Archive for March, 2015

The Drax Files 28: art and SL as cathartic renewal

March 30, 2015

The Drax Files World Makers

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

“You know, when you first asked me to do the Drax Files, I said no,” Whiskey Monday states at the start of segment #28 of The Drax Files World Makers. I doubt anyone watching the show regrets her decision to actually go ahead and appear on the show.

Whiskey is well known throughout Second Life for her incredible artwork, which started with her single frame stories. Her work is thought-provoking, intelligent, evocative, mischievous, fun, pointed, and more – and all of it is certainly some of the finest expressions of art as a medium for social and general commentary I’ve ever seen. It’s also deeply personal, much of it reflecting on Whiskey’s real life; usually in a frank, honest way free from pathos while laying bare her mindset and emotions.

Whiskey Monday at work Whiskey Monday at work

It is on this latter aspect of her work that the show primarily focuses on…

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The Long Road Ahead

March 30, 2015

The Long Road Ahead

Harmony Sandalphon

The Arcade Photography Contest - Harmony Sandalphon

Skin: .Birdy. – Sienna (NEW!)
Hair: little bones. ‘Hollywood’ (Uber)
Dress: -Pixicat- – Sheer Dress Blue (Kustom9)
Shoes: Just Design – Lace White (Shiny Shabby)
Body: Maitreya – Lara
Hands/Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands & Feet
Pose: //elephante poses// – Road Less Traveled 3 (TLC)

Small Tree: Studio Skye – Enchanted Woods v2
Large Tree: HPMD* – Garden Tree 08 with Lights
Grass: Dysfunctional Designs – Detail Grass
Path: HPMD* – Dirt Road
House: 8f8 – Primavera in Toscana Manor RARE (The Arcade)
Van: Consignment – Bluebird Cuddle Van (C88)
Trellis: Consignment – Bluebird String Light Trellis (C88)
Fire: Consignment – Bluebird Star Campfire (C88)
Jug: Zaara – Surahi Wine Jug (The Arcade)
Books: Zaara – Pile of Books (The Arcade)
Radio: Consignment – Open Road Collection – Radio (

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Yet another positive story about Second Life in the media

March 30, 2015

Yet another positive story about Second Life in the media

Jo Yardley's Second Life

Is the media falling in love with Second Life again?

After years of terrible, silly, shallow, badly researched or simply made up articles with screenshots from 1979, recently there have been a few rather positive and well written stories in the media about Second Life.

It seems that the virtual reality renaissance, set in motion by Oculus Rift, is bringing Second Life back into the spotlight and quite rightly so.

Because no matter what you think about our 13 year old online world, it is still there, it is still doing well and unlike any other VR related thing out there, it has a huge amount of experience, an amazing track record and its own economy.

It was a matter of time before (good) journalists would realise the importance of Second Life, or at least how interesting its story is today.

A few days an online magazine called ‘Good’ had a…

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