Kate Bergdorf has opened up an interesting debate on her blog about the ‘validity’ of virtual photography. Recently snubbed by an … Continue reading Is a picture taken in SL a ‘photograph’?
This coming Friday is a bit of a personal landmark for me: it denotes ten whole years in Second Life … Continue reading I turn ten on Friday. Where’s my gold watch, Linden?
Can it really be that November and its annual writing contest – National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo, as those … Continue reading Pokeprim, Civil War and Mr Copybot: Some novel ideas 2016
Following a link in Inara Pey’s blog, I’ve come to the 2016 SL Science Fiction Convention. This is good because … Continue reading So frakking not say we all
Take heed, Lenovo owners, if it’s your intention to purchase an Oculus Rift. But don’t try this at home. I … Continue reading Rift ready
Believe it or not, it’s already over a year and a half since Linden announced it was building a successor … Continue reading What will Sansar look like?
It’s been a while since the last installment in my dictionary of new words and terms for all those experiences … Continue reading The Second Life® Dictionary of Virtual Experience: Chat
And so it begins. It begins with the sale of the Oculus Rift and the death of David Bowie. Frankly, … Continue reading Ziggy Cardboard
The streets are empty. The air is still. The morning sun starts sliding over the rooftops. The sound of a … Continue reading And so it begins…
The new exhibition at Berg by Nordan Art includes this fabulous, sim-sized installation by Haveit Neox. ‘Fading Mask’ consists of … Continue reading Fading Mask
It’s nearly November again, the month of NaNoWriMo – which is, of course, to say, the month in which complete … Continue reading Bright Canapé, Sansarially Yours and Game of Prims: Some novel ideas 2015
Rarely a month seems to go by without news that some place or another in Second Life is to disappear. … Continue reading Disappearing places
I think it’s over a year now since the last performance of ‘Paradise Lost’ at Basilique. Put together by Canary … Continue reading Paradise Lost: The Movie
I’m a bit late to the business of streaming the metaverse. I recognised SLGo as a significant thing, but it … Continue reading Bright canopy and all that
When I read recently that the Facebook identity police were onto Bryn Oh, I knew my own time had to … Continue reading The Facebook death of Huckleberry Hax will occur in six days…
The word from SL12B is that Sansar, the new virtual world from Linden, will offer its users free land. Speaking … Continue reading Free land for everyone in Sansar… how will that work?
One of my favourite dip-in books is Douglas Adams’ and John Lloyd’s ‘The Meaning of Liff’. This wonderful little book … Continue reading The Second Life® Dictionary of Virtual Experience: Inventory
Several years ago – in 2007, in fact – I wrote my first ever article about Second Life®. Titled, ‘The … Continue reading Pardon the expression
Meeting the Lindens on 14 May The Basilique is a sleepy little Italian town. More and more often now I … Continue reading The oddness of one hundred avatars
Thoughts on the new name for Second Life 2. Continue reading Welcome to Sansar
It’s probably no great surprise to learn that I’ve only sold one of these so far (actually, it probably isa … Continue reading Mesh addiction
November is nearly upon us, that month when the world’s population of fictional characters is incremented by at least a … Continue reading Yet more novel ideas
Wagner James Au has opened up an interesting debate over on his blog, New World Notes, stating that Linden should … Continue reading Is sex in Second Life pornography?
How Second Life and everything else internet has failed us – or we have failed it. Those of us old … Continue reading The continuation of division
Following a signpost from Ziki Questi’s blog, I spent some time yesterday at ‘Second Life History’, an LEA (Linden Endowment … Continue reading Ten facts about early Second Life
Now that everyone’s panicking about the atomic bomb dropped by Linden last month when they announced their successor to Second … Continue reading Could an office in Second Life 2 be the killer app that virtual reality is looking for?
My thoughts on this announcement. The breaking news yesterday on Wagner James Au’s always excellent New World Notes was that … Continue reading Linden Lab announce a successor to Second Life
How one day you’ll have nothing to remember your Second Life by, and possibly the real reason for that terms … Continue reading Inventory: Your own personal ticking time bomb
I recently finished reading ‘Paraffin Winter’, a novel written by Peter Chowney who I knew for over a year in … Continue reading Paraffin Winter