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.

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 […]

It takes all kinds to build a community in Second Life: Basilique hits 2000 member milestone

InnocentlyWicked Resident, a 4-week old avatar who describes herself as: “young and I just want to have fun’, surely didn’t imagine she’d be winning Caitlin Tobias’s inventory of poses from her store Pose O’Clock, when she accepted our invitation as Basilique’s 2000th member. 2000 members might not sound like much in comparison to some in world groups out there. Compared […]

A new model for how we experience ourselves and each other in a virtual world

How we see the world tends to influence how we behave in it. In this post, I propose a new model for understanding how we present ourselves and experience each other in virtual worlds. To do so, I discuss the earlier models others have put forth, argue why they are lacking, and finish by illustrating […]

Basilique featured in at least four “What Second Life Means to Me” Videos to date

If not only learning about the wonderful variety of personal stories and the creative ways that residents choose to portray them in their videos, but I’m also thrilled and proudly grateful whenever I see a glimpse of my region, Basilique, featured in them as well.