The DraxFiles Radio Hour: Sansar Anxiety

I’m grateful to Draxtor Despres for inviting me to participate as a panelist for the first episode of Season 3 of the DraxFiles Radio Hour [with Jo Yardley]. I was joined by Bill Glover, Founder of Bright Canopy (the browser-based Second Life viewer) and Josh Farka, Founder of Guided Meditation VR, a virtual-reality relaxation application designed for the Oculus Rift.

New Survey: How much do you mix your real life with your Second Life?

Recently, I participated in a Plurk discussion where people debated the merits of sharing their real life identity (from images to real names) with other Second Life residents. I heard many arguments against this idea, and several arguments in its favour. Unsatisfied, I want to know what Second Life residents actually do, and what they think, about this very interesting question.

Richard De Grataine Suoh wins this week’s “Scenes from Paradise Lost” Photography Contest Prize

I’m delighted to award our first week’s “Scenes from Paradise Lost” Photography Contest Prize of L$ 1000 to Richard De Grataine Suoh, who submitted the image you see featured on this post. The judges, John Herring of Windlight Magazine and Caitlin Tobias (Official Photographer for Paradise Lost), and I unanimously selected Richard’s imaginative and technically powerful photograph.

Vulnerable… Threadbare… Heartfelt… Survivor

Originally posted on KULTIVATE:
Saoirse reviews Canary Beck’s personal gallery on the Basilique Sim:  Basilique: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Our%20Island/112/123/24 Take some time to stroll in the lovely square in the Basilique Town soon.  Home to the Paradise Lost in Second Life, this area is teaming with details and authentic landscapes of an Italian village nestled in the northern hills…

Enter the Paradise Lost Photo Contest to win up to L$ 20,000 in cash prizes

To celebrate the premiere of Paradise Lost – The Movie, I am pleased to announce “The Scenes From Paradise Lost Photo Contest”! I’m offering a total of 13 prizes valued at 20,000 Lindens and 10,000 Lindens in media services to the very best entries. Prizes: In partnership with Windlight Magazine, I’m offering a total of L$ […]

Paradise Lost – The Movie to open this September

The Basilique Performing Arts Company has completed our first full length movie: Paradise Lost. We filmed the feature length movie in Second Life following the live production staged in 2014 and will release it exclusively for registered audience members on September 19, 2015 at 12:00 Noon SLT.

Where do we go next?

Want to know how the wider virtual worlds landscape is developing? I urge you to read this article published yesterday in Re/Code, to get an overview of the key players shaping the metaverse today: Linden Lab, High Fidelity, and AltspaceVR. The article also addresses Facebook, and of course Oculus VR, and includes excerpts from interviews with Palmer Luckey, Ebbe […]