A sculpture by Eupalinos Ugajin in Avaloir

Eupalinos, architect of an eccentric world

When I made a list of six curious ways to die in Second Life, artist Eupalinos Ugajin suggested I could try an additional means of killing my avatar: by throwing the virtual me from a giant catapult in Avaloir, Eupalinos’s sim. So I did – and that was not the end of the road for…

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…

Whose son? (inspired on Magritte's "The Son Of Man")

When (second) life imitates art

A new visit that I’ve recently paid to Da Boom in Second Life led me to think of a certain way in which we, SL residents, commonly experience some traditional forms of art: by recreating them in a 3D environment and interacting with the pieces that we build. As I said, this particular journey started…

How many Riccos?

At SL’s very first region, Escher and Seifert Surface

For the second year in a row, Second Life’s community is organizing Second Life’s anniversary celebration – and this time, the occasion is even more special, because we are talking about SL’s 10th anniversary. The celebration will be held in June, but the recruiting phase for those who would like to take part in the organization of…