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How to Install OpenSim in 10 min

A quick tutorial and example of how you can install a whole virtual city with all of the objects on your PC. 


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And no lindens are involved?

 

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immav's curator insight, May 24, 2013 8:36 PM

El vídeo (en anglès) ens ensenya com fer una instal.lació d'OpenSim amb SoaS (http://simonastick.com)

 

gawlab's curator insight, June 23, 2013 3:40 PM

Sim on a stick, a simple way to start on your PC. 

Le moyen le plus simple d'approcher les mondes virtuels 3D sur votre PC. 

 

Sim on a Stick
http://simonastick.com/
Kokua Viewer
http://wiki.kokuaviewer.org/wiki/Koku...
Thank you Linda Kellie (Henson) for making the wonderful objects
http://zadaroo.com/?page_id=1609

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Three Tales from Gower's Confessio Amantis

You know, of course, that John Gower is not writing in the Lover's Confession about romantic love. This little film can do scant justice to the complex material…
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Three Tales from Gower's Confessio Amantis is a brilliant tour de force by Hypatia Pickens. Her reading of the 14th century work  with its rich octosyllabic couplets and use of allegory as a narrative frame is breathtaking in its beauty!

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What If Rod Was One Of Us

If Rod had an alt who spent a lot of time Inside of Second Life just hanging out In clubs and chatting with his friends Would he still think the same or see things different And yeah, yeah, Rod is great And yeah, yea, Rod is good Yeah, yeah, yeah,...

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If Rod had an alt, he'd be a griefer.

 

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NARCISSUS "english version"

My entry for MachinimUWA VI - "Reflections" What is it MachinimUWA VI? Click here http://uwainsl.blogspot.it/2013/03/reflections-machinimuwa-vi-launches.html...
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Alas, the opening of the piece ruined it for me. All I saw was UWA's thinly disguised promotional scheme to co-opt the work of the most talented machinima directors in SL. UWA, like Narcissus, spends too much time self-indulgently gazing at their own reflection. In this case, Tutsy panders to them even when it detracted from his film. Because they insist they must see themselves reflected in his vision even when it ruins the art. This is about ancient Greek mythology not advertising for a school that brands you with their logo. Do you not see the irony? 6 times now, some of the best machinima directors of SL have allowed themselves to be used in this shabby fashion. Like Echo, they lose their individuality and their souls by conforming to this demand. 

 

" Entries for MachinimUWA VI: REFLECTIONS may consist of any storyline that fits the theme of 'REFLECTIONS.' At least ONE of the 3 'Spaces of Reflection' on UWA's SL SIMS (the Sunken Gardens, the Somerville Auditorium or the Reflection Pond) must form an integral part of the story...."

 

And so this is the respect accorded to machinima artists?  No other art is branded so shamelessly, no other art treated as virtual advertisements for people who had nothing to do with their making other than the offer of a few linden tokens as "prize" money. Clever marketing strategy. But it makes for a film that fails to touch the emotions because it feels as if it lacks sincerity of purpose. You can wear your heart on your sleeve. Or someone else's. You can't wear both.

 

Larkworthy Antfarm 

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Haveit Neox's "Lost Town"

Larkworthy Antfarm presents Haveit Neox's new art installation "The Lost Alphabet" in "Lost Town" where the old crones spin at their wheels and the tuners tighten the strings that ...

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We Are Hedgehogs

Save Me Oh's Rez Day Art Happening "Play in Me." Orchestrated by Save Me Oh. Filmed by Larkworthy Antfarm in Second Life. Music by Secret Folk. Internet Arch...
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Seve Me Oh dazzles the crowd daring the audience to quit being sheep and become something more.

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Rage Against the Machinima

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The video “Thank you, I will miss you guys” is barely a minute long—just one shaky, handheld shot trained on the face of then-21-year-old Ben Vacas. ... “I went into a call with Machinima this evening, and they said that my contract is completely enforceable,” Vacas tells the camera. “I can’t get out of it. They said I am with them for the rest of my life—that I am with them forever."


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It's always about money and greed. 

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Asil's curator insight, January 13, 2013 8:53 PM

Machinima.Com has one of its most proflict and successful makers leave film-making because he can't get out of his contract with them.  Maybe Ben should reach out to Prince (the artist formally known as).

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The Inevitability of Fate

Nothing can replace the experience of wandering in this installation by Rose Borchovski: every sense is at its higher level, discovering some other new ways ...
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An hypnotic video by the incomparable machinima master Iono Allen.  Stunning visual poetry.  Iono is a master at revealing emotion, creating a deeper vison that focuses like a camera's lens peering into the heart.

 

A video about loss.  A mother's loss.  And about the lost children. 

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Virginia Alone

Virginia Alone is a look into the mind of Virginia Blakeley a blind lady living alone for 20 years in a remote farm house in Canada. During this time she recorded hundreds of cassette tapes chronicling a variety of things...

 

Bryn Oh heartwrenchingly weaves virtual and real through the memories of an old woman.  Lost and abandoned, in a third world beyond Second Life and First, this video is like a seance.

 

Postscript:  I spent some time in Virginia's home in Second Life where I found some of her letters strewn about the place.  She spoke of the husband who never made eye contact with her for all the 4 years they were married.   That line stuck with me.   And her letters that maybe never got sent to anyone.

 

I was entranced and horrified. One experiences total immersion in Virginia's story!  It is the story of a life  lived in virtual solitude and only made real by her lonely death, and a life now only observable in a virtual world.  Ghostly voices.  Long gone away.

 

What a jarring extension of Bryn's major themes from the "Rabbicorn" series.

 

--Lark

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Lost

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Ed Vespucciano's "Melancholy of Resistance": https://vimeo.com/44567810

 

Texcavation has also made a stunning machinima:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLjljOplT2M&feature=plcp

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One last glimpse

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"The Inevitability of Fate"

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SaveMe Oh's Art

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My Second Life adventures...

 

Save Me Oh is both bane and blessing of Second Life.   Banned in more sims than a barrelful of griefers, her antics in the art world have made for lively debate among the artists as well as condemnation by her detractors.  

 

Beyond doubt, Save Me's art challenges conventional gallery owners whose "art flops"  litter SL with  mundane and atrocious paint-by-number thrift store quality work. 

 

Nothing Save Me ever does could be described thus.  Last week I issued a plea to LEA to reverse a Save Me Oh ban instituted by the committee to ban art led by Dan Coyote Antonelli and Solo Mornington.  I guess my plea stirred the hearts of the powers that be! 

 

http://savemeoh.wordpress.com/2012/05/26/first-lea-plea-bargain-by-larkworthy-antfarm/

 

Word has it that most of the art Philistines of LEA were fired or resigned in disgrace or disgust.  One can read all the particulars on Save Me's webpage.  

 

There will be a big party tonight (Euro time) celebrating the unbanning of Save Me Oh.   Whether you love her or hate her, Save Me Oh is a major part of the SL art scene and her unbanning should be seen as a victory for all artists.   LL and LEA do not control our content.  We do. 

 

http://vimeo.com/savemeoh

 

 

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Bryn Oh: Virtual art - the immersivist

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"I see the virtual space as a painting you can enter and explore. "

 

Bryn Oh's "Immersiva" sim is breathtaking, haunting, and mysterious filled with half recalled melodies, futuristic shadows, and abandoned disembodied ghostly voices from the past. Surreal and wonderful. Well worth visiting in Second Life. Read Bryn's blog as she discusses her work as an immersivist.

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Linden Endowment for the Arts: Opening Tomorrow: The Golden Age of the Russian Avant-Garde

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An impressive collaboration.  The Golden Age of the Russian Avant-Garde reveals a group of visionary Soviet-era artists who anticipate the work of multimedia artists  Alpha Auer (Turkey), Bryn Oh (Canada), Caer Balogh (USA), Eupalinos Ugajin, Jo Ellsmere (USA), Nessuno Myoo (Italy) and Soror Nishi (UK)  -- all creating interactive art in Second Life today. 

 

This collaboration between SL artists, Moscow’s Manege Museum, Saskia Boddeke (Rose Borchovski) and Peter Greenaway is made possible by Linden Endowment for the Arts.   

 

A prime example of artists crossing the borders of time and space.

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How to Install OpenSim in 10 min

A quick tutorial and example of how you can install a whole virtual city with all of the objects on your PC. 


Via immav, gawlab
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And no lindens are involved?

 

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immav's curator insight, May 24, 2013 8:36 PM

El vídeo (en anglès) ens ensenya com fer una instal.lació d'OpenSim amb SoaS (http://simonastick.com)

 

gawlab's curator insight, June 23, 2013 3:40 PM

Sim on a stick, a simple way to start on your PC. 

Le moyen le plus simple d'approcher les mondes virtuels 3D sur votre PC. 

 

Sim on a Stick
http://simonastick.com/
Kokua Viewer
http://wiki.kokuaviewer.org/wiki/Koku...
Thank you Linda Kellie (Henson) for making the wonderful objects
http://zadaroo.com/?page_id=1609

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Dark Water Woman -- D' Aubergine

Larkworthy Antfarm presents "Dark Water Woman:  The Art of Natsha Lemton." 

Vocals by Panu.  Music "Dark Water Woman" by Donkey Mule Horse.     Licensed under Creative Commons.  CC-by-nc   http://ccmixter.org/files/donkeyhorsemule/30028

D' Aubergine weaves her spell like a velvet tapestry.  Filmed at Inspiritum in Second Life.

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Visit Inspiritum in Second Life and see Natsha's work. 

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Lost and Found in Lost Town

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Haveit Neox's imaginative installations forever surprise and delight.  In Lost Town, one finds a great mechanical world spun on the spinning wheels of the Fates whose strings are plucked and pulled, and wound on a giant guitar, strings that hold the town together.  Like being inside a music box.  Or riding a bicycle headlong into a good book.

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Watch The World

Watch the World(s). A Second Life Machinima by Robbie Dingo. (Duration 4'17") "Frameless heads on nameless walls, with eyes that watch the world and can't fo...
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This video is what convinced me that Second Life art was as real as the art in any gallery or museum anywhere. Watch Vincent Van Gogh's most beautiful "Starry Night" be born. 

 

Still my favorite SL video.

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Stars and Disasters

Astres et Désastres" [Stars and Disasters Party] By Eupalinos Ugajin, Kikas Babenco and Marmaduke Arado filmed by Larkworthy Antfarm in Second Life.
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It was the "fin des temps."  

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gawlab's curator insight, January 1, 2013 11:37 PM

Amazing stars and disasters! A must to try.

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Know Evil

Secondlife machinima, originally filmed for the 48 hour film project 2012.

 

Toxic Menges and Fake Jewell's incredible collaborative work!   With a 48 hour deadline to motivate them, Menges and her team created a horror masterpiece.  A suspenseful plot with an ironic and hair raising conclusion!  Machinima at its best. 

 

--Lark

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Angry Beth

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"Angry Beth" Rose Borchovski's newest art installation at Two Fish, in Second Life unfolds like a long lost memory--a disturbing interactive walk through the past.  One moment the visitor is celebrating at the birthday party of Beth's child, the next the sound of glass breaking--Christalnacht and war.  The visitor is swept up in Beth's story as she desperately tries to keep from losing her precious child.  

 

Borchovski's new multimedia art installation evokes the horrors of the death camps of Nazi Germany.  The mood is dark, full of anguish and loss.  And anger.  The one thing Angry Beth can still feel.   Once again, visitors at Two Fish are immersed in a disconcerting world where the inhabitants compel the viewer to hear their stories.

 

 

Two Fish (1), Cariacou (80, 191, 53)

 

--Lark

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The UNBANNING of Save Me Oh

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LEA has been saved.  Save Me Oh has been unbanned.  And in a great hallelujah chorus, she brought her art live to the LEA sandbox last night.  The spontaneous performance was very challenging to the eye and the senses, a symphony of color, imagery, and sound -- a virtual cherrybomb of a show.  In the center of the maelstrom I spotted the tiny figure of Save Me conducting the show like a maestro conducting an expressionist symphony made of image and sound, light and dynamic motion.  The participants were immersed in the environment completely.  They became the artwork.   It is hard to describe such a weird experience, and I am merely a hack writer at best, but I enjoyed the show and clearly see that it rises to the level of serious art.

 

Larky Antfarm

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Botgirl's Identity Circus: Second Life Controversies Timeline

Botgirl produces a timeline of controversial moments in Second Life history.  From 2003 to the present.

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Crash Test Dummies at Home

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Crash Test Dummies

by Larkworthy Antfarm

 

Voyeurs with clipboards scribble notes,

watch you strapped in

your Synthetic Skin;

you watch them watching you

and you never blink.

You are a blank page, and

they hope to capture you raw,

to analyze the data, reveal

your routine, your habits and covert plans,

with devices to measure

what you think you see, hear, and feel

what you intend before you have.

They monitor your every interaction

and transaction: every bump, push and hit.

They examine your automated multimedia

memory loops backtracking a few seconds

or scrolling in reverse many years

with pause/forward/audio/video replay:

they recall what you think when you sit at

home nights licking your wounds,

battered and blown from

crash landings, the sound

of safety glass cracking on impact

like sheets of too thin ice

breaking in your head.

They study your reaction

for a clue, each orifice, each heartbeat,

each dead nerve ending,

a statistical accounting of your

suffering meant to answer once again

the question of what it is to live

a fully examined life.

Like a cybernetic heretic you face their inquisition

with a creeping sensation

that prickles up the back of your sensors

where they lurk like objects in your rear view,

closer than you think,

spellbound by the drawing and

quartering of your live wired connections.

The dreams of a crash test dummy

are unwound in slow motion

flashbacks yearning to be made flesh

a life thread that need not end

when the life force is disconnected.

You are synthetic skin

the color of bruises

that can tell them when or what

but not why. They probe your scar tissue

as a substitute for answers.

In return, you accept their direction completely,

ready to respond to surprises

perpetually,

ready to fill your space in a robust manner

at a moment’s notice with a plastic smile.

 

 

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