Today at 10am Second Life Time, at long last, my friend China Tracy/Cao Fei, the acclaimed Chinese artist, is officially opening RMB City, a metaverse rendition of a fantasia Beijing. Her latest Second Life project has gone through many incarnations, from a truck in Miami, to book form, to a Manhattan gallery, and finally, to SL itself. Starting on the 26th, it'll also be featured at London's prestigious Serpentine Gallery, too. Hope to see you at the morning preview-- direct SLURL teleport to RMB City at this link.
Thanks to New World Notes readers, I have a slew of events to mention, everything from Pink Floyd to surfing to a Japanese astrological festival. Read for details after the break!
- 2pm, SLT: "THE WALL V-2" -- A tribute to Pink Floyd's "The Wall" featuring giant puppets, light effects, and of course, a massive crumbling wall. I caught the tail end of a performance, and it's great. More details from the show's artistic director, Debbie Trilling, at this link.
- July 25-27th: West of Ireland Summer Carnival -- a massive festival, with proceeds going to Project Children in Ireland. Read the calendar breakdown from Sioban McMahon here. Happening at the West of Ireland, Bundoran Beach, and Neart Island sims.
- 11am, SLT: The Surf City Classic --27 competitors brave Second Life's virtual waves. Read more about it here, then come catch the boarding action by clicking this direct teleport SLURL link to Surf City.
- 2pm, SLT: The Association for International Cancer Research blogging marathon -- direct SLURL teleport at this link.
- Noon-Midnight SLT: "Gadget, Particle, Art, and Music show" in New Bergen-- direct SLURL teleport at this link.
- 2pm, SLT: another performance of "THE WALL V-2" (See above)
- Noon, SLT: The Second Life Bar Association Discusses Internet Fraud - Read more about this latest installment of the Bar's speakers from Cat Galileio-- direct SLURL teleport to the conversation at this link.
Happening through this month:
- LifeFactory Writer is screening her cool SL docu-narrative machinima "Life on Life" in Claremorris, featuring magical safaris, artificial life forms, virtual suicide bombers, and more-- direct SLURL teleport to the screen at this link.
- Gahum Riptide points out a Tanabata, celebrating "a meeting of the stars Vega and Altair when they meet on the seventh day of the seventh month in the Japanese religious calendar", in Sendai: Direct SLURL teleport to Sendai at this link.