My drawing for the word CLOUDS for MonkeySideBars was based on the artwork of A.M. Hopfmuller. An unsung hero, a designer that I know nothing about, only that the artwork for the magazine entitled Shadowland (from 1919 to around 1923) went unnoticed. This particular piece was called Green Hill and …
On Sunday May 3 I was lucky to get to host a Jane’s Walk through Historic Provence. The Coeur region has always been a favorite of mine, precisely because of it’s never ending scenic roads. Like a character in an 18th century French novel, you wend your way through the …
Long-time iRez author Canary Beck has a new photo exhibition at The Arts & Culture Community (A&CC) at Wanderstill Ode. We chatted a little about the work today. Here, with permission, is an excerpt of our conversation.
As NaNoWriMo threatens to sneak up on us, I return to iRez to share a bit of my experience as a fiction writer in a virtual world. Believe me. It was nothing like what I expected! I logged in Second Life (SL) for the first time back in 2007. I had …
It’s time to fight for Asian French Maid Avatar Worker empowerment! Join us in the streets of Virtual Paris!
Avatar Hangouts is a new meetup! Come visit with old friends & make new ones. 2nd Saturday of the Month: 9a California / 5p London / 2a Sydney.
What is your favourite quote and why? Who cares, its forking Friday… Actually I do care; I love quotes whether it’s from a poem, song, movie, from novels – I like remembering my much-loved ones and using them sporadically and when the timing is right. I seem to quote from …
Happily Ever Avatar: Back2Back Productions is now casting for a new documentary on relationships that blossom out of virtual worlds.
Look into her angel eyes One look and you’re hypnotized. Grabbed a decent word to draw in Draw Something 2, TEARS. One huge Manga eye and a single tear found on a random reference. I Just used the outline as a ref and skipped the bright pink colour creating something …
SL’s camera is too high. It’s a bad view when you enter a building, it makes you build to the wrong scale, and it makes us create avatars that are ridiculously tall. Worst of all it’s a less immersive experience than a more “on the ground” camera. The good news is, it’s so easy to fix! Here’s how…
Wendz Tempest leads the VBCO Travel & Safari Company in a Minecraft Field Trip! Saturday 7-9am SLT
Field Trip! We’re off to the free-2-play (freemium) fantasy MMORPG of Tera! Grab your adventure gear and climb aboard.
I invite you to join in a drum circle with us. We’ll have drums and hula hoops or you can BYO whatever you like. Rediscover personal ecstasy in your life.
The new SL Project viewer features “live” updates to Twitter, Facebook & Flickr. I thought I’d feed them through 24LiveBlog for a Live Blog of my Virtual Life.
The Inventory Game begins! Post a photo of you with something “A” from your inventory, and then add a link to your post here in the comment section.
Friday at Noon PDT / 19:00 GMT Vanessa Blaylock Company will be joining dancers on 6 continents as part of the 10th annual “Dance Anywhere!”
George Carlin famously spoke about my stuff and your shit. In this 26-day photo / blog challenge you have the chance to leave your shame over your obscenely large inventory behind and take pride in your brilliant collecting. Share your
shit stuff with the world!
I only recently realised that last time I posted on iRez about Paradise Lost in Second Life was when I reported it was coming soon. Well, iRez readers, it’s time for an update! Here is the most important news that you might have missed: Paradise Lost tickets are on sale …
Meet Bob 1 and Bob 2 that I drew for the game Monkey Side Bars in Sketch Club. Bob was the word supplied for last nights posting by the lovely artist Pia, who now draws and writes with her collaborator Jaime for their own website of words selected by Monkey …
The word LOLLYGAG was chosen by a member of the art game Monkey Side Bars and we drew this word for posting to Instagram on Sunday, February 16th. http://msbweb.wordpress.com/2014/02/09/lollygag The origin of this odd term lollygag is unknown but is an Americanism dating to the middle of the nineteenth century. …
You’re invited to Valentine’s Walking Brunch at Izzy’s Gym on Sat 15 Feb! Come hit the VR treadmill: walk, websurf, and hangout with friends.
Second Life, and any online virtual community like it, can be a social lifeline to those who may be more isolated, marginalized or cut off in real life. There is a lot said these days about how virtual life is causing us to interact with each other less…but few people talk about the flip side of that. For many of us, virtual life can help us gain connections we lack in RL.
2014 is the year of the treadmill desk. Vanessa Blaylock Company is organizing 12 treadmill walking events in 12 months. Please join us!
Mon 20 Jan from 8:45 – 2p SLT/PST Merriam Galaxy, Vanessa Blaylock, and perhaps YOU will walk 10.2 miles in virtual solidarity with the NH Rebellion walkers on their way from Canterbury to Concord, New Hampshire.
How others perceive me is incidental to how I want my avatar to look to me. I spend more time looking at my own av than any other. If I don’t look good, I’ll fuss with my avatar constantly, and won’t have fun.
I come here to escape, my job is very stressful and the music and dancing afford me an outlet to unwind.
Those Russian girls are dancing queens
Juchei far out in Russian jeans
They look so sweet, they talk so neat
Juchei they twist to Russian beat
— Nina Hagen
It’s raining. After a few months of wintry landscapes, Second Life’s snow is slowly melting away. There’s an unspoken urge amongst the residents for warm weather and sunnier days. You can sense that, here and there. Role-playing the approach of spring and falling in to that same urge, I found …
Russian Club Luxor is a fun club with great beats and hot dancers. Unfortunately I don’t speak Russian and the peeps there don’t speak English. Good thing dance is a universal language!
You know, I had developed some alts, and then they met people who really loved those (pretty one dimensional) characters, and then I came out (sort of) and donated the alt account to them, and they are living it further. It’s maybe a bit like having a kid, and then letting it go.