Kultivate Magazine’s October Issue Preview!

On October 1, 2016 the next issue of Kultivate Magazine will be published! This issue will feature the art of Sandi Benelli, photographer Amy Beebe, Potomac Homes Owner & Creator, Winter Loxely, Bird Art, Live Performer Ceci Dover, Charity in Second Life, Wanderlust Bench Art Park, the Sarawak Sim, and Faster Pussycat and Bender owner & designer, Honey Bender! Very special thank you to Sandi Benelli for the cover images below:

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Mini Photo Challenge: Selfie With The Enkeli!

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Kultivate is pleased to announce a sepcial mini photo challenge: “Selfi With the Enkeli!” What is an Enkeli? It is the mythical creature that is the center of Eleseren Brianna’s new 3D exhibition, “The Curio and you can see a photo of it below:

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Image by Eleseren Brianna

“The Curio” is currently on display at the Serena Imagine Arts Center. This great gallery and exhibition center is curated by Vita Theas in Second Life. Below are prizes for the challenge:

  • 1st place – 1500L’s, all of The Curio Gacha items, image published on both our website and in the November issue of Kultivate Magazine
  • 2nd place – 900L’s and image published on both our website
  • 3rd place – 600L’s and image published on both our website

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Smartphone addiction: South Korean designer Kim Dong-kyu doctors master paintings to reflect our modern love affair with technology — Quartz

Smartphone addiction is real. In the US, the average user reaches for their phone 150 times a day and a 2016 study estimates that we tap, swipe and click on our devices 2,617 times each day. This all-too familiar epidemic of the social media age is so alarming that researchers have compared the compulsion to check our phones to substance abuse.The universal malady struck a chord with South Korean designer Kim Dong-kyu, who tells Quartz that he was deeply bothered by how much people obsessed over their phones—often to the point of missing out on real-world experiences. “Smartphones emphasize connection and communication,” Dong-kyu muses.”

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Creating LUTs for Premiere Pro in Photoshop

LUTs or Look Up Tables are a great way to add a constant colour theme to your footage in Premiere Pro. If you’re already familiar with Photoshop then it may be easier for you to do the colour work in Photoshop and then import it to Premiere, in this vide I’ll show you how. In this video I cover;

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Using LUTs in Premiere Pro

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Creating LUTs in Photoshop

Importing LUTs into Premiere Pro

Adding a LUT to a single or multiple clips in a sequence.

Source: Creating LUTs for Premiere Pro in Photoshop

Kultivate Image of the Day: 9/27/16

Today’s image of the day is from Abi Latzo:

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Image by Abi Latzo

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Stunning Selections at the September Matinee

Elysium Cabaret reviews their performances from September:

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The house was packed, the lights were dimmed, the DJ warmed up his mic setting the stage for yet another action packed Matinee at Elysium Cabaret. SL seemed to play nice as the afternoon kicked off, leaving most in peace to enjoy the smorgasbord of dance presented by the talented choreographers. Without further ado, here comes the review for the first Fall matinee.

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Sound of Silence by Epic Rock

The first to grace our stage was the beautiful Eva with her routine stunning the audience with a simple, changing backdrop that made use of highly effective graphics to accompany the bittersweet melody. Joining Eva were Misha Selene, Nadi, Tauriel, Cowgrl, Si De Brit and Zach Starostin who danced their way through several astounding astounding costume changes, leaving even myself wondering how she did it. A breathtaking routine for not only the use of choeography, sets and costuming but -more importantly- for the message…

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The Ma Machinima Salon 2016 | Chantal Harvey

 

On October 7, my new movie ‘Activate Your Higher Mind’ is premiering in San Francisco, California. The show is an exclusive event, if you want to attend you need to contact me so I can put you on the guest list.  You are very welcome! The film (machinima) is a one hour vision on Art in Virtual Reality, and perhaps a retrospect on 8 years in Second Life, but more so a very personal journey into the future.

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Kultivate Image of the Day: 9/26/16

Todays image of the day is from Natasha Leckrone:

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Image by Natasha Leckrone

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The Red Gallery; supporting diabetes research in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Saturday, September 24th saw the opening of The Red Gallery, operated by Team Diabetes of Second Life, the official Second Life team for the American Diabetes Association (ADA).The Red Gallery has been established to support Team Diabetes of SL in their work raising funds for ADA. Each exhibition will feature a number of artists displaying their art, with proceeds of sales split between the artist and Team Diabetes of SL. Each exhibition will likely be for a period of two months.

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Alan Turing’s 1951 music-making machine: Researchers have restored the first computer-generated song — Quartz

Thanks to major leaps in technology of late, we may now be in the age of AI-generated pop music. But a machine in the 1950s did it first.

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Getty Instagram Grant: Ronny Sen, an Indian photographer won $10,000 with Instagram posts of a fire that’s still raging on after 100 years — Quartz

Ronny Sen (@ronnysen) has been photographing the lives of those who toil on the gigantic coal mine in Jharia, India for the past four years. The Indian Instagrammer and two other photographers recently won $10,000 each from Getty Images Instagram Grant, which supports photographers using Instagram to tell under-reported stories from around the world.

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Kultivate Image of the Day: 9/25/16

Today’s image of the day is from Billie Llewellyn:

Field of Dreams
Image by Billie Llewellyn

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Of times past, times future and hauntings at Seanchai Library

Inara covers this week at the Seanchai Library:

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It’s time to kick-off a week of story-telling in voice, brought to our virtual lives by the staff and volunteers at the Seanchai Library. As always, all times SLT, and events are held at the Library’s Second Life home at Bradley University, unless otherwise indicated.

Sunday, September 25th

13:30: Tea Time at Baker Street

Tea-time at Baker Street returns for the summer, featuring a new location – 221B Baker Street at the University of Washington iSchool in Second Life. Caledonia Skytower, John Morland and Kayden Oconnell invite you to join them as they return to what is quite possibly the most famous of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s works, and present their fourth reading from The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Baskervilles-1902The third full-length novel written about Sherlock Holmes, this is likely to be the one Holmesian story which – at least in outline – known to most, whether or…

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Holly Kai Art at the Park: New Exhibition | hollykaiart

Art at the Park returns to Holly Kai Park for October, the first exhibition of art to take place since we’ve completed renovating the hill-top art display area at the top of the steps from the landing point.For this exhibition, we are both pleased and privileged to be featuring the work of four talented artists, who between them offer a rich diversity of art and styles. They are: Anibrm Jung, John Brianna, Giovanna Cerise and Wildstar Beaumont. To make up the numbers after one of our guests had to drop out, is Inara Pey.

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Kultivate Image of the Day: 9/24/16

Today’s image of the day is from Stefano Bardini:

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Image by Stefano Bardini

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Kultivate Image of the Day: 9/23/16

Today’s image of the day is from Glitterprincess Destiny:

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Image by Glitterprincess Destiny

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A Selfie With The Enkeli

Great image!

Along Willows Way

I find Second Life photo contests an opportunity to play around with both the inworld photo tools and practice Photoshop while getting to explore the creative visions of others. Kultivate Magazine put out a mini photo challenge this week centered around “The Curio” displayed at the Serena Imagine Arts Center and so I had some fun.


Selfie With The Enkeli ~ RasanaWillows
Check out ~

The Curio Exhibition Inworld
Mini Photo Challenge – Selfie With The Enkeli Information
The Contest Flickr Group

Photo made possible by ~

Pose – FROZEN- Selfie pose set 5 with phone from ( September Designer Circle)
Outfit – [TFP] Abby Pants Suits Black ( Inworld at Firestorm Social Island )
Body- Maitreya Lara ( Maitreya Inworld )
Skin – CSS – Glam Affair – Marta America – Clean  (Marketplace)
Hair – Truth Lyric _browns (Marketplace  or Inworld)
Shape – My own

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Kultivate Image of the Day: 9/22/16

Today’s image of the  day is from Angelique Juran: 

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Image by Angelique Juran

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Lab seeks Halloween photos for Second Life campaign | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Second Life Community Manager Xiola Linden has blogged about an opportunity for residents to have their photographs featured in an upcoming Halloween e-mail and selected banner campaign.In the post, Xiola notes:

Share your pic on our Official Flickr Page with the tag “SLHalloween2016” so that we can see all of your amazing work. You may submit as many as you like between now and October 5, 2016. Please include your avatar name in the image description so that we know who to credit!

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Flickr is shutting down Marketplace, its commercial photo licensing program | TechCrunch

Two years ago Flickr rolled out Marketplace, a photo licensing service that was meant to help Flickr users get paid by big websites and media properties that wanted to use that user’s photos.As of today, Flickr Marketplace is going away. It’ll take a few months for Flickr to wind things down, and Flickr notes that any royalties due to users will be paid, but the program is effectively over.Flickr announced the closure via an e-mail sent to Marketplace users, citing “consistent feedback” that the service wasn’t up to par. We haven’t heard much about the service since launch, suggesting it wasn’t getting much attention within Flickr — meanwhile, competitors like 500px and EyeEm are raising millions of dollars to battle for the space….

Source: Flickr is shutting down Marketplace, its commercial photo licensing program | TechCrunch

The photo game: Boudicca and Ricco comment on each other’s pictures

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Boudicca Amat is an amazing SL photographer, among other things, and I am glad that she kindly accepted my invitation to write a post in collaboration with me, aiming to discuss photography in Second Life. The idea came to my mind as I checked the comments, on Flickr, on a variety of photos taken by SLers. As always, people would generally say “wow, well done, congratulations, fantastic pic”. I love when someone says stuff like that about my photos. Still, I missed comments – including by myself – explaining why they liked this or that particular picture, or a discussion on how a certain result could be achieved.

With that in mind, I contacted Boudicca. This is the game that I suggested: I would choose two pictures by her on Flickr and would comment on them, and she would choose two pictures by me and do the same. As…

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