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“Our dreams are a second life.” ~Gerard de Nerval

The Bald and the Beautiful

by Kristine Schomaker/Gracie Kendal for i rez therefore I am So in April I was sitting at work in a busy ER and I had an ‘aha’ moment. Right there. … Continue reading

July 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

In case you missed it: How to be a Terrible SL Lover

by Aiden Swain, Editor, Humm  Magazine Okay. Let’s say you’ve already taken care of the preliminaries. You’ve got your stock SL body adjusted for maximum sexiness: for women, boobs and … Continue reading

July 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

A la carte versus buffet virtual world pricing

By by Ener Hax, iliveisl blog many people like payment models that are easy to understand such as $40 a month for broadband service – a set price whether you use one … Continue reading

July 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Why Is There Not Nothing? – An Interview with Rose Borchovski

by Jami Mills Originally published in rez magazine. Rose Borchovski is the in-world incarnation of the internationally celebrated RL Dutch multimedia artist, Saskia Boddeke. Here in Second Life, Rose is … Continue reading

July 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Breaking My Silence

by Flor Nachtigal, rez magazine Let me say this first: it has taken me two and a half years to get to this point. The point where I could write … Continue reading

July 16, 2012 · 2 Comments

How the Virtual Eclipses the Real

By Msgr. Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington The word virtual has become, for most people, a euphemism for the Internet, or the computer world; as in “occurring or existing primarily online.”  … Continue reading

July 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

How Second Life Poets are Killing Virtual World Poetry

by Skylar Smythe, excerpted from her blog One poem does not a poet make. Neither does two or three. Even if it wins you the pixel hearts and admiration of … Continue reading

July 14, 2012 · 4 Comments

In Case You Missed It: Collaboration and Originality

by Freewee Ling. I’ve had a number of reasons lately to consider the question of originality in art. One of my favorite metaphors is the idea of watching Rembrandt painting … Continue reading

July 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Age and the ICK Factor

by Buttercup Thursday My loquacious friend, whom I’ll call Flicka (get it?) once had a torrid SL love affair with a gentleman I’ll call Mickey. In RL she has a … Continue reading

July 12, 2012 · 4 Comments

Knobs Slade answers Cat Questionnaire

Musician and writer Knobs Slade dares to answer Cat’s 14 leading questions. SL age: 5 years+ SL activity: Musician, landlord, philanthropist, writer, promoter RL location: Austin, TX In-your-own-words bio: In … Continue reading

July 7, 2012 · 1 Comment

Free and Proud

by Blaise Joshua Everybody loves a freebie. I love freebies, you love freebies, and astute creators in SL love making freebies and giving them away … for free! It’s a … Continue reading

July 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Art in the SL Motel

By Rodolpho Teardrop 1. During a recent visit to the hospital, the nurse and I idly chatted about this and that. “I really wish we could do something a little … Continue reading

July 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Cat Questionnaire: Sledge Roffo

Sledge Roffo dares to answer Cat’s 14 leading questions. SL age: 4-1/2 years SL activity: Artist RL location: West Coast, USA In-your-own-words bio: In RL, I’m a Construction Project Manager, … Continue reading

July 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Cloud Party’s Virtual World Islands Offer Declaration of Independence from High Second Life Land Tier

By Hamlet Au, New World Notes Cloud Party is now offering private virtual islands for monthly rent, and if you’re a fan of the web-based 3D virtual world backed by Second Life … Continue reading

July 3, 2012 · Leave a comment



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