As the Second Life 7th Birthday is winding down, I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite exhibits from the week. Even though the celebrations are ending tonight, the SIMs themselves will be open until July 3 (11:59 pm SLT), so if you haven’t had a chance to explore everything.. now is the time, before all these wonderful exhibits disappear forever! While all the exhibits were special, here are some of the ones I most enjoyed.
LEA – Bryn Oh
Well known Second Life artist Bryn Oh created a captivating installation on behalf of the Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA). The interactive exhibit takes you on a whimsical journey as you climb the enchanted staircase that appears before you. The inspiring exhibit was also beautifully captured by well known machinimagrapher Chantal Harvey.
Timeline – Raven Haalan and GM Nikolaidis
This amazing collaboration from two of SL’s best is sure to touch you. At first glance, the installation appears to be an equatorial sundial, and 12-hour clock. However, as you interact with the exhibit, you will find that each number (hour) corresponds with a compelling timeline of life events and stories. Not to mention the free gift, is one you won’t want to miss.
Bodied words – pallina60 Loon
This passionate installation draws you in with its intense visual appeal, but captures you with its adorable letter animations that allow you the chance to pose as a letter or a number so you can spell anything you want.
Without You – Kerupa Flow
One of the most underrated displays, this exhibit simply has to be explored. From beginning to end it places you in the middle of some the most visually stunning 3D illusions, that can be interpreted in different ways just by changing your viewpoint and exploring the installation further. As if that wasn’t enough, Kerupa aims right for your heart with her written note explaining how her work is nothing without you, because it’s how we all interact with it and what we get from it that “uncovers its soul.”
dream on! – caLLie cLine
This touching display of caLLie’s dreams (not to mention some classic SL history) will have you examining your own SL dreams as you fly around and explore this oversized yet stylized ‘Alice in Wonderland’ feeling installation.
Burning Life – Raven Haalan
This exhibit will have you feeling nostalgic for last year’s Burning Life with its display of memorable photographs. It will also pump you up for this year’s theme “Metropolis – Civilization in the Desert” and provide you all the info you will need about the event and how to get involved!
Doodle Lace – Eshi Otawara
Inspired by former Linden Lab CEO Mark Kingdon’s doodle art, Eshi Otawara created this gorgeous feminine floral sculpture that is also a dress.
BOSL & CO – Patch Thibaud
This magnificent tower hovers over the entire celebration area and is worth taking a peek at with its glowing, moving pieces. Update: Patch contacted me and let me know that he intended the tower to be viewed at night. He also sent some photos of it at night and it was quite stunning. Keep this in mind when visiting the tower!
I would also like to take the opportunity to invite you to visit our exhibit
The Second Life Whole is Greater Than the Sum of its Parts
Our interactive installation exhibits the theme of “Unexpected Collaborations” with a visual representation demonstrating how the different communities in SL are not just amazing on their own, but are improved and enhanced by existing within the Second Life metaverse.