Every year, the best traditions of the Burning Man Festival -- art builds, music and live performers are brought together in the virtual space of Second Life in a unique celebration. Hundreds of volunteers welcome thousands of visitors in a fall festival dedicated to Art, Fire and Community. This year the Festival, called Burn2, is a six sim event and unlike prior years is completely conceived, created and funded by users with no help from Linden Lab.
Burn2 runs all day and all night from Saturday 10/16 to Sunday 10/24. Visitors will enjoy creative builds and interactive experiences at 88 donation camps, 12 theme camps, and 25 lottery camps. In addition, six artist were invited to create special works for the Festival. They are Bryn Oh, AM Radio, soror Nishi, Madcow Cosmos, Maya Paris and Corvaire Wind. There are two stages operating around the clock. The Center Camp is primarily for live performers and the Berlin Stage is primarily for DJs. For a complete calendar of events and performances please go here. Search the inworld map for "Burning Man" or [SLurl Teleport at this link]
(All event times in SLT, "Second Life Time"-- i.e., Pacific Standard)
3pm - Mobility Impaired in Virtual Worlds: Research Results
Zip Zlatkis is a graduate student from UNC, North Carolina. She presented an overview of her current research project last May. Now she will present the results of this research which shows how Virtual Worlds give voice to an entire population that often goes unheard, and how individuals with a mobility impairment feel free to create their own identities and find a Sense of Community. Presentation will be in voice, with text transcription. In Virtual Ability. [SLurl teleport at this link]
6pm - Primtionary!
Primtionary is a 3D version of charades. A builder is given a word which they represent by creating something with prims. Then everyone else guesses the word based on what the builder has made. The person who guesses correctly gets to go next and wins $25L. This event helps improve building skills and is a lot of fun. Even if you don't want to build the party atmosphere makes this event well worth your time. In Aracar. [SLurl teleport at this link]
7pm - Blackwood Ghost Stories with Shandon Loring
The Empty House and Other Ghost Stories by Algernon Blackwood Certain houses, like certain persons, manage somehow to proclaim at once their character for evil. So begins 'The Empty House', come find out how it ends. Then stay on to visit 'A Haunted Island' - if you dare. Stories in voice! In Info Island International. [SLurl teleport at this link]
Also after the break: Virtual Volunteering Options, Live readings of works by Edgar Allan Poe, Workshop on Learning and Research from Gothenburg, Sweden
10am - Oxbridge Class: Introduction to Role-Playing
Learn the basic history, purpose and usage of emotes and gestures. Explore Roleplay--what it is, and how to do it. These classes intended to enhance your Second Life and greatly increase your fun potential! This class will be held at the Caledon Oxbridge Lecture Hall, between the "Cathedral" and the "Hall of Avatar Motion". In Caledon Oxbridge. [SLurl teleport at this link]
Noon - Presentation on Virtual Volunteering Options on Virtual Ability Island
Ever wondered if it's possible to do meaningful volunteer work, even if you can't leave your house or bed? It is! The National Service Inclusion Project is going to share information about virtual volunteering options today. In Virtual Ability. [SLurl teleport at this link]
Noon - Hoshi Island Grand Opening
Cha Klaar and MadPea Productions are happy to invite you to an opening party MadPea's latest creation, Hoshi Island. Hoshi Island is a sim dedicated to total madness in a cartoon theme. It includes puzzles, games, and a social/immersive experience that pushes the envelope of what is possible in Second Life. The sim is also the home for three medical exhibitions: The Stomach Museum, Virtual CT Scanner Room and Virtual 3D Medical Diorama. In Hoshi Island. [SLurl teleport at this link]
2pm - Neal Herriat reads 'Thistle'
Neal Herriat reads the next chapter of his wonderful book,'Thistle'. On the edge of a crumbling empire, a young orphan struggles desperately to escape a life of poverty and slavery. When she stows away aboard a galleon headed for the capitol of the world, Thistle is set on a collision course with the Royal House of Ran. In Book Island. [SLurl teleport at this link]
Soleil is ColeMarie's new band and they are beyond amazing. If you love electronic, ambient innovative music then you do not want to miss this show. The music is fantastic and the particle show is mesmerizing. Do.not.miss. this performance. In Hoshi Island. [SLurl teleport at this link] (image credit: Ka Rasmuson's flickr stream)
2pm - POE'S PROSE - an afternoon of live readings from Edgar Allan Poe
'Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.' - Edgar Allan Poe. The perfect event to put you in the mood for Halloween! At 2pm there will be classic works of Edgar Allan Poe with MC Ixmal Supermarine and readings by Dubhna Rihiandra, Darius Debruyere, and Ixmal Supermarine. At 3pm there will be Live music by CelticMaidenWarrior Lancaster. In Enchantment Island. [SLurl teleport at this link]
7pm - TwinGhost Ronas Live at High Spirits
TwinGhost's shows are diverse - from hard funky strumming to soft relaxed grooves on the acoustic guitar, you'll hear sensitive crooning then straight from the gut soul. Top that off with lyrical, catchy original music, some really interesting cover versions of well known songs and you'll be enthralled for an hour. In Blackburn. [SLurl teleport at this link]
9pm - Nina Brandenburg Live at The Savoy Jazz Club
Nina Brandenburg is a classically trained vocalist with a passion for jazz, cabaret and musical theater. Culling inspiration from greats like Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn and Dianne Schurr, she will bring you a night of song you won't forget. In Marco Island. [SLurl teleport at this link]
Noon - The Oldtime Gospel Hour with Shawna LittleBoots ~ Christian Fellowship
Shawna LittleBoots sings a variety of genres to include today's country, classic hits, and oldtime gospel. Her repertoire includes cover songs from Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Wanda Jackson, and the old, old hymns. In Zecksnine. [SLurl teleport at this link]
2pm - Pilgrim75 Swashbuckler Live at the Bottom Line Cabaret
Pilgrim is the SL avatar of Pete Mroz, and his haunting voice and exquisite guitar are a delight to hear. Check out Pete's web site here and then give him a listen at The Bottom Line Cabaret, which has been a great place in SL to hang out for more than 3 years. In Pando. [SLurl teleport at this link]
5pm - Samhain Exhibit Opening at the Seanchai Library
Samhain is the doorway to the dark half of the year, a time when the veil between the worlds is thin and ancestors come with messages. This powerful time is also the beginning of the year in the ancient Celtic calendar. Join us as we open the new exhibit about Samhain legends and traditions, and share some of this holiday's spooky and magical stories. Stories all in voice, with Aoife Lorefield. In Info Island International. [SLurl teleport at this link]
5pm - Idella Quandry Live at Tranquil Cafe
Idella Quandry is the SL avatar of Alicia Morgan, keyboard player/singer/songwriter. Her music leans towards blues, funk and soul, with a little jazz thrown in for kicks. She has an amazingly powerful voice to perform a mixture of original music and favorite covers. In Shona. [SLurl teleport at this link]
1pm - Porter Paquot Live at Buy Me a Rose
Porter Paquot is a powerful and versatile singer who performs everything from soul to blues, jazz, and contemporary music. Porter sings to backing tracks and ive piano. Her voice is powerful and captivating. In Hyriasm. [SLurl teleport at this link]
6pm - Influence, The Power of Persuasion
The ICS Connect Center for Learning is offering as part of a self-help program series, Influence, The Power of Persuasion . Getting some to do what you want can be almost impossible or very easy. Learn the six most powerful principles of influence the professionals use to influence you the customer. Minimum requirement: active computer speakers. In ICS Connect. [SLurl teleport at this link]
3:30pm - Thinkers Discussion: Domestic Violence and Sexism
Whenever the media discusses domestic violence women are always the victims, never the perpetrator. Is it sexist to ignore male victims of domestic abuse or are men who suffer abuse such a minority that they can be discounted? Come and discuss with Extropia. All welcome. In Pennyroyal. [SLurl teleport at this link]
Phemie Alcott has been writing and performing songs since she was 18. Her music can be described as indie/folk/pop and does covers by the Cranberries, Tori Amos, Nelly Furtado etc. She is heavily influenced by artists such as Joni Mitchell, PJ Harvey, U2, Sarah Machlachlan and others. In Sicily. [SLurl teleport at this link] (image credit yukali's photostream)
All day today and 10/21 - NMC Symposium for the Future Program
The NMC Symposium for the Future, is the sixteenth in a Series of Virtual Symposia, which fosters an ongoing dialog among experts, practitioners, researchers, teachers, learners, artists, and others to explore the farthest edges of technology and its actual and potential impacts on issues of global significance. The Symposium is forward looking, pushing the bounds of academic discourse, and seeking ways to address the challenges of our time and our world. For a complete calendar of events and SLurls to venues please go here. To register online please go here.
12am to 3am - 4th Annual Workshop on Learning and Research from Gothenburg, Sweden
The 4th annual workshop on Learning and Research aims to improve the understanding of Second Life as a Learning and Research environment by inviting researchers and educators to share experiences, discuss and develop research and education in and about Second Life and virtual worlds. This year the workshop invites discussion on the aspects of sustainability, participation and action in addition to other current issues of research and education in Second Life. The workshop will consist of networking, group work and short keynote presentations. For more information go here. In EduFinland. [SLurl teleport at this link]
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