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In SL8B on June 30, 2011 at 2:02 am

The Automaton Circus.  A show for all ages, starts at the beginning of every hour.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SL8B%20Astonish/198/220/22

Also, http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SL8B%20Astonish/148/139/22 is a cool effect using voices.

But, for the magic of second life.  This parcel has a walk through gallery describing the phases and transformation of entering Second Life.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SL8B%20Spectacular/121/27/22

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SL8B Stunning

In SL8B on June 28, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Parcel is a great example of Living Art.  Become part of the painting, become part of the scene….

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SL8B%20Stunning/192/39/22

Soaring with Magic

In SL8B on June 28, 2011 at 2:00 pm

 

 

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SL8B%20Spellbound/96/148/22

Literature in 3D

In SL8B on June 28, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Walking by an unassuming building, I come up to an open book.  Reading the page out loud, I swim in and fall through the book.  Now finding myself in the book, I find out that the literature has come alive.  I am in the story….

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SL8B%20Spellbound/115/50/22

Live reading of Moby Dick

In SL8B on June 26, 2011 at 4:08 am

One of the more unusual, yet entertaining parcel events have taken place on Captivate.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SL8B%20Captivate/31/58/24 . Happening as I type, a rather large group of avatars have gathered to present a live reading of the entire novel of Moby Dick.  Each of us taking a turn presenting one chapter.

The parcel is terrific in that you read a copy of the book whilst standing on the ships bow, to a dark cherry wood room for the audience.  When the book is done, the video on the parcel is captivating.

The event demonstrates “The Magic of Second Life”.

Second Life 8th Birthday (SL8B) starts today!

In SL8B on June 20, 2011 at 10:00 am

Behold travelers, wanderers, curious intellectuals; Today starts the public opening of SL8B!  Gather and fashion on your most comfortable walking shoes, rez your best fins, brush off your paws and explore the 21 sims of wonder brought before you for wonderment and edification.

This years theme is The Magic of Second Life.  Let us prepare ourselves for a higher level of fancy, and journey forth….

Come join us at secondlife://SL8B%20Electrify/156/39 , and also we shall be blogging some of our favorite builds for delightful suggestions throughout the entire event so check back often as during this time we’ll focus only on SL8B for the next two weeks!  Don’t forget to subscribe at our kiosk or blog!

Now happening, Cruise from Bergen to the far north(Norway)

In internet, ships, Streaming on June 19, 2011 at 12:38 am

We had just caught wind of a live streaming cruise.  A six day Journey(which started 2 days ago, sorry) and is streaming via nine cameras.  I recommend playing with the features, such as radar, and 3D.  Also you can place the main video into full screen.

Also notice the midnight sun!

http://www.nrk.no/hurtigruten/

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Edit.  Now that it is over, the link is planned to still work and plays in it’s entirety.  Also it is also apparent that I am not the only one fascinated by this.  It was the most popular broadcast in Norway over the weekend.   We here are hoping for the full 30 disk DVD/Blu-ray set this Christmas(and a blu-ray player!)

Let there be Shadows

In New Technology on June 15, 2011 at 5:49 pm

Standard Second Life viewer 2.7.1 now has Shadows built in, which unlike before is not bogging down my computer.

This adds a great dimension in the beauty and immersion of traveling and being.

Images taken both in town and at our SL8B exhibit.

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