Geography matters

One of the most interesting tasks involved in building a sim or a group of sims in Second Life is the one of landscaping: not only because this is how we give some (virtual) concreteness to the atmosphere we mean to create, but also because it determines how integrated the different areas of our project […]

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The eye catcher: an experience on virtual photographing (and some WindLight tips)

“In every photograph there is a phantasmagoric element.” CARVALHO, Bernardo. Nine Nights. A number of places in Second Life are built to be photographed – and they tend to look really beautiful. This is the case of Just Another Tequilla Sunrise, a “picturesque sim full of fall colors and secret hideaways” created by photographer Arol. […]

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The many faces of evil and horror

Horror comes in many forms: as the unknown or the disturbingly unpleasant, sometimes as a perturbing pleasure, as a force of nature or even as some inexplicable feeling, as panic. Still, in popular imagination, one of the most horrible sources of fear, disgust and anxiety is evil, often identified as horror itself. Thus the direct […]

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On the road with Ben

After a long while planning this, the opportunity finally came for me to prepare a post with one of the greatest photographers that I’ve met in Second Life, my friend Benjamin Glendale. And it was like taking a trip, like going west in the US and experiencing all the iconic elements of that travel: a […]

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