A blast from the past! Featured in The New York Times! The Far Away is an interactive 3D art installation in Second Life. First built in 2007 by AM Radio, now curated by Ziki Questi and Kinnaird Resident.
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.
Meauxle Bureaux is the home of the Linden Department of Public Works, a program focused on improvements related to the experience of living in and visiting the Linden Mainland. This intricate build was lovingly crafted by resident experts for all to enjoy, so come see the ultimate in shared creative spaces!
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.
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
Color & Glow is the second of 3 installations that will be exhibited on SLEA 3 full region grant during the first half of 2023. It follows “LINES of LIGHT” broadening the range of colors, opening the space to infinite horizons, and adding the dynamism of movements and changes. 12 colorful scenes alternate every 5 minutes in a loop. Enjoy this scenery full of colors and energy.
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
Visit real-life inspirations of The Greatest Showman movie set with the famous Barnum Circus in an amazing victorian New York City scenography. Check out the Grease movie set with the well-known Rydell High School, the Frosty Palace, and Amusement Park. Experience unique stage Spectacles at the Rebel Yell Studios!
Livio Korobase takes us on a journey to a psychedelic world of cosmic music, amidst the notes of Tangerine Dreams, through "The Quantum Gate". His creation is a fusion of sound, three-dimensional constructions, and animated textures, which allow visitors to immerse themselves in a dreamlike universe, rich in symbolism and references to the multiverse. Experience The Quantum Gate: breathe it, live it, let it envelop you, and interact with it, in all its forms and nuances. This place is alive and pulsating, ready to animate every cell of your being and take you to explore the boundaries of your consciousness. Let the music guide you and the shapes transport you, until you reach the depths of your soul.
Jane and Eloise is a maze that randomly rebuilds itself every hour. It is a tortured dream with monsters to avoid, mouse holes you can sneak through to avoid them, and safe rooms to hide in. Use the settings and do it with friends for best results.
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.”
This exhibition by Harry Cover and Jaz is an immersive experience of Peter's story, his journey to the magical forest, and his assimilation into it. It also touches upon human greed and the possible consequences. The story unfolds in 11 scenes - the road will take a visitor through the scenes in sequence. Visitors can either read about each scene, listen to the narration, and experience the special effects.
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.
Welcome to "Pororoca da Amazonia" an exhibit at SLEA2. It is a virtual twin of the Amazon River's tidal bore wave phenomena that occurs when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned. The word Pororoca comes from the indigenous Tupi word "porórka," meaning "great roar. This celestial alignment causes a very powerful ocean tide that actually pushes the Amazon River flows back upriver. The region represents four main components of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. This exhibit is open from January to June 2023.
This fascinating installation at Artsville by Chuck Clip is not just about a Roman emperor. It's about everyone. It's about mental illness. It's about love, relationships, and power built on a shaky foundation. Immerse yourself into the artwork and uncover the layers of meaning.
What would you leave behind, if you decided to lose yourself? For the final round of this collective exhibition at GBTH, 16 artists were invited to answer this question through the occupation of two apartment buildings. More info at gbth.org/GBTH-presents-Colonia-2-0
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
Make a note to visit IN OTHER WOR(L)DS by Whiskey Monday, a photographic exhibition in two parts at Units #5 & #6 at GBTH, that finds the writer manifesting herself artistically through photography in Second Life. In this exhibition, she explores the link between image and text, connecting her highly narrative and evocative visual work with the real-life pages of her journal, from which spring the impetus and inspiration for her imagery, and Twitter, where she also captures her ideas. More info at gbth.org/Units-5-and-6
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
On her 3rd environment developed at GBTH, Rachel Breaker proposes the visit to a type of location that isn't meant to be seen, where icons and litter are stored as needed and abandoned there. More info at gbth.org/Exhibition-Pavilion-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
Immerse yourself in the rich landscapes and cultures of Africa and India at the installation on Inspiration Island, the Sunvibes Africa/India Experience. This multi-media experience celebrates the diverse heritage of a third of Earth's population and a quarter of Earth's landmass, with interactive, fun, and enlightening discoveries!
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!
In a tribute to Moebius, Betty Tureaud creates 4 Mazes of 4 Elements: Space - Earth - Tecno - Mind --> and YOU are the 5th element! Come experience this interactive art installation's endless blue skies and unending flat plains featuring: 4 Mazes; the INCAL; the Crystal; and the Dark Light! Bring a friend and soar above the INCAL. There are puzzles to solve and prizes to win in your Quest!
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.
Neverending is the storybook of an artist, whose writing and drawings come to life and you can follow his path through his adventures. The new year starts with a new theme: Nova Transience, which is based on the Artist's favorite game "Prince of Persia." Explore, hang out, chill, and follow the story's adventure. Everyone is welcome and you can add your images to the Flickr group: flickr.com/groups/14802238@N22
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.
Immergence is an interactive art installation by Thoth Jantzen: "Where emergent processes and immersive environments collide, and where everything you see is exactly as it doesn't seem.” Come and visit: QFT; The Gauntlet; The Mind Melter; The Hippycampus; The Mother Ship and other great interactive spaces. Cutting edge media is used, so set your graphics when arrive, and grab a Spaceship!
"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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