Yesterday morning I decided to record my Blue Mars Mobile Avatar in various settings throughout the day. The idea came as I was stopping at a grocery story on my way into work, so I launched the program and logged in. To my surprise and delight there was a glitch in the software and my avatar rezzed with no shirt.
I could have probably gotten away with any of the three very different artist statements that came to mind for this video. Two of them would have been total bullshit. But that's par for that course, right? Here are the candidates:
I've noticed a certain ambivalence about influence in the Second Life community. On one hand, there is definitely a core group of people who tend to be out in front on emerging issues, inspire cross-blog coverage of the topics they write about, and have large and responsive social networks. On the other hand, we disparage "SLebrity" and recoil at the idea of intentionally trying to become influential.
Blue Mars Mobile released an update last week that lets you select another person's avatar to join yours in the virtual environment. The avatar's owner doesn't need to be present or give permission. For instance, here's an image of Skate Foss dancing on my laptop after I rezzed her avatar into my augmented reality scene.
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,...