Friday, October 05, 2007

Second Front at The Gate

Yesterday I went to Second Front at The Gate, which was a performance group being streamed from SL to Brussels through the 2-way streaming portal called The Gate.

It drew a crowd, but was the standard boring stuff we see in SL every day, i.e. fires, oddly-made avs, etc. The same attention-craving people but in a different societal subset from our common-or-garden griefers were displaying what I'm sure they thought was edgy and fascinationg behavior. Alas, it's what we see every day in SL and it's boring. I didn't stay for the entire SF event as it was hours long. Maybe they had a big finish.

It was funnish seeing the Brussels crowd. The Gate is an interesting idea and I really wanted to see at least a still photo of what they were seeing. I think the quality of SL things being streamed will improve if The Gate stays up long enough. At that time yesterday the performance was lame, though.


Blogger dom said...

Osprey, quite sorry that you didn't like the Second Front performance. It was intended for two different audiences - and two, very very different contexts - and it was damnly difficult to stage something that could work for both.
I'm sorry, also, that you did't come back to The Gate the following days: we re-arranged the architecture of the Gate, and some nice interactions started between people and avatars... You can see a lot of images from both sides here:

Domenico Quaranta

10 October, 2007 08:56  
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19 October, 2007 06:36  
Blogger Osprey said...

Dom - I think the overall idea is exciting, but the implementation I saw was not interesting to me (perhaps someone new to SL might've found it more interesting, I can't say). I am glad it was a richer experience in the next days - I believe strongly that things need time to grow and expand.

27 October, 2007 10:21  
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27 October, 2007 10:27  
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