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SLer Voices Wanted for Dizzy Banjo's SL10B Installation

Five years ago, an SL audio artist named Dizzy Banjo created a beautiful "message in a bottle" installation celebrating Second Life's fifth anniversary with the literal voices of its users -- watch and listen:

Now he's creating another installation for Second Life's 10th year anniversary, and if you're reading this, he'd like to include your voice -- go here for all the submission guidelines.

Back in the day, Dizzy created many other amazing SL installations, like this one. Since then, he's moved away from Second Life and mainly gone on to work for high profile iOS apps, like this one for the movie Inception that he made with Chris Nolan and Hans Zimmer. So why is taking time to celebrate Second Life's anniversary? Here's what he told me:

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"Because I think that, even in 2013 when there are loads of other much cooler and also interesting things going on and despite its many flaws, SL is still a special and unique place for creativity. I'm interested in hearing how other people feel about it now." So there is that. Offer your voice to his project here.

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Dizzy Banjo

Thanks for putting out the word Hamlet!

Look forward to hearing your voice messages everyone!

Orca Flotta

"Because I think that, even in 2013 when there are loads of other much cooler and also interesting things going on and despite its many flaws, SL is still a special and unique place for creativity. I'm interested in hearing how other people feel about it now."

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Hm ... I feel you're an asshole, Dizzy.

Did it ever enter your mind that most SLers are not here because it's "cool" or "interesting"?
SL's a slowly but steadily improving platform, not more, not less. What makes it cool and interesting are its residents. That would include you if you would show a better attitude. Always hunting after the latest crazy and shiny stupidity doesn't make you or those new "things" cool or interesting.

zod

This seems very typical of many "gypsy" artists.

They enter into niche venues like SL to showcase their work whenever they feel their lives reaches a certain mediocrity threshold. Once their art installations are finally erected and their fanfare received however, off they disappear into the night - often without having invested anything into the communities they had hoped to impress.

Basically, platforms like Second Life are just a means to an end to enhance their portfolios - or egos as it were.

Sorry, but those of us who have inhabited SL for years are seldom appreciative of those who see it as just a one-night stand.

Dizzy Banjo

@orca and @zod

:(

I've been using SL for a long time ( since Jan 2005 ) so I'm far from a one night stand. I've invested a lot into the community, including these projects.

This project was never anything about my ego, its all about peoples feelings about SL.

As I said, I think SL is good because its a unique creative place. Its good because of the creativity of the residents.

I'm simply saying that SL was at one time one of the 'cool new things', much like something like Google Glass is now. It is no longer that. It is improving but still has major flaws. But I still like it and I'm very appreciative of it anyway :)

While its true I don't use SL as intensively these days as the 2005 - 2008 era, I have used it a fair bit over the last few years, even though I explore a lot of other interesting places and tools and my work is very demanding.


Indigo Mertel

Don't be put down by the negativity of some people, Dizzy. After all, this is SL: no initiative can go by without some negativity. I think your initiative is a nice one and I thank you for doing it.

Beverly Millson (aka Bettina Tizzy)

Pay no heed to those negative haters, Dizzy. It's people like that that suck the joy and creativity out of EVERYTHING, not just SL.

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