Created by ini Inaka, it's a build inspired by classic German Expressionist movies like The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Fritz Lang's M. Video capture of the experience by Grady Echegaray above, and a photo of it below.
Where to go in the virtual world? Visit Marcus VanDouser's YouTube page, which features dozens of well-shot videography of beautiful and/or interesting Second Life sims, with the map/teleport link thoughtfully added in the info box of each. Such as this one, which seems like somewhere in Montana but is actually a sim named Burger: Click to visit here.
The place is more or less empty now, except for a public sandbox, and to judge by the surroundings, hasn't been updated in many years. For instance, clicking a nearby bulletin board produces this notecard, dated 2011:
Click here until October to see "The Pillars: Four Moments of Contemplation" by Oberon Onmura in full 3D. Ms. Tizzy Canucci shot the machinima documentary above, with a description of what visitors are about to see:
"[A] forest of mountain pillars inhabited by four bots, each in his own soundscape. And then, something flickers.... Oberon is known for his minimalist yet evocative style, sometimes highly scripted, and other times (such as this) more metaphoric."
Mikati won the auction for a New World Notes post in the Pulse fundraiser, but in all honesty, I've actually long been hoping to blog about her SL art, which is fantastic and dazzling and, she tells me, is inspired by famed, fellow Japanese artist Takashi Murakami.
She traces her inspirations even farther back than that, to her parents -- and a fairly recent tragedy:
I love how it feels so lived-in and believable, while still maintaining a high level of wacky whimsy. (The rooftop trampoline, the swan boat, the whale.) It's a place you'd want to live in or at least visit in either SL or RL. Speaking of which, click here to visit in Second Life.