Sunday, June 28, 2009

Acquarella at Kelly Yap Gallery: the WATER show

I have work in WATER, a group show at Kelly Yap Art Gallery, which runs from June 26 to August 15, 2009. The Opening wil be Saturday, July 4, at 5pm SLT, featuring DJ Eifachfilm Vacirca. Fireworks at 6:30!

Join us for a 4th of July celebration and take in this incredibly inventive show of some of SL's best artists' interpretations of the theme. Be sure to notice the completely redesigned gallery, a work of art in itself.
My piece is called "Acquarella" and is installed on the roof. TP or fly up or take the elevator to the fourth floor. It is populated with moving goldfish, angelfish, and neon tetras - take one of the three pose balls and swim with the fish! Notice the lily pads gently bobbing in the water and the weeds waving in the SL wind. Everything in this build is a digital drawing done by hand with Corel Painter.

Other artists in this show are: Borges19 Oh, Isobel Gustafson, Francis Bagration, Morgana Nagorski, Miso Susanowa, Physeter Nicholls, Bau Uhr, Dacob Paine, Pol Jarvinen, Raisin Runo, Ainsworth Gastel, Fuschia Nightfire, Sabrinaa Nightfire, Simon Zenfold & LawnDart Curtiss.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Horrible News About OpenSim on Massively-SL

**Correction: I mistakenly refered to Open Life in the title of the article yesterday.
copied from Massively-SL 090614
Over 100 Opensim regions wiped in weekend virtualization exploit
by Tateru Nino Jun 10th 2009 at 3:30PM
Filed under: Exploits, News items, Second Life, Virtual worlds
Hypergrid Business is reporting that an unknown person or persons destroyed a large number of OpenSim regions over the weekend, by exploiting a weakness in LxLabs' Linux-based HyperVM management software. OpenSim is a popular third-party reverse-engineered implementation of Linden Lab's Second Life server software used in a variety of commercial, non-commercial and educational virtual-environment grids.
More than 100 regions are reported lost, along with any data that wasn't backed up off-site. Apparently more than just the simulators were taken down, Web-pages and other ancillary data and files on the affected servers were also lost in the attack.
OpenSim regions using virtualization software other than LxLabs' HyperVM were unaffected. The attack hit more than just third-party Second Life compatible grids, however, as more than 100,000 other websites and servers were wiped over the weekend using the software exploit.
In the wake of the attacks and massive data-loss, LxLabs' founder, K T Ligesh (32) allegedly committed suicide in his Bangalore home on Monday.

Saturday, June 6, 2009



by Alizarin Goldflake
Premiere and Open Studio
Sunday, June 14, 2009, 3 - 5 pm PDT

An NPIRL pick 5/30/2009!
An immersive art environment, this build is a virtual amusement park with an Upper World/Under World theme. The centerpiece of the upper level is an other-worldly fountain. Two-person steerable gondolas and 1-person fixed-path coracles play the role of bumper cars. The coracles swing the rider into space outside the build, and the view back in is spectacular. There are dance pose balls and, in a corner, a Circle of Confusion, a round table and seating with a perpetual party going on. A quote from the end of Dante's "Inferno" periodically drifts up and out through a circular opening in the roof. The floor is of particular interest. Its texture of black and transparent squares creates the illusion of a mirror-like reflection that, along with the columns and arches, lends a Venetian atmosphere. Viewers will also want to notice how the light changes from day to night along the walls.

Two blue-jetted ferris wheels connect the Upper World to the Underworld, which is an upsidedown version of the former. Hot oranges and purples replace the cool blue colors of the Upper World, and the Salsa Inferna pose balls dance the avatars on the ceiling. The underworld coracle is ringed with fire, and particle flames shoots up from the floor. A set of flaming sconces lights up either end, and the Underworld version of the fountain hangs from the ceiling, dripping particle sparks like a giant chandelier. Another quote from the Inferno sinks slowly through the floor. And a single ferris wheel connects the rider to the Outside World, where the view from underneath is also spectacular.