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 […]

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ArtSpace and TejanoTech: against the tide, a university that still flourishes in SL

The new ArtSpace gallery has opened recently in Second Life and I took some time to visit its first exhibition and the surrounding sim where it is located: TejanoTech, kept by the University of Texas at San Antonio. Both the gallery and the sim actually fit each other and feel like a coherent environment, because […]

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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 […]

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Dryness and humidity (or exploring Dryland and 2304 Rain)

The opposition between “wet” (and its variations, such as “humid” or “moist”) and “dry” has been attached to a number of meanings – and sometimes, more interestingly, to various systems of classification – throughout history and in different societies. Classic medicine philosophy, at least in some of its versions, observed from Antiquity to the Modern […]

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