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

Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome… to 1920s Berlin Celebration

By Rhezz. 1920s Berlin is celebrating its 4th anniversary in Second Life with a weekend of festivities, including a Grand Ball on Friday (May 31), continuing through the weekend with … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Is Second Life a Game? A Game about Sex? Played by Gamers? …and other vital questions

I (Cat speaking) generally define a game as something that has a goal or quest or other A to B challenge attempted by the player. A game involves winning and … Continue reading

May 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Drax Files takes an Insider Look at the Animation Man

By Cat Boccaccio. We have all heard of Motion Capture, or MoCap animations, where a presumably willing human attaches multiple devices to their body for the purposes of duplicating natural … Continue reading

May 18, 2013 · 5 Comments

The Noble Second Life Fashionista: Her Habitat and Habits

By Rhezz. There is something so darn noble about being a fashionista and caring so, so much what we look like and what we wear in Second Life. Extreme committed … Continue reading

May 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Are Second Life Residents Subject to Real World Laws?

Did you know that there is a Second Life Bar Association? As virtual world technology improves and these environments, including Second Life, become more complex, it is not surprising that … Continue reading

May 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

It’s time to end harassment of women in virtual reality

Dear Internet: If You Must, Harass me for What I’m Doing — Not for What I Am Iris Ophelia at New World Notes articulates an ongoing and difficult situation in … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

New Second Life TOS: Slap in the Face or Kiss on the Cheek?

by Cat Boccaccio. You have noticed the new Linden Lab Terms of Service (TOS) agreement if you have logged in recently, and maybe, like me you clicked OK without reading, … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · 4 Comments

NO RULES: A Personal Interview with Guitarist Stratakat

by Jami Mills, rez magazine. George Beauchamp and Stratakat have never met, but they would have been in awe of one another. Back in 1931, Beauchamp did Stratakat a huge favor … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Drax Files takes on Engrama: “Who says what is real?”

By Cat Boccaccio. Did you ever suspect that everyone in Second Life (except you) is “socially awkward” and probably lives in Mom’s basement? Draxtor Despres, in another truly beautiful video, … Continue reading

May 3, 2013 · 5 Comments

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