One Frame Storytelling: The tortured non-artist effect

There was a thread on Twitter yesterday about art being a natural human capability rather than the arcane tool of a small group of creatives. @callmeSheBear “I actually used to think that way-that creativity was something only “special” people had. I was wrong.” @chesnut_rau “Through SL I have learned “creative” …

My Genetic Muse

This is my Aunt Natalie with two of her five hundred dolls. In addition to being an avid doll collecter, she’s also an accomplished folk artist who works in many  different mediums. Natalie was decades ahead of the mashup scene, cutting up and remixing comics with scissors and glue. I …

If a Naked Mannequin is Shot from a Cannon in an Empty Sim is it still Art?

David W. Galenson describes two types of artists in “Old Masters and Young Geniuses: The Two Life Cycles of Artistic Creativity.” The first starts with a clear internal vision of what she wants to express and then works to realize it through artistic work. The second type of artist undertakes …

What If Rod Was One Of Us (Parody song & Video)

If Rod had an alt who spent a lot of time
Inside of Second Life just hanging out
In clubs and chatting with his friends
Would he still think the same or see things different

And yeah, yeah, Rod is great
And yeah, yea, Rod is good
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

What if Rod was one of us
An AV like one of us
Just some pixelated dust
Living in a Linden home

If Rod had an alt what would it look like
If he lived anonymously
Would he ditch the toga for some fashionista
And be correct anatomically

And yeah, yeah, Rod is great
And yeah, yea, Rod is good
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

What if Rod was one of us
An AV like one of us
Just some pixelated dust
Living in a Linden home

Living in a Linden home?
Or in one of Wizzy’s domes
He could look like Sharon Stone
And go to Zindra and get boned