The new - yet old - Brazen Fair Ends

The poetics of decay: revamping a parcel in Second Life

Recently, I caught myself thinking of change and permanence in Second Life, as Randy and I decided to revamp our parcel and redesign part of it. The parcel we live in can be roughly divided into two parts – a rural residence and the small town of Brazen Fair Ends – with a transition section…

Lyra Space Station at Insilico

An ‘in silico’ experiment that faces the challenge of being viable

In silico is an expression that refers to computer-based simulations of biological processes, in contrast with processes in situ (in the places where they normally occur), in vivo (in live organisms) and in vitro (in closed and controlled laboratory environments, such as test tubes). In Second Life, it was the inspiration for the name one…