Dhughan Froobert, Shy AV, has some new products #SecondLifeMarketplace #Caspervend

Yes, I’ve been motivated lately – not only did I just list this at the Marketplace: A simple antique rug, well worn but carefully kept, enhances any decor. This one has paler, more subtle colors and more vertical lines and … Continue reading

Antique Bronze Rococco Room Divider – $L50

Just listed at the Marketplace: Simple antique room divider or boudoir screen. Semi-transparent, so best if placed in front of a solid textured wall. Works with many different styles of decor and eras. It’s copy/mod/no transfer, so you can take … Continue reading

2 Victorian Stained Glass Lamps – Table and Column Size — $L30

Single prim lighting with style! Includes additional table lampStained glass in deep purple and green, base suits Victorian or Steampunk styleOne touch and the lamp glows softly. No fuss."Click" sound effectModify with your own textures if you like. via Second … Continue reading

Are Digital Games Art? Are Immersive Virtual Worlds Art? The Guardian’s Jonathan Jones Thinks Not #ArtOrNotArt #SecondLife

The Museum of Modern Art will exhibit images from digital games and virtual worlds, but The Guardian’s Jonathan Jones thinks such images are not art. I’m no artist, but I think there’ s some pretty artistic stuff going on in Second Life, though Jonathan Jones will pooh-pooh the idea. The Guardian article posted a companion gallery of images from or for the exhibition, but didn’t bother to include any images from Second Life as examples of digital-game or immersive-world art. They did include shots from Sim City, EVE-Online, Myst, The Sims, and Portal along with other game screenshots.

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Kipling Rock on the Clackamas River: Virtual Project for Steelhead St Helens in Second Life

Hands bloodied and soaked from the waist down, Rudyard Kipling was happy. Not just happy, “utterly, supremely, and consummately happy,” the famed author wrote, lying on the bank of the Clackamas River next to the first salmon he’d ever caught.

Today, historians and fishermen say it was actually steelhead Kipling and his two companions nabbed that day in June 1889, but it’s a minor discrepancy in an otherwise fondly written account of the trip that has resonated with anglers and local residents for more than a century.

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