February 5, 2010
I talked with Ina Centaur for quite a while last night about her primtings museum and the possibility of creating a piece of art. The idea behind her primtings museum is that people are inspired by real-life artwork, and then build their own interpretations in the virtual environment. The name “primtings” is a prim’d painting. I’ve hunted through many pieces of artwork and finally found one that called out to me. It is “Guerre Dimenticate” by Viale Susanna. It’s itallian for Forgotten Wars.
The painting could be interpreted for different wars in my mind. The first that called out to me was the Natzi concentration camps with the pile of skulls. There is also a history of slavery in the United States where many slaves were treated with no value other than for hard labor. The wars in the middle east seem to be forgotten, and the mention of mass graves of the dead are vaguely in my memories. I imagine that there are also many wars and events that I never hear about, but they are a reality for many people.
I was able to build a quick mockup of the painting with skulls and a yellow wall. The hardest part was to get the position rite for the person to look over and have their hand out towards the skulls. Anyone can walk up to the piece and sit down so that they too are a part of the art.
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February 4, 2010
Ina Centaur sent me a book about a Primtings Campaign. She has a museum of many pieces of work that represent real life art. Some of the pieces are interactive. To help support the museum, she is starting a campaign to raise funds for the year.
For a kind donation, you can get you name listed as a patron. More incentives are available for more funds, such as an invitation for you and a guest to an exclusive patrons party, a calendar, “sponsored by” entries in an ad strip, an ad on a white strip in the building, an autographed museum shot, exclusive-access, and more.
Much of the artwork in the museum can also be seen on the primtings website as well as some news about new pieces of art.
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January 24, 2010
Opensource Obscure referred me to this project a while back. I got a chance to look at it, and I must say that it is interesting, confusing, wierd, brilliant, and amazing all at once.
So what is it exactly? Apparently, it’s a build that is randomly generated, changes over time, and changes with your own interactions. It seems to have a mind of it’s own at times. As you walk towards some objects, they change in size. Others light up, and yet others cause other objects to appear as you step on them. As I stood still, I saw some things happen over time without interaction.
Opensource also has a web form for Cromutate that allows you to influence the system.
One of the things that makes this possible is the recent HTTP-in methods that allow scripters to turn objects into miniature web servers. Anyone, regardless if they have an account for the platform or not, is able to have an influence on the artwork.
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July 23, 2007
I’ve got 15 records setup from musicians within Second Life for our Groovy Scavenger Hunt. Dawn DeSimone sent in four songs that kept me busy most of the afternoon. Each record has its own artwork affixed to the cover of it to help tell them appart and personalize them. There is still time for other musicians to get in on this before the Relay for Life event kicks off this weekend. It’s all free and I need a 10 second sound clip to sample each song.
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July 22, 2007
I am attending a demonstration of the Sculpt-O’Matic today. It works even better then I had thought. I purchased the product yesterday and started playing, but I’m glad I attended this training session. It makes more sense now and I am aware of more features then I had originally known about. This demonstration is in The Sculpty Garden where there are a ton of Sculpty’s on display – not to mention a bunch of rocks. Lots of relief artwork is here as well.
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June 21, 2007
I arrived at this art gallery in the middle of a drum circle. It was beautiful to watch the dancers in the middle wave there sticks of fire before my eyes. I took a walk around the grounds and found many galleries of different artists who had their own artwork out for display. Many of the pieces can be purchased in-world to put on display in your own virtual home in Second Life. Back into the courtyard a wide range of interesting eclectic music was playing that really added to the experience when looking at different pieces.
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