If you apply the same subjective criteria of the Turing Test to virtual photography, you could reasonably say it has already passed its own Imitation Game. Unless the interviewer is highly skilled with a detailed knowledge of the difference between digital and virtual photography, it isn’t possible for most of us to distinguish a well-composed, realistic virtual photograph from a real life photograph.
Theres always something going on over at Oona Nostra’s studio at MU [Nostradamus 1]. I usually pass by to admire all her chairs (I’m not sure, but I think they’re breeding) or to jump off her roof (there’s an urban legend that if you do it right you’ll bounce right back up). I figured it was about time I kicked my shyness to the side and let my curiosity get the best of me, and Oona welcomed me with open...
One of the things I cherish most about SL is the thought-provoking conversations, the sharing of thoughts and ideas with so many intriguing minds that make you stretch your imagination just a little further. My encounters with Eupalinos Ugajin feel like walking through a minimalist painting, through a tiny doorway, into a quiet, floating hallway..
I first met Pearl Grey while hanging upside down in my studio sorting out inventory, and noticed a nearby dot on my map. That quiet little dot turned out to be an inspiring MU neighbor, and I soon discovered that Pearl’s activities extend well beyond her beautiful studio.
When I first glimpsed Piedra’s work, at her MU studio, I immediately fell in love with the delicate colour palettes and soft treatment of the images.. I wanted to go on a little journey through these images. Piedra was kind enough to lead the way and let my mind wander every now and then:
I peeked into Elle Thorkveld’s studio and was immediately drawn to her art pieces, a collection of “Glitch Art.” Elle was kind enough to quench my curiosity and told me all about it!
Fanny Vermont’s Photo lighting workshop on Saturday was a big hit, and after the awesome MU gang were exposed to a bunch of tips and tricks (and shared a few of their own), I figured it would be a good time to shine the light on the artist behind the camera.. Art: Fanny, tell me about your interest in SL photography? Fanny: Photography is one of my interests in RL, so it has not been a great surprise to me that I felt attracted...
Aurora has been in Second Life for almost three years, now, and while she has been an active builder, her W.B Yeats tower at Medici University is her first art project.
Meet the MU artist, Nebulosus Severine. Nebulosus Severine has been creating art in Second Life for nearly ten years. Story by MU’s Myra Wildmist!
For someone who inspires people to climb up high towers of collaborative work, Neeva Torok is an incredibly down to earth artist! I had the pleasure of meeting Neeva as she was spending her lunchtime “tinkering” with prims, and after our brains were done high-fiving over our common love for community spirit, old-school primming, and M.C. Escher’s work, I got to ask her a little about her project at MU..
Music-loving-gallery-primming-stencil-popping MU learner Nsane Darkfold has been around SL long enough to know it wasn’t always easy finding what you want, and sometimes you had to roll up your sleeves and do it yourself. Fast forward a few rezdays, now he’s at MU telling us a little about his creativity!
15-year old writer (only in SL) Annah Leah is going it alone. Trying to survive the big virtual world. And trying to launch a writing career. We metup at her studio at Aurelia:1.