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A Petrovsky Flux

A Petrovsky Flux

  A Petrovsky Flux is gorgeous and the work of two great artists – Cutea Benelli and blotto Epsilon.  Definitely one of the highlights of Second Life.

I love Cutea’s work and own many of her weird and wonderful creations. I wore one of her spooky dresses recently in a short film I made (as part of an ongoing film course). I particularly love the way she combined elegance with … skulls. It’s very Cutea.

I’m delighted that A Petrovsky Flux provides a platform for her work (and I hope that people who see it will also go on to explore – and shop from – the remarkable emporium that is Grim Bros.

A Petrovsky Flux

A Petrovsky Flux

Ziki Questi has written about the sim before, and has revisited it recently, and shares the sad news that it may be about to close very shortly. Do read her posts – she highlights some of the cool things you can do there.

However …

It’s harsh but true. Linden Lab are our platform providers, not our archivists. They cannot save every sim that has outstanding beauty or artistic interest. If A Petrovsky Flux is to be saved, then, if the University of Kansas needs to step back, it must be the community who judges it worth saving – and pays to sponsor it.

A Petrovsky Flux

A Petrovsky Flux

It would not be impossible for a group of concerned residents to form a trust, perhaps each paying 5 dollars a month towards the cost of the sim. Or donating an article to be sold on Marketplace in support of the sim. Or organising an event once a month that would raise money towards keeping the sim going.

Keeping sims like A Petrovsky Flux alive is NOT Linden Lab’s’ responsibility. It is ours.

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The Stage at One Billion Rising

The Stage at One Billion Rising

Today is the last chance to visit the One Billion Rising regions and see the art installations, the fabulous stage created by Victor1st Mornington and the beautiful gardens and landscaping created by Aisling Sinclair.

Everything will be taken down today, ready to return the islands tomorrow morning – but we’ll be closing with a take down party! Join us on OBR Dance! (or Rise, Release or Justice!).

Looking towards the Meditation Park - landscaped by Aisling Sinclair

Looking towards the Meditation Park – landscaped by Aisling Sinclair

The party starts at 2pm with Victor1st Mornington as DJ. At 4pm, Samm Quendra will be singing live … and then we will close out the event after that.

Don’t miss it!

One Billion Rising Stage at night

One Billion Rising Stage at night

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Mikati Slade's installation, the Stage (by Victor Mornington) and landscaping (by Aisling Sinclair)

One Billion Rising

Today’s post shows Mikati Slade’s fun build at One Billion Rising, with the stage built by Victor1st Mornington. All around is the landscaping by Aisling Sinclair, which created a glorious background to the whole event.

Today is takedown day, although most installations are still in pleace. We’ll be having a take down party from 2pm – 5pm today (Sunday 16th February) so do come and join us at OBR Dance! (or Rise, Release or Justice!).

But before you come to the party – enjoy the jigsaw!

Click to Mix and Solve

Mikati Slade’s installation, the Stage (by Victor Mornington) and landscaping (by Aisling Sinclair)

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Information at Prime Furniture!

Information at Prime Furniture!

More information about One Billion Rising for Justice in Second Life is becoming available across the grid – including landmarks for the regions, and information about the music, art and poetry events – as well as the information kiosks.

Sponsors and supporters of the event are receiving information packs (and special display bears, created by Sway Dench) which they can set out in their stores and organisations – like the one at PRIME Furniture in the illustration.

If you would like an information pack to put out at your store or organisation, or an information card to send to your group, contact Saffia Widdershins inworld or email primperfect@gmail.com

One Billion Rising Gifts

One Billion Rising Gifts

In addition, there are gift packs with information notecards and landmarks as well as the OBR teeshirts for men (created by Style by Kira) and women (created by Liv-Glam) and the One Billion Rising bears available at the following locations:

Prim Perfect Offices in the Seychelles
Prim Perfect Offices in Second Life Norway
Designing Worlds Studios in Garden of Dreams
The Daily Prim in Seraph City
The Primgraph in Caledon Morgaine
Avalon Town

So make sure you get all the information – and the gifts – to get ready to join the fantastic event this Friday of One Billion Rising for Justice in Second Life!

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One Billion Rising Artists Flyer

One Billion Rising Artists Flyer

One Billion Rising is an event designed to celebrate, to challenge and to inform – and the amazing art installations we have this year will do all of that!

The creation of art is based upon some spark of inspiration. We have gathered together some of Second Life’s amazing artists and asked them to create with the inspiration of Justice, Rise, Dance, Release. All these words relate to the idea that together we can help stop violence against women. The works you will see range from 2D to 3D. Some depict ways women are being abused and others depict the celebration of rising above it all. See how they will inspire you.

You will find these installations on all four sims. There are individual installations, a sculpture garden and a picture gallery. Join us – and explore. The sims will open at 11pm SLT on Thursday 13th February, and will stay open for an extra twenty-four hours (until midnight on Saturday 15th February) to allow you to continue to explore.

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OBR-Logo-2014The Music Schedule for One Billion Rising is now available on the website. A last few places remain, and we are talking to people about filling these slots.

Over the next few days, we’ll be publishing details of the DJs and Live Artists, as well as details of the Art Installations and Poetry Events too.

Once again, we are very grateful to Jan Juergens of Lusch Audio for providing the music streams for this event!

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Over the next few days, we’ll be launching a special OBR goodie box with information and also treats for One Billion Rising!

Meet the OBR bears!

Meet the OBR bears!

And one of these treats is the very special One Billion Rising Bear, created by Sway Dench of Sway’s, which Saffia is holding in the picture. Look out for the bear’s big sister too (seen next to Saffia) – when you find it in our sponsors’ stores, there will be more information about One Billion Rising for Justice in Second Life!

There will also be gifts donated by our friends and sponsors at the One Billion Rising event itself.

Can you help us out on 14th February? There’s still time to volunteer – and a form to do it on!

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