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Peace and Love: An Interview with Twin Ghost

By Jami Mills for rez magazine. When Twin Ghost was born in a Philadelphia hospital, his doctor spanked his bottom and he let out a wail. That’s when his mother … Continue reading

October 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

Do We Prefer Virtual Experiences to Real Ones?

We’re Not Ready for an Era Where People Prefer Virtual Experiences to Real Ones — But That Era Seems to Be Here By Wagner James Au, New World Notes. An … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Hoard Ultimatum: Taming Your Second Life Inventory

By Cat Boccaccio. In the real world, there is a name for people who amass thousands of items, most of which they don’t really want or need, and who rarely … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · 8 Comments

What Makes Us Return to Second Life?

By Gwyneth Llewelyn. You know how it is. You are in the middle of some activity — building something creative, enjoying a chat with friends, attending an event — and all … Continue reading

October 14, 2012 · 1 Comment

Cat Questionnaire: Winter Nightfire

This month, artist and builder Winter Nightfire bravely answers Cat’s 14 leading questions. SL age: 5 in October SL activity: Artist RL location: San Francisco, CA In-your-own-words bio: I am … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Amusingly Thoughtful, Seriously Witty: The Artistry of Maya Paris

 by Jami Mills,  for rez magazine. Maya Paris is one of those artists that defies categorization.She brings us one unique and unpredictable creation after another. Maya specializes in exquisite large-scale … Continue reading

October 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Is the Virtual World a World Without Memories?

by Jennifer Fulwiler. On some random weekday last month I found myself driving in circles around our neighborhood. Most of the kids had fallen asleep in the car, and since … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

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