Month: August 2013
Dear Nadya (a letter to)
How do you write a letter to someone without including anything overtly political when everything you know about her is overtly political? I don’t know. What I do know is that these patriots are still human beings, probably struggling to survive horrific prison conditions. Some letters seem like the least I can do.
Previz #76 – Activity #2: Mexico City, 1968
I propose Mexico City, 1968 a virtual Olympic Games. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina & Yekaterina Samutsevich, as Tommie Smith, Juan Carlos and Peter Norman. 1968 in resonance with 2013. Mexico City with Sochi. Black Gloves with Pink.
Practice Based Research in the Arts
Vanessa Blaylock has enrolled in Practice Based Research in the Arts taught by Leslie Hill & Helen Paris of Stanford Online / NovoED. The course begins 9 October. Want to join?
State of the Blog
In this first “State of the Blog” overview, we learn that Wendz’ Minecraft 1.6.2 post is hot! Peeps can’t take their eyes off Arthurine’s BDSM in Second Life post. And Agnes’ Laugh out Loud just keeps going and going!
Supporting Parents with Autistic Kids
Keeping up with the…well, anyone, really! Postcard family we are not. My life revolves around my…
Activity No.1 – Pussy Riot Solidarity Parade
In Activity No.1 – Pussy Riot Solidarity Parade, I, “fake Nadya Tolonko” was joined by 29 other avatars in a solidarity march at virtual Moscow in Second Life
My Statement at My Parole Hearing
Everywhere—in schools, prisons and universities, at voting stations and sitting in front of the TV—we are taught to obey, to lie, to bite our tongues, to say “yes” when we want to say “no.” The great cause of our civilization is to foster in ourselves, our children and friends an antidote to this obedience—an obedience that eats people alive.
Letters to Nadya and Maria in Prison
As part of the 17 Aug ’13 global Pussy Riot Solidarity Day, VBCO is collecting your letters to Nadya and Maria in prison. We’ll do our best to get your letters to Nadya and Maria.
Walk softly but carry a big stick
DAY TO DAY If you were to see me on the street I’d prolly not even stick…
Asylum in Your Embassy! Grand Opening!
“Nadya Tolokno,” Agnes Sharple, Trill Zapatero, Vanessa Blaylock & Friends bring you an exciting new fashion experience, ASYLUM IN YOUR EMBASSY! Visit the store on Second Life Marketplace today!
Open Content Program The Getty
Yesterday James Cuno, president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust, announced The Open Content Program, a 4,600 image gift to global culture.
If Lessig is Monet, then Stallman is Turner
In 1872 Claude Monet was ahead of his time. In 2004 Lawrence Lessig was ahead of his time. But how do we explain the insight of JMW Turner or Richard Stallman 30 years earlier still?
Pussy Riot Week!
We celebrate Pussy Riot Week with a photo shoot Sunday, online shop opening Tuesday, and the Pussy Riot Solidarity Parade on Saturday.
They don’t make em’ like they used to and Safety Last was one of em’ I began…
Previz #75 – Activity #1: Pussy Riot Solidarity Parade!
Previz #75, for VBCO’s first “Activity,” Activity #1 – Pussy Riot Solidarity Parade. A march of avatars at Red Square in Virtual Moscow.
What I Wear
A visit to the breezy, new Fashion Sharing website What I Wear. Various UI/UX problems hamper the experience, but the overall site is fun and interactive.
Pussy Riot! 10 Questions with Scarlett Luv
In the final chapter of Scarlett Luv’s 10 Questions with Vanessa Blaylock we learn of plans for Pussy Riot Solidarity Parade ’13, Divorce ’14, and other events.
Mermaids and Pissants, 10 Questions with Scarlett Luv
In Part 2 of her “10 Questions” Scarlett asks Vanessa about Mermaids and Pissants. Of floating free. Of struggling through the mire.
Digital Ethnography: Internet Research Survival Guide
The Internet Research Survival Guide with practical everyday tip and tricks that let you get your research done while staying healthy and sane.