‘Be yourself in VR’: but you’re never alone in the new Facebook Spaces Facebook clearly would not want you to be anything else, as their real name policy well demonstrates. A singular identity means they can easily track you and collect your data, and sell advertising on the back of it. I remember friends ranting […]
The last post featured Annwn Willows, and Joanna Corith has just announced that it will be closing on the 26th June. So you have less than a week to go see it, and I’m going to take this as a good excuse to share another shot from when I was there last. Such is Second […]
I’m sitting at home in Second Life, music playing, keeping an eye on the conversation box. Five years ago today, I first logged in. Why? Well, I was in my final year of a degree, and I’d written an essay on authenticity (in the sense Heideggar used it) in terms of online spaces. In putting […]
A simple scene of quiet conversation. Two friends on a bench in Second Life while their real life bodies sit half way around world from each other. Here their minds meet in conversation in a way that only can be achieved through re-embodiment in a virtual world, by sharing the same space, of seeing and […]
The view out from Second Life, by Tizzy Canucci, aka Girl with a Virtual Camera. With apologies to Vermeer.
Ionic Spell : Broken Barrier, a photo by Tizzy Canucci on Flickr Things come and things go. And in Second Life, there is constant change. This is a sim I particularly liked, but the last time I teleported there I ended up at the bottom of a watery ditch. As you do. This sim was […]
Bryn Oh’s latest art installation in Second Life is Imogen and the Pigeons at Immersiva. As fascinating as ever, it is a journey through a story in virtual space. It took me two visits to get these shots… I was just too fascinated by it the first time. I needed to pick up a slurl, […]
Fluttering By Taken at the LEA Machinima Open Studio Project (MOSP). I’d tracked this down by landing up on Chic Aeon’s blog. Despite having a list of places as long as my arm, I went off on a whim. The first impression on landing, as windlight adjusts to the sim settings, is a beautiful softness which […]