Wednesday 22 August 2012

The Cube Project

Cubes cubes cubes cubes...

LEA collaborative project. 25+ artists let rip over 20 regions.

Use Firestorm viewer to see the windlight settings and enable your sound and media for some surprises. Start here

Mine here. Pick up a travel cube.

Opens August 22, and closes September 1st, and includes work by Bryn Oh, Cajska Carlsson, Charlotte Bartlett, Dancoyote Antonelli, Haveit Neox, Kicca Igaly, L1Aura Loire, Lapiscean Liberty, London Junkers,  Misprint Thursday, Maya Paris, Nessuno Myoo, Oberon Onmura, PatriciaAnne Daviau, Pol Jarvinen, Rag Randt, Rowan Derryth, Sea Mizin, Secret Rage, Remington Aries, Solo Mornington, Tony Resident, Tyrehl Byk, Werner Kurosawa and Xineohp Guisse.

Video by MarxCatteneo

Monday 6 August 2012

"Virtual Unreality"

A "Virtual Unreality" Party

Virtual Unreality, another crazy production by Eupalinos Ugajin - in cahoots with Simotron Aquila, Kikas Babenko & Marmaduke Arado, Trill Zapatero and Maya Paris

party at the [Kou!] sim - LEA 23
Sunday August 5th, 3PM SLT

Does everything appear to be normal? Beware the Estomac, pick a Kou-pilot and hats-on at the bar.

Click the link to bend your brain

More pictures

A "Virtual Unreality" Playground

Wednesday 27 June 2012

"Celebrity Blow Your Tits Off" @ LEA10

Calling all  Bobby-Dazzlers, Exquisite Punks, Outrageous Grandparents, Platinum Studmuffins and  Space Cadets...


Then shiny up your teeth and COME ON DOWN!


Doors Open 2pm  SLT Wednesday 27th June 2012

Brought to you by our sponsors, Braino, Ransom & Wow™

Interactive Art Installation- Maya Paris @ LEA10

A huge thank you to the Linden Endowment for the Arts for this sim-grant  and for all their hard work. And to Oberon Onmura, Solo Mornington and L1Aura Loire for their invaluable help.

Sunday 12 February 2012

Le Cactus - Flickr Group Pool

Great photos taken by visitors to " Le Cactus ". Add yours here

Thank you all!

**CLICK HERE to visit the full-scale "Le Cactus" at SBCC

Throw a banana on your head, dance on a cactus and tickle a tentacle.

An interactive celebration of the extraordinary talents of cultural trailblazer Josephine Baker, queen of the trumpet Valaida Snow, the lampshade-hatted dancers of the Casino de Paris and the offbeat irony of Jacques Dutronc.

Open all hours

Free costumes, free drinks, free arguments in the corner.

Friday 27 January 2012

Le Cactus @ Virtual Montmartre and SBCC

It's January! Throw a banana on your head, pick up a trumpet and dance on a cactus in an interactive celebration of the extraordinary talents of cultural trailblazer Josephine Baker, queen of the trumpet Valaida Snow, the lampshade-hatted dancers of the Casino de Paris and the offbeat irony of Jacques Dutronc.

So put on your dancing shoes and head on down to Le Cactus at Virtual Montmartre, then continue to the extended version at SBCC

***How does it work?

1- First collect your free costumes.  You can choose to be "human", OR...go on... wear the invisible avatar then mix and match parts of all the costumes to create your own combinations.

*Flickr- you can add pictures to the " Le Cactus " flickr group

2- Create your own impromptu Revue- click everywhere for dance animations- try the revolving bananas, a cactus or hop on a turntable.

 **There's 1920's-30's music on the stream  from Radio Dismuke

3- USE the HUD  to listen to music by and watch video about Josephine  and  Valaida Snow,  rated next best trumpet-player in the world to himself by Louis Armstrong. (Never heard of her? Neither had i until recently, bloody shame. )

4- There's always someone having a row in the corner, tickle a tentacle if you want to blow off some steam.

5- Relax by the bar (free drinks). Dive into a giant cocktail. Recline on a tentacle. Sit and smoulder.


**CLICK HERE to teleport to the introductory version of "Le Cactus" at the Casino de Paris in Montmartre

**CLICK HERE to visit the larger "Le Cactus" at SBCC

A huge thank you to Mick Huet, who asked me to participate in the Virtual Montmartre project, to project leaders Dr Bryan Carter, Indea Vaher, Insenara Siamendes  and to Liz Rusotti/Zil Jewell, who is so generously hosting the larger version of Le Cactus at the Santa Barbara City College sim ( SBCC).

Credits:  Sculpt maps: cactus - Lemondrop Serendipity, tentacle - Ona Ra, banana - Juliea Diesel, snake -Neema Chester
Animations: Easy Babcock, Nomasha Syka, dais Papp, Jackie Jetcity, Actingill Igaly.
Thank you all!

Le Cactus -Music and video links:

Valaida Snow- I Can't Dance, I've got Ants in my Pants
Josephine Baker- I Love Dancing
Jacques Dutronc- Cactus

Valaida Snow-movie
Josephine Baker- movie

More information on Virtual Harlem and Montmartre:

Virtual Montmartre and Harlem blog

The University of Paris IV-Sorbonne funded the development of Virtual Montmartre in 2004. The Montmartre relationship to Virtual Harlem is clear to scholars of the Jazz Age/Harlem Renaissance, for it was there that Jazz was introduced and popularized in Europe by African American troops who fought under the French flag in World War I.
These prestigious Sims (Montmartre and Harlem) have been cosponsored by the National Black Programming Consortium and the Government of Norway for the development of Virtual Harlem and Virtual Montmartre in Second Life. Virtual Harlem and Virtual Montmartre are owned by Dr. Bryan Mnemonic/Dr. Bryan Carter.

The Virtual Harlem Project is a collaborative learning network whose purpose is to study the Harlem Renaissance through the construction and use of scenarios developed in Virtual Reality.

Harlem in Montmartre; The New School Lecture

Louis Mitchell

Harlem in Montmartre

Ada Bricktop Smith
Arthur Brigs