Friday, August 24, 2007

You are the engines of change

Notice posted to the group on August 17, 2007

Dear NPIRL members - So many new things hit our desk this week that we had to be picky and choosy. Without further ado, here's the tip of the NPIRL iceberg... Yours, Bettina Tizzy


* SENUKA HARBINGER'S studies of fractals and formulaic art forms in-world have resulted in the creation of two true fractal generators. DON'T miss her breathtaking, meandering spline generator sculpture.

Senuka Harbinger's SENASY

Senuka's Cyber Arachnid avatar is unquestionably NPIRL, as is nearly everything this extraordinary woman takes on. Ask her to give you a demo of those fractal generators but you'll have to get permission in the sandbox... 4000 to 10,000 prims in under 5 minutes!

New NPRIL member and sculptor Blackthorn Hare (RL Doug Anderson, working on his art masters at Mass College of Art) agreed that this angry place - which he completed last month - could be called "The Un-Church." He invites you to "poke around... there are lots of clues, little easter eggs here and there."
The Reality Factory

(A Meditation)- Also by Blackthorn Hare. Look underneath you. Hang around a moment and watch the moon rise.
A Meditation

Cube Inada - who believes in "space-age design optimism" - doodled this spruced up Googie-romanticized/retro sci-fi drive-in in the sky that should please anyone who grew up, or wished he grew up "inside" a Jetson's cartoon. Park your spaceship and hang with your buds while taking in a B-film... "Plan 9 from Outer Space," perhaps?
Sky Cinema

* ESCH SNOAT'S' "See What's Inside Esch's Head!" - This is just pure folly and fun, but first a pile of instructions to make it easy for you to find this. Use this slurl - See What's Inside Esch's Head! - TP to the 3rd floor and walk to the back of his show... Now then, let's "See What's Inside Esch's Head," shall we? Use Mouselook! BTW, two NPIRL members have shows in this building as well: Finny Yates and Douglas Story.

Just cause you'll want to know...

Thinkerer Studios - founded by NPIRL member Thinkerer Melville - has announced the launch of an awards program to identify and encourage the development of creative products and services that use SL capabilities to enrich experiences in RL.

Recipients of the Thinkerer Challenge Award will receive 30,000L and the use of a land parcel (or an equivalent arrangement) for one year. In addition, they will be invited to become judges of future Thinkerer Challenge Awards which will be given as often as once a month, depending on the volume and quality of nominations. You can read more about it here.

Juria Yoshikawa is like the Energizer Bunny; just keeps going and going... I keep thinking I'll hold back and not mention Juria's work at least one week, but darned if it isn't just too good to hold back. The sound effects, as you hop in and out of the cubes... well, you'll hear. I wish Jimmy Hendrix was here to hear this, too. I do.
The Awful Cubes Meet Terraformal Duplicity

WELCOME to new members (in order of appearance):
* Desdemona Enfield
* Seifert Surface
* Vlad Bjornson
* Milan Brynner
* Owl Demina
* Kiyup Ingraham
* Cube Inada
* Blackthorn Hare