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

The Bitch is Back

Woman Kind, Cat Boccaccio’s newest exhibit, has opened at Yapland, one of Second Life’s oldest and finest art communities. This is an adult exibit, celebrating the woman, as Cat loves to … Continue reading

January 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Conflagration at the Paper Observatory

Second Life artist Haveit Neox’s Paper Observatory was a complex installation, and slum writer and photographer JMB Balogh visited multiple times during its tenure at LEA. Many bloggers wrote about it, including … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

“Second Life is not a place where lonely people go,” says Scottius Polke in Drax Files Episode 15

By Cat Boccaccio. I remember the first Scottius Polke exhibit I visited back in 2008 at Mater Rhode’s Mountain High gallery. The display consisted of images of Scottius’ first life … Continue reading

January 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

“Where have you been?” Rose Borchovski asks RL Artists, in Drax Files Episode 14

By Cat Boccaccio. Rose Borchovski is one of Second Life’s most imaginative, fearless and accomplished artists, and I was thrilled to learn she is the subject of the 14th instalment … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cat Questionnaire: Ronda Saunders

Second Life photographer, builder, and machinima artist Ronda Saunders dares to answer Cat’s 14 leading questions. SL Date of Birth: March 3rd 2008. SL activity: SL photographer, builder and more … Continue reading

November 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Carnival Discardia: Scottius’ Side Show Assemblage

By Cat Boccaccio. Rummaging through junk shops is what Scott Rolfe (Scottius Polke in Second Life) does. He’s in search of hidden gems from among the heaps of unwanted junk … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

Second Life and the Avatar: Drax Files Episode 12

By Cat Boccaccio. Second Life is a little different for each of us. Some create avatars that resemble their Real Life selves and meet up with RL friends in Second … Continue reading

October 12, 2013 · 6 Comments

Cat Questionnaire: Xander Stillwater

Classical composer and pianist Xander Stillwater bravely answers Cat’s 14 leading questions. SL Date of Birth: August 12th, 2010 SL activity: Pianist RL location: Texas, USA In-your-own-words bio: I’m a pianist … Continue reading

September 5, 2013 · 2 Comments

Drax Files Episode 10: “Everyone is Creative”

By Cat Boccaccio. “One of the things that has always excited me about Second Life is that people who have no idea that they are creative come in and find … Continue reading

September 1, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Inventory Dance: Gracie Kendal’s “Binge and Purge”

By Cat Boccaccio. What if you logged into Second Life one fine virtual day and your inventory was gone forever… empty… a window full of nothingness? The majority of SLers … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Drax Files confirms: The world should stop believing that Second Life residents are sad and socially inept!

By Cat Boccaccio. I love fashion and dress up In Second Life (and I know you do too), so I was looking forward to the final cut of Draxtor Despres’ … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · 8 Comments

Cat Questionnaire: RoseDrop Rust

Poet and Musician RoseDrop Rust dares to answer Cat’s 14 leading questions. SL Date of Birth: May 8 2006. SL activity: Music, spoken word, spamming, and socializing. RL location: Portland … Continue reading

July 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Immersive Adventure, Action and Elephants: Drax Files goes to MadPea

By Cat Boccaccio. MadPea games in Second Life often unfold in dark and mysterious surroundings, shrouded in fog, shadows of unthinkable shapes looming – and yet all are created by … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

Cat Questionnaire: Dantelicia Ethaniel

Artist  and blogger Dantelecia Ethaniel bravely answers Cat’s 14 leading questions. SL Date of Birth: November 14th, 2008 SL activity: Photographer-blogger RL location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil though born and … Continue reading

June 8, 2013 · Leave a comment


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