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.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

The Photography Studio of Grignano


Contest 31: CITY STREETS
Theme: cities
Cash prizes.

The contest themes are always loose - any interpretation is good. The theme is cities, urban places, city people, whatever you think fits. Do ANYTHING you want. Is it a city in the past? The future? --->Rest assured your whackiness will not be unappreciated - let it loose.<---

Especially fun: setting up a scene with people acting out an idea or story. SL is full of urban areas.
Here are a few places you might like:
Nexus Prime
Nova Albion
Babbage Square
There are many, many more.

You may make something like an animated texture or other cool thing if you want. You don't have any tight limits. If you make something cool that doesn't seem to fit the "textures" requirement just enter it anyway.
Straight snaps or manipulated - it's all good.
Enter by: 20 October 2007
Exhibition: 22 October - 9 November 2007 in the Photography Studio upstairs gallery. ++++++++++++++++++++++++
We will have an awards ceremony - time TBA.

TO ENTER Enter 3 textures of Second Life screenshots. <<<<----------
Textures can be no bigger than 512x512 - rectangular photos saved as 512x512 regain their proportions once they are put on a prim.
Title entries with your name + title <---= so I don't lose it in my inventory
Send them to Osprey Therian with MOD permission and COPY permission. Give me an IM so I know to look for them.
Don't send them in a notecard - I say this as I look at textures every day but I rarely look at notecards. If I don't get your heads-up the entry gets buried under the billion spam notecards I get per week. I hate it when things get lost - the only entries to've been lost thus far were in notecards. *************************************************** The Photography Studio is located in The Brownstone East, Grignano.
Grignano is a pg sim. <--= *****************************************************************