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Funky Fembot Rising by Maya Paris

Funky Fembot Rising by Maya Paris

One Billion Rising will be happening tomorrow with twenty-four hours of music, dance, and sharing.  Today the regions – – OBR Walk, OBR Strike, OBR Dance, and OBR Rise are open for you to explore at your leisure before the party starts!

There’s the beautiful park – the awesome stage and then the amazing art installations.

Take this one – Funky Fembot Rising by Maya Paris – which has a wealth of poseballs attached – it’s great fun to try out!

And so too is the jigsaw …

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Funky Fembot Rising by Maya Paris

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Catch up with your Prim Perfect jigsaws (showing images of Second Life and other virtual worlds).

If you’d like to submit a photo of your own to feature as a jigsaw, send it to the Prim Perfect Flickr Group. It should be sized 800w x 600h, or else it will need to be re-sized.

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Today we are very proud to announce the release of our special video for One Billion Rising in Second Life.

This video was made to promote the 24 hour event on Thursday 14th February, running from 12 midnight to twelve midnight, with 24 hours of music, dance, art and celebration.

SPREAD THE WORD!

The video was made by women of Second Life, and we will be posting a list of the names on the One Billion Rising website later today, together with a list of the locations where it was filmed, so that you can visit these amazing places within Second Life.

Remember – we are planning to livestream the event itself so that people around the world will be able to watch it – and join in too!

The one caveat, of course, is that glitches happen and something will crash. However, no matter what the temporary difficulties are, just be patient. It will resume as quickly as possible.

You will be able to find the livestream using this link. We hope to see you inworld, but if you can’t make it please do join us online.

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Dancing at LEA 15

Dancing at LEA 15

Today we are releasing the video for One Billion Rising in Second Life, and when you watch it, you’ll see that we visited some pretty amazing locations!

One that got all the participants excited was the Art installation we chose – which was Gracie Kendal’s Ce n’est pas une peinture on LEA15. The dancers changed into the skins that Gracie provided, and the special hair designed by Fuschia Nightfire – and danced on the water level. It made for a fantastic segment!

Here’s some background information:

GRACIE KENDAL also know as Kristine Schomaker is a new media and performance artist, painter and art historian living and working at the Brewery artist complex in Los Angeles, California. For over 14 years, she has been working with various interdisciplinary art forms including online virtual worlds to explore identity and the hybridization of digital media with the physical world.

Gracie Kendal's Ce n'est pas une peinture at LEA 15

Gracie Kendal’s Ce n’est pas une peinture at LEA 15

Whether virtual or physical, the object-based work Kristine creates combines elements of color-based gestural abstraction, animation, pattern and design, neo-Baroque and Populence.Using installation, text, photography, mixed media, video and performance for her ongoing conceptual project My Life as an Avatar, she visualizes a narrative/dialogue with her virtual persona, Gracie Kendal. She documents this experience on her blog.

Gracie Kendal's Ce n'est pas une peinture at LEA 15

Gracie Kendal’s Ce n’est pas une peinture at LEA 15

http://www.kristineschomaker.net/http://1000avatars.wordpress.com/

http://graciekendal.wordpress.com/

kristinelschomaker@yahoo.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KristineSchomaker
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/GracieKendal

And now … let’s do a jigsaw, taken from the video One Billion Rising in Second Life!

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Dancing in Gracie Kendal’s Ce n’est pas une peinture at LEA 15

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Catch up with your Prim Perfect jigsaws (showing images of Second Life and other virtual worlds).

If you’d like to submit a photo of your own to feature as a jigsaw, send it to the Prim Perfect Flickr Group. It should be sized 800w x 600h, or else it will need to be re-sized.

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Over the last week, a group of us have been working on creating a video to go with the One Billion Rising song – Break the Chain.

On our Flickr group, you can see some awesome pictures taken by people during the filming.

Dancing for the video - photograph by Scheherazade Storyteller

Dancing for the video – photograph by Scheherazade Storyteller

As you’ll realise from those, we haven’t attempted an exact mapping of the original video. What we’ve done is to film avatars in a number of beautiful and iconic locations across Second Life. Watch to see if we feature your favourite – or maybe discover some great new places!

Dancing for the video - photograph by Scheherazade Storyteller

Dancing for the video – photograph by Scheherazade Storyteller

The dance we use is not a duplicate of the one you’ll see in the video – it was once cheorographed by Pyper Dollinger and Tatiana Kurri of Dazzler’s Dancers to match the original as far as was practicable – and throw in some special moves of our own! And when you come to One Billion Rising, you’ll hear this anthem played every hour during the event – so that you’ll be able to dance to it too!

Dancing for the video - photograph by Scheherazade Storyteller

Dancing for the video – photograph by Scheherazade Storyteller

And, in case you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the original video.

Don’t forget to add your photos of One Billion Rising to our Flickr group – and enter for our Official Photo Contest too!

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There are two discussions today, Friday 8th February, that you won’t want to miss at the Sojourner Auditorium on Virtual Ability – at 11am and 12 noon. In the first, Saffia will be sharing (for the first time) some of the results of the survey into age and attitudes that was posted recently on this blog.

Sojourner Auditorium, Virtual Ability

Sojourner Auditorium, Virtual Ability

Second Life’s Little Secret: A discussion
PRESENTER:  Saffia Widdershins
FRIDAY, 8 February 2013, 11am SLT

The Sojourner Auditorium, Virtual AbilityOver the years, the question of gender in virtual worlds has formed the fodder for a wide variety of newspaper and magazine articles and several well-regarded academic studies in the wider world, and some fascinating blog posts from inworld. But one area that has been comparatively overlooked – and one that may have an important bearing on some of the problems that Second Life faces today, and some of its potential strengths that could ensure its longevity – is the demographic of age.

Saffia Widdershins discusses one of Second Life’s open secrets – the fact that the inhabitants of Second Life may well be older than they appear and she’ll be talking about the results of a survey she’s conducted about age and attitudes.

Presented in voice, with text transcription.

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What is One Billion Rising About?
PRESENTER: Honour McMillan
FRIDAY 8 February, noon SLT
The Sojourner Auditorium, Virtual Ability

What is One Billion Rising about? Honour McMillan explains!

One out of every 3 women in the world will experience violence during her lifetime which totals more than one billion. Women, and the men who love them, will participate will walk away from their homes, businesses and jobs on Valentine’s Day and join together to dance in a show of collective strength.

One Billion Rising in Second Life is an officially registered event associated with the real live movement. 24 hours, 24 performers and 24 artists on 4 sims.

Presented in both Voice and text.

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Petite at The Looking Glass

Petite at The Looking Glass

Another picture from scouting for the video for One Billion Rising in Second Life.

Today we were looking for a landscape for a petite section – our plan is that for the instrumental bridge, we’ll be using some Second Life fantasy characters – tinies, mermaids, dragons and petites.  So I went scouting for a beautiful landscape to showcase them in.

And, of course, it was not hard to find the lovely fairy glade in The Looking Glass, the beautiful sim created by Marcus Inkpen and Sharni Azalee.

If you have a female petite and would like to join us for the dance, contact Samantha Ohrberg inworld. We’ll be filming this Wednesday 2 – 3pm.

But for now … let’s do the jigsaw!

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Petite at The Looking Glass

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Catch up with your Prim Perfect jigsaws (showing images of Second Life and other virtual worlds).

If you’d like to submit a photo of your own to feature as a jigsaw, send it to the Prim Perfect Flickr Group. It should be sized 800w x 600h, or else it will need to be re-sized.

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Idyll on Alirium

Idyll on Alirium

You may have seen our message about needing dancers for the One Billion Rising video that we are making in Second Life – and please, please do sign up to dance!

One of my most delightful tasks over the past few days was scouting out locations for this – some of which we’re going to be using, and some of which we’re not. I won’t spoil the sur[prise of which will eventually appear – but I thought I’d share the opportunity to share some of my findings.

The first of these is the beautiful region of Alirium – a lovely, peaceful landscape. Interesting, I gritted my teeth and set my graphics on high … but it just made the water look darker (albeit more transparent). It actually looked nicer on a slightly lower setting to me.

Do try the jigsaw … and come and dance!

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Idyll on Alirium

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Catch up with your Prim Perfect jigsaws (showing images of Second Life and other virtual worlds).

If you’d like to submit a photo of your own to feature as a jigsaw, send it to the Prim Perfect Flickr Group. It should be sized 800w x 600h, or else it will need to be re-sized.

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