On Route 12 in Nautilus, you can stop for gas and coffee in Odie. The Odie Petrol Station is on a 512 parcel next to a public rez zone.The station and cafe are owned by Abinoam Norgaard. It’s a great place to start a road trip.It’s happens to be near a place I’ve enjoyed visiting for several years.There’s outdoor seating and I recently caught up with a good friend there.
The Dorodo Museum on Corsica introduces some real life artists from Japan. There are a variety of artists represented with information for further exploration.The art can be purchased at a very reasonable price. It is Mod/Transfer and most of it looks great in a virtual world. The pieces I bought had resizer scripts.There are posters from some of the real life exhibits. Thanks to Zoe Foodiboo for sending me the landmark to this museum.There is a two part post about the Dorodo Museum on the [Second Life] Information blog – mostly photos – part one here. The blog is an excellent resource for finding places on all the mainland continents. Small shops are included in with the all the other destinations and there have been several posts each day with lots of photos.By the way, if you visit the new area next to the museum, to the right of the picture here and to the entrance of the building inworld, you will be teleported home with no warning.
I tried to click on the land description when I returned so I could take notes on the owner’s profile (one of several strategies I’m using to help discern among all the requests for support and solicitations which have increased dramatically during the last few months) and found I was now banned and couldn’t get the information. This is my first ban in my almost five years in Second Life.
The July/August exhibit at MBK Gallery is titled Random Assets featuring Generative Art: Color and Form by artist Elle Thorkveld. The opening party is on Sunday, July 10 at 1:00 p.m. SLT.
Elle creates both 2D and 3D works of art; this 2D exhibit includes animated 2D pieces.MBK Gallery is curated by Asmita Duranjaya, who has been hosting exhibits since 2009. Many of the well known artists in SL have exhibited here including Silas Merlin in March/April of this year. There is a slideshow of posters inside near the front entrance.
The gallery and sim is owned by Zewe Major and is part of a compound of six sims intended to look like a realistic Bavarian landscape.
I continue to focus on exhibits; for the daily schedule of events and hunt info check the SL13B Community Celebration blog.
“The Journey to adventure begins at Shambhala Sanctuary. You’ve stumbled upon a gateway to the long hidden mysterious realms where myth & legend come to life. Prepare to encounter Muses, Totems, Devas & Dakinis as your journey guides.”
This was fun.
“Come and ride Mad Monster Mountain by MadPea Productions, where the inhabitants are more than happy to meet you…and eat you!”
“Virtual Ability has been sharing adventures with our members since 2007. We’ve built a community of support for people with disabilities (physical, mental, emotional, developmental or sensory) or chronic illness; or are family members and caregivers.” By Eme Capalini
Cammino e Vivo Capovolto is on Electrify.
Trail of Destiny has some great safari gifts; I did well! By Jordynn Sandalwood.
I was momentarily distracted by the expression on this kitty’s face as I walked through the treasure hunt on the ship, just below the welcome area.
The exhibits in my SL13B posts two through five are ones that caught my eye as I was wandering around. I checked the exhibitors list only for clarification on titles and resident names. Now I’ll check the list more thoroughly for what I won’t want to miss checking out.
This exhibit looks great from a distance too. The Centaurs and the Birds.
It’s great to see all the green dots and some yellow dots on the map when I visit SL13B.
The balloon ride gives a good overview. I got impatient and hopped off shortly though.
This exhibit is by an Italian artist who uses recycled materials.
“Creativity and art are for all and everyone can do great works. Art has become a fashion suitable to enrich. Therefore I exhibit myself in this square with my Real Life paintings. thank you for your visit!”
On Spellbound, the Asperger’s Community Tower of History.
“A community project founded and completed by the members of Asperger’s Together, a support, education and social group based on Toor island. by Somyen”
Next to the Asperger’s Tower is an adventure with free scuba gear to wear.
“EponineWest underworld adventure in search for her grandfather who has been missing for 10 years.” By Baron Jiminy
To the side of Epi’s Adventure is Wild and Free in the Salish Sea with free dive gear.
“We invite you to dive the underwater caves of the Pacific Northwest in this multi-level adventure. Experience the mysterious… the wild… the wondrous world beneath the waves.”
“Come join the adventure at Inside Art. An interactive Art Gallery that puts you inside the picture. Click and sit on each piece for an immersive experience.”
This exhibit as well as ArtBox are ones not to miss.
There’s a list of all exhibitors and the exhibit titles with SLurls on the SL13B Community Celebration blog.
The exhibit by Chic Aeon is on Fascinate.
I was pleased to see an exhibit by Livio Korobase again this year.
Messing around at the Blowing in the Wind exhibit on Astound.
On Spellbound is a memorable exhibit for US Military Veterans Homeless Awareness.
Also on Spellbound is Reverse Bowlarity by John (Johannes1977 Resident).
“Crossing Paths An artistic Exploration & Celebration. Have we met? by Holocluck Henly”
This is an exhibit of cartoon sketches of SL residents. I had a friendly moment catching up with Kitty of Kitty’s Love Shack in St John who is shown here in front of the sketch of him.
There are over 500 great photos in the SL13B Flickr group as of this writing.
Most of the photos today were taken on Beguile, a few on Wonderous.
I’ve really enjoyed the Great Light Gallery, which displays photographs of the Grand Canyon. My physical alt loves this part of the country. The exhibit is called Water: The Canyon Carver by Immerdar Fredriksson. At the entrance are five bells (one can be seen in the lower right corner in the picture), each with an info card in a different language.
My physical alt has always been drawn to the yin energy of water creating change, carving the landscape, even though it isn’t as flashy and dynamic as Yang energy.
“The SL13B Ethnographia exhibit showcases the works of participants in the Ethnographia project. The focus of the project is on the ways in which being in a virtual world have influenced the lives of of the participants as people with disabilities.”
“Ethnographia is part of a research project Virtual Worlds, Disabilities and New Cultures of the Embodied Self. It is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.”
Jadyn Firehawk is the primary builder.
A reminder that some of the exhibits are quite tall and climbing or flying is required. I nearly missed The Maple Nursery by Hyabusa Designs.
“We invite you to sit and relax in our desert garden. Enjoy the mystery and beauty of the Kingdom of Bhutan, which inspired the unique architecture at the University of Texas at El Paso. Sit and relax in our desert garden.”
There are great photography exhibits, including that of Ziki Questi.
In the photo above, one of two slideshows of the photography of Sparkie Cyberstar is shown. The lovely build is by Kaya Angel.
I enjoyed looking at The Old Harker House, with it’s sense of history and insights learned, as shown in the photo of writing on the wall, above. By Hannah Marie Bloodwolf.
“Elf Circle has been around for 12 years. It is a nice and relaxing land with dancing, shopping and many sights to see.”
“The Affordable Builders Company’s ConHab Project explores using shipping containers for homes that are aesthetically functional and affordable.”
I like the display for A Housing Adventure We Can Choose Now.
From what I’ve seen so far, the commercial aspects are way more toned down than in years past and exhibits by merchants seem more tasteful.
The 28 Wind Dreams exhibit by FaiRodis has lovely perfume pendant gifts. By FaiRodis Aviatik.
Moving on to Wondrous, one of my favorite exhibits so far is Lorin Tone’s Interactive Mayan Drums. I lingered there on Press Day, playing.
“An interactive loop-based musical “intrument” that you can change the sounds on. Just click the pillars for menus to change loops.” Any questions, please IM Lorin Tone. Enjoy!”
Next door to the Mayan Drums is St John Juke Joint. I took this photo on Saturday. When I went by there Sunday evening, members of the community and guests were partying.
“Bienvenue! Welcome to the St John Juke Joint, the SL13B venue for the St John Estate. St John is based on New Orleans & its surrounding bayous in the year 1916. Come sit a spell with us & enjoy the Jazz & Zydeco. Laissez les bons temps rouler!”
“After the unimaginable tragedy of Sunday June 12th 2016, we’ve refocused our theme to one that allows participants an opportunity to reflect and remember our brothers and sisters who were lost.”
“Curiosity not killed the cat in Second Life.
So you can walk around everywhere in my Art Installation, “Strange Viewpoint”
You can find a kind of a trick art, and the same time, you can enjoy abstract drawings.
Anyway, feel free to enjoy this strange art.”
It’s recommended to choose “midnight” to view Karupa Flow’s installation.
Enchant Auditorium by Anthony
The Second Life Community’s 13th birthday celebration begins Sunday the 19th at 12:00 p.m. SLT and runs through Sunday the 26th. There are 17 regions with over 200 exhibits, and the more than 600 performers, speakers and Djs plus Resident volunteers and creators make this a celebration of the diverse accomplishments and content of us all.
This year’s theme is ‘The Shared Adventure’.
I’ve blogged the celebration in years past; this was the first year I got a press pass and had I known about the warm, enthusiastic welcome from the greeters and the helpful press kit I might have applied much sooner.
The welcome area is on a ship; there are two ladders leading down. Between the base of the ladders is the beginning of a treasure hunt if you go on foot. Or you can use the teleporters from the bridge.
The 17 regions will stay open for a week after the celebration. This week includes events with artists, speakers, educators, musicians, media, business leaders and others.
Besides the auditorium, the teleporters lead to the stages, the gift parcels and the YavaScript Pod Station.
I chose the teleport to the pod station; I enjoy exploring on the mainland riding the pods. It’s located on Astound.
I began walking and explored Beguile and Wondrous but will make good use of the pods this week.
The gift kiosks are in many locations.
“About the SL13B Big Hunt, provided by Hunt SL:
For the third year in a row, we will be holding a hunt at the event. Organized by Rosamoo Mendelsohn and Xia Nishi, the hunt includes over 70 exhibitors in SL13B and spans all the regions with gifts to be found in niches and corners.
For additional information and a list of participants, please see this. ”
One more thing: (I hopped on this ten minute meditation cushion at an exhibit in Wondrous.) I use the LL viewer which has avatars over a certain complexity appear as colored jelly dolls. I’ve become used to seeing them everywhere. The viewer also informs me of my complexity going up and down when I add or subtract items. Most of my favorite hairs almost double my complexity number.
I’m wearing shorts and a tank by DCNY I got as a freebie at Hair Fair 2013, meant to keep lag down. The hair was a gift from INK, Hair Fair 2015. It has kept my complexity way down, not that I care if people see me as a jelly doll.
I really like the press badge!
The art at the Bench Park has been refreshed for June. Next to the piece by Kimika Ying in the above photo is a picture called Loneliness with a NC quote by Olivia Laing that can speak for many of us in both real and virtual worlds.
It’s a lovely spot to watch the sun rise and set.
The piece on the left is animated; a very short video of it can be accessed on my Flickr in the left column of this page.
The 3D piece on the right is animated too. Behind it is our first piece for July/August by Klaus Bereznyak. It’s summer; we need to relax so July and August are being counted as one month. Anyone really inspired may change their art sooner.
Dj Lorbo played a long and enjoyable set the first of June at Wanderlust Cafe next door. Keep an eye on the cafe for an upcoming opportunity.
The wall at the cafe includes posters for current exhibits and ongoing activities.
Many of the art pieces in the park also include links to galleries and Flickr pages.