Tag Archives: SL Videos

Replay of all the “Meet The Lindens” interviews at the SL12B


If you have missed any of the “Meet The Lindens” interviews at the SL12B this week then here is another chance to watch them again. I have been to a few talks this week and found them very interesting. There have been huge audiences for all of the talks so far and I think it’s been a success.

I hope that talks will be held with more Lindens during future birthdays of Second Life and it would be nice to see the keynotes speech back again at the start/end of the birthday.

Don’t forget that Ebbe Linden the CEO of Linden Lab will be LIVE today at 1pm SLT (9pm UK time) at the SL12B Auditorium. Arrive early to get access before the regions become too full.

Monday 22nd June – Oz Linden, Engineering Director, Second Life.

Tuesday 23rd June – Patch Linden, Senior Manager, Product Operations, and Dee Linden, Land Product Specialist.

Wednesday 24th June – Xiola Linden, Lead Community Manager, and Pete Linden, Senior Director, Global Communications at Linden Lab.

Thursday 25th June – Danger Linden, Sr. Director, Product, Virtual Worlds and Troy Linden, Senior Producer.

  • Friday 26th June – Ebbe Linden, CEO Linden Lab at 1pm SLT! 

Have you enjoyed the talks so far at SL12B ?

Do you have any suggestions for future talks ? 

Recording now available of Ebbe Linden opening keynotes at VWBPE 2015


The full recording of Ebbe Linden opening keynotes speech at VWBPE 2015 is now available. If you missed Ebbe Linden keynotes speech yesterday here is another chance to catch up.

Check out my blog post on Ebbe Linden opening keynotes speech here. The feedback has been mainly positive and many are excited about the future now.

Special thanks goes to Mal Burns for broadcasting the session & uploading the full recording to YouTube today. The recording runs for 1 hour and 9 minutes for reference. :)

VWBPE 2015 Keynote: Ebbe Altberg

Please spread the word that the recording is now available and happy watching.

SL/WoW documentary “Login2Life”


Draxtor Despres today uploaded a documentary video called LOGIN2LIFE on his official YouTube channel which runs for 1 hour and 26 minutes. Second Life and World of Warcraft is featured in this documentary. Woooot! :)

Elaborate digital platforms like Second Life and World of Warcraft offer novel opportunities for friendship, sex, employment, and aesthetic experience in virtual communities populated by cartoon-like avatars.

Centered around people who have found communities online, Login 2 Life profiles people deeply immersed in virtual worlds, including individuals who are homebound because of their disabilities, and attempts to understand what these individuals get from their virtual lives.

Apparently this SL/WoW documentary “Login2Life” will be shown at the Reel Abilities Film Fest in NYC at 10pm on Tuesday 17th March 2015. There will be a discussion panel in Second Life with a RL audience which sounds most interesting indeed.

More info here > http://newyork.reelabilities.org

The Drax Files: World Makers [Episode 26: Absinthe] now available


Draxtor Despres has just uploaded Episode 26 called Absinthe and it’s now available to watch on YouTube. This episode is all about the fashion industry & identity in under 5 minutes.

“Second Life is so multifaceted that you can’t really make a judgement as to whether somebody’s activity is more serious than somebody else’s!” says Absinthe, a virtual super model: “I get up in arms when people put down Second Life as escapism!”

Yes Absinthe, who works with HIV/AIDS children in her day job, fully embraces her SLelebrity status despite the raised eyebrows of friends and colleagues when she mentions what she terms “my hobby”.

Check this out and spread the word! :)

More info about Episode 26

Indeed there is no shortage of articles which dismiss in particular the fashion industry in this largest user-created virtual world as lonely adults playing Barbie & Ken after-hours.

But there is so much more underneath this playful engagement with avatar dolls: exploration of identity, ethnicity, class and embracing the creative impulse in all of us, those are just a few themes that run alongside Absinthe’s story.

Not to mention that her FEROSH project has brought her recognition beyond the virtual realm as this fashion compendium is available in physical print, rivaling RL publications in its beautiful presentation and style.

But let us for now simply embrace the wonderful distraction of some talented women in gorgeous dresses, accessories and hair.

I think this episode is fantastic and I have to say Absinthe is amazing from watching. Thanks Drax for another great episode and I’ll look forward to the next one. Glad that Second Life was mentioned once again. Yay! :D

The last Drax Files for 2014 – Episode 25: Oblee


Draxtor Despres has uploaded episode 25 called Oblee on 30th December 2014 and this month it’s all about music. Oblee performs every week in Second Life reaching out to a global audience via live musical performances. Oblee is definitely one of the top performers in Second Life playing amazing music.

The episode runs for 4 minutes and 59 seconds. Check it out and spread the word about episode 25 with friends.

This is the last Drax Files for 2014. More great episodes to come in 2015 i’m sure. Well done to Drax for an incredible series of the drax files during 2014. I can’t wait to watch more in 2015.

Episode 25 details 

“I do not see a conflict between the virtual and the natural world!” says Indie Musician Oblee.

He lives – with wife, chickens and a brandnew puppy – on a remote 7 acre piece of land in Durango Colorado, but through virtual reality he can connect to a global audience: “I can do a world tour in one day”, he says about his gigs in Second Life, where he plays solo shows as well as collaborative ‘multi-streams’ with fellow musicians from all over the world: “I can feed my chickens during the day and play concerts at night.”

Oblee owns only one synthesizer alongside an eclectic assortment of acoustic instruments: ” I am actually bringing a bit of the real world into virtual reality!”

And so Oblee’s debut album “Wow Bob Wow” – produced in the physical realm but financed entirely through the virtual currency Linden Dollar [Oblee’s Second Life earnings from club and gallery owners who book him to play their venues] – is a perfect example of the synergetic effect of being engaged in both worlds.

“This is what I tell fellow musicians who do not understand VR or SL: that money is to be made here! When I mention that, they are interested all of a sudden. I mean, these are people, when you dangle a dollar bill in front of them, they will play Rolling Stones cover songs for an hour easily…”

The success Oblee has in Second Life has boosted his self-confidence to keep pursuing a music career outside of the digital realm as well:

“When you can do something in virtual reality, who is going to stop you from doing it in REAL reality?”

And to that, there is nothing more to add. Not in this world, or any other…..

Locations shown in this video: After Dark, Legion, Templemore, Firefly, Bwomp, Bay City, The Pen, Cica Ghost, Tart Gallery, Nipponbashi Club, Pinoy Hideout, The Vortex

Special thanks to Marianne McCann for wrangling extra actors on the ground and building beautiful sets. Thanks also to Pupito from Engrama for playing such forceful drums during a Depeche Mode cover…..

For more information about Oblee go to http://obleemusic.com/

See previous episodes of the drax files series here. You can follow Oblee on Twitter to stay updated on his upcoming performances in Second Life. Woooot!

Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas Everyone!

Wishing you a lovely day filled with family and friends, yummy food and goodies. Thank you to everyone that has read my blog this year and I can’t wait to blog more in 2015! :)

The owl meets Santa

Happy Christmas! 

The Snowman vs The Owl

It’s christmas!! 

Wishing you all a successful and prosperous 2015!!! :D 

Let’s celebrate! :) 

 

Fun christmas otter fish slapping fight at Abranimations


Watch this new video uploaded by Saffia Widdershins showing a fun christmas otter fish slapping fight in progress at Abranimations in Second Life. Apparently the owner called Abramelin Wolfe is giving out nice gifts this week. Woooot!

Abranimations is one of the Second Life stores with an Advent calendar this year – and owner Abramelin Wolfe is giving away some great gifts – including these cute otter avatars, complete with animations and wet fish to fight with! So when I went over today to collect my gift and found a grand otter fish slapping fight in progress – well, I couldn’t resist filming it!