Saturday, February 17, 2007

is today.

2pm @ the Cowell Amphitheatre.

For details click the link.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Hybrid Machinima Experiment: Architectural Science Fiction

Discovered this on thanks to Candide of the most interesting pieces of machinima blends I've seen so far. It's a bit dry without music, but it's a noteworthy technical accomplishment.

From the post:

As real-world data is absorbed into virtual environments, it isn't too daring to imagine a future when architect, clients, investors, builders and community members will be able to virtually inhabit a design concept well in advance of construction. I hope it won't be long before we see a 'Go Virtual' button within our architectural BIMS (Building Information Models).

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Neil's Second Life/Real Life Blend

Accomplished artist and content creator Neil Protagonist is now blending his real life passion for high-speed/slow motion footage with Second Life. Neil's Lucid Movement virtual theater, located in Chartreuse, is an intimate and warm environment. Here, you can enjoy a series of insightful looks into the movement of smoke, liquids, insects, and so much more.

Neil's cinema

Neil extends an invitation to interested viewers to visit his Second Life theater or the daily-updated video blog dedicated to this new artistic avenue.

(For those unfamiliar with Neil's SL work, take a quick peek at Hamlet's interview with Neil on his design and conceptual framework for the beautiful Nakama sims. Machinimist Pierce P. has also created a fun commercial for Neil's grim avatar effects.)

Sunday, February 11, 2007

A Weekend Tour of the Galleries

I started catching up with the invitations to galleries that I missed over last month. For today, I'd like to introduce two artists: Bastion Weyland (David Daigle) and Alan Ceres.


Bastion's black and white photography is showcased appropriately in the artist's skybox in Thalassa. His work is a play of light and darkness that engulfs objects already touched by the passage of time. Through Bastion's eyes, each photographed piece attracts the viewer's attention through the charm of its imperfections.

Perhaps in Second Life, more than anywhere else, the worn out look provides a stark contrast to the graphics and impecable textures everywhere. Many thanks to Sasun Steinbeck for her recommendation.


Also, a quick heads-up to an exhibition I nearly missed -- ImprovScapes, Paintings by Alan Ceres. The gallery is a beautiful open space, with bright paintings that induce a feeling of serenity. Hurry and see the exhibit, it closes February 12th! :)