Hello my dearest dears! This is just a mini post to correct one or two points from my last big post about New Genres Grid, a world which consists of ridiculously accomplished artists, academics, builders, and intellectuals workshops and studios that are 100% open to the public, right here on the OpenSim platform! The upshot being, that if you ever had a serious fantasy about hiding in some museum of contemporary art, waiting until everyone had gone home, then bouncing around on those giant ballon animals, this is your chance. If you want to get on OpenSim, but don´t know how, please read my easy to understand OpenSim posts- and don´t forget my Newbie glossary at the top of this blog!
Okey doke, correction one: I said that the NewGenres Grid welcome area only had enough freebies to get a simple avatar up and running. The word simple was innacurate. The relativly few things they do have are unusual and sophisticated. Take everything and look carefully through every individual piece!
Correction two: Actually comes from MosMax Hax himself (read my post or just google him. I couldn´t belive someone like this would read ME for any reason! I freaked out for an entire afternoon when I got the email) and is in my comment section. I called the HYPERSIM region MosMax´s wonderful game sim, but apparently the games are the work of his STUDENTS! So a great big virtualchristine “Well Done!!” to these very talented ladies and gentlemen!
Correction three: This one had me all weirded for about two days. Not that the comments were in any way unkind, but that they came from one of New Genres Grid´s founders, Elif Ayiter, a professer at Istanbul´s Sabanci University who is just about the most fantastically brilliant person I had ever run across anywhere. Period. Read my post, google her- prepare to be floored! Getting two comments from this lady flat out put me into shock! With the healing hands of time, and a big bottle of Rioja, I am nearly functional again, so with no further ado, here are Elif Ayiters corrections!
3a) I said the less- than- spectacular- undersea- habitat- thingie in the ALPHA SEAS region, must be the work of Elif Ayiter, whose Avatar in SL was Alpha Auer.( Google that too!) The habitat is apparently the work of an american university, that she and MosMax were just messing around with.
3b) The ALPHA SEAS are named in rememberance of Alpha Auer, who very rarely leaves Second Life to visit New Genres Grid. Elif´s new avatar, for a new world, is FeliX Ringtail.
3c) Is a biggish one. I did not emphasize enough that artist SELAVY OH is a major collaborater on New Genres Grid, and the co Architect of LPDT3, as it is now officially called, together with MaxMos Hax. Here is a link to the blog SOUP where Selavy Oh is artist in residence, and this link will take you to ALPHA AUER`S 2009 POST THE IMPACT OF SELAVY OH . To Selavy Oh herself, a great big virtualchristine”Whoops!”
And that my dearest dears, concludes my mini post. Thank you all so much for joining me, the sweetest of dreams and the brightest of days to you all! Until next time Adieu!
July 9, 2012! Another great tip in the comment section-Soup´s MAB MACMORAGH thought we should take a look at Smarthistory, sometimes smARThistory, post THE ATTENTION ECONOMY AND ATTRACTIVE ART BY SELAVY OH , which I did, twice((lotta big words),and found very interesting. Thank you Mab!