Hot Takes from The Metaverse
After a long journey through the desert, iRez, the virtual identity salon is back! Today is iRezurrection Day!
It’s Too Hot!!!
OMG! It’s a million degrees out! Fortunately I’ve got Kitten’s fun & chill “SLCS Butt Bikini” to keep me cool on these miserable post-apocalyptic days!
Jane’s Walk – A Stroll Through Historic Provence
On Sunday May 3 I was lucky to get to host a Jane’s Walk through Historic Provence….
Ne Me Quitte Pas by Canary Beck
Long-time iRez author Canary Beck has a new photo exhibition at The Arts & Culture Community (A&CC) at Wanderstill Ode. We chatted a little about the work today. Here, with permission, is an excerpt of our conversation.
As NaNoWriMo threatens to sneak up on us, I return to iRez to share a bit of my…
Previz #85 – Asian French Maid Avatar Worker Strike
It’s time to fight for Asian French Maid Avatar Worker empowerment! Join us in the streets of Virtual Paris!
Avatar Hangouts is a new meetup! Come visit with old friends & make new ones. 2nd Saturday of the Month: 9a California / 5p London / 2a Sydney.
Happily Ever Avatar – New Documentary Now Casting!
Happily Ever Avatar: Back2Back Productions is now casting for a new documentary on relationships that blossom out of virtual worlds.
Look into her angel eyes One look and you’re hypnotized. Grabbed a decent word to draw in…
Second Life Camera Offset
SL’s camera is too high. It’s a bad view when you enter a building, it makes you build to the wrong scale, and it makes us create avatars that are ridiculously tall. Worst of all it’s a less immersive experience than a more “on the ground” camera. The good news is, it’s so easy to fix! Here’s how…
Minecraft Field Trip!
Wendz Tempest leads the VBCO Travel & Safari Company in a Minecraft Field Trip! Saturday 7-9am SLT
Field Trip: Tera!
Field Trip! We’re off to the free-2-play (freemium) fantasy MMORPG of Tera! Grab your adventure gear and climb aboard.
Previz #84 – Drum Circle
I invite you to join in a drum circle with us. We’ll have drums and hula hoops or you can BYO whatever you like. Rediscover personal ecstasy in your life.
My Virtual Thursday
The new SL Project viewer features “live” updates to Twitter, Facebook & Flickr. I thought I’d feed them through 24LiveBlog for a Live Blog of my Virtual Life.
A is for Animation
The Inventory Game begins! Post a photo of you with something “A” from your inventory, and then add a link to your post here in the comment section.
Previz #83 – Dance Anywhere
Friday at Noon PDT / 19:00 GMT Vanessa Blaylock Company will be joining dancers on 6 continents as part of the 10th annual “Dance Anywhere!”
Previz #82 – A is for Animation, B is for Baby
George Carlin famously spoke about my stuff and your shit. In this 26-day photo / blog challenge you have the chance to leave your shame over your obscenely large inventory behind and take pride in your brilliant collecting. Share your
shit stuff with the world!
Paradise Lost in Second Life – An Update & Trailers
I only recently realised that last time I posted on iRez about Paradise Lost in Second Life…
I LOVE TO LOLLYGAG
The word LOLLYGAG was chosen by a member of the art game Monkey Side Bars and we…
Previz #81 – Valentine’s Walking Brunch!
You’re invited to Valentine’s Walking Brunch at Izzy’s Gym on Sat 15 Feb! Come hit the VR treadmill: walk, websurf, and hangout with friends.
Dancer #16 – Zoe Llewelyn
Second Life, and any online virtual community like it, can be a social lifeline to those who may be more isolated, marginalized or cut off in real life. There is a lot said these days about how virtual life is causing us to interact with each other less…but few people talk about the flip side of that. For many of us, virtual life can help us gain connections we lack in RL.
Previz #80 – Year of the Treadmill Desk
2014 is the year of the treadmill desk. Vanessa Blaylock Company is organizing 12 treadmill walking events in 12 months. Please join us!
Previz #79 – Virtual New Hampshire Rebellion
Mon 20 Jan from 8:45 – 2p SLT/PST Merriam Galaxy, Vanessa Blaylock, and perhaps YOU will walk 10.2 miles in virtual solidarity with the NH Rebellion walkers on their way from Canterbury to Concord, New Hampshire.
Dancer #15 – Dr. Cranium Voom
How others perceive me is incidental to how I want my avatar to look to me. I spend more time looking at my own av than any other. If I don’t look good, I’ll fuss with my avatar constantly, and won’t have fun.
Dancer #14 – Talon Manx
I come here to escape, my job is very stressful and the music and dancing afford me an outlet to unwind.
Dancer #13 – Rozoshka
Those Russian girls are dancing queens
Juchei far out in Russian jeans
They look so sweet, they talk so neat
Juchei they twist to Russian beat
— Nina Hagen
Of Stories, Writers and a Virtual World
It’s raining. After a few months of wintry landscapes, Second Life’s snow is slowly melting away. There’s…