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

With a Little Help from My Friends List

By Buttercup Thursday. The Friends list in Second Life is becoming about as meaningful as a Facebook Friends list; i.e. , a few are actual friends or family, some are … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Firestorm Major Update: V4.4 viewer now available

By Cat Boccaccio. The new and improved –and necessary, if you want to continue to see avatars in Second Life– Firestorm viewer is now available for download from the Firestorm … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Draxtor Despres’ New Video: Fantasy Faire and How Second Life Liberates Us

By Cat Boccaccio. If ever I was tempted to put away my dreary human form and become a magical wizard, fantasy warrior or fairy queen in Second Life, it is … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Romance of the Dance: 5 Beautiful Group Gifts

By slum magazine’s frugal and intrepid shopper, Rhezz. A single friend of mine once told me she’d gone to Frank’s SL ballroom to make an artistic and political statement (though … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

The 3Bears Photography Contest Theme for April: Black and White

By Cat Boccaccio. Here’s a way to spend a wonderful Second Life afternoon: grab your pixel camera and explore 3Bears, a sim full of galleries, cafes, shops and parkland, and … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · 3 Comments

10 Reasons Why Second Life is a Killer App for Oculus Rift

By Jon Brouchoud. [Slum magazine editor’s note: There has been a lot of recent coverage of Oculus Rift, a headset under development that would allow the wearer to experience a … Continue reading

April 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

What Firestorm and Phoenix Users Need to Know

Just so you don’t log in one day and wonder what happened to Second Life, it’s best to stay up-to-date about the rollouts of the new release Firestorm viewer. Jessica … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

No Need to Bother with Real Life

By Buttercup Thursday. You don’t spend enough time on your computer or laptop, gaming or roaming around a virtual world. No, really, you don’t. There are hours in the day … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cat Questionnaire: Scottius Polke

Real and Second Life artist Scottius Polke dares to answer Cat’s 14 leading questions. SL Date of Birth: 3/28/2008. SL activity: Art and Shellfish. RL location: Austin, Texas. Bio: Even … Continue reading

April 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Gracie Then & Now: Kristine Schomaker’s Avatar Art on Video

Part of the fascination of Kristine Schomaker’s  art is the way she blurs the lines between the real and virtual worlds. In her newest project, A Comfortable Skin, Kristine brings … Continue reading

April 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

It’s Rigged! – My Love-Hate Relationship with Mesh Fashion

By slum magazine’s frugal and intrepid shopper, Rhezz. Let me say first that I want to love mesh. I buy it, I wear it, I look for it. I love … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · 8 Comments

Could Virtual Currency Bitcoin be the Global Economy’s Last Safe Haven?

Paul Ford, in a recent article for Bloomberg Bussinessweek, looks at the virtual currency Bitcoin from all angles, starting off with this observation: One of the oddest bits of news … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · Leave a comment


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