first and there didn’t seem to be anything like it in existing groups, so I thought it would be cool to make one. At the moment I’m trying to figure out the mechanics of being the admin of a Facebook group, so bear with [...]
Aside from a prison rapist, who finds this attractive?
It’s finally here! My friend Slate McLeod is incredibly talented and does such hilarious stuff. Here’s his film the The Rubbles – A Musical Documentary.
This song is hauntingly lovely. Taken from a scene from BBC’s Merlin, one of my favourite shows. I’d like to see more Merlin stuff in SL! Credit: Performed by the opera soprano Emma Brain Gabbott.
I added a lucky dip machine to Subculture today. Sure, there’s a few “booby” prizes inside it, but there’s lots of cool stuff too, including outfits from the store, art, gadgets, etc. Men, you can participate too. If you pull out a dress the clothing is transferable so you won’t be stuck with it. Give [...]