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  • Izzy 00:35 on 27/09/2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 2017, Autumn   

    Have a lovely Autumn everyone! Happy Equinox!

     
  • Izzy 18:43 on 28/04/2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , ,   

    Happy Day 28 (Friday) everyone!
    Make it a great day!!!

     
    • Edie 00:20 on 29/04/2017 Permalink | Reply

      Wait, wut? Did somebody throw a party and not tell meeeee??? πŸ™

    • www.giraffebabyshowerinvitations.com 00:35 on 01/09/2017 Permalink | Reply

      funny you should mention recording–one of my most cherished memories is lovingly holding the camcorder and filming while my large wife attempts to fish out her keys that i dropped down the toilet

  • Izzy 18:43 on 27/03/2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Welcome (Back) 2MU! 

    New blog post:
    http://mediciprincess.com/welcome-back-to-medici-university/

    two avatars sitting on sofas in a living room

    Art Oluja & Oona Kicker Drake in conversation @MU @LEA23

     
  • Izzy 22:52 on 26/03/2017 Permalink | Reply
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    MU CAA-VUP Flickr Group

    We have a new Flickr Group for our new College & Spring Semester!
    Post liberally!
    https://www.flickr.com/groups/mu-caa

     
  • Izzy 15:18 on 18/11/2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ,   

    Hi guys! Hope everyone’s been happy, healthy & creative. I’m working on a proposal for a new LEA project… details coming soon! πŸ˜€

    Whatcha all been up to?

     
    • Michael J. Masucci 23:02 on 18/11/2016 Permalink | Reply

      Finishing up a indie film project, and dealing with being an Arts Commissioner in Santa Monica.

    • Elle 11:26 on 29/11/2016 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Izzy, still making art, here and there.

  • Izzy 06:38 on 30/06/2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Commencement, , School's Out, Semester, Summer Break   

    What an amazing semester! Thank you all! Congratulations to everyone!!

     
    • Paypabak Writer 14:32 on 30/06/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations on one of the most unique LEAs to be funded. The execution was superb. By trusting your instincts, you allowed all of us to shine. What shone through was more than just an exhibit of virtual art but a 24/7 performance of how creation is done. Bravo! to you and everyone involved.

    • Neeva 15:30 on 30/06/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks so much Izzy! What a great, fun experience it was. The Medici University Alumni Art & Party Association will be contacting everyone shortly. πŸ™‚

    • Elle 19:03 on 30/06/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you Izzy! Congrats to all.

    • Newton 22:28 on 01/07/2015 Permalink | Reply

      It was great to work with MU learners in this great environment, and to actualize an identity as a learner after all of these years wandering the grid just looking handsome. Thank you Izzy and gang.

  • Izzy 17:10 on 19/06/2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: News, Stauts, Update   

    Weekend Off

    Hello All! I’ll be off-campus Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon. I’ll be back on Tuesday. If you need help with anything you might try Oona, Myra, or Chaplain Beedit. They should be able to eject griefers, return stray prims dropped on your studio, or offer any advice or counseling you might need.

    In the unlikely event that anything cataclysmic happens and you need higher powers, don’t hesitate to contact someone from the LEA Committee. 2 good choices would be Solo Mornington or Patricia Anne Daviau.

    See you Tuesday!

     
  • Izzy 17:16 on 01/06/2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: June, ,   

    New Prim Limits!

    Happy June everyone! We’ve got 1 month left at LEA23 and I’m happy to report that we’re in great shape with prims.

    When we started the per studio prim limit was 150-ish. About a month ago I raised it to 200-ish. The new prim limit for our final month at LEA23 is that there is no prim limit!

    Seriously!

    β€’ Try a crazy new sculpture!
    β€’ Rez another fancy chair!
    β€’ Put out the jacuzzi and hang out w classmates!

    USE THOSE PRIMS!

     
  • Izzy 19:34 on 31/05/2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Cyn Sweetwater,   

    Cyn Sweetwater

    New Video!

    http://katyperryopolis.club/cyn-sweetwater/

     
  • Izzy 04:55 on 30/05/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    BAOC Awarded to Emma Maybe! 

    Emma Maybe & Izzy Medici at Nostradamus-8 at Medici University at LEA23

    Emma being modest and Me dancing with joy to an Ithaca Audio live mashup as I present the 12th weekly BAOC Award to Emma!

    Last week’s BAOC Award Winner, Alexandre Lois declined to award someone new, so I’ve restarted it today, appropriately enough on Emma’s return to campus! Emma has a brand new trophy, made of the finest plywood and sanded to a perfect .5 x .5 x .5 meters.

    On campus Emma has been a true Big Avatar On Campus, always greeting and engaging so many people. Always taking an interest and sharing genuine concern for campus colleagues. Awesome as Emma’s on campus contributions have been, her extended vacation has almost been more remarkable. Off on a long 6-week, SL-free trip, she’s used Slack (and hacked poor Slackbot with Rick Astley!) to remain a vital part of our campus conversation. Emma’s desire to be a part of this community has transcended even 6 weeks off-world. You can’t ask for more than that. You can’t dream of more than that.

    Welcome Home, Emma!

    Congratulations!

    Glad Kidd, Emma Maybe & Izzy Medici dancing to a Rick Astley video

    BAOC Award Winners

    1. Neeva Torok
    2. Fanny Vermont
    3. Art Oluja
    4. Feels Empty
    5. Veyot
    6. Pearl Grey
    7. Elle Thorkveld
    8. Newton
    9. Oona Nostra
    10. Myra Wildmist
    11. Alexandre Lois
    12. Emma Maybe
     
    • Myra 05:07 on 30/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations, Emma. It’s so good to have you back.

    • Elle 14:45 on 30/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations, Emma! Welcome back.

    • Oona 21:55 on 31/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Good to have you back Emma. Congratulations πŸ™‚

    • Neeva 23:11 on 31/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Yay Emma! So glad you are back on campus again.

  • Izzy 17:58 on 28/05/2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 3DS Max, Blender, Building, Maya, Mesh, , , , , Sculpts,   

    In Praise of Prims

    http://katyperryopolis.club/in-praise-of-prims

     
    • Neeva 19:01 on 28/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Nice post, Izzy! You write delicious prose.

      • Izzy 19:12 on 28/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

        aww, thankies Neeva! You stack delicious prims.

    • Myra 21:53 on 28/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

      It’s not a mesh vs prims issue. Secondlife needs to update its building tools so you can create mesh in-world.

  • Izzy 19:27 on 27/05/2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Different Needs, Fly, No-Fly, Skybox, Teleport   

    New Campus TP Policy

    I had a nice chat with Elle today about how our campus policies make it difficult for learners with different needs to get around.

    I explained that No Fly, No Skyboxes, No Point-2-Point TP were all intended to make us walk around more and see what different learners on campus are working on. To help create community.

    We reached a sort of compromise that maybe No-Fly and No-Skyboxes aren’t really so problematic, but that if people who had different hand or vision circumstances could direct TP to places, it’d make campus navigation a lot easier.

    Direct Point-2-Point TP is now enabled in all 4 parcels of MU. LMK if you have any trouble with it. And I’d still encourage you to walk around and see the work!

     
    • Paypabak Writer 21:35 on 27/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

      This is a good move. I think many of us who are used to walking about will continue to do so, although it will be nice if there’s a class and people are late to have that ability to tp to the spot.

    • Zsophia Innovia 22:27 on 27/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I agree. Some times I have gotten lost or my computer got slow as mud for a bit. Being able to have point to point at those times will be nice walking about also is good I love that. This allows for all of it.

    • Elle 22:52 on 27/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you, Izzy! πŸ™‚

    • rmarie 04:19 on 28/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

      direct Tp – what a great idea. Thank you.

  • Izzy 18:07 on 26/05/2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Banned, Drag Queens, , Identity, The Guardian   

    Banned by Facebook 

    screen cap of Facebook page informing me that I've been banned by Facebook because they don't like my name.

    Like Drag Queens, Native Americans, Abuse Survivors, Bloggers, and way too many Avatars, you can now add me to the list of people Facebook has banned because they don’t like my name.

    Goodbye Facebook. You will not be missed.

    http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/17/facebook-still-freezing-accounts-despite-apology-drag-queens-real-names

    http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/feb/19/native-american-activist-facebook-lawsuit-real-name

    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/29/facebooks-real-names-policy-is-legal-but-its-also-problematic-for-free-speech

     
  • Izzy 22:23 on 24/05/2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Claire Namiboo, , Snowflake, ,   

    Campus Tour

    I shot a little video today from the passenger seat of Claire Namiboo’s Campus Shuttle. It’s a nice peek at some of the studios on campus on 24 May ’15. Thanks to Claire & Snowflake & all the artists!

    * Soundtrack: Love Is by Snowflake & Patronski
    * “Neko Rail” transport & path by Claire Namiboo
    * Medici University campus design by over 6 dozen participating artists.

     
    • Jade Ravenheart 05:33 on 26/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Fanny was shaking her butt at you while you passed πŸ˜›

    • Elle 15:59 on 26/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Sweet machinima, Izzy. I think Claire’s Neko Rail is great.

  • Izzy 22:54 on 22/05/2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Index, , , Website   

    MU on Pinterest

    Apparently we have too many MU websites! (IKR, I, Izzy, am an overblogger. Guilty!)

    In an effort to make easy access to all of this content, I’ve indexed everything MU on Pinterest. Except for this MU/Talk part, which is 262 posts and too daunting!

    Sadly, Pinterest forces you to make a (free) account to view the content. Lame, I know. But if you already have a Pinterest, or don’t mind signing up for one more thing, the index might be helpful. I hope so! LMK!

     
  • Izzy 18:23 on 22/05/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Celebrating BAOC Awardees!

    2nd 5:
    Pearl, Elle, Newton, Oona & Myra:
    http://katyperryopolis.club/pearl-elle-newton-oona-myra-baoc/

    1st 5:
    Neeva, Fanny, Art, Feels & Veyot:
    http://katyperryopolis.club/big-avatar-on-campus/

     
    • Pearl Grey 23:49 on 22/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

      This is a great example of well-presented documentation and I enjoyed reading it.

  • Izzy 22:16 on 18/05/2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags:   

    Oops, I did it again!

    http://MediciUniversity.co.uk/help

    Answers to everything!!

     
  • Izzy 16:01 on 18/05/2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Elle, , , , , ,   

    New Collaborations from Pearl & Friends

    Just like the Internet itself, at MU, Collaboration Rules! And no one’s doing it better than Pearl’s Story Board series.

    In her new Man, Woman and Dog project, Oona, Elle, Paypabak, Veyot, and Neeva all offer their vision inspired by Pearl’s image series.

    http://mediciuniversity.co.uk/creativity/man-woman-and-dog-story-board-collaboration/

    You guys are so awesome!

     
    • Pearl Grey 16:55 on 18/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

      This isn’t the newest collaboration; it’s the first one of four that I’ve done. I’ve been posting them to my MU journal blog. It’s come to my attention that content is wanted for MU Creativty and now to KPO Gallery which (yay!) wants to include some writing too. The project has been changing, as projects do, by discovering easier ways and being told what is ‘wrong’ in the eyes of others. This first image/story had only four pictures and five submitted stories. The next two sets of photos, while interesting, were much more ‘prompts’ than photo art worthy of display. The last set, well I did a lot of work on it and it has seven pictures and two stories besides my own. Consideration was given to presentation in the gallery, which Myra is planning for this week, and to the presentation in MU Stories. This first set was the best choice for that. Art Ojula and I are almost ready with the next and last image/story project which has been planned for better presentation on MU Stories and the KPO Gallery. There will be about five weeks to write, it’s very flexible and I will be sending out personal invitations if need be. It’s interesting that so far, some of my favorite stories are from people who say they aren’t writers!

      • Izzy 17:39 on 18/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for all the background info and for clarifying my inaccuracy Pearl! Wonderful project! Keep up the fantastic work!

    • Newton 21:50 on 18/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hear hear! No one is doing it better! Great work Pearl and friends.

  • Izzy 02:53 on 17/05/2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , MU Creativity, MU Stories,   

    MU / Stories

    The all-new MU/Stories section of MU/Creativity is really rockin it! Check out:

    β€’ Lucia & the Slepford Zombies by Pearl Grey
    β€’ Long Distance Relationship a photo essay by Feels Empty

    and much, much more!!!

    http://mediciuniversity.co.uk/creativity/section/stories

     
  • Izzy 18:48 on 16/05/2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Tullia, Tullia d'Aragona, Writer's Lounge   

    Writer’s Lounge @Tullia OPEN NOW! 

    Tullia d'Aragona by Joseph Heintz the Elder, 1600

    Tullia is the place this weekend!

    Writer’s Lounge OPEN NOW @Tullia-4
    KPO2.0 OPEN NOW @Tullia-6

    Checkit!!!

    http://katyperryopolis.club/writers-lounge-at-tullia

     
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