Category Archives: art

Built Spaces Section

I added a section to the site that shows the two spaces I built for two institutions of higher education, one island for a small college, and one campus on a leased corner of an NMC island. Neither spaces exist anymore, but the pictures give an idea of how they were or might have been used. It takes both vision and commitment to make virtual worlds work in higher ed.

You can see the menu item at the top of the page, or visit the pages here:

A College Island

Community College Campus

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Blue Lotus Okiya

Waiting for Blue Lotus Okiya to rez was worth the wait. Here’s how they describe themselves:

The Blue Lotus Okiya, a place of tradition and artistry since 2007. Women of culture, intelligence and distinction. Geisha with honor, grace and beauty. In an environment rich with traditional values combined with sisterhood and support.

Actually, I didn’t see any geisha or women or anyone else, not that I’m complaining about wandering alone, but a few role-playing characters would add another layer of virtual reality to the space.

Located in Renge Koyama (140, 136,30), BLO is a vast build in a mountainous region. I’m sure I didn’t see it all, but perhaps the pictures show otherwise. It takes some serious walking to get around, as flying is forbidden. I think that adds to the tranquil atmosphere, though.

Looking for anything but snow

So tired of snow in this life, I went looking for anything without snow in Second Life. First stop, Bryn Oh’s The Singularity of Kumiko. Figured out how to open the red door (which I forgot to pic), but after that, and crossing the barren landscape, it was hard to know what to do in the house-like structure with all the light streams. There were a couple of art installations, I think, that played with gravity, but it was difficult to walk and get anywhere else.

I did not pay attention enough to the directions in the foyer, which I blame for my not getting all I could have out of it. Now that I’ve seen part of it, I will be going back to do what I’m told, and not wander aimlessly.

I tried to go to Prehistorica after that and was logged out. Try again.