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  • Newton 03:48 on 30/08/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Low-Fi Sunday 8/30 Gathering with Guerilla Burlesque 

    VB Friend and Guerilla Burlesque dancer Glori Maertens will  perform and conduct a seminar at Low-Fi tomorrow morning, Sunday 8/30 at 9am SLT. If you’re interested in SL performance or any associated aspects (concept, dance execution, set design, particles, camera control, story, recording, other) please join us!

  • AlexandreLois1 14:39 on 25/08/2015 Permalink | Reply  

    The star of the Jewish radical scene 


    • veyot 17:13 on 25/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

      oh giggle. I guessed that you made that collage. I searched for the image on Google Images and found the lady. And then you covered it with birds. I found the AI artworks in English, too, but that took a bit more hunting.

  • AlexandreLois1 03:03 on 25/08/2015 Permalink | Reply  

    The paintings, which drew artificial intelligence 

  • Newton 02:48 on 24/08/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Sunday 8/23 Low-Fi Video Production Excursion 

    For this week’s Low-Fi gathering, Video Producer Veyot led a videography excursion to LEA19 – Livio Korobase’s “The Egg.” Here are Veyot’s production notes and the video from that trip. Wonderful collaboration, all! 


  • veyot 16:41 on 20/08/2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Eggs Over Easy 

    The movie location for Sunday’s upcoming movie filming is LEA 19, The Egg, by Livio Korobase. Four people have already made videos of it, and the films are all great. But, no one has featured the free egg avatar that Livio provides. We will need at least three  eggs for a one-minute dance performance. Can you help? For those preferring to watch the eggs dance, Antsue suggests wearing blue clothing to match the blue in the mandalas which cover the ground. Snapshot_007

  • Edie 02:55 on 20/08/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    OMG! H8ers Gonna H8!


  • veyot 15:41 on 19/08/2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Casting Call 

    On Sunday, August 23 at 11 AM, Edie’s Art farm will be producing an EGGCITING movie. This is the first call for performers and designers. You will be paid with friendship and laughter. Jobs available:
    Actors, poses provided, non speaking roles
    Costume designer, to design a jacket or tshirt for the cast
    Choreographer, with Hud for a one minute dance segment
    Music Director, to choose or write a peppy creative commons 3 minute song.
    Gaffer, I cant remember what the gaffer does, but all good movies have one.
    Veyot, Producer

    • Neeva 18:44 on 19/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

      This sounds fun. I think I can make it!

    • veyot 23:26 on 19/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I guess we need a timekeeper too because I put the time wrong. It’s my 11 AM but SL 9 AM.

    • Oona 04:09 on 20/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Aw I work, otherwise I’d be all over that. Good luck!

  • veyot 00:51 on 18/08/2015 Permalink | Reply  

    I want your help to make an abstract collage in the Babel sandbox. Please add a shape or two to the canvas. I will take a picture of it when it looks like a modern masterpiece. And then we can begin another one.

    • Elle Thorkveld 15:32 on 19/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Fun project and a great idea!

  • Newton 20:28 on 16/08/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Low-Fi Meeting Highlights from Sunday 8/16 

    Ten people came to the Low-Fi gathering today. Thank you all for your participation and for being so inspirational.

    Major Highlights:

    • Reviewed the status of Low-Fi and The Farm
    • Looked at Veyot’s machinima videograph – At Musiclandia
    • Looked at Pearl’s machinima story – The Painting
    • Looked at Glori’s shared machinima of an interpretation of her dance, to Unwritten
    • Discussed a format and date for the Guerilla Burlesque seminar
    • Reviewed the status of our performance stages and brainstormed a bit about the future!


    • Veyot’s videograph field trip will be on Sunday 8/23 at 9am SLT
    • Guerilla Burlesque Seminar will be Sunday 8/30 at 9am SLT

    Thanks to All Participants:

    • Veyot
    • Elle Thorkveld
    • Kimika Ying
    • Pearl Grey (pearlgrey)
    • Newton
    • Gloria Maertens
    • Serra Qendra
    • Trilby Minotaur IIID (trilby3d)
    • Art Oluja (artistik.oluja)
    • Fanny (fannyvermont)

    Read the Whole Transcript Here!

    • Elle Thorkveld 19:27 on 18/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Great class meeting!

  • Edie 19:42 on 15/08/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Fall Session 1 @Art Farm!

    Today begins Week 3 of Summer Session! Thanks to everyone who’s participated in the 1st 2 weeks, and to our awesome facilitators, Myra, Jade, Oona, Neeva & Newton!

    Even though 67% of Summer Session is still to come, I’d like to invite you to think about Fall Session 1, which runs for 6 weeks from September 26 – November 8.

    We’ll again have Four Lands where people can participate in various ways. You are invited to propose a land for Fall1! The only real requirement is that it be an inclusive idea where everyone is welcome to participate.

    The best place to throw out your ideas is right here on MU/Talk. That way everyone can see what you’re thinking of, offer feedback, other idea inspirations, etc! You can also IM, Notecard, or email me if you prefer.

    Sometime in September I’ll announce the 4 Lands for Fall1

    • Oona 19:45 on 15/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I hope the residences can remain in the next quarter. I think ppl will be annoyed to have to start all that over again. 🙂

      • Edie 20:53 on 15/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

        Unfortunately Oona, that’s not the vision at Art Farm at all. We run for 6 weeks and CLOSE. Everything goes. The next session after break is a completely new session with new lands, new activities, and new ideas.

        I’m super grateful to you and everyone who’s participated in Summer Session so far, and with a month still to come I hope others will dive in, but to be clear, this is not an entitlement space. Six weeks and session over!

        • rmarie beedit 03:34 on 16/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

          I have been pondering this. What if the “inclusive idea” is a phase 2 for an existing land. For example. the people participating have come up with a major project. I’m sure the environs could be changed though. There is a sense of “infrastructure creation” in this first phase.

          • Newton 03:43 on 16/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

            I was pondering the very same question.

            • Newton 16:23 on 16/08/2015 Permalink

              So for example, at Low-Fi, the infrastructure is up and we are now more deeply into our machinima track which will last two weeks. The forming of the performance track is in progress with the stages built and dates remaining to be committed-to. If we needed more time for the performance track to reach “fruition,” would that be something we’d “propose” and would you feel it should be considered something completely different than Low-Fi? I already suggested the performers approach you with a distinct idea for a session if that were to happen, so from my standpoint the idea of wiping things clean while “using” what has been done so far is not a problem.

              On the other hand looking at Oona’s perspective, the “inclusive” aspect does warrant a lingering community within the “school” or on the farm and wiping that clean and regenerating it is more challenging. In fact, it’s more work.

              Interesting projects reap interesting conundrums!

        • Oona 04:03 on 20/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

          Okie, dokie smokey 🙂

      • Myra 23:54 on 16/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

        Hi, Edie. Things are developing so well with what we have, now, I think you should just leave it as is. If you jumble stuff up, now, or scrap it entirely, you’re just likely to lose people.

        Let the sim develop for the entire time. That’s my vote, too.

        • Elle Thorkveld 03:12 on 17/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

          I share Myra’s & Oona’s concerns about losing people in a big change at 6 weeks. It takes a while to build things up and get them going, as we can see with the current lands.

        • Oona 04:08 on 20/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

          I share Myra and Elle’s concerns. 😛

    • Neeva 03:05 on 16/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I would propose “new work land”. The participants agree to make something new every week and put it on display it in their display space. The one week cycle is to creat a balance between having stuff displayed long enough to be seen and appreciated, and short enough to encourage a constant flow of work from each artist. Once a week we could host a walk-through to talk about the work and admire it….then onto the next week’s work.

      I imagine studio spaces, like at MU, but with an added emphasis on active producing and displaying work the whole session.

      Depending on the number of people participating, maybe have a central area for collaborative work, discussion, and socializing.

      new work land needs a better title, but I would love to participate in something like this.

      • Elle Thorkveld 05:37 on 16/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

        I like this “new work land” idea. A current land could be adapted to incorporate this or something entirely new created. Is this one new work per week or an entire new display spaces work per week? I am thinking one new work, since some mediums and projects take much longer. I like the idea of both individual spaces and collaborative ones.

    • Neeva 08:08 on 17/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Babel sandbox could easily morph into “new work land”. I think each participant could define what new work is for them. But it would be nice to have something to display so there is a sense of collective activity and change from week to week. That would keep up interest and allow us to inspire each other to pursue and share our creative work. I don’t think participating would need to be a huge commitment. It is new work land, not new masterpiece land. Do a new doodle each week, take a picture, make a prim sculpture, or have a project that is ongoing and show the work in progress. Easy.

      • Elle Thorkveld 15:33 on 19/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

        Sounds good!

      • Oona 03:49 on 20/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

        I like this new work land idea. For me, and a few others I think, the sim is split up and not in a good way. We aren’t even connected it seems. 🙁 I know Edie doesn’t want to recreate Medici again, but borrowing what worked there and what didn’t isn’t a crime. You have the interested ppl all here and waiting to participate and actually participating now i think, it’d be a shame to lose those that just don’t want to jump through the hoops of change. I love the new work land idea. Something to unify all the sections would be nice, if i’m not misunderstanding.

  • Pearl Grey 17:58 on 14/08/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    A 1:18 Minute Video ~ Setting Up Art Farm 

    A few scenes of some of the early happenings of Art Farm Co-op.

    Setting Up Art Farm

    • Oona 18:01 on 14/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Great job Pearl! 🙂

      • Elle Thorkveld 13:21 on 15/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

        Lovely video, Pearl!

    • Edie 19:31 on 15/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

      What a beautiful look at the people and projects going on at Art Farm! Thank you Pearl!

      BTW, if you just paste the video URL (Vimeo or YouTube) on a blank line, then it’ll embed right here on MU/Talk. (sometimes with Vimeo you have to take the “s” out of “https://”

    • Neeva 03:19 on 16/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I’m away from my computer, but really looking forward to seeing this!

    • Pearl Grey 00:10 on 17/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you all for your kind comments.

      I’m here because of community and collaboration. Without that, I might as well just work on my projects elsewhere.

  • Myra 06:54 on 14/08/2015 Permalink | Reply  

    1st MUGA show: “Touch Me – While I Hold My Breath” by Gwynie Beaumont 

    The Medici University Gallery of Art is pleased to announce its first exhibition at the Art Farm (LEA28).

    “Touch Me – While I Hold My Breath” by Gwynie Beaumont, an installation of sculpture on the MUGA grounds and a retrospective of her photography in the gallery.

    Opening show 1 PM SLT, August 15, 2015.
    The show will run through August 22.

    Due to real life, I won’t be able to attend, but the artist will be available to answer questions. I hope you all can attend.

    The sculptures are really fun.

    For the next show, I’d like to get everyone at the sim to contribute to an installation in the gallery. Make it a collaborative effort, the kind Edie envisioned. 😀

    • Elle Thorkveld 20:58 on 14/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Gwynie’s been working really hard setting up and things are looking great. Please attend & make sure to touch the sculptures. 🙂

    • Edie 19:33 on 15/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations Myra! Congratulations Gwynie!

      So exciting!!

    • Neeva 03:10 on 16/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Show opening was great! I really enjoyed it. The display of the glyphs was very well done

  • Newton 20:56 on 13/08/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Low-Fi Field Trip to Guerilla Burlesque, Friday 8/14 

    Hello, On Friday 8/14 Guerilla Burlesque is performing at 7pm SLT and 12am SLT. Anyone interested in seeing this wonderful dance troupe perform live should try to get there by 6pm or 11pm in order to get a seat at this VERY busy show. Glori Maertens and Aubreya Joszpe are working on some seminars at The Farm sometime during our residency, status pending.

    Idle Rogue Theatre Location

    Preview of Past Work

    • Elle Thorkveld 16:26 on 15/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for the field trip, Newton. The dancers, sets & effects were amazing!

    • Edie 19:34 on 15/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

      So great that you organized this field trip Newton!

      Sad that RL prevented me from attending but I hope someone will post a little report from the field!

  • Edie 18:43 on 12/08/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Gemma Cleanslate Blog Post

    nice review of us by Gemma Cleanslate:


    • Newton 20:39 on 13/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Very nice! This is good PR for MUGA and the community. Thank you!

  • Edie 23:59 on 05/08/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    We’re on the LEA Blog!

    it’s true!

  • AlexandreLois1 04:26 on 04/08/2015 Permalink | Reply  

    AI wrote a musical portrait Veyot 

    • veyot 12:10 on 04/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Bravo. This music explores the relationship between consumerism and vegetarian ethics.

      With influences as diverse as Kafka and Joni Mitchell, new melodies are manufactured from both mundane and transcendent textures.

      Ever since I was a child I have been fascinated by the traditional understanding of music What starts out as atonal conflict soon becomes chained into a dialectic dance style, leaving only a sense of what could have been and the chance of a new reality. Measures thirteen through twenty two pierce arrows into my heart.

      As wavering low notes become reconfigured through diligent and diverse octaves, the listener is left with a tribute to the intelligence of all avatars.

    • AlexandreLois1 17:38 on 04/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

      yeah, well, I liked it. Actually it is the most advanced technology in art.

    • Neeva 19:15 on 04/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Looking forward to hearing this when I get home from work! Thanks for posting.

    • veyot 20:33 on 04/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Alex and I have had many conversations about music. He is a writer of music, and I am a piano accompanist for a twelve member women’s chorus. His music speaks of the future, but my audience likes music that is familiar. I have learned a lot from Alex because of our friendship at Secondlife.

  • Edie 18:52 on 03/08/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Art Farm Flickr Group!

    Yay! We have a Flickr group! Please join and add your stuff!!

    NFT Cotton Candy Faerie - NFT available now on OpenSea!

  • Edie 15:15 on 02/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

    Ant Farm Day 1!!!


    Woo Hoo!!!

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