Friday, October 31, 2008

"AVATRAIT™: From Second Life to Florence" Art Book Released

"AVATRAIT™: From Second Life to Florence" Art Book Released
October 29, 2008. Evanston, IL – AVATRAIT, the leading advocate of the emerging genre of “Digital Impressionist” art from the virtual world of Second Life, is very pleased to announce the release of the first title from their publishing division, AVATRAIT: From Second Life To Florence. Produced to commemorate Avatrait’s participation in the recent Festival della Creatività event in Florence, Italy, as well as the on-going Rinascimento Virtuale exhibit focusing on the art of virtual worlds, this book serves as an introduction to this new form of art.

The Avatrait Gallery is one of the leading art attractions (and a permanent Arts & Culture “hot spot” venue listing) in Second Life, and features some of the most talented visionary artists working in the digital formats of that virtual world. The book presents art from 47 of the Avatrait Gallery artists, along with personal statements of each about their art. In addition there are three essays, Second Life founder Philip Rosedale discussing creativity and identity in the metaverse, Avatrait founder Greg Houston addressing art in the context of the virtual environment, and art professor Mario Gerosa detailing the emergence of “Digital Impressionism” as a new genre in the world of art.

AVATRAIT: From Second Life To Florence (ISBN 978-1-57353-300-3) is a 108-page, 8.25x10.5"-format hard-cover book, featuring full-color graphics throughout. It is available through direct order from Lulu.com.

Avatrait is on the web at http://avatrait.com/, the Avatrait Gallery can be found in Second Life at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Simuality/38/210/38, and the book, AVATRAIT: From Second Life to Florence, is available at http://avatraitbooks.com/. Second Life is a virtual world created by Linden Lab of San Francisco, CA, and is at http://secondlife.com.

For more information:
btripp@avatrait.com
“Eschatos Graves” inSL

Second Life Bloggers - Mixed and Matched


Mixed and Matched
Friday, October 24, 2008

Readers will know I love to try new things, and I had an idea to include guest posts from other bloggers on secondeffects.com. I approached blogger extraordinary Vint Falken with this notion and we began talking about it, and before long we came up with the crazy-ass idea of doing Random guest posts! Yes, that's right – we want to recruit willing and able SL bloggers to submit themselves to our first annual Mix and Match Blog Carnival.

Here's how it works. You'll enter the contest specifying a topic and your blog information. On the designated day, Vint and I will randomly mix and match all the entries and come up with your blog assignment. In other words, we'll notify you that you must write a post on this topic on that blog. And it must be good, of course. We want all the entries to be published on the same day; it will make for some very interesting reading. Oh, you want specifics?

Scoutlounge - New Podcast!



From Lexx Runo, Owner of Scoutlounge - http://www.scoutlounge.net/


Finally we did it! We have our own Podcast. Each week you can hear and download the weekly live recorded set of one of our famous DJs!


Lexx is starting this series with his last "FUNKY HOUSE SESSION". Enjoy! Klick on the topline menu on "Podcast" or visit our podcast website at: http://scoutlounge.podomatic.com/.

World of Warcraft Player's Poll on the 2008 Presidential Election



Comedian Rich Kuras infiltrates the World of Warcraft to poll players on the 2008 Presidential Election. We broke down the results per race and Class. What we found may...and please excuse the pun...WOW you.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween in Second Life - Where it's at October 31st, 2008


PSYTASIA: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sezuan%20Harbour/77/72/21

09:00 AM - DOUBLEDOWN TANDINO / USA
10:00 AM - OKIN NISHI / Belgium
11:00 AM - ARTEC AMAT / Germany
12:00 PM - GW RAYMAKER / Italy
01:00 PM - STEFAN CHROUSCH / Germany
02:00 PM - KEMMI KAMACHI / Netherlands
03:00 PM - DJMUEKAS PREEZ / Spain
04:00 PM - MOOS HULTCRANTZ / Germany



ITALIA VERA: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Italia%202%20Torino/92/195/33




BASSLINE JUNKIES: http://slurl.com/secondlife/BassLine%20Island/166/134/27

10am-jungle vacano
12pm-rentmaster bernard
2pm-cassandra depres
4pm-Mr.Sex Thox Canning
6pm-doubledown tandino
8pm-Gts vs D8a
10pm-liqwid lancaster
12am-panzer little

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

White House Drug Czar Backs Decriminalization!!!

Hell Freezes Over: White House Drug Czar Backs Decriminalization
October 27, 2008
John Walters Backs a Mexican Proposal Far More Sweeping Than U.S. Measures He Has Opposed

(Washington, D.C.) The Marijuana Policy Project today congratulated White House “drug czar” John Walters for backing a Mexican government proposal that would remove criminal penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana.“I can’t believe I’m actually saying this, but John Walters is right,” said MPP executive director Rob Kampia. “We heartily second his support for eliminating criminal penalties for marijuana users in Mexico, and look forward to working with him to end such penalties in the U.S. as well.”

read more digg story

Koinup's Avastar Art Contest

Info Via: Koinup & New World Notes



We are glad to announce the 1st Avatar Art Contest! All virtual worlds members are invited to take part in the Avatar Art Contest and submit their photos! You can submit your entries from 23rd of October until 3rd of December. The winners will be announced here and on the Koinup Blog. Here are the latest entries.

Rules and Guidelines

The contest is about making your Avatar looks like a painting

You can turn your avatar itself in a piece of art, by creating an artistic "shape" (e.g. making a cubistic/Picasso or abstract avatar) or you can take a photo of the avi and make it looks like a painting (using filters, postprocessing and turn it into a painting)
In order to take part in this contest, you must have an account on Koinup. Registration is free and takes only a few seconds.

All the submissions in the contest must be tagged with this tag: avatarartcontest (copy this tag and paste it in your entries)

Submissions can't be photos already hosted on Koinup. So please, publish new works.
You can submit your entries in one of the following categories: realistic-pop art, surrealistic-not possible in real life and post-modern/traditional and kitsch!

Explicit contents are not allowed. Don't upload porn images or explicity nudity.

Photos have to remain on Koinup after the end of the contest. Obviously you are free to share them also on other websites!

Entering the contest implies the acceptance of these rules.

Winners, Jury and Prizes

Judges will select 6 winners (2 for each categories). The announcement will take place on 14th of December. The panel of judges is made up by Hamlet Au, journalist and lead of the New World Notes. Mario Gerosa, chief editor of AD architectural digest and curator of Virtual Renaissance Exhibition. Bettina Tizzy, blogger and fonder of the NPIRL group and movement. Each judges will pick two winners for its own category: Bettina Tizzy: surrealistic-not possible in real life Mario Gerosa: post-modern/traditional and kitsch Hamlet Au: realistic-pop art Winners will be published on journals, blogs and magazine of the judges. The winners will be showcased at Museo del Metaverso, an italian artistic organization powered by the Uqbar.mediaartculture. They will also have the chance to make an exhibition in the Avatar Art Koinup museum, the first Avatar museum based in IMVU, powered by Koinup. More details coming soon!

Take a look at the latest entries!
ALL INFO AND UPDATES ARE HERE

Orange Island Celebrates its 1st Anniversary!


Orange Island

One year…
One year of highly interesting encounters, with you, visiting residents, content creators, shakers and stirrers of the metaverse.

One year of entertaining discussions and creative exchanges, around photography, machinima, media (new and old), music, games, innovation & geekiness, identity… not to mention all the interesting classes, concerts, and fun experiences we shared.

One year of turning the Orange sims upside down with ephemerous builds, art & photo installations, geeky demos and a ‘we’ll-never-know-if-it’s-a-record’-breaking family picture featuring over 100 avatars.

One year of opening up to other communities, content designers and event organizers, sharing the experience of innovative partnerships (FFRC, La Cantine, Orange Labs, Koinup, Metanomics, MadPea) and supporting creative projects (the Create Programme).

We’d like to thank you all for contributing to the life of a highly appreciated island. Dropping names would take up a lot of space, although something like that might actually happen in-world on Tuesday, on Orange Island, during our anniversary celebration.

READ THE FULL STORY AND INFO HERE
& HERE on HERDPRESS.com

If you’re into the music scene in Second Life, then you know that a good music performance requires three human elements: a musician (or musicians), fans (people who listen to the musician), and a venue owner (person who hosts the performance).

Musicians receive the bulk of attention at live music events, and rightly so, because their talent is the focus of entertainment. But there are some places in Second Life that deserve some recognition for the creative value that they add to their events and to the Second Life community as a whole. And so Orange Island is organizing a music festival next Tuesday that celebrates wonderfully talented musicians and also creative venues.

As each musician takes the stage Tuesday on Orange Island, the environment around everyone will transform into a representation of that venue as it exists in its original location. So although everyone will be at Orange Island, there will be a feeling of being at someplace else. Landmark dispensers will deliver landmarks to the actual locations in-world to anyone who would like one.
The transforming music festival is scheduled for 1pm to 6pm on Tuesday, October 28th, and we have a really diverse lineup:

Preshow ambient and triphop sounds provided by DJ Doubledown Tandino
1PM: Kourosh Eusebio (electronica) sponsored by Orange Island
2PM: Slim Warrior (electronica/club/down-tempo) sponsored by Menorca
3PM: Cylindrian Rutabaga (country/folk) sponsored by Avilion Isle
4PM: Ish and Neekie Lednev (jazz) sponsored by The Blue Note
5PM: Frogg and Jaycatt Nico (folk/blues) sponsored by Luskwood

Orange Island: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Orange%20Island/191/137/31
Orange Blog: http://orange-island.com/

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Garage Sale - Venue Decor, Club Gear, DJ Stuff, and other stuff


Garage Sale

Its all no-copy Venue Decor, Staging, DJ Gear, turntables, mixers, booths, Club Equipment, Dancefloors, promotion gadgets, Freebies, Cheapbies.
Most all no copy, so first person to come and get it gets it. Also some Artwork and other knickknacks.

http://slurl.com/secondlife/The%20Projects/225/30/37

Obama vs McCain - The Dance-Off

Friday, October 24, 2008

Crap Mariner Wants SL Musician's Music...so Sell it to Him!


Message sent from Crap Mariner:

Crazy Idea Time

Howdy... Crap Mariner here.
I'm sending you this info because you are involved in music in SL in some way or fashion.
Since I'm so difficult to shop for, I got a lot of iTunes gift cards for the holidays last year.
I'm sure a lot of you ended up with gift cards and such like that.
Well, I spent all the credits on SL-related musicians.

I also collected up URLs to iTunes download pages for SL musicians in case anybody else wanted to do the same as I did.

This year, I'd like to do it again, posting a catalog of links on my weblog as well as posting the album covers and links in my Clocktower on Edloe Island. Or, if someone's got a higher-profile venue out there with plenty of prims to spare, I'd be glad to help collect up and maintain the textures and links through the holiday season.

Anyway, if you're a performer with your music on iTunes, I'd love to know where to find it on iTunes and if you've got the album cover already uploaded into SL.

if you're a venue owner and are willing to post a landmark-giver or poster, let me know and I'll get one to you when the project gets rolling.

If you think the Clocktower just ain't good enough for hosting such a project and you've got an even better place, well, I'm never one to let pride get in the way of a project's success (just look at my name, eh) - let me know and I'll be glad to build this up for your location.

Anyway, thanks for keeping the grid humming with music, and hopefully we can help boost y'all's sales with the holiday season.

Thanks,
Crap Mariner
email crapmariner@isfullofcrap.com
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A OK (DJ Doubledown Remix) - Brad Reason

Deep Jazzy House Track by Brad Reason a.k.a. Doubledown Tandino.
Released on "The Sounds of XS" 2006 digg

Thursday, October 23, 2008

MBC News US Presidency Debate in SL : Cubsfan Pugilist (Obamacrat) vs Wyatt Forster (McCainican) - October 25th, 2008 - 2pm (slt)

AVENUE Magazine: MBC News Debate: The US Presidency

You are invited, October 25th at 2 p.m. slt, to view the first televised presidential debate in Second Life. Representing Democrats will be Cubsfan Pugilist of Obama for President who will take on Wyatt Forster of Mccain for America. The debate will be moderated by UK resident and MBC news anchor, Dousa Dragonash who will be sure that the debate runs smoothly and is fairly regulated. FULL ARTICLE HERE

There will be live video that will be able to be viewed at MBC's website http://www.metaverse-tv.com/ or through one of the free televisions located at the Metaverse TV Media Store in the Metaverse TV sim
Date: October 25 (Saturday)
Time: 2 p.m. slt
Official Viewing Locations:

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Art Galleries of Second Life: The List



This list was created on 5/1/2006 by Sasun Steinbeck and has been maintained since then for the benefit of the wonderful galleries, artists and art lovers in Second Life. Spend some time visiting the galleries and museums by clicking below to visit, spend generously to support the many excellent artists making Second Life such a beautiful and creative place, and send the gallery owners a word of thanks if you enjoyed their gallery!

The lists below are updated weekly on Sunday nights. If you are a gallery owner and would like to join the list, please go get a kiosk and rez it at your gallery. The kiosk will give you detailed instructions on how to be automatically added to the list.

When in world, be sure to click one of the gallery kiosks found at any of the locations below to get your gallery tour HUDs that make it easy and fun to visit more art galleries in Second Life. Enjoy!
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About the kiosks
The kiosk system used for the gallery list was designed and scripted by me. It is an advanced version of the Kiosk.Net system sold by me commercially. The kiosks contain a notecard that is customized with gallery-specific data by the gallery owner - the gallery name, contact name, gallery type, website, etc. This data is stored in a custom SQL database on sasun.info that is dumped every sunday night to a custom script that converts the database into three output forms: plain text for the in-world notecards that are distributed by the kiosks, data for the in-world gallery tour HUDs also distributed by the kiosks, and HTML that I can copy into this blog showing the entire list by category. The SLURLs are stored as a location a few feet in front of the kiosks, so updating your gallery location is a snap, just move your kiosk and your SLURL will be updated automatically in the database. This makes maintenance of a huge list like this possible. I just give out the kiosks, and the users fill them out. The rest is automatic except for the weekly blog updates which doesn't take too much time.
I am currently working to bring this same system to market with some innovative kiosk functionality that will make this system perfect for people that want to make lists of locations or collect data from large numbers of sites or advertisers wishing to give out items or freebies in large number of locations across the grid in a reliable, scalable manner.
Thanks
Sasun Steinbeck!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Doubledown's Dinky Rants - Go Take Your Bucket Somewhere Else! There's Plenty of Beach!

When I go to the beach, I like to build little castles and dig mindlessly. Once in awhile I get a little kid, perhaps 5 or 6, that wants to offer his or her opinion... and perhaps start building with me.

Now this annoys me. Perhaps it's because I know what's to follow. My casual leisurely random digging and building has now become a partnership with a 5 year old that feels his opinions on the project are in dire need of initiation. Plus, there are plenty of errors this 5 year old points out to show how my previous work can be improved now that he's here. AND... he's got a bucket..... ....but, he's a 5 year old, so I let the kid do his thing, and we hang out and build what he wants.

Perhaps the reason I'd rather build sandcastles alone is because I always got a "needs improvement" under "does not work well with others" on my grade school report cards. Perhaps it's because I just wanna lie on the beach, fiddle with sand at my own pace, and not think about starting a collaboration with a 5 year old.

Now, lets move to Second Life. If you see me, or anyone building.... in a sandbox, or on private land, it's okay to watch the creative building process, but PLEASE, don't start offering opinions, and PLEASE don't start collabo building onto a project while spouting out how the build could be much better with your help. Sometimes, people just wanna dig in sand alone.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

MixMatchMusic Remix Wizard


Casual fans may listen to your music. Loyal fans will engage with it. Engage your fans with the


MixMatchMusic Remix Wizard
Convert casual fans into loyal fans with the MixMatchMusic Remix Wizard. It gives fans the ability to remix, manipulate and become a part of your music…it’s not just for Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails anymore.

The Remix Wizard is a lightweight music mash up widget that any artist with a web or MySpace page can easily download, and that any fan with a fast Internet connection and a browser can use to become one with the music.

Plus it’s completely customizable with your look and feel. And we show your stuff off in our gallery, so it helps fans and other musicians discover your stuff. Sweet.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Monogram Virtua Convention Center Hosts Second Bi-Annual Erotica Expo in Second Life - October 17th - 19th, 2008



Monogram Virtua Convention Center Hosts
Second Bi-Annual Erotica Expo in Second Life


October 17th - 19th, 2008

Inside Second Life, Monogram Virtua is proud to sponsor its second bi-annual Erotica Expo in the Virtual World. Hundreds of Erotica collectors from both the cyber and real worlds are set to arrive in Second Life October 17th – 19th to see both the erotic, sensual, sexual and exotic in cyberworld art and novelties. The Erotica Expo II opens at 11AM Pacific Time, October 17th, at the convention center on Monogram Tria ( http://slurl.com/secondlife/Monogram%20Tria/146/127/23 ) where Monogram Virtua co-founder Harold Harold Whaley (SL name Hdub Shepherd), and VP Sales & Marketing Andrea McCloud (SL name Anakalia Catteneo) will be in attendance. A limited number of press passes will be available.

Artwork, clothing, magazine publications and various gadgets created by Second Life residents will be displayed in the convention center's courtyard. Various well known Second Life DJs will be providing entertainment over the course of the three day event including a special live performance by Virtual World musician, Bosco Constantine on Sat., Oct. 18th at 7 pm PDT. A special guest appearance by Anjelica Lauren, adult film star, will be making a guest appearance on Friday, October 17th at 12 pm PDT and will be mingling amongst the guests.

This is Monogram Virtua’s thirteenth virtual event in a series of aficionado based cyber world shows designed to bring the members of various Second Life communities together. Monogram Virtua’s co-founders, mainstream filmmaker Randall K. Rubin and music enthusiast/cutting edge technology expert Harold Whaley came up with idea for a series of virtual events after the phenomenal success of the movie premiere of JIMMY AND JUDY, a mainstream theatrical feature film directed and produced by Rubin, drove huge levels of cyber traffic to Monogram Prime, the company’s flagship island. While in the cyberworld, Monogram Virtua organized into their group of Second Life contacts a long list of enthusiasts from widely varied communities. The Second Life Erotica Expo II is designed to bring erotica collectors from inside and outside Second Life together.

About Featured Guest

Anjelica Lauren started appearing in adult films in 2005 and has starred in over 150 movies. Anjelica started out in the adult industry as a dancer at a gentleman’s club and was discovered by a patron who thought she could make it as an adult film actress. Anjelica worked as a dancer and a hairdresser before deciding to make the move to adult film. Anjelica’s other interests include boxing, singing, dancing, and running.

Live Music Lineup:

Oct 17th
12 - 1 pm: Cataplexia Numbers
4 - 5 pm: Doubledown Tandino
8 - 8 pm: Derrial Nightfire

Oct 18th
12 - 1 pm: Anjelica Lauren guest appearance
2 - 3 pm: Hush Law
4 - 5 pm Shon Larsson
7 - 8 pm - Bosco Constantine

Oct 19th
12 - 1 pm: Doubledown Tandno
3 - 4 pm: Flynn Karu

About Monogram Virtua

Monogram Virtua is a Metaverse Entertainment Company that specializes in the explosively emerging world of 3D Cyber Virtual interactive sites such as Second Life and Entropia Universe. The Company was founded by filmmaker Randall K. Rubin and cutting edge digital entertainment technology expert Harold Whaley to capitalize on the rapidly expanding untapped market of virtual interactivity for marketing and business. Monogram Virtua’s business centers around providing artists, entertainers, and entertainment and technology business partners with a portal into a vast digital virtual community, teaming with people, entertainment, experiences, and commercial opportunities. Virtual Worlds currently support millions of US dollars in the daily convertible currency transactions. Monogram Virtua specializes in providing customized services for businesses interested in taking advantage of this exciting new space. Monogram Virtua: “Real World Business for the Virtual World.”

For additional information, go to www.monogramvirtua.com
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR INTERVIEW REQUESTS CONTACT:
Andrea McCloud
anakalia@monogramvirtua.com

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Who Is Joe The Plumber?





Who Is Joe The Plumber?


Hard Working Middle Class American Plumber...?
or a figment of imagination in John McCain plumbing?

Who is Joe the Plumber?

Uploaded by doubledown_tandino on 16 Oct 08, 6.08AM EDT.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

"Obama Wins in Landslide" for Real Life and Second Life



Wednesday November 5th, 2008
Early Edition Newspaper


2008 US Presidental Election Coverage

Obama Wins in Landslide

IM Doubledown Tandino inworld for a free SL shirt

Design and Sell Merchandise Online for Free

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Love Bliss Party at Psytasia - Tuesday October 14th, 2008


LOVE BLISS PARTY
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 @ Psytasia Club

DJ LINEUP:

7-9am Doubledown Tandino - Jazz Fusion Beats
9-11am Moos Hultcrantz - Minimal & Tech House
11am-1pm Artec Amat - Minimal
1-2pm Tasty Hax - Beautiful Drum and Bass
2-4pm Twain Decosta - Mini Tech House

Beloved Friends,
The theme of this party is Love and Bliss and I ask that you let this inspire you when you play with us :) The invitation to come together for this special party is because of your love of music and wonderful contributions to the SL music scene. Share the music you love that inspires these emotions in you! Music speaks, heals and unites all... let's celebrate life for a while! :)

Love and Light,
Tasty Hax
Radiant Bliss Music Project

Monday, October 13, 2008

Global Music Festival - Search for the best DJ and/or Performer


Global Music Festival - Search for the best DJ and/or Performer

The GMF 2008 sponsored by Languagelab has come to an end. We had great DJ's performing, awesome life artists, a great crowd and lovely gadgets. Now we want to hear from you, which performer deserves the $L50,000 in prize money plus $L50,000 worth of in-world merchandise. To vote in this poll you need to be a registered user on The Rezzable website

GMF's best performer:

Foolish Frost
Doubledown Tandino
Krakov Letov
Swina Allen
Otowan Fouquet
LilThank Thibedeau
Evermore Noel
Josey Trautman
Santos Dagger
DJ Indigo
Summer Delight
Giela Delpaso
Funny Fiul
Adamatic Aeon
Lastat Darkstone
Nova Sakigake
Moshang Zhao
Bianca Darling
December Dollinger
Nephie Eerie
Heroin Allen
Derfel Birmingham
SerinaJane Loon
Aslyn Dufaux
Vampires Bulloch
Amanda Shinji
Mabb Dilweg
Azufr3 Catteneo
Cataplexia Numbers
Mavi Beck
Dreams Lightcloud
Becca Nishi
Jarl Soderstrom
Init Hubble
Amyorange Kidd

La Fournaise Discotheque on the Bourbon Estates

As a member of the Total Trauma DJ crew, I got a call to come and DJ today. When I arrived, my jaw dropped! Such a beautiful vibrant venue (built by legendary Yadni Monde). Simply amazing! It is a MUST-SEE location!

La Fournaise Discotheque
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bourbon%202/214/50/2


Photography by Elfay Pinkdot

The Beat Chicks Podcast


The PODCASTS - CLICK HERE

"The Beat Chicks Podcast delivers an in-depth look at the Second Life Music Scene featuring intimate chats with all your favorite independent artists.
We hope you will check back regularly as we’ll be adding lots of exciting content soon!!"
XOXO - The Beat Chicks

THE INTRO (first podcast: 21 May, 2008):
Welcome to The Beat Chick’s Podcast with hosts Hope Clary and TheDiva Rockin. We’re super excited you decided to check us out
The Intro: Hide Player Play in Popup Download
For more info, contact info [at] BeatChicks [dot] com
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Also: Check out the Second Life Podcast Network

Friday, October 10, 2008

Four Words I Invented Added to the English Lexicon

As Brad Reason (me in real life), i've invented words. Many people invent words. It's fun.

However, what's totally awesome, is that apparently, after submitting hundreds of words and definitions to Websters Dictionary ( aka http://www.dictionary.com/ ).... four specific words I have created in the past have actually been moved onward to now be considered part of the English lexicon. I can't believe people are actually using my words! That's sooo cool!! Potentially, these words may appear in future English language dictionaries.

Metapperatus - (Meh-tap-per-a-tis) noun. - An all encompassing tool used in a virtual world to make interactions and processes easier. (Users of the word have shortened it to 'metapper').
This word was winner of the Electrolux Invent-a-word Contest in 2007

IMbidextrous - (Eye-em-bih-dex-tris) adj. - Equally skilled in completing computer tasks while maintaining multiple instant message conversations.
example: "WOW! You are surfing the web and talking to someone else while you're IMing me too? You're very IMbidextrous."

Stappenstance - (Stap-in-stance) interjection. - What is happening. Short for 'What is the happenstance?"
example: Stappenstance? Nada, just chillin'.

Gigashits - (Gig-a-shitz) adjective, noun, or interjection. - Something computer related (equipment or software) that is superb, top-of-the-line, futuristic, or digitally impressive.
example: That new 70 inch flatscreen is the gigashits!

I hope you enjoy my words.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Announcing SECONDSTOCK Music Festival, October 24-26, 2008 in Second Life




The SECONDSTOCK MUSIC FESTIVAL is a re-creation of the original Woodstock held in 1969 in upstate New York. Coming OCTOBER 24-26 to Second Life on the Secondstock Sim with over 40 Secondlife musicians, psychedelic vendors, and amazing realism in a fun replication of this era in American history.

ANNOUNCING!!

“SECONDSTOCK” Music Festival!! 40+ Performers and 3 Days of Peace and Music October 24-26 in Second Life

SECONDSTOCK, September 10, 2008 – Many of the top music performers in Second Life will join emerging stars for the First SECONDSTOCK music festival coming the last weekend of October 24-26, 2008. Located on the new Secondstock SIM in Second Life, the site is being transformed into a full region festival playground for those who love to rock and always wished they could have attended the original Woodstock in 1969.

Woodstock…it was the Age of Aquarius…a three day gathering of the greatest musicians of the era performing for 300,000 people on the rolling hills of Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York. Journey back to a time of Vietnam War protest music, acid rock, hippies, psychedelically painted school buses, and a music festival called Woodstock – 3 Days of Peace and Music.

Experience a realistic re-creation of the Woodstock music festival with all the ambiance and memories of the original. In Max Yasgur’s barn at Secondstock be sure to visit the exhibit created by the curators of Second Life’s Museum of Music (MUMU) on Infotainment Island. The historical exhibits at the Secondstock barn museum showcase pictures, props, and films from the original Woodstock and the events of the period. Festival visitors can stay at the campground and skinny dip in the Secondstock Lake plus relax under the oak trees at impromptu music sessions around the large fire pit.

Musicians arrive by helicopter to the main stage complete with music towers and a massive performer background display. A large vendor area of open tents provide festival goers the opportunity to purchase psychedelic clothing outfits, hippie paraphernalia, food, accessories, musical instruments, art, textures, jewelry, and other simply groovy stuff.

Neither Woodstock not Secondstock would be complete without plenty of Port-O-San porta potties, rows of outdoor phones, the First Aid tent, and marijuana plants hidden in the cornfields. NO MORE RAIN!! NO MORE RAIN!! Afternoon thunder showers were the norm in upstate New York in the summer of 1969 and at Secondstock as well (along with mud slide fun and craziness). The film documentary made about the original Woodstock won an Academy award and festival goers can relive the film ahead of time with a quick search on YouTube (Woodstock 1969 – 3 Days of Peace and Music).

“SECONDSTOCK intends to be one of Second Life’s biggest and most exciting summer concert events”, says Merck Forager, CEO of Secondstock Entertainment, which is promoting and producing the event.

“We’ve got an unbelievable lineup in the works that celebrates Second Life’s top musical artists,” Forager explains. “We’ve designed an event with a realistic flavor in Second Life that will transport you back in time. This kind of event has been long overdue in Second Life.”

Tickets are free but for more information visit http://www.secondstock.blogspot.com/


. Please come anytime before the festival to look around and to support our vendors. At the music festival be sure to come dressed for the event. Groovy!

See you October 24-26, 2008 at SECONDSTOCK!!

About Secondstock Entertainment
Secondstock Entertainment is a not-for-profit independent music promoter headquartered in Second Life.

CONTACT THESE AVATARS IN SECOND LIFE:
Erik Silverstar – Marketing & Public Relations
Gabrielle Neddings – Vendor Sales and Exhibit Space
Amy Ferguson – Musician Recruitment and Program
Merck Forager – Musician Recruitment and Program

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

Rolling Stone editor Tim Dickinson - Five Myths About McCain



Top gun or spoiled brat? Rolling Stone contributing editor Tim Dickinson separates the facts from the fiction on the Republican presidential candidate.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

Botgirl Questi presents "Second Life as a Platform for Comics"



Botgirl Questi & Botgirl Lives
A beautiful thought experiment personified through a self-aware AI incarnating as a part-time Second Life avatar.


Check out her transcript of the presentation and her artistic projects at http://botgirl.blogspot.com/

This is a transcript of a presentation Botgirl made on October 3 at Met@Morph, the first annual Web Comics Comic-Con and Conference in Second Life. The images are linked to flickr.com, with high resolution versions available.

Can Ya Digg It? Second Life: Music, DJs, Nightlife, Art, & Creativity

Second Life:
The Music, The DJs, The Nightlife, The Art, & The Creativity
Can Ya Digg It?

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"It's Another Great Day for Drugs"



Credits include Andy Dick, Anthony Rapp, & Jack Black

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Psytasia's 2nd Second Life ELECTRO CONVENTION - October 5th



The 2nd Second Life ELECTRO CONVENTION - 2008
10 international DJ's - 15 hours of ELECTRONIC DANCEMUSIC

Sunday, October 5th 2008
01:30 AM PDT - 04:30 PM PDT

PSYTASIA - Underground Club - Sezuan Harbour

LINE UP:

01. 01:30 AM - 03:00 AM PDT .... Radi Roffo / Japan
02. 03:00 AM - 04:30 AM PDT .... Silus Kappler / Ireland
03. 04:30 AM - 06:00 AM PDT .... Nlightn Nootan / Portugal
04. 06:00 AM - 07:30 AM PDT .... Doubledown Tandino / USA
05. 07:30 AM - 09:00 AM PDT .... Mirkos Cortes / Italy
06. 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM PDT .... Moos Hultcrantz / Germany
07. 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM PDT .... Andy Moon / Germany
08. 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM PDT .... Kemmi Kamachi / Netherlands
09. 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM PDT .... Stefan Chrousch / Germany
10. 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM PDT .... Okin Nishi / Belgium

Production by owners of Psytasia: Moos Hultcrantz & virgilia Boucher

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On Second Life Radar: http://secondliferadar.blogspot.com/

Friday, October 3, 2008

Teknival 3 Has ARRIVED! October 3rd, 4th, & 5th, 2008



Teknival 3

THIS IS THE DJ SHEDULE FOR 5 STAGES!!! … here you can find wich dj when preforms.. all different dj’s from different countrys with different styles of music!!!!!!!!! Tekno, House, Goatrance, Drum n Bass, Hardcore, Techno, Minimal, Tribe, Dance, Hardtek, etcetra.
Scroll all down, becourse there are 5 AREA’s

ENJOY YOUR PARY>>>
PROBLEMS OR QUESTIONS? IM Keyboard Broek

ALL AREA'S ARE AT THE SAME SIM
Free tekno squat stage 1
Free tekno stage 2
Nutrie stage
Bassline Junkies stage
HFT & free tekno squat stage


FREE TEKNO SQUAT STAGE 1
===================================================
Friday Octobre 3

06 am slt --- 08 am slt ===== Laureen Korhonen
08 am slt --- 10 am slt ===== ISItheDreaMakeR Teskat
10 am slt --- 12 pm slt ===== Myla vuckovic
12 pm slt --- 02 pm slt ===== QLIMAX METALL
02 pm slt --- 04 pm slt ===== BRAD INFINITY
04 pm slt --- 06 pm slt ===== bono Tatham
06 pm slt --- 08 pm slt ===== TO BE CONFIRMED
08 pm slt --- 10 pm slt ===== Jasminx Saenz
10 pm slt --- 00 am slt ===== clastix enzo

Saturday Octobre 4

00 am slt --- 02 am slt ===== renanyoy Oh
02 am slt --- 04 am slt ===== renanyoy Oh
04 am slt --- 06 am slt ===== M8 Parx
06 am slt --- 08 am slt ===== radi Roffo
08 am slt --- 10 am slt ===== ihab Merlin
10 am slt --- 12 pm slt ===== shiru nakajima
12 pm slt --- 02 pm slt ===== DJWeyayman Howlett
02 pm slt --- 04 pm slt ===== Okin Nishi
04 pm slt --- 06 pm slt ===== DJ01 RAYMAKER
06 pm slt --- 08 pm slt ===== GaryN Ansome
08 pm slt --- 10 pm slt ===== TO BE CONFIRMED
10 pm slt --- 00 am slt ===== ISItheDreaMakeR Teskat

Sunday Octobre 5

00 am slt --- 02 am slt ===== PlusMinus Mimulus
02 am slt --- 04 am slt ===== Cygnus Vuckovic
04 am slt --- 06 am slt ===== tink toll
06 am slt --- 08 am slt ===== Coca Supercharge
08 am slt --- 10 am slt ===== dadout Michalak
10 am slt --- 12 pm slt ===== Razornator Canning aka DJ Razor
12 pm slt --- 02 pm slt ===== Healer Ladybird
02 pm slt --- 04 pm slt ===== Dodo80 Destiny
04 pm slt --- 06 pm slt ===== Deruub Pastorelli
06 pm slt --- 08 pm slt ===== Kylie Wiefel
08 pm slt --- 10 pm slt ===== TO BE CONFIRMED
10 pm slt --- 00 am slt ===== Elisha Richez
00 am slt --- 02 am slt ===== Shad Raffke


FREE TEKNO SQUAT STAGE 2
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Friday Octobre 3

06 am slt --- 08 am slt ===== TO BE CONFIRMED
08 am slt --- 10 am slt ===== DjBlacky McMahon
10 am slt --- 12 pm slt ===== Audio Jonson
12 pm slt --- 02 pm slt ===== Ice Tracer
02 pm slt --- 04 pm slt ===== Laureen Korhonen
04 pm slt --- 06 pm slt ===== Amanda Shinji aka Miss Cyberpink
06 pm slt --- 08 pm slt ===== Goodes Bade
08 pm slt --- 10 pm slt ===== Adamatic Aeon
10 pm slt --- 00 am slt ===== TO BE CONFIRMED

Saturday Octobre 4

00 am slt --- 02 am slt ===== TO BE CONFIRMED
02 am slt --- 04 am slt ===== Amyorange Kidd
04 am slt --- 06 am slt ===== Evermore Noel
06 am slt --- 08 am slt ===== Doubledown Tandino
08 am slt --- 10 am slt ===== migueles capalini aka DJ Migs
10 am slt --- 12 pm slt ===== Rangiku Nakamori
12 pm slt --- 02 pm slt ===== Digital Francis
02 pm slt --- 04 pm slt ===== Luisinho Rossini
04 pm slt --- 06 pm slt ===== Andy Seiling
06 pm slt --- 08 pm slt ===== joachimmsz Beck
08 pm slt --- 10 pm slt ===== Snowkitty Schmooz
10 pm slt --- 00 am slt ===== myckiwillis yalin

Sunday Octobre 5

00 am slt --- 02 am slt ===== Amanda Shinji AKA Miss Cyberpink
02 am slt --- 04 am slt ===== TO BE CONFIRMED
04 am slt --- 06 am slt ===== TO BE CONFIRMED
06 am slt --- 08 am slt ===== ISItheDreaMakeR Teskat
08 am slt --- 10 am slt ===== Swallow Parx
10 am slt --- 12 pm slt ===== Luisinho Rossini
12 pm slt --- 02 pm slt ===== Gandalf Decosta
02 pm slt --- 04 pm slt ===== Arcan Chemistry
04 pm slt --- 06 pm slt ===== Sthepan Fiertze
06 pm slt --- 08 pm slt ===== Victoryan Bailey
08 pm slt --- 10 pm slt =====TO BE CONFIRMED
10 pm slt --- 00 am slt =====TO BE CONFIRMED
00 am slt --- 02 am slt =====TO BE CONFIRMED


NUTRIE DRUM AND BASS STAGE
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Friday Octobre 3

6am-7am :
7am-8am :
8am-9am :
9am-10am :
10am-11am : ISItheDreaMakeR
11am-12pm : ISItheDreaMakeR
12pm-1pm : Shiru Nakajima
1pm-2pm : DJ Bams
2pm-3pm : DJ Positiv B
3pm-4pm : DJ Positiv B
4pm-5pm : SVEN NEWMAN ( i was the first and i also would be the last
5pm-6pm : SVEN NEWMAN regards Futureline mc
6pm-7pm : DJ Bams
7pm-8pm :DJ Bams
8pm-9pm : (if no one wants this slot) DJ Bams
9pm-10pm :
10pm-11pm :
11pm-12am :

Saturday Octobre 4

12am-1am :
1am-2am :
2am-3am :
3am-4am :
4am-5am :
5am-6am :
6am-7am :
7am-8am :
8am-9am : Juls Korobase
9am-10am : Juls Korobase
10am-11am : Okin Nishi
11am-12pm : Okin Nishi
12pm-1pm : Panzer Little
1pm-2pm :Panzer Little
2pm-3pm : DJ Positiv B
3pm-4pm :
4pm-5pm : ISItheDReaMakeR
5pm-6pm : ISItheDreaMakeR
6pm-7pm : DJ Bams
7pm-8pm : DJ Bams
8pm-9pm : DJ Bams
9pm-10pm : Darkcore Munster
10pm-11pm : Darkcore Munster
11pm-12am :

Sunday Octobre 5

12am-1am :
1am-2am :
2am-3am :
3am-4am :
4am-5am :
5am-6am : Darkcore Munster
6am-7am : Darkcore munster
7am-8am :
8am-9am :
9am-10am :
10am-11am :
11am-12pm :
12pm-1pm : Okin Nishi
1pm-2pm : Okin Nishi
2pm-3pm :
3pm-4pm :
4pm-5pm : ISItheDreaMakeR
5pm-6pm :
6pm-7pm : Nebulae Sands
7pm-8pm : Nebulae Sands
8pm-9pm : DJ Positiv B
9pm-10pm :DJ Positiv B
10pm-11pm :
11pm-12am :


BASSLINE JUNKIES STAGE
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Friday Octobre 3

6am-8am-ayo carter
8am-10- Reggus Reggaine
10am-12pm- Redgold Green
12pm-2pm- Alf Niven
2pm-4pm- Jahman Blessed
4pm-6pm-bang dula
6pm-8pm- Hersatisfier Honi
8pm-10pm- MooMoo Hird
10pm-12am- Selena Denja
12am-2am-dark secion
2am-4am- Sexina Babii

Saturday Octobre 4

LIVE STREAM FROM RL CLUB

Sunday Octobre 5

6AM-8AM-Rentmaster Bernard
8AM-10AM-Juls korobase
10AM-12PM-junglevacano
12PM-2PM-panzer little
2PM-4PM-isithedreamaker
4PM-6PM-gts
6PM-8PM- SVEN NEWMAN
8PM-10PM-d8a
10PM-12AM-rentmaster
12AM-2AM-liqwid lancaster
2AM-4AM-liqwid lancaster

HFT & FREE TEKNO SQUAT STAGE
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ALL UPDATED SCHEDULE AND PARTY PICS WILL BE REPOSTED HERE

Urban Spirit - Free Urban and Grunge Textures


I love this little spot! Urban Spirit, owned by Astin Miles features loads of various free textures. Beyond the usual freebies, these textures have an extra edge that can make your build unique.
When you drop by, make sure to LM the spot and join Astin's group. Drop a donation if you'd like as well.


(ps - that's me sitting in the dumpster out front)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

metaLIFE Launch Event - Oct. 2nd-5th - metaLIFE brings shopping to you


metaLIFE brings shopping to you
by Garret Bakalava
October 01, 2008

"The launch party will take place October 2-5th at Monogram Virtua’s Prime Convention Center.

Marketing Director Pauly Richez and metaLIFE CEO Robbie Kiama will host the seminars.

Entertainment will include SL live musicians Bosco Constantine, Ichie Kamachi, and Max Kleene and DJs Doubledown Tandino, Hush Law, Lewt Zerbino, Iche Kamachi, Cataplexia Numbers and Shon Larrson."
FULL STORY ON SLNN: CLICK HERE

Innovation Week at Orange Island - September 29th through October 3rd

Join us for our new focus week dedicated to innovation in virtual worlds. Innovation is crucial because it has a major influence on the improvement of our daily life in this world. Innovation is more than often generated by creative residents who design new features or services to improve the user experience.

Innovation is also important to Orange. We are happy to welcome some speakers from Orange Labs who are currently working on new user interfaces, and from the Orange Telco 2.0 initiative, who’ll be introducing their API program for Second Life developers.

The mission of the Orange Island Team is to help people share and collaborate in Second Life. During this week, we will discover how the innovation process works so we can cooperate on making this world a better place.

CLICK HERE for all info & schedule of events for Innovation Week.
Please check back next week for a detailed daily schedule.