Rik's Picks for November 15-20
The "13 Most Beautiful Avatars" is a multi-verse exhibit of avatar portraits taken by Italian artists Eva and Franco Mattes. (Clearly there was some mix-up, because I told Eva and Franco that I was available for a sitting any time.) The in-world exhibition at the Ars Virtua Gallery will parallel the real world showing at Columbia University in New York. The in-world exhibit runs from November 15 - December 29, launching with an opening reception on November 15 at 6PM. In Downden (42,59,52).
We've got a full roster of interesting events coming up over the next days, including a "Dia de los Muertos" exhibit, a class on making friends, avatar chess, meditation houses, a glittery fashion show, and hockey practice, among other things. Hit the jump so you know where to be in the coming week....
(All times in SLT, "Second Life Time"-- i.e., Pacific Standard)
Wednesday, November 15
12-3AM - Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead Exhibit
Come learn about this ancient tradition in Mexican culture as they honor their dead with colorful displays, food and festivity. Sponsored by the Knafelc Institute of Human Behaviour. At Juwangsan (93,54).
8:30AM / 5PM - Customer Service Discussion
Robin Linden of Linden Lab is hosting the first in a series of in-world customer service discussions, following up on several blog comments. At Alice (156,104). Then again at 5PM at Ambleside (110,9).
11AM - Friends "How To" Class
Do you have no SL friends? Are you sick of the ones you have? Helen Dayton teaches a class on managing your "friends" list, granting rights, even muting avatars. Sponsored by *TUi* Neo. At Beyond the Prim (21, 219).
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Thursday, November 16
1:30PM - Town Hall with Philip Linden
Philip Linden, CEO of Linden Lab, will host another Town Hall at 1:30PM. Come by Pooley or "listen in" to the stream from anywhere on the grid. More information at blog.secondlife.com. At Pooley (247,4).
4-6PM - Avatar Chess
Creative Commons is sponsoring the first game of "Avatar Chess" on Kula Island. "Avatar Chess" is a team-based game of chess played by 32 avatars created by Barney Boomslang. The chess set itself will be provided for free under a CC Attribution Share-Alike license - so teams can start to do their own set of avatars to have different styles.
6PM- Discussion on the Virtual State
Do the real-world concepts of "state", "nation", and "government" have any applicability to the Internet and virtual worlds like Second Life? Is a virtual nation possible, and could one ever become the equal of a traditional state? Or is the nation-state simply a meaningless anachronism in a global virtual community? Come philosophize about these questions and more in the Druid's Grove. In Slosser (165,231).
6:30PM - PopSci.com Future Lounge Opens
On Thursday evening, PoPSci unveils its new "Future Lounge," a new space to showcase cutting-edge technologies and futuristic designs. Check out the gadgety goodness and get a free Sledgeway transporter if you are one of the first 100 there. IM Baccara Millionsofus to get access to the party. At Millions of Us (190,132,24).
8PM - Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show
Bring a towel and your babelfish to another listening party, enjoying two episodes of Douglas Adam's radio show "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." In Embu (35,102).
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Friday, November 17
4PM - Closing Party for Xin Project
Richard Sudden's Xin's House, a building project that he is working on with Agnes Scott College, is coming to a close on Friday. The house is a "meditation on the world, expressing inter/national cultures, their languages, symbols, philosophies, music and speech, sciences and medicine, geography and more." Come check it out before it disappears into the ether. At Sheep Island (228, 168).
4PM- Learn to Make a Waterfall Cave
Anhayla Lycia will teach all of your intermediate builders out there how to make a lovely cave with a waterfall, along with a bench, poseballs and other accents. Sponsors by Teazers U at New Orleans (210,234).
7PM - Luigi Diprima on Acoustic Guitar
Luigi Diprima will be performing blues and ballads on the acoustic guitar tonight in the Lily Pad Lounge at Clyde (118, 165).
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Saturday, November 18
12PM - "All That Glitters" Fashion Show
The "All that Glitters" Fashion Showcase produced by the Atlantis Modelling Agency will feature the dress designs of Moodii Moxie of Simplicity and jewelry and foot wear by Raven Callisto of 7 Deadly Prims. At Dublin (165,14).
2PM - Video Showing: the Effect of US Legal Structure on the Family
There will be an in-world video showing of Helen M. Alvare giving a lecture on the changes in the American family, originally given as part of a Catholic Social Teaching Certificate Program at the John Paul II Center in Washington, DC hosted by The Catholic University & Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice.
6PM - Samurai Night at Karyukai Tea House
Come dressed as your favorite samurai character from fiction and film to be entertained by geisha, food, and plentiful sake. No swordplay during dinner please. At Pyrina (202, 52).
7PM - Kori Travanti Live at Hukilau
Kori Travanti will be performing "ElectrAcoustic Fusion" music in the village at Hukilau (188,129.)
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Sunday, November 19
1PM - Interview with Mark Simmons, publisher of Games Quarterly
Come by the SL Library to participate in an hour-long audio interview with Mark Simmons, publisher of Games Quarterly, a magazine about tabletop games, and founder of "National Games Week." At Info Island (91,193).
5PM - Hockey Practice and Recruitment
Come by the rink at Jericho Hill to learn how to handle the puck and join teams starting up for the next season. Bring you own skates (and not those sissy ice dancing ones). They'll provide the hockey sticks. One hour practice, followed, of course, by one hour at the bar de-briefing. At Jericho (227, 138)
5PM - Class on Inter-object Communication
I always knew those prims were talking about me! Aryn Lassard teaches a class on getting your objects to communicate with each other, and with avatars. Not for newbs, intermediate level scripters welcome. Sponsored by NCI at Kuula (54,175).