Sunday, June 28, 2015

LEA14 - CODE64 in SPACE - by Art Blue

DATE: Monday, 29th June, 2015
To celebrate the end of the land grant for The MOONREZZER Art Blue has created a theatrical play CODE64 in SPACE which stands for the end of life in the simulator. We will travel back in time and forward into the future seeking for life.

To get an idea about the play you may read in or take the booklet inworld when you arrive.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

LEA24 - Celebrate the Last Days of Borderlines

Borderlines on LEA24 (moderate)

It's a stunning location in the real world and we have a piece of it on the grid.

Lemonodo Oh has gifted us for this round with a recreation of a specific point on the globe i.e., 37.540996 N, 122.518083 W.

"This region is clearly defined in world, and evidently also in real life, though as a practical matter in each context at considerable expense. In world, this would be the server, codebase and ecosystem supporting the analytic geometry of the region defined by the server, 256 sq m, a modest in-world population and maximum prim extents, 64 sq m. In real life, this would be a surveyed continuous area that corresponds to defined planet Earth coordinates and one or more locally established USGS benchmarks according to standards of professional practice as well as an unimaginably complex ecosystem and large population."

To celebrate its last few days inworld, Lemonodo is hosting a Closing Reception and playing a live ambient mix for our enjoyment.

Join us today (Saturday, June 27) from noon to 2:00 pm SLT on LEA24. For more closing events, check the calendar tab at the top of the page.

Borderlines on LEA24 (moderate)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Amplituhedron Says Goodbye at LEA with Closing Optional

Amplituhedron (moderate) & for closing (adult)

June 30 marks the end of the current round of LEA Artist in Residence grants. The exhibits have been exceptional and we only have a few more days to discover or revisit these creations.

Amplituhedron on LEA25 will be celebrated with Closing Optional - Tuesday June 30 @ 5:00 pm SLT.  Misprint Thursday explains:

DJ Sarah Lu Diamond brings progressive house, EDM and the free spirit of summer! Well known for her uninhibited sets and raves - she will energize Amplituhedron.

We don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time. But if you want to, feel free at CLOSING OPTIONAL! The sim will be rated "SCARLETT LETTER A" for uncensored ADULTS to enjoy the events and discussions with our without their clothing as they wish. Why a nude or clothing optional event? Fine artists have included nudity in their work for centuries and Misprint honors that historic tradition by following in the footsteps of a revered creative culture.

Amplituhedron (moderate) & for closing (adult)

Misprint is also announcing:

On June 30 there is a LEAP SECOND. Experts ask-Is the leap second going to freak out the internet?
To celebrate and be in the moment check out the RL art happening that Misprint participates in which captures that idea. There is still time to submit work if you want to participate!

She is teaming up with Jay VanBuren of Brooklyn Is Watching for a new mixed reality project called The Bridge. Misprint will share about the brand new patent Jay's company Membit received which will be used as an integral part of the upcoming project. The Bridge will be a curated project and collaboration between Jay and Misprint which will place virtual art through augmented reality on The Brooklyn Bridge. A call for entry will be shared at the party!

For more closing events, check out the Calendar. Everything we know about will be posted there. :)

Amplituhedron (moderate) & for closing (adult)

HuMaNoid is Reborn (temporarily) on LEA6

Humanoid on LEA6 (moderate)

The magical build called HuMaNoid, which left the grid almost a year ago, is enjoying a temporary second life (see what I did there?) on LEA6.

Humanoid on LEA6 (moderate)

Wendy Xeno has lovingly rebuilt her masterpiece and given us all a chance to revisit a favourite example of landscape as art. I didn't want to spoil the surprise for those who aren't familiar with it, but to you who have loved HuMaNoid, be assured that the doors are still there and they still open onto very special surprises.

Humanoid on LEA6 (moderate)

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

CITY INSIDE OUT - LEA20 - By Haveit Neox

By Haveit Neox
Closes Tuesday night, June 30, 2015
At the Lea20 sim

     The LEA Artists in Residence program is about the best thing around - a generous grant of 6 months with a very supportive team. That makes it hard to leave, but I’m very grateful for the half a year I got to spend in the program. It was exciting to fly around and visit the creative works of the many talented neighbors. But this wonderful experience is coming to a close, and yields to the next batch of artists whose work I’m anxious to see. In place of a closing event, I took the past couple weeks to make a film about City Inside Out. Below, I recap the basic story behind the sim:

     Trying to convey the sense of having no home to live in, I've turned a city inside out. There are no true interiors. Doors open to yet more exteriors. The sense is that one cannot go inside for comfort and the familiarity of belonging somewhere, because interior spaces as we know them do not exist. The ground level is almost entirely a wide highway, representing the ‘concrete’ world. Below the streets, buried in tunnels and ditches is the level where you will find stories that visitors have contributed about their observations of homelessness. I've posted the 22 stories throughout the network of tunnels for all to read. This lowest level of the city is its heart.

     In the sky, another city floats high above the ‘concrete’ earth, like a dream or a nightmare. This city is the one hallucinated. But no matter the hardships that the streets can produce, there still remain pockets of compassion. Many of the hardest stricken people retain this basic human strength as if it's the one thing that ill fate could not wrench from them. It is their nature.

For the closing, I offer this film:
CITY INSIDE OUT (tour of the exhibit):

Saturday, June 20, 2015

LEA28 --- EntropyII

There are only ten more days to explore the builds of the artists in Round 8 of the Artists- in- Residence grants on the LEA sims.

Entropy II  - Cliche

One of those sims is currently featured in the Second Life Destination guide which is a big honour for NaTaS Janus who put together an amazing build on LEA28 called Entropy II.  It consists of five very different areas which are navigated by the teleporters at the arrival area.

The destination guide link:

While you are there grab one of the free motorcycles or cars and race around his surrealistic track.   There's even a free Ferrari for you to enjoy.  He calls the area Blue but I swear it's turquoise.

Entropy II -- Blue

I think NaTaS had the most fun making his urban decay town.  It's full of tiny unexpected treasures so make sure you explore inside the buildings and don't forget to visit his Gift Store which has lots of interesting freebies.
Entropy II

Not only that but a visitor made a video of Entropy II which is very interesting.

Just ten more days!  Don't miss out.

Friday, June 19, 2015

LEA Announces Round 9 AiRs!

Haveit Neox – City Inside Out - Round 8 – LEA20
The LEA is pleased to announce the ninth round of Artists-in-Residence, who will receive a full sim for six months on which to create and display their proposed projects:

FreeWee Ling
Lorin Tone
Edie1943 Resident
Pixels Sideways
Surreal Skytower
Storm Septimus
Thoth Jantzen
Caliandris Pendragon
Fuschia Nightfire
Livio Korobase
MiaSnow Myriam
Kiesta Aljon
Lacocinelle Resident
Michael Wexhome
Seafore Perl
Artistik Oluja
Cica Ghost
Czechoslovakian Resident
Misprint Thursday 
Katharine McGinnis

The LEA received 40+ high-quality applications, and it was a difficult decision, but those selected submitted outstanding proposals that represent a diverse range of virtual art. While a handful are artists returning for a second round, the majority will be exhibiting at the LEA for the first time. Projects range from full-sim immersions, to innovative builds geared specifically for multimedia works such as sound and machinima projects.

Artists will have up to four months to build their projects, with all exhibits set to be open by end of October. Many will likely open sooner, though, so keep an eye on this blog for announcements of exhibit openings and related special events.

The previous eight rounds of LEA land grant artists-in-residence have resulted in some truly exceptional works, and we anticipate this next group to be just as fantastic. Congratulations to all the artists, we can’t wait to see your vision!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Paradise of CyberPolis: Closing Event June 28, 1PM SLT

The Paradise of CyberPolis will be having its 'funeral ceremony' on 28 June, at 1pm SLT.

DJ GinniJi spins the tunes, and the winners of the CYBERart contest will be announced!

Y'all come: LEA12

Thursday, June 4, 2015

THE DICE - LEA14 by Art Blue

   Banksy, known as the invisible artist is announced to be there. Who will be the second player?

THE DICE on The Moon
DATE: Thursday, 4th June, 2015
Invitation to the Play......


Listen to the first words of THE DICE and claim your ticket for LEA14 on Thursday, 4th, June 2015, 1.00. PM SLT.

Plutarch Heavens: Welcome to the 2nd Grand Opening of the MOONREZZER. You may have been in Rome last week to see at the Grand Theatre Aquila how the Moon got life, you may have been flooded by the news in an CNN iReport or read in the short story Ex Reality in June issue. It does no longer matter how you got one of the precious tickets today. I welcome you at THE DICE!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

LEA28 - Fun with Entropy!

Entropy II (moderate)

NaTaS Janus' build (well, group of builds) on LEA28 is fun and snarky and diverse and full of freebies!

The landing spot gives you the option to teleport to 5 different areas. The "Gift Shop" is actually a small town which, yes, includes a gift shop full of free items.

Entropy II (moderate)

"Cliche" is described by NaTaS as his attempt "to fit in with the large bulk of other SL artists". As I said, snarky! :) It's pretty with a distinct edge.

A lot of interest has been generated by "Blue". Not only is the landscape bizarre and compelling, it offers a truly wild route for vehicle lovers to drive. You can rez your own or use one of the different options he has waiting for the visitor.

Entropy II (moderate)

I'm not showing you all of the five areas of Entropy II, you'll have to discover "E-Cadaver" and "Fast Food Hell" on your own.

I do, however, want to remind you that applications for the next round of LEA grants are now open. You have until the 3oth of May to get yours in and we want you to!

The process isn't difficult and we really want to see your ideas. Imagine - you too could have a full sim for 6 months to realize your vision and share your creativity with the rest of us.

Now - go have some fun with Entropy II!

Entropy II (moderate)