Thursday, August 10, 2006

What is art in a world made of art , an update

Looking forward to the invite-only meeting about art in SL(initial post about it here). I have just received an updated notecard with more information. Apparently, there will be a voice conversation among the panelists, which will be saved as mp3 and streamed into SL for the event. I hope the audio file will then be made available to the public on the NMC site.

If you would like to chime in more, here are the guests and discussion topics. (from the notecard passed on to me)


How SL has changed art or, how art has changed SL
Selling art in SL :marketing, pricing, etc.
The future of art on the internet... and how that will affect traditional art
Exploring and exploiting the strenghts of SL in art : the 3D engine, scripting, building, collaborative and social aspects.
Copyright, DCMA, and SL art
Creation of a new multi-category excellence award for art in SL : the "Academy Awards" of art in SL, selected by a distinguished panel of jurors. How would this change art in SL?

The moderator will be Ninmah Ash, aka Rachel Smith, Director of Special Projects and Publications of the NMC. Ninmah has a considerable interest and background in art, including a masters degree in art education from Stanford, and is the artist who created the poster series for Artists on the Green.

Savi Sieyes - gallery owner, well-known SL artist and patron
Tremali Lightworker - fractal influenced artist and sculptor
Dancoyote Antonelli - Hyperformalist artist
Amalthea Blanc - patron, art lover, builder
Vlad Bjornson - artist, builder, scripter, 2D and 3D
Sasun Steinbeck - well-known SL artist and patron

Siefert Surface - 3D sculptor, mathematician
Robbie Dingo - musician, sculptor, luthier, machinima and audio artist
Fade Languish - artist, excellent builder
Enjah Mysterio - Blogger, gallery owner

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Uncanny Valley Photo Contest

Hamlet Au, the embedded journalist of SL and former Linden, is launching a challenge/competition for images or videos of expressive and emotional avatars. Entries are received until September.

Read more about the prizes and requirements here.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

My Consciousness Will Never Be The Same

If you have never seen DanCoyote Antonelli's Zero G Skydancers, you have not lived in SL...scratch that, you have not lived, period.. A combination of mystical atmosphere stemming from the background music of Mic Mahoney and the elegant dance of the sky performers unites in creating a totally new experience of the virtual space.

The show starts by a lowering of the client-side light intensity to the midnight setting. Then, on the soft notes of a beautiful melody that inspires awe and mystery, the dancers enter into view, wearing wings made from DanCoyote's fine art paintings. The graceful movement in the dark, enhanced by flexies and local lighting, produces a poetic atmosphere, one that truly makes one experience Second Life on a completely new layer of complexity and beauty.

The digital angels of the show, Kokoro Fasching, Deborah Strangelove, Anhinga Chaika and Kumi Kuhr have worked long and hard under the careful supervision of DanCoyote, and have pioneered the idea of an art performance in SL. To my knowledge, this is indeed a first of its kind.

If you missed the 12:00 pm performance as tribute to the opening of New West, please return to Brilliant tonight, at 7, 8 and 9 pm SLT...and be prepared for something truly unique and amazing.

Dancoyote & ZeroG Skydancers

Check out In Kenzo's footage at and some snapshots of mine here

Pathfinder Linden: "i have seen Cirque du Soleil in RL...and this was more beautiful"

Monday, August 07, 2006

New West ISEA Exhibit Opens Aug. 8th

ChingALing Bling sends out an invite to the opening event for New West:

The New West
virtual exhibtion of Second Life art and design
for ISEA 2006 ZeroOne Exhibition
Tuesday, August 8, 12pm PST
Second Life, Brilliant 139,152,66

For information on the exhibtion, please visit: or check out my earlier post.