I, penguin: Ricco Saenz flying around D-Lab

A cute place

I don’t know much about the Japanese culture, and I know less about Japanese aesthetics. Still, I’m going to risk and state that D-Lab store in Second Life and its sim have a lot to do with the kawaii trend, under some steampunk influence. Notice that I’m not implying that the owner of D-Lab, dazai…

The amazing Crooked House in SL

A 4D experience: The Crooked House

The Crooked House is another classic in Second Life. I will summarize its story here, but my point is to look further into the ways and means of a 4D simulation in a virtual (3D) world. If you want to read further on the house itself, you can check the excellent description of it and…

Forgotten City: zeppelin tour

The forgotten land of automata

The Forgotten City in Second Life is a “light” steampunk sim, largely based on the romanticism evoked by automata. Its presentation says: “A once-great, clockpunk-ish city where the prosperous residents were served by the miraculous mechanical automatons. The people have long since disappeared, but the automatons remained – and still take care of the crumbling…

S.I.C.: Hope comes from above

Visiting a post-industrial dystopia

“There was nothing left in them except sorrow for what they had done, and love of Big Brother. It was touching to see how they loved him. They begged to be shot quickly, so that they could die while their minds were still clean.” (ORWELL, George. Nineteen Eighty-Four.) Science Innovation Company, S.I.C., is a classic…