Ricco trapped in a coffin

6 curious ways to die in Second Life

Death in Second Life is a particular experience: in many cases, it may result in great fun. One of the great advantages of SL for that matter is that avatars can always be brought back to life. In my early days in the virtual world, I used to enjoy jumping from the sky and seeing…

Traffic in Mopire City: not the rush hour

A highly detailed virtual city shows how realistic SL can be today

These days, when many are rightly praising the stunning visuals in Sansar, Linden Lab’s newest virtual world, it’s particularly exciting to stumble on some graphically spectacular sims that definitely demonstrate how powerful Second Life can still be, almost 15 years after its public release. This is the case of SSOC, Mopire City and Mitsumi-Town in…

Aerial view of Front Street, at the 1920's New York Project

Experiencing the Roaring ’20s in a recreated New York

UPDATE: The 1920’s New York Project has already moved to a full sim. This is its new location in SL. The SLURLs on the post have been updated. Historical reconstruction and role-playing has found a breeding ground in Second Life, and one of the most impressive examples of such an endeavor that I’ve stumbled upon…

Ricco approaches the sun at Sagan Planetarium

At the planetarium, an immersive and interactive experience

Planetaria have fascinated people for centuries and have become a powerful way to disseminate astronomy and learn about the universe, the Solar System and our own planet. In Second Life, among the best ones that I have found, I’d like to mention Sagan Planetarium, in Aspen. Named after astronomer and cosmologist Carl Sagan, the planetarium…