Going away with Captain Nemo in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

The undersea world of Blake Deeps The undersea world of Blake Deeps

Back in 2015 I wrote about the merfolk of Fanci’s Deep, who were holding a week of underwater activities to encourage folk to explore their undersea community, centred around the four regions of Fanci’s Deep. These form a part of the Blake Deeps, covering roughly 13 regions to the east of Blake Sea and south of  Blake’s Passage as it cuts its way westward from Blake Sea to Second Norway.

Recently, Caitlyn and I have been spending time within the Deeps, and so I felt a further blog post was overdue on their secrets.

One of the many garden spots in Blake Deeps where you can dance with merfolk One of the many garden spots in Blake Deeps where you can dance with merfolk

With 13 regions to visit, it can be a little hard to know where to start. However, there are several places which can serve as a base for wider explorations, and I’ve listed them at…

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The Forest Beyond in Second Life

Interesting idea for story telling

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

The Forest BeyondThe Forest Beyond

In the latter half of 2017, Ceakay Ballyhoo presented A Watercolour Wander, an exploration of a landscape rendered as a watercolour painting, complete with its own story (read more about it here). It was an imaginative approach to art and storytelling which at the time attracted Seanchai Library’s Caledonia Skytower to present readings of the story during walking tours of the installation.

Given that this melding of art and tale worked so well, little wonder that Ceakay has continued to explore the idea, and recently opened a follow-up environment and story, The Forest Beyond. Only in this case, rather than wandering a landscape rendered as a painting, visitors are invited to explore a painting rendered as a landscape.

The Forest BeyondThe Forest Beyond

Located on Ceakay’s own region, The Forest Beyond reunites us with Ceakay’s little girl from the first story – whose name, we learn…

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Experiencing the Roaring ’20s in a recreated New York

One of the potentials of Second Life encapsulated…

Second Sighting

Historical reconstruction and role-playing has found a breeding ground in Second Life, and one of the most impressive examples of such an endeavor that I’ve stumbled upon in the virtual world is the 1920’s New York Project. It recreates a section of Lower Manhattan, more or less as it would be in the second decade of the 20th Century, and it’s reach in details – as I hope the photos on this post will show (the photos, by the way, are displayed here in two versions: both in color and in black and white).

Aerial view of Front Street Aerial view of Front Street…

... in the 1920s New York … in the 1920s New York

The Project recreates the streets around Jeanette Park – which corresponds today to the Vietnam Veterans Plaza. The old plan of the area, which is different from today’s configuration, can be seen, for instance, on this map, available on The New York Public…

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Illogism at MetaLES in Second Life

amazing build

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MetaLES: Illogism MetaLES: Illogism

Now open at MetaLES, curated by Ux Hax and Romy Nayar, is Illogism (from the French Illogisme, or illogicality), an exhibition of 55 images by Chimkami. These are presented in large format within a bizarre environment visualised by Romy Nayar, designed to represent disproportionate, or diform, doll’s houses of enormous size, and which are themselves contained within a large doll’s house.

“At all heights, outside as inside the houses, “Chimkami notes in her introduction to the setting, “you can discover the photos in this universe freed from any constraint, exposed with [the] nonsensical. Each corner and nook will reveal photos and rest places. Will you have nerves to find them ? Walk, fly, use your camera, relax, laugh, observe, discuss, as you want. Only one thing matters: take pleasure in it!”

MetaLES: Illogism MetaLES: Illogism

It is a curious, bewildering environment where gravity plays no part: a dance…

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“Life is a Journey” by Elin Egoyan ~Paris Metro Art Gallery~

Magick Thoughts SL ❤ Le meilleur de Second Life

~~You are invited to attend the Gala Opening Party
Elin Egoyan’s “Life is a journey” Exhibit of Fine Art.~~
Curated by Sir Walter – Arts Director, Paris METRO Art Gallery
WHEN: Saturday – TODAY Jan. 21st, 2017
TIME: Begins Noon pm SL Time
12:00pm DJ Karensunshine (New Age music)
1:00pm Katiaportugal Genesis (Jazz music)
The Artist Series Gown for only 150 Linden (after the show full price)
Paris Metro Art Gallery and Little Versailles Garden LM


Exhibition: Life is a journey by Elin Egoyan

“I always find that life is like a certain road. A path you walk on from birth to death. While walking that path you constantly can choose which direction you go. But also you are sometimes forced to go a certain direction, if you like it or not. Because of things that happen with or around you your path can suddenly make curves or slips into…

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No Frontiers in Second Life

Very cool.

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No Frontiers - Gem PreizNo Frontiers – Gem Preiz

I’ve long been an admirer of Gem Preiz. His work in creating magnificent vistas using fractal art is simply astonishing. So it was a genuine pleasure to once again be offered an opportunity to previewing his latest installation, which opens on Thursday, January 12th, and runs through until the end of June.

No Frontiers is, in at least some ways, a sequel to his last two environments, Hertiage: Vestiges and Heritages: Wrecks (which you can respectively read about here and here). Within it, we are again asked to engage upon a journey through space and time. But where the Hertiage pieces were perhaps rooted in a dark vision of a future encompassing loss and departure, only brightening at the very end, No Frontiers presents something altogether more optimistic, a vision of a vast cosmos awaiting us, with opportunities unbounded, the potential for new encounters…

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