Screenshot or photograph? Does how you label it really matter?

Myra Wildmist started an interesting discussion on what virtual photography really is and if it is so different from, let’s say, real-world photography (since she refers at some point to Wikipedia, I’d notice that what she calls virtual photography is classified by the free online encyclopedia rather as in-game photography – but, yes, photography). The […]

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How a celebration of the spooky season became an opportunity to resist neofascism

In the beginning of October, I received a message from Mireille Jenvieve-Woodford, inviting me to take part in The Mad Masquerade, a series of activities at Ce Soir Arts, in Second Life, from this Saturday, October 20, to November 20, to celebrate “the spooky season”. I felt honored to be offered a chance to contribute […]

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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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At Van Gogh’s virtual Arles

NEW UPDATE: The virtual Arles was rebuilt at a new sim: Torell Nederland. UPDATE: It seems that the virtual Arles is gone (I’m having a busy time IRL right now, so I couldn’t check it myself in SL). The sim is still there, but it seems it’s someone’s private home now. Anyway, I’ll leave this […]

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