There have been many new SL10B uploaded videos on YouTube in the past few days or so which is definitely worth watching. Hopefully more great SL10B videos will be uploaded in the next week or so of this huge historical tenth Second Life birthday event.
1. SL10B: Meet The Artists – Rowan Derryth interviews Gracie Kendal
A discussion with the acclaimed virtual and mixed-meda artist.
2. SL10B: Meet The Designers – Saffia Widdershins interviews Sachi Vixen of “Adam& Eve”
Great discussion on a wide variety of creative work and projects with a long-standing designer in Second Life.
3. Inworld Review: 16 June 13
Mention of the SL10B Community Celebration
4. Draxtor Destinations Episode 3 : The Behemoth at SL10B
Second Life, the user-created universe of unbridled digital creativity is turning 10 this month and Loki Eliot has created a monster: the behemoth is a not-really-thinly veiled metaphor for SL in pixel flesh and blood, complete with tiny engineers explaining to the visitor how the best of intentions to nourish and raise a cute infant child of creative expression led to the uncontrollable beauty we enjoy today…
5. SL10B The Reactor
SL10B Community Celebration stage build – The Reactor – filmed by Moo Money in only 4 hours (including editing). Inside shots filmed with Rescene by Logan Bauer
A new video has been published this week from the London City region in Second Life showing dancing and celebrating summer 2013. London City is one of most popular destinations in Second Life and its a great place to hang out with the Second Life community. Loads to see and do including London famous landmarks, parties, concerts, events and shopping. The video lasts for 2 minutes and it was uploaded by Torric Rodas who is the operations manager for Mainland London in Second Life.
New London City in SL Summer 2013 Video
Watch Episode 7 with Rodvik Humble the CEO of Linden Lab talk about Second Life. Episode 7 runs for 5 minutes and its available to watch now. It’s great to see Rodvik Humble exploring inworld locations and active again. Later this month Second Life celebrates it’s tenth birthday and this is a great way to start a new month with the CEO of Linden Lab in this special of the Drax Files SL series.
Rodvik Humble mentioned some updated stats about Second Life which is very interesting to share.
- Over half a billion US dollars in user to user transactions
- After ten years – over a million people active every month
- 400, 000 sign up every month
- Over 176 employees at Linden Lab
- San Francisco is the main office of Linden Lab
- And there’s more! (see video below)
Yay, Rodvik Linden has returned. This is by far the best video of Rodvik Linden and interview in Second Life ever I think. It’s all good, very positive and exciting to watch. I’m sure the SL community will absolutely love this special episode 7 of the Drax Files
British native Rod Humble is possibly America’s most honest CEO: “I have no idea why it’s magic but it is!” he says about his company’s core product – the vast digital sandbox known as Second Life!
This sprawling virtual universe, solely created by its users, administered by Linden Lab from their San Francisco headquarters and simulated in server farms all over the world, is turning 10 years old this June and with over 1 million active monthly users it has outlived many prestigious game titles in the highly competitive market of digital entertainment.
What is Second Life’s secret? Mr. Humble tries to get to the bottom of what makes open-ended creative platforms superior to other digital offerings, how community driven markets that are not constrained by geographic boundaries work and ponders the power of avatar-based interaction in this special Drax Files/World Makers episode.
Spread the word and comment below on what you thought of episode 7 of The Drax Files ?
Episode 6 of The Drax Files has gone live and you can watch the brilliant video below. This episode is all about creativity & animation override movements in Second Life which is really amazing.
Episode 6 details
Motion capture artist Abramelin Wolfe monetizes his creativity by humanizing our virtual lives — one fluid movement at a time. He puts his dream of an immersive future succinctly: “We want a universe that we can step into!”
Edinburgh-based Abranimations is run by the Englishman with his Scottish wife who designs colorful mesh avatars. The couple makes their living capturing performances ranging from everyday walking and communicating to 1920′s flapper dances and Geisha sequences. They then sell the polished animations in their in-world store to a global userbase by way of the Linden Dollar.
But the virtual world is more about fun than it is about commerce for him, says Abramelin: “Second Life is about other people’s creativity. Some of it is beautiful. Some of it is just strange…but all of it is amazing! It is like looking into their minds.”
Abramelin’s hectic work schedule includes expanding the business to encompass services for the emerging Scottish video game industry, but he always finds time to take long flights over the vast virtual mainland to marvel at user-created chaos and beauty. It’s a digital testament to human ingenuity and the desire to exercise that muscle of imagination.
Draxtor has now filmed five episodes of The Drax Files so far this year and all of the videos have been awesome. Episode 5 has just been released about musicians in Second Life and the real world. Watch and catch up with all the episodes 1-5 here.
Details about Episode 5
“Who says what is real and what is not real?” asks Argentine post-rocker Pupito Helstein about his experience playing in Barcelona one night and in the virtual world of Second Life the next morning.
The music group Engrama, which he founded with his girlfriend (Spanish drummer Lakua Arriaga) has fans from all over the world thanks to the possibilities afforded by a persistent digital universe populated by colorful avatars.
Engrama has been playing original songs (and covers by Sigur Ros, Radiohead among others) in clubs and on self-designed stages all over SL for the past four years.
The band’s followers have treasured unique live recordings (yes: approved bootlegs!) infused with memories of sharing an emotional experience and space (albeit one that is made of pixels perhaps, but nonetheless deeply connecting to heart and soul).
Music transcends cultural, geographical and sometimes even generational differences just as much as an open-ended virtual world can!
Do you have a favorite episode of The Drax Files so far ?
Draxtor Despres has uploaded a new video today (episode 2) of the Fantasy Faire 2013 in Second Life which is really impressive and wonderful. The video shows various areas of the Fantasy Faire 2013. Amazing and very creative!
Episode 2 details
Over 140 merchants are selling their wares to thousands of avatars, fundraising for Relay for Life!
Hop on into the virtual world next week and be mesmerized by immersive environments created by the best artists in Second Life.
Every dollar spent goes to American Cancer Society !
Mayah Parx is one of my highlights…sorry I am biased…..
Watch this new video filmed by Drax with a sneak preview of the Fantasy Faire 2013 that opens on Saturday 20th April 2013 in Second Life. It’s a beautiful video showing a inside look of the Fantasy Faire 2013 and I think many are looking forward to exploring the regions when they open officially to everyone. More info visit:
Fantasy Faire 2013 regions
Sneak preview video
Fantasy Faire 2013 will be celebrating it’s 5th year and its set to be very popular indeed.
Will you be attending this year’s SL Fantasy Faire 2013 ?
Episode 3 details
“Second Life is too beautiful a tool for us to only be used for plain simple reality” says artist and painter Eshi Otwara.
Having followed this motto for the last 7 years Eshi Otawara has been designing elaborate dresses in the virtual world that defy physical reality.
And this classically trained artist from Zagreb, Croatia, has no problems merging virtual life with her physical identity – it is all dedicated to art you can either touch, look at or…well: wear!
Wether Eshi is in her studio bringing dark dreams to life in oil, chalk or acrylic or floating high above the virtual clouds in avatar form, linking and texturing prim after prim until another unique piece of clothing emerges – Eshi embraces the expressive possibilities of both “realms” to the fullest.
Epsoide 1 and Epsoide 2 can be found here of the The Drax Files. Must watch if you have not already done so!!
Episode 2 is now live of the new series of The Drax Files. Episode 2 lasts for 5 minutes and it’s had more than 525 views already by the SL community. I’m really impressed by the new series so far and graphics in this video is really amazing I think. Overall fantastic video and i’m excited to see what comes next month.
Details about Episode 2
Jo Yardley listens to Marlene Dietrich on a hand crank gramophone because she lives in Weimar era Germany and electricity is rather scarce: oh yes, although Frau Yardley lives in Amsterdam, her house is decorated with original furniture and accessories from the 1920ties and German magazines from the Interbellum Period are everywhere.
But Yardley, who is a historical consultant for film, TV and museums has done much more than opting out of microwaves, cell-phone and TV usage: inside the virtual world of Second Life, Yardley rebuilt a Berlin that is long gone, a Berlin, where ehrenwerte Damen sport cigarette-holders and gallant Herren are seen in three-piece suits rather than blue jeans.
This digital Berlin is home to the affluent who dance wide eyes shut straight through the roaring Twenties at the Hotel Adlon as well as the orphaned street children, begging for a few Mark to get through the day. 1920sBerlin in Second Life operates 24/7 and is complete with accurate signage, a functioning Zeppelin and a steam-engine Reichsbahn…so: let’s take a trip back in time!
Do you like the new series so far? Comment below!
Wishing everyone a Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2013!
Watch this interesting video from London City in Second Life celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.
On 9th February 2013 a new video preview was uploaded on YouTube for the upcoming One Billion Rising in Second Life event due to take place for 24 hours on valentines day 2013. This wonderful video lasts for 5 minutes and 37 seconds showing many women avatars dancing to the music.
Tena Clark & Tim Heintz perform the incredibly powerful song, “Break the Chain,” that we hear in this video. As women from around the world in Second Life, we wanted to do our part too. Gorgeous settings, amazing women-behind-the avatars, and a bit of fantasy make our video a beautiful addition to the tide of support that’s sweeping the globe. Visit our blog, “One Billion Rising in Second Life” to find out more!
Very inspiring and impressive indeed.
On 7th February 2013 Linden Lab published a new quick tip (#3) video on the Second Life official YouTube channel showing the basics of the virtual currency known as Linden Dollars in Second Life. It’s a very handy tip and it’s worth watching if you are new to Second Life. Learn more below…
- Getting and Spending Linden Dollars – Knowlege Base
Previous quick tips videos #1 & #2 can watched again below.
I always love watching Torley video tutorials/tips about Second Life. Hopefully there will be more video tutorials in the coming weeks to watch and enjoy by Torley Linden. Yay!