Virtual Halloween!

If virtual world Second Life was a country, and some of us think it is, then Halloween would certainly be its national holiday. I know there will be some who’ll disagree, but you don’t have to be around SL for long to discover the inner pagan lurking inside as All Hallow’s Evening draws …

Marie Chouinard: bODY_rEMIX/ gOLDBERG_vARIATIONS

Marie Chouinard Quebec choreographer Marie Chouinard’s 2005 evening length bODY_rEMIX/ gOLDBERG_vARIATIONS features dancers with a variety of prosthetic apparatus: cane, walker, forearm crutches, and… pointe shoes. No doubt there are many perspectives on this work: cyborg, fetish, ableness, and more, yet for me it is a dance about dance. In …

Bare

So I know it seems as if I’m progressively losing more and more clothing as I post here, but I promise you it wasn’t on purpose. lol There’s a blog called Bare where they interview different SLers around the grid. They interviewed me today so I thought it would be …

BURN2 Official Opening

Saturday, October 20th, was the official opening for BURN2 2012. Yesterday I wrote about the history of “Burning Man” and Second Life’s “Burning Life” a bit. But my quest to understand the Second Life Burner movement has just begun. I was ready to learn, so within minutes of BURN2’s opening, I poured in with …

BURN2 "Welcome Home"

Virtual world Second Life will be home to “BURN2 2012” this week. It begins today, Saturday, October 20th and continues to October 27th. BURN2 is based on the real life “Burning Man” events in the Nevada desert. BURN2 also replaces Second Life’s former “Burning Life” events, originally sponsored by Linden Lab, but now independently organized …

Gamification 12 – Beyond the Basics

PHILADELPHIA, 5 October –- Gamification Lecture 12: Beyond the Basics! Advanced Gamification Techniques. Lecture notes from Kevin Werbach of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School, Week 6! Aww, the last class! The final unit details gamification-related techniques that go beyond those covered throughout the course, and concludes with a …

VR Pets: Fishy!

I have a bit of a thing for “Bubble” pets in World of Warcraft – that is, water based pets who follow you around in an adorable bubble! I was super excited, therefore, to receive Fishy here as a quest reward! She’s kind of a cutie, isn’t she? Mine is named Victoria. …

Yordie Sands

iRez’ head cheerleader Yordie Sands has been “running silent, running deep” for a couple of weeks now as she moves house and home to a new city and, no doubt, to a new life as well. Just today we got a radar ping from her, apparently she came up to …