Sunday, 14 December 2008


So it's finally all in place ( after one last, daft experiment involving suspending the whole construction in the air). Falling snow, rotating bikes, winged saddles, short handlebars and all.

If you visit I hope you have a great time. It was a pleasure to make and as I said at the beginning, it's my poem, my homage, my whatever i can call it without sounding pretentious, to the bike. If you too love to cycle, to see the world slowly and in detail as you ride, then i think you'll like it. If you're not a cyclist, I hope you get a bike for Christmas.

A very Happy Midwinter to you.

SLURL to Bicyclorama from here.

Thanks again to Lynsey Fleury of Woodstock for hosting this build, everyone who helped me test-ride it and Simon Kline for his excellent scripting classes inworld (also see video).

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Flaming Wildcat Choir at Burning Life 2008

It all started with some scripting experiments with bouncing wildcats with custom sounds ( I was hopping up and down when it worked) and gradually became my first large art project in Second Life.
This was an interactive build, with the wildcats tuned to the notes of C major, which activated on touch. They jumped, they sang and multi-coloured particles flew. Sound loops provided a backbeat and the resulting racket was quite something. Avatars danced and laughed as they played the choir, which made for a great first experience of Burning Life. Thanks to all who came and participated, you made my week.