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<p>Welcome to the New World Notes, the ongoing footnotes for my book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/0061353205?tag=newwornot-20&amp;camp=14573&amp;creative=327641&amp;linkCode=as1&amp;creativeASIN=0061353205&amp;adid=06RE425KYXBMQFNB3PE7&amp;"><em>The Making of Second Life: Notes From The New World</em></a> (HarperCollins)</p>
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Auwfie is a twentysomething singer who performs his own music in Second Life three times a week and, for my money, is destined to become SL's next break-out crossover pop star. With a distinctive, richly textured voice backed by a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at New World Notes
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Click here tomorrow at 12:30pm PT for SeraPride, a fundraising event with all Linden Dollar proceeds converted into US$ to benefit Rainbow Railroad, a non-profit which helps LGBTQI people escape persecution in real life. Help on the SL sim of... Continue reading
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Cajsa Lilliehook covers the best in virtual world screenshot art and digital painting Kaelyn Alecto is an SL fashion microblogger providing the details in her Flickr description. I love this picture, particularly that she has the naturalistic sand on her... Continue reading
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When I read that the FBI had seized $2.3 million in Bitcoin paid to Colonial Pipeline hackers earlier this week, my first thought was: This proves that Bitcoin can't be free from the powers that be, because it rides on... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at New World Notes
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Remember Viewfinder? Created by student Matt Stark, that's the synapse-thrashing Unity demo which depicted an interactive world where the user can manipulate their surroundings by taking a picture of them which, once taken, becomes its own little interactive, manipulable, physics-enabled... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at New World Notes
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Cajsa Lilliehook covers the best in virtual world screenshot art and digital painting Pitch Wyld’s “Hey Sailor” captures the exuberance of Pride. It is an homage to the “V-J Day in Times Square” shot when World War Two was finally... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at New World Notes
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Cao Fei, one of the world's most acclaimed artists, is easily the most well-known artist to use Second Life as an artistic medium. And now, some of her SL-based works are being featured by the world's most acclaimed modern art... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at New World Notes
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Cajsa Lilliehook covers the best in virtual world screenshot art and digital painting This fabulous picture of Portocorvo in SL (directory listing here) is so fantastic, I knew I wanted to feature it, but the name of the person who... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at New World Notes
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Palia is an intriguing new MMO now in limited pre-Alpha access with a somewhat odd* name from Singularity 6, a startup I last wrote about in 2019, led by many AAA developers who ambitiously promised to create worlds that built... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at New World Notes
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Update, 6/9: This is the Substrate fork on Github that Frooxius created for this Minecraft import. Here's more info on how Frooxius, lead developer of the crowd-funded social VR project NeosVR, seemingly reverse engineered a version of Minecraft and imported... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at New World Notes
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Cajsa Lilliehook covers the best in virtual world screenshot art and digital painting Whiskey Monday introduced me to Illy S’s photostream with this painfully evocative raw photo, part of a six-photo series featuring unedited photos of the same woman with... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at New World Notes
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With the Second Life community and the wider industry still processing the passing of Ebbe Altberg, I went back to read my first interview with him in 2014, shortly after he became Linden Lab's CEO. It's particularly moving how he... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at New World Notes
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Ebbe Altberg, Ambitious & Inspiring CEO Of Linden Lab, Dies After Long Bout With Illness Real Life Artist Sells GIFs Of His Second Life-Based Sculptures As NFTs Long-Dormant Second Life Users Brought Back By The Pandemic Contemplate A Post-COVID Return... Continue reading
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Cajsa Lilliehook covers the best in virtual world screenshot art and digital painting Dama is a lovely blog from Damatjo Magic. I love her Sunny Afternoon post. The picture is lovely. She used the Rule of Thirds in placing her... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2021 at New World Notes
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Here's an announcement from Linden Lab that I've been dreading to write about for over two years: Ebbe Altberg started with Linden Lab as our CEO on February 5th, 2014. He took the helm of the company and immediately went... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2021 at New World Notes
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This looks like a first for the world of NFTs and for Second Life: French artist Patrick Moya, who's been creating virtual installations in SL for many years while also showing his works at many real world exhibits, is now... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2021 at New World Notes
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Hopefully I'll hear back soon from Frooxius, lead developer of the crowd-funded social VR project NeosVR, but apparently, he's figured out how to reverse engineer a version of Minecraft and import it into his world. (And apparently did so as... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2021 at New World Notes
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Where do virtual worlds go when the pandemic’s gone? It's a topic I'll be thinking a lot about in the coming months. The tragedy of the global pandemic accelerated the need for online work and virtual social spaces as never... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2021 at New World Notes
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Topia is another web-based virtual world-meets-Zoom platform to put on your radar, very much in a similar space as Andy Baio's Skittish. The startup just got $5 million in funding from the VC firm of Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian, and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2021 at New World Notes
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Update, June 2: Added more details on the giant avatars. If you're wondering how well last weekend's stress test went in ScavLab, the sandbox testing platform in Scavengers, take a look at this fairly jaw-dropping video featuring excerpts from the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2021 at New World Notes
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Great comment thread on Whiskey Monday's excellent and helpful rant last week, on all the frustrations customers take on when trying to shop in Second Life. Some of these, such as allowing content creators to use non-standard symbols in their... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2021 at New World Notes
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Second Life Brands: Here’s Why It’s So Hard To Give You Linden Dollars -- Plus Three Ways To Make It Much Easier This Artist Creates & Photographs Massive Abstract Sculptures In Second Life Inside VRChat's Happy Hill Dog Park, The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2021 at New World Notes
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Here’s two new items from proud New World Notes sponsoring partner Really Useful Scripts Corner which effectively turn its Really Needy HUD roleplay tool into a combat system: The Injuries add-on for the HUD The new release of a sci-fi... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2021 at New World Notes
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Tomorrow (May 29) at 11am PT is the first massive-scale community event in Scavengers, the survival/sandbox game with some Second Life in its DNA. And I do mean massive, because Scavengers runs on Improbable's Spatial OS: "We reached over 1,800... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2021 at New World Notes