Rik Riel's weekly round-up of upcoming SL events...
The Long Now Foundation presents the in-world premiere of Brian Eno's massive art installation "77 Million Paintings" alongside its real world premiere in San Francisco. Described as "a constantly evolving sound and imagescape which continues [Eno's]
exploration into light as an artist's medium and the aesthetic
possibilities of 'generative software'." How's that for high concept! The event will open [Friday] at 8PM PDT on Kula 1 (Teleport SLURL) with an interview with SL artist Angrybeth Shortbread, who designed the in-world installations. There will also be several public venues hosting unique installations of "77
Million Paintings," including in time order:
- 8PM Kula 1 through Kula 4 (Teleport SLURL)
- 8:30PM at Art Center in Avignon (Teleport SLURL)
- 9PM at Ars Virtua in Seventh Eye (Teleport SLURL)
- 9:30PM with Jeremy Neumann, Hooper Sim (Teleport SLURL)
- 10PM at Leeds College of Art and Design at The Collective (Teleport SLURL)
Also coming up this week: transgender pride, Jesus' General, voicechatting about voicechat, a freaky technocarnival ride, haute couture, and a new in-world talk show. All that and lots more metaversal happenings after the jump...
(All listings in SLT, i.e. Pacific Standard Time)
Thursday, June 28
1PM - Transgender Pride Event
As part of the 2007 Second Pride Festival, the Transgender Resource Center is sponsoring a dance party with DJ Beta Bates.In addition, volunteers will be staffing booth #85 to answer questions and welcome new members to SL's transgender community. At Rhodium (242, 14).
6PM - Jesus' General at YearlyKos Registration Drive
Join partying progressives getting ready for YearlyKos in SL, as well as political satirist extraordinaire Jesus' General. Come prepared to join in the conversation, ask the General a question or find out more about the YearlyKos Convention. At Progressive Island (128, 52).
7PM - SL Birthday Open Discussion
An open meeting to discuss important issues on SL's 4th birthday, including voicechat, the impact of SL on real life, scripters-builders versus consumers and other topics. Bring your headsets and updated viewers, because this is a voicechat-enabled meeting. At SL4B (130, 125).
8PM - Anxiety Support Circle
Everyone experiences anxiety every now and then, but for some it can be constant and overwhelming. Come to the Anxiety Support Circle and find a comfortable and supportive atmosphere for participants to share their experiences and offer advice to others who suffer from some form of anxiety. At SupportforHealing (186, 188).
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Friday, June 29
4AM - Opening of Photography Exhibit by Kyla Zenovka and Therese Slade
Kyla Zenovka and Therese Slade invite you to their "provocative" photography exhibit featuring only pictures taken in-world. At Nogojiri (42, 210).
3-5:30PM - Class on Script Tinkering by Creating a Bubble Wand
Bloodsong Termagant teaches how to make a bubble blower, and tinker with the particle system. This is an Intermediate class for students who are able to build quickly and know basic scripting syntax and constructs. At Mystica (140, 231).
6PM - Screening of "We Are the Strange"
"We Are the Strange" is a film created over three years by M Dot Strange using a range of animation techniques including traditional, stop motion, computer, and the artist's own blend of 8-bit graphics and anime. Come check out what is described as "a freaky technocarnival ride that climaxes with a momentous battle between innocence and darkness." At Seventh Eye (Teleport SLURL).
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Saturday, June 30
6AM - "PgUp" Art Show
The "PgUp" art show will feature installations and performances from artists Fau Ferdinand, in collaboration with Gazira Babeli, Douglas Story, Wirxli Flimflam and Fwwixli Swindlehurst. Live screened into Notice Gallery in London. At Odyssey (120, 48).
12PM - Screening of "PEDS" Machinima
Pawfect Films announces the screening of the second season finale of their GTA-based machinima series "PEDS", along with other animated short films. At HatHead II (250, 161).
1PM - "Plush Royalty" Haute Couture Fashion Show
You are invited to attend "Plush Royalty" where you will see the latest haute couture dress collection from Juicy Details and MB-DESIGNS. At Venice Island (139, 133).
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Sunday, July 1
5PM - SL Experiences and Research Ethics
Which parts of SL are private and public? How do we relate to our avatars? Are people generally honest in-world? What research do you think needs to be done? Come to a public discussion on how researchers should behave when working in Second Life. At Huckleberry (82, 235).
6PM - Tonight Live With Paisley Beebe Filming
"Tonight Live" will be filmed in front of a live audience at the SLCN.TV studio at NorthPoint (teleport SLURL.) Hosted by Paisley Beebe, this episode features a veteran resident who makes extraordinary pose pillows and houses, a wonderful pianist, and a couple from opposite sides of the world who fell in love in SL and are getting married in real life.
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