Project Bento User Group update 25 with audio

Updates on project Bento

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Bento: extending the avatar skeleton Bento: extending the avatar skeleton

The following notes and audio were taken from the weekly Bento User Group meeting, held on Thursday, September 8th at 13:00 SLT at the the Hippotropolis Campfire Circle. For details on the meeting agenda, please refer to the Bento User Group wiki page.

Note that this update is not intended to offer a full transcript of the meeting, nor does it present the discussion points in chronological order. Rather, it represents the core points of discussion, grouped together by subject matter were relevant / possible, whilst maintaining the overall context of the meeting.

RC Viewer Release

It is still hoped the Bento viewer will move to RC status soon. The main reluctance with pushing it further is to give people enough time for final testing with the majority of Avastar issues now hopefully resolved (see below). There are currently no major changes to…

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all is quiet now

new exhibit all is quiet now by photographer Joslyn Benson at dathuil

The Bergdorf Reports

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I managed to catch the very tail-end of the opening of the new exhibit all is quiet now by photographer Joslyn Benson, showing from September 7 until the end of the month at dathuil. I was lucky enough to bump into the artist herself, who was lingering on one of the red velvet sofas in the main gallery exhibit hall, catching her breath with a group of friends. We got into talking about the exhibit a bit, about how putting together something like this is an arduous, yet satisfying process that for an extended period of time requires ones attention both inside and outside of Second Life. The theme of this very beautiful dathuil exhibit, consisting of seventeen black and white photographs and in one color, is a reflective one, touching upon contemplative conditions such as solitude and stillness. Each image depicts single or multiple subjects, clothed or…

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A Surreal Cube lands in Second Life

on my list to visit

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Surreal Cube - Molly BloomSurreal Cube – Molly Bloom

Surreal Cube is a complex art installation conceived by art archivist Art Blue, known for his celebrations of virtual world art and artists, including The Surreal Tower (of which Surreal Cube could be considered a direct descendent), Art Walk on the Moon (which you can read about here) and A Room for Ferrisquito (which you can read about here).

As with many of Art’s installations, Surreal Cube is enmeshed within a lengthy narrative (provided in note card form at the landing point), involving an attempt to save Earth’s art heritage (in this case, works by Molly Bloom) by building a gigantic space ship – the Surreal Cube – in which the art should be preserved. Those familiar with science-fiction and / or Art’s previous works and activities elsewhere may recognise some of the references within the story, such as Vulcanicus and the passing…

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