Ricco dancing at theda's installation

The spirit of dancing

Dancing With Spirits is an art installation by theda (or Theda Tammas) which is being hosted throughout August and September by Galleria Kakku, curated by my friend Pieni. It presents to the viewer an intriguing ball of different figures – alone, in pairs and trios – and one can join them to be part of the…

SL13B's Turtle Live Stage

SL reaches its 13th anniversary: it’s time to celebrate

It’s time to commemorate another anniversary of Second Life and its impressive 13 years of full existence – which is a remarkable milestone in this ever-changing tech world. The party at SL13B Community Celebration starts today, June 19, at noon (SL Time) and goes up to June 26. The official anniversary day is the 23rd,…

The train prepares to depart

A train to a vanishing world

I was going to write on the Victorian era presence in Second Life and on how the Victorian times still fascinate many of us. My point of departure would be Victoria Station, which I have recently found in SL – where I embarked on a 19th century train, went to a bookstore where I could…

Ricco Saenz before the train at The Far Away

Will we meet far away? (or sims as art works)

ATTENTION: UPDATE on the party at the end of the text. The invitation, open to the whole Second Life community, to a celebration called Radio Days, on Saturday, November 21, at The Far Away, brings a good opportunity for me to share some thoughts on sims (or parts of sims) as art works. The event…

Anthropomorphized animals at the garden in front of their houses

Animals are us

Like some other people out there, I’ve learned – not without surprise – from Ziki Questi that Roche was closing. After one month, I checked Second Life’s map and noticed that the region remained there – meaning that the sim was rather transformed into something else instead of just disappearing. I teleported to it and…