With this essay I hope to introduce a series of thought experiments running through the Second Life experience. I have a specific psychoanalytical framework I am using – Lacan’s 4 discourses – and if you are unfamiliar with this, that is fine, as I hope to illustrate the formula while the experiment plays out.
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..
At approximately 5:30am SLT this morning, MU Learner Edie Sedgwick’s body was found in the Eleonora Slough near Neeva Torok’s studio. No suspects are in custody.
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.
I have no idea, but a lot of pants spontaneously went missing! If you missed out, apparently this phenomenon is being encouraged today, so go ahead and take casual Friday to the extreme!
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:
On the Medici University campus today, Emma Maybe has reimagined the Zaffa with her Tuesday “Rooftop Raves,” a collection of drums, bagpipes, horns, belly dancers and men with flaming swords.
Is it just me, or has March in SL been mind-bogglingly artistic? Yes, mind-bogglingly is a word, I looked it up!
Here at LEA23’s Medici University the creative vibe is electrifying the air, and there’s always something going on, collaborations and classes and lots of discussions in between.
Why is this called ART?
On March 29th, 2015, USA Today bestselling author, Anthea Sharp slipped on her e-gloves and helmet, powered up her Full-D sim, then opened a portal to a little piece of her fantasy realm, Feyland, residing at Medici University. For an hour she talked of her experiences in publishing, the writing process, as well as taking questions from the audience.
Today I decided to make an artwork starting with just a couple everyday objects: an old business card and two kinds of paper clips. I placed the clips in a simple pattern on the card and snapped a photo with my iPad. I think there is a time in almost …
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.. …
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!
Did you know there was an epidemic at MU? It’s an artificial brain epidemic.
Story submitted by MU’s Veyot!
Its been an exciting week at MU!
Check out the Medici University article featured in REZ Magazine!
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..
Some “aMUsing” moments and creative fun at MU Creativity.. RU at MU having fun too? Show us!
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!