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

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

Discipline is for Dummies! And other Second Life New Year’s Resolutions

By Cat Boccaccio. We are far enough into the New Year that many of us have already abandoned our NY resolutions and are back to eating chicken skin and bacon, … 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

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

How to Show Your Love in Second Life

By Buttercup Thursday. Tipping, or otherwise rewarding others for special service or products, can be as tricky a prospect in Second Life as it is in our first life. In … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

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

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 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

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



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