Bia & Izzy finally meet in a world of possibilities
We live in a virtual world of limitless possibilities. A world where a 16th century victim of uxoricide & damnatio memoriae can have her avatar resurrection and open a virtual university where hundreds of avatars can share studio space and create innovative projects.
A world where you can resurrect your older, but younger that you lived to be, sister, who you never met in the physical world (PW) because she died 6 months before you were born, and spend time with her.
Given all that, it should come as no surprise that we live in a world where even dead blogs can be reanimated and rise once more. And so, as Provost of Medici University, I am pleased to announce today that iRez, the virtual identity salon, is back!
A Brief History of iRez
- 18 April 2009 — Vanessa Blaylock Company performs VB-01, Girl Next Door
- 22 April 2009 — Vanessa creates a blog on Blogger to document performances
- 23 July 2010 — Ze Moo dares Vanessa to put her blog where her Free Culture mouth is and move to Open Source WordPress
- Date Unknown — lots of new authors (34) join irez.me and write about Second Life and other Virtual Worlds
- 3 October 2012 — blog moves from WP.com to WPEngine
- 2 July 2015 — Tabitha Raincloud makes the 943rd & last post on iRez
- Circa 2017 — Vanessa’s credit card for domain names lapses
- Later in 2017 — The Bot Bureau of Domain Name Squatters & Trolls snatches up the lost “iRez.me” URL and offers it back for only a few thousand dollars.
- Circa 2018 — WPEngine decides to take iRez content offline
- 2017 – 2022 — The dark years. Despair. iReztless living.
- 2021 – Vanessa buys the URL “iRez.uk” for slightly less than $3,000
- 2022 – Vanessa exchanges one million emails with WPEngine to resurrect iRez
- 5 September 2022 — iRezurrection Day!
The little blog that could has moved across multiple platforms, hosts, and domain names. Along the way a few things have broken. All-in-all, this blog is doing pretty well. But if you surf around enough, you’ll find a broken link or missing photo. If you do, drop by the iRez Bugs page and let us know so we can fix it!