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Guest Contributor: Finn Aries Amarilum at Annwn Willows, Photo: Leda Carter This week, Finn and I bring to your attention a sim that is exceptional on more than one account.  Some of you might know this sim as Just Visiting, but it recently went through some renovation and is called Annwn Willows.  This sim is [...]


Guest Contributor: Finn Aries (all photographs are hers unless noted otherwise) Finni and I have been talking about going to different places we like for photography, and showing each other our tricks so to speak.  Then, we thought “hey, why not take our friends along?” And, here we are, starting a new Series “Meet This Sim” [...]


Alaska-based Rasmuson Foundation will announce this year’s Individual Artist Awards grantees live from Second Life on Tuesday, June 5th. All artists featured are based in Alaska including rural parts of the state. 2012 marks the sixth year that the multiverse arts event has taken place in both the virtual world Second Life at the Rasmuson Foundation Gallery of [...]


This week was the start of a 10-week Marathon for me. On top of my regular job (which is at a start-up & inherently has heavy workload), I have accepted an offer to lecture for a 400-student course at the university. Insane? I agree with you. I think this week I put in around 70 [...]


Landscaping by Felix – Magic Pine Forest; Photograph courtesy of Philippeg Galli For the past couple of months, I have been looking all over the grid for landscaping venues, as well as houses. I have never done any landscaping or building, and I doubt I will ever get into that too deeply. That’s the reason I [...]


O Beco, an installation by Cullum Writer and Adreano Constantine We creatives tend to be somewhat sensitive (who me?) especially when it comes to the integrity of the work we produce. The thought of handing over a painting, photograph, story, poem, or other artwork to someone else for manipulation would send chills up most artists’ [...]


Yes, yes, I am stubborn; although, I believe my admission confirms that I am not so stubborn after all. Regardless, I have always avoided, rather despised, Valentine’s Day. In fact, I have explicitly asked lovers not to do anything on this day (some might say stubbornly so). My top two reasons are the following. First, what [...]


Down By Law at the now-supsended Salt Movies and moviemaking have been a huge part of my life, as they have for almost all of us. I remember the first time I saw the Wizard of Oz on the big screen, stunned by not only the sheer size of the images, but that change shift [...]


The Egyptian civilization remains a fascinating enigma for many of us. So many stories we read about or were told when we were kids, or later. Mysterious names : Valley of Kings, Land of the Pharaos. Second Life offers ideal conditions to recreate this lost civilization either as a scientific project involving very detailed reconstructions, [...]


Recommended: To properly set the mood, press “play” on video to load the song before reading. Paris 1900…! The sim’s name says it all. SL is populated with residents trying to revive and share something dear to them: a place, a time, an emotion… Paris 1900 not only looks back at a glorious past, it [...]

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