Second Life continues to grow thanks to its Residents, and this monument recognizes the early "beta pioneers" who helped make the baby steps possible and pushed SL into the public eye (in hand — get it?). Head north to find a public sandbox that's still used to create content, and farther north to check out what an old Welcome Area used to look like.
"The Man" statue is one of the only surviving objects from the original "Linden Town" area that was developed in Second Life during the earliest Alpha stage of its development back in 2002. At times, The Man has served as a shrine where miscellaneous offerings were left, and a celebration of the creativity SL was founded upon.
Climb on top of a giant wasp and take a guided tour of this tropical island, which first opened in 2006. Explore the library inside the central tower, relax near the spring fountain, or start an impromptu jam session with some peculiar elven instruments inside the playhouse.
These cuddly behemoths have welcomed travelers from all walks of Second Life to old Stillman, whether they were flying as avatars or arriving via zeppelin tours. Behind the bears, you can tour the legendary Ivory Tower of Primitives, where many generations of Residents have learned to build, and the freebie Bazaar and The Man statue are also worth sightseeing.
Once a remote site where applicants for the first Linden Liaison team were interviewed, curious events caused the island to transform into a rather big foot. This isn't the only cultural spot in the area: head north to see what an early Orientation Island looked like, and eastward are stages that were used for early town hall chats.
One of the first examples of detailed texturing dating back to the cusp of 2004, this cathedral proved hugely influential to successive generations of Second Life creators focused on realistic "brick and mortar" builds. Residents still use the prayer candles in memory of loved ones today.
Home to the mythical Governor who's as elusive as Bigfoot, this Second Life heritage home hasn't changed much since its inception in 2002. It remains one of the few preserved examples of what inworld architecture was like back in the day. Come visit and find out how early pioneers survived before sculpted prims, then stroll to the basement for a time capsule of vintage goods.
Established in 2008, Builder's Brewery is one of Second Life's oldest destinations for learning. Visit and take a free training class and learn all about building, textures, scripting, mesh, animations, and more. Join their 3x award-winning group, and there is even a Sandbox for builders. Check their website for their schedule of educational events. More info at buildersbrewery.com
Before Linden Homes, there was Boardman, an early experiment of a themed community in a gentle suburban style. Don't be surprised that the zoning guidelines date back to January 2003, and should you run across any of the locals, they're mighty friendly, so ask if they'll share their stories.
This island has seen many significant events, from its time as a welcoming spot for teen Residents "graduating" to adulthood to the hills used in Linden Lab ad promos for the then-new WindLight graphics. An abandoned library-turned-coffee shop is at the heart of it all, reminding us of how virtual connections can transform into real-life friendships.
In this unique virtual experience at the SLEA, see a showcase of a selection of stunning photographs from the Archeology and Ethnology Museum - UFBA'S iconographic collection. These images beautifully capture the richness, culture, and essence of the Pankararé community, located in Brazil's northeast region, providing a remarkable window into their world.
Vincent Priesley’s most recent exhibition at the GBTH is an ode to hair. In its infinite variety, the love of hair reveals our capacity to find beauty in the simplest of things and our enduring quest to express our inner selves. DÉCOIFFÉ is a celebration of love and acceptance. Hair is more than just follicles and keratin. More info at gbth.org/Exhibition-Pavilion-3
In this Carapace, dead cells come to life in the formation of structures resembling shells, nails, and hair. The surface reveals the presence of microorganisms, symbolizing the symbiotic relationship between the body and the microscopic beings that inhabit and constitute it. The work highlights the rigid conformation and elasticity of keratin as structures that protect, adorn and arm living beings.
Planet Tambalya is an art exhibit at SLEA by AmandaT Tamatzui. The theme is Sci-fi whimsical, so you are welcome to enjoy the colourful world, and get a Tambalyan passport which will make a good memento. There will be monthly events with gifts and other fun times. Make sure you use shared environment especially when you ride the rockets/shuttles up into space!
"Nostalgia" is an interactive lyrical installation inspired by growing up during the Cold War, as well as various personal experiences and tragedies. Each of the 6 levels represents an era of the Artist's life. Visitors are encouraged to experience the story in chronological order. New visitors will enter at the landing point and follow a single easy-to-find teleporter to the next time period. For best viewing, accept the SLEA experience.
The doors swung open, revealing a vibrant world pulsating with energy. Neon lights bathed the entrance in a kaleidoscope of colors, casting a surreal glow on the eager crowd. The bass of disco music throbbed through the air, vibrating with an irresistible rhythm. Glitter rained down from the ceiling, catching the light and creating a sparkling rain. The atmosphere was a mixture of euphoria and freedom, as the revelers moved to the music with carefree abandon, lost in the magic of KLUB 15. KLUB 15 by Keiko Clementine is an art exhibit at GBTH. Learn more at gbth.org/Unit-6
Artist Bamboo Barnes' installation at Artsville is a surrealist, abstract masterpiece which complements her 2D artwork perfectly. Visitors can wander around, take pictures, and admire her mesmerizing art. Shared Environment and Advanced Lighting Model are advised for the best experience.
The SLRandom ArtCrew invites you to explore the exhibit titled "The Inner Conversation" at Roxkstudio on the RydenShire region. This is an immersive art installation that expresses the thoughts that someone might have in those moments of self-reflection, such as over a cup of coffee or in the bathroom mirror at the moment.
Within the depths of Walton F. Wainwright's psyche, a fascination with the macabre and the realm of death unfurled like a dark tapestry. It was from these haunting manifestations of blurry memories that the sculpture set known as "AMALGAMATION” was born—an exhibit at GBTH that dared to peel back the veneer of societal taboo and confront humanity's primal fear. Content Warning: Gore!
PRIMITIVE marks Grant Valeska's debut solo exhibition at the GBTH and provides a captivating introduction to his artistic vision and approach. Challenging the pre-existing notion that intentionality is not possible in work where aesthetics and visual impact take precedence, Valeska masterfully transports the viewer into a world of striking poses, intricate textures, and arresting compositions. More info at gbth.org/Unit-1
Fashion designer Sascha Carvalho presents the NO ONOFF #4 metaverse installation salon, which seeks to bridge the gap between physical and metaverse environments. The works on display at this multimedia salon address reality, sex, gender, personal identity, and the way we view ourselves and each other in our globalized world. Featured at the largest design event in northern Europe: DDW
C E N I T's debut exhibition at the GBTH is a visual journey through the highs and lows of love. LET ME IN, LET ME OUT tells a story that is both personal and universal, exploring the complexities of the human heart. Through her imagery, C E N I T invites us to reflect on our own experiences of love and loss, and to find solace in the beauty that can emerge from even the darkest moments. The times we share with each other are a gift that cannot be taken back. More info at gbth.org/Unit-2
Artist Marina Münter revisits NON-PERISHABLE for a third time, the exhibit that inspired the founding of GBTH in 2017. Presenting a series of stand-alone photographs and shipping container installations, the artist pairs color-associated scenographic assemblages with evocative references in a visually stunning display. NON-PERISHABLE invites the viewer to consider the ways in which we attach meaning and value to the objects in our lives, and how these associations shape our understanding of the world around us. More info at gbth.org/NON-PERISHABLE-by-Marina-Munter
Heartseed is the creation of Jedda Zenovka, who also built the landscape of Happy Clam Island where it resides. Its psychedelic mix of form and color are, in Jedda’s words, “Tripped out designs that naturally fuse organic forms; water, sounds, plant-creatures, that blend into a mythical protopean environment.”
Digital Dreams is an immersive region-wide art gallery made entirely by AI. When you arrive, please accept the Elite experience and the multilingual TourGuide HUD provided, or you can just walk and explore. The Guide will show (or teleport) you to the six themed chambers containing hundreds of photos to immerse you in magical worlds. Room description is in nearby chat followed by a gift if wearing the HUD.
Resolve to visit NEW YEARS EVE, a video installation at Unit #8 GBTH, that plumbs the depths of personal experiences since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. UK artist Amanda (aht1981) employs pop art sensibility to aim her documentary lens and capture the honest responses of her social milieu. More info at gbth.org/Unit-8
Join the inquiry at DISTANCE, by Mich Michabo, a photographic installation at Unit #7 at GBTH, that invites us to question how our virtual selves can be extensions of our real selves. Michabo positions herself in a virtual environment, recalling scenes from the urban life of a young woman, and reinforces the connection between the virtual and the physical. More info at gbth.org/Unit-7
Pore over the imagery at Vessels by Rob Danton Unit #4 at GBTH, a photographic exhibit that is the result of the artist’s long interest in our avatars and how we choose to represent ourselves virtually. Illuminating the individual details and unique aspects of avatars, Danton’s pictures try to answer the question "What would you choose to look like?" It seems to be, in many cases, "Something like me." More info at gbth.org/Unit-4
XSPACE is an interactive region-wide installation made by Betty Tureaud and AI. A space and light art with interactive elements where you can fly in space on a skateboard and experience a place with distant galaxies seen through a space telescope. Find the space crab to ride and have fun!
With generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts. An eccentric man living alone in the countryside discovers an impossible channel on his television set. This begins a story where you find the pages from his torn up diary and collect parts to write a letter. What you write in your letter will decide how the story ends. Watch the trailer: youtu.be/1rQrAv45d4c
Showcasing at The Vordun Museum and Gallery, with over 100 paintings, engravings, and letters, Allegories of Artemisia celebrates the life and work of Artemisia Gentileschi, a remarkable and influential Italian baroque painter, who is said to be the first woman in art history to make a living from her work.
Immerse yourself in GOELA, a sculptural installation at Exhibition Pavilion #1 at GBTH, that explores consumption and its relation to our perception. Brazilian artist Públio (Bebel) uses Second Life as a “...bridge to amplify the possibility of manifesting extensions… of itself in different forms.” More info at gbth.org/Exhibition-Pavilion-1
Walls of Freedom is based on the book of the same name portraying the first three years of the Egyptian revolution that began on January 25, 2011, told through striking images of art that transformed Egypt's walls into a visual testimony of bravery and resistance. This is an ongoing build where fiction meets nonfiction or is it where nonfiction meets fiction? This platform is all about art, politics, and religion!
The Borderless Project is a region-wide, multi-level, interactive digital art exhibition in which they play with light: reflections, structures, movement, creation, and evolution. With sounds and music to match the emotions brought to life by the multi-talented team of artists and scripters: Betty Tureaud, Gem Preiz, Delain Canucci, Thoth Jantzen, Mitsuko Kytori, Blaise Timtam, and Akiko Kinoshi. For a quick preview, play this video and skip ahead to 14:30 - youtu.be/2cViS7vJ0bU?t=870
“Spiralo” is a virtual cultural complex produced by the noise-classical music project 'Tia Rungray'. The space will include a sound installation hall, a gallery, a café, and a shopping floor. The name "Spiralo" means "spiral" in Esperanto, and the name comes from the fact that the floors are arranged in a spiral pattern, inspired by the image of everyday life and art blending together in virtual life. The idea is to make it easier to enjoy high-quality art activities in Second Life and to make visitors more aware of their close relationship to life. It functions to make everyday activities such as watching, listening, dressing, talking and photography more artistic. It offers you a way to enjoy the time and space in which you can relax in everyday life. As a cultural hub for contemporary art in Second Life, “Spiralo” hopes to continue to create a cultural scene.
At Foul Whisperings, Strange Matters, explore this immersive project that involved a creative team of more than 40 artists, actors, sound engineers, designers, and literature experts. This themed island features gaming-style interactivity for individual users to experience in a media-rich environment employing sound, text and animation. Discover the magic for yourself!
An exhibit of 3D sculptures, images, and videos about Mitoraj Art by Marea2007 Praga in Plusia Land since 2007. This project represents a tribute to his art and a contribution so that even just one person who has never seen his sculptures can come to the curiosity to deepen his unlimited creativity.
Chris Marker, celebrated French photographer and film director, invites you on a tour of his work, led by his longtime guide, Monsieur Guillame, an orange cat who pops up to assist you on your travels. This is a part of the Chris Marker exhibition at the Museum fuer Gestaltung Zuerich.
GlastonBelli and Corsica South Coasters are delighted to introduce a colorful new art installation by Regi Yifu, entitled 'Limitations Are Self-Imposed.' Artists-In-Residence are usually invited to keep their projects in the area for at least six months, so there is plenty of time to take in this visually engaging and interactive exhibit.
"Echoes in the Garden," is an interactive installation by Rose Borchovski on the "Susa Bubble" story. I hear echoes in the garden. Is anybody listening? I hear lost echoes in the garden! Is anybody listening? And they whisper: “The ones who are only living, are the ones who are only dying.”
"Clay and Seed" is a region-wide art installation in the Gobi Oasis of Akimori. Created by HaveIt Neox (3D Installation), Bamboo Barnes (2D Art), and Lilia Artis (Poetry) -- In a floating world, these 3 artists balance the erosion of human relationships, loneliness, and abuse with our better natures of hope, gratefulness, and growth. Please come and explore this unique collaborative masterpiece!
Mythologies is the latest art exhibit by Alpha Tribe. An architecture and a number of small landscapes in which deities and characters from different mythologies across history can be present virtually - sometimes sharing spaces and sometimes thematically separated.
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