Philosophical frenemies: Altberg and Rosedale

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Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

High Fidelity - a composite promotional shot. Credit: High Fidelity (via Wired) High Fidelity – part of a composite promotional shot. Credit: High Fidelity (via Wired)

Yesterday, a Tweet from Jo Yardley pointed me to an interesting article in Wired by Rowland Manthorpe, entitled Second Life was just the beginning. Philip Rosedale is back and he’s delving into VR. It’s a lengthy, fascinating piece, arising out of a week Manthorpe spent with High Fidelity, while also taking time to poke his head around the door of Linden Lab, offering considerable food for thought – and it kept me cogitating things for a day, on-and-off.

There’s some nice little tidbits of information on both platforms scattered through the piece. For those that have tended to dismiss High Fidelity as a place of “cartoony” avatars, the images provided with the article demonstrate that High Fidelity are walking along the edge of the Uncanny valley; compare the Rosedale-like figure seen the a High Fidelity…

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art in october

If Kate says they are good, check them out…

The Bergdorf Reports

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There are several exciting art installations and photography exhibits to be seen in SL for the remainder of October, some of them extending into November and December. I spent the morning teleporting around these places and taking some pics. Below is, in no particular order, some of the shows I found noteworthy. There are of course many more current exhibits on the grid, there was just not time enough to post them all here.

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Monochrome by Giovanna Cerise at LEA 21 opened a few days ago and will remain open until the end of December. This is a large-scale installation that integrates the colors black, red, and white on three levels. Giovanna notes that [t]he choice of black, white and red was dictated by my passion for these colors that evoke a multitude of contrasting references, in agreement or in continuation with each other. The invitation, then, is to experience the…

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Project Bento User Group update 31 with audio

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The following notes and audio were taken from the weekly Bento User Group meeting, held on Thursday, October 20th at 13:00 SLT at the the Hippotropolis Campfire Circle. and chaired by Vir Linden. 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.

Bento Viewer Status

The 4th iteration of the Bento RC viewer appeared on Thursday, October 20th, ahead of the meeting. Version 5.0.0.320815 is primarily an update to keep the viewer on a par with the release viewer code (VLC Media plug-in for Windows), although it…

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