A Last Look at SL9B

Last Saturday, on Second Life’s 9th birthday, I wrote about the wonderful shared experience I believed was happening at the celebration. I’ve continued to checkout my notion by chatting with many people and reading commentary of those who participated. Again and again, people from all walks expressed their sense of community involvement. And …

“Gimme Six!” – A Tourist Guide to WoW pt. 1 – Spectacular Nature

Vaneeesa has asked the iRez authors to “share 6 of their favorite, must see, places in virtual space.” This is the World of Warcraft version. One of the biggest differences between WoW and non-gamified environments, is that the world of Azeroth is largely a hostile place based on conflict, you …

Oh Marina!

Is it just me or is anyone else really excited about seeing “The Artist is Present” on HBO? Ok, so it’s not really the thought of *seeing* it that excites me, but the fact that it is being shown in a setting other than a dingy little theater and seen …

iRez on Facebook

MENLO PARK, 22 June — Today this blog, I Rez Therefore I Am, has put up a beach hut on the shores of Facebook. Come on down, we’re serving complimentary mai tais & pupus, and we’re sure you’ll “like” it here. Kathleen Cool is working as we speak on a …

Diary #27

TIANANMEN SQUARE, 2000 — In a rare act of generosity Xue’s father flew her to Taipei for a week, and as you see here, they also spent a couple of days in Beijing. THE HAGUE, 2012 — I did say rare, right? Not, mind you, that I’m bitter or anything. …

Gimme Six!

THE MULTIVERSE, 19 June — With iRez’ contributing authors now extending to multiple worlds, it seems like a good time to Gimme Six! No, it’s not a noob commanding you to rub pixels, it’s a chance for iRez authors to share 6 of their favorite, must see, places in virtual …

Diary #26

ANGEL BEACH, 2009 — One day I had the sudden impulse to gather piles of finely ground bee pollen in the studio and cover myself in it. It’s true! THE HAGUE, 2012 — Aww, this image was made in the downstairs studio of an apartment that Senban Babii and I …

Diary #25

HALLIBURTON, THE HAGUE, 2001 — I’d received my MFA from Koninklijk a couple of years earlier and was just sort of stomping about, hanging out with Mark, and looking for work. Then I met Gregory Horne, Bureau Chief at the Halliburton offices in The Hague. Actually, I kind of think …