5th Annual Kultivate Anniversary Weekend Press Release!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

5th Annual Kultivate Anniversary Weekend

Dates: June 12 to 14, 2020

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/136/135/24

Kultivate turns 5 this year and the annual anniversary weekend is returning June 12 to 14, 2020! This special weekend will feature a special art exhibition, live music, & giveaways!.

ParticipatingArtists Include: :aht1981, Akiko.Tripsa, AlexAvion, Angel Heartsong, Anibrm Jung, Anouk Lefavre, archgothica, DrusillaGwind Resident, Elle Thorkveld, Francis Bagration,  Hana Hoobinoo, ilyra chardin, Inara Pey, Jamee Sandalwood, Johannes Huntsman, Kapaan, Karma Weymann, KismaKSR Resident, Myra Wildmist, Reycharles Resident, Rissy Feiri, Sabine Mortenwold, Sheba Blitz, SkinTrader Greyskin, softandred, Syphera Inaka, talligurl resident, Tempest Rosca-Huntsman, Vanessajane66, Veruca Tammas, Vita theas, & wintergeist

The following live performers and instructors will provide entertainment throughout the anniversary weekend: Nina Setner, Melenda Baptiste, Samuel James, Aisle Sings, and Max Kleene. 

About Kultivate Magazine:
Kultivate Magazine is a publication about the cultural aspects of Second Life. The goal of Kultivate Magazine is to support art, culture, photography, music, and fashion. Kultivate Magazine consists of the magazine, The Windlight Art Gallery, The Edge Gallery of Black & White Imagery,  The Kultivate Loft Gallery, The Kultivate Signature Gallery, The Kultivate AIR Gallery & The Kultivate Select Gallery. Kultivate Magazine is proud to be the media partner and primary sponsor of Team Diabetes of Second Life, an official and authorized team for The American Diabetes Association

For More Information:
https://kultivatemagazine.com/5th-annual-kultivate-anniversary-weekend/

 

show #258: influx press does literary love

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another fabulous book club, this time focusing on independent publishing of the literary fiction variety [which, according to wikipedia is of higher value than commercial genre fiction…] = influx press is in the house!

shiromi pinto, annabel banks, gary budden and kit caless are guests, writers all of them and the two men [+ sanya semakula who was not present] running the business side of things. how do they survive in this world of nonstop audio/visual entertainment?

maybe we will find out! enjoy a fascinating discussion dominated by non-humanoid avatars ….

and here is some more context:

  • the original livestream from this past wednesday:
  • a few pics to illustrate “plastic emotions” – the love story between minette de silva and le corbusier are in order:
  • do you want to see these avatars in the REAL WORLD? Gary and Kit have a podcast:
  • found annabel reading poetry…

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Tranquil Droplets at Nitroglobus in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Nitroglobus: Bamboo Barnes – Traquil Droplets

Opening on Monday, June 8th, 2020 at Nitroglobus Roof Gallery, curated by Dido Haas, is Tranquil Droplets, an exhibition of art by Bamboo Barnes.

There can be few involved in the art world within Second Life who can be unfamiliar with Bamboo’s work; it is by turns vibrant, evocative, provocative, emotive and so often rich in narrative. A physical world artist hailing from Japan, Bamboo works with digital tools to produce her pieces, her finished works strongly assertive in terms of its presentation, ability to dominate the space it occupies and in the way it demands the attention of the eye and mind.

Nitroglobus: Bamboo Barnes – Tranquil Droplets

There’s hopeless life still seeking for hopes like abandoned walking shadows of people on the street, my artworks are expression of confusion of life, darkness of light and strangeness of love. I create what…

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The Happy Hat, Mangyeong

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Well over a month ago I was traveling through the Chilbo area on Jeogeot with a friend. We came across three parcels owned by Rah Rehula.

The first parcel, closest to the road in the direction we were traveling was The Happy Hat. 

“See Rah’s latest hats! Kick back and enjoy…There are often changes to the sound, the scenery and the inventory to suit Rah’s mood ;-)”

I went inside the Hideki Forest Cabin, a build I really like, and found welcoming spaces plus Rah’s art.

I’ve very recently returned to make sure these parcels still exist, and noticed the differing windlights which aren’t evident in these photos.

Close to The Happy Hat is Movie Time. “A flick place.”

It has the amenities for watching media.

I was impressed with the variety of the animal kingdom on the properties.

There are rabbits, pygmy goats, and an animated great horned owl…

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The Isle of Pandasia in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Isle of Pandasia, June 2020 – click any image for full size

Welcome to the island of Pandasia, mystic with a Zen atmosphere for nature lovers, relaxing and taking photos or taking a boat trip. the sim is fully open including the beach side house. [Have a] Good visit!

– About Land, Isle of Pandasia

For those looking for somewhere just a little bit different in-world to visit, Isle of Pandasia could be just the ticket. The work of T-Chat (noisette Haller), it is a curious mix of oriental themes, fantasy, whimsy and animal cuteness. It might best be described as a series of interlinked vignettes than a continuous landscape, held together by water.

On first arrival, the region seems simple enough: a body of water ringed by high-sided islands of rock, some of which appear to intrude into the region from their off-sim placement. It seems to simply be…

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Monday @ 2pm slt-Party at Mad Mare Pub & Dene Art Gallery!

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Join us Monday, June 8, 2020 from 2 to 4pm slt for a 2 hour party at Mad Mare Pub & Dene Art Gallery!

From 2 to 3pm slt we have DJ John and 1980s tunes, plus trivia! Stick around from 3 to 4pm slt for live performer Abby Jaidov. Casual dress code for both events!

Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rosehaven%20Absinthe/52/162/22

Second Pride 2020: TOGETHER in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Second Pride 2020

SL Pride, the event celebrating diversity organised by and on behalf of Second Life’s LGBTQ+ community officially opens on Friday, June 5th, 2020 at 14:00 SLT, and runs through until Sunday, June 14th.

With entertainment and activities through the week, this year’s event has the theme TOGETHER, which the organisers define as: Together in Unity; in Life; in Health; in Harmony; in Spirit; in Love; in Power; in Strength; in Mind; in Body and in Peace. Given the situation in the United States at present, the event also stands in support of, and in solidarity with, Black Lives Matter.

Second Pride 2020

Once again, the event is centred on a city-like region setting, a central park within it offering the event space. Surrounding this is an elevated train line designed by Jogi Schultz (yogijo), who also supplies the buildings below the elevated rails that…

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Friday June 5th Field Trips!

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Safe Friday everyone! Today we have field trips throughout the day, starting early as well, so you can have a steady dose of great live music 🙂

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7 am Field Trip: Zorch Boomhauer at Cafè Musique!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sandness/65/211/22

12 pm Field Trip: Lexus Melodie at Bellazur!

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2 pm Field Trip: Lexus Melodie at Hagandaz!

https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Brysk/21/48/22

4 pm Field Trip: Zorch Boomhauer at Bellisseria RFL!

https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/RFL%20ADVOCACY/30/30/30

5 pm Field Trip: Shannon Oherlihy at Hotel Chelsea!

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7 pm Field Trips: Twostep Spiritweaver, Effinjay

Twostep Spiritweaver at Club PlanetAry!

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Effinjay at Luskwood!

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8 pm Field Trips: Thunderfoot Lorefield, Ren and Quai

Thunderfoot Lorefield at Avian Retreat!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gualdo/146/70/30

Ren and Quai at Burn2’s Main Stage!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Burning%20Man-%20Deep%20Hole/230/77/24


And as always you can hear all of these talented musicians 24/7 at Radio Grind! http://cp6.digistream.info:20354/

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Art at Love and Love in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Love and love Art Gallery

Love & Love Art Gallery is, for me, a new venue for art in Second Life. Curated by Lylaya Love (lylaya), and co-founded by her and her partner Bohemio Love (Bohemi0), the gallery occupies a pristine 3-storey building set with a 4096 sq metre parcel set out with a small, tidy garden space before it.

At the time of my visit, the ground floor space of the gallery was not in use – I’ve no idea if it will offer future exhibitions – with a teleport offering the way up to the upper two floors.

Love and Love Art Gallery: Cornelia Augusta

On the first of these, Cornelia Augusta (cornelia Longfall) presents Kaleidoscope of Souls, an exhibition of avatar studies across the floor’s two halls and set within an environment that is best appreciated with the viewer’s Advanced Lighting Model (ALM) enabled (Graphics →…

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Second Life Mobile mini update, May 2020 with audio

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

As I’ve previously reported several times over the last year, starting with Linden Lab confirm Second Life iOS client in the making, Linden Lab is developing a companion app for Second Life.

Since that first article, I’ve provided a number of updates on the development, including that the client will be for both Android as well as iOS, and speaking at the Web User Group meeting on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020, Keira Linden – who is the Product lead for the client – provided and update on process, the core points of which are bullet-pointed below.

  • iOS Client:
    • The iOS version is now in a closed alpha featuring some residents.
    • In keeping with the Lab’s plans, this version offers the ability to communicate via IM, and has a basic Friends listing.
    • Further updates will follow  – the next being the addition of Abuse Reporting support and improved…

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Call for Artists-Kultivate Select Gallery!

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Kultivate Select Gallery, Kultivate’s themed gallery is seeking artists for its July 19 exhibition. The theme for July is portraits.

To express interest: https://kultivatemagazine.com/artist-opportunities/or https://tinyurl.com/kultivateselectgallery

Call For Images – Kultivate Magazine June 2020 Issue!

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For Kultivate’s 5th Anniversary we are asking artists and photographers to submit 1 image that will be published in our special anniversary issue of Kultivate Magazine this month, on June 20!

To submit your image, please post it to our Flickr group: https://www.flickr.com/groups/kultivateartphotography.

The deadline to submit is June 15, 2020. Please list the name you want to be credited by in the description. The image must be your own intellectual property.

Sunday @ 1pm slt-Windlight Art Gallery June Exhibition Opening!

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Join us on Sunday, June 7, 2020 from 1pm to 2pm slt for the grand opening of Windlight Art Gallery’s June Exhibition! This event will feature live music with a casual dress code! The following artists will be featured in this exhibit:

Angel Heartsong
Jamee Sandalwood
Johannes Huntsman
Kapan
Margo Hollak
Reycharles Resident
Vanessajane66
Vita Theas

Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/31/133/26

Sharing FionaFei’s dream in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Hannington Endowment for the Arts: FionaFei

FionaFei invited me to visit her new installation that opened on May 29th at the Hannington Endowment for the Arts (HEA). Entitled I Had a Dream, And You Were There, it is a reflection of thoughts and feelings that may come upon us unbidden, be it through dream or through finding an object or hearing a sound or seeing an image or event, that bring to mind someone now gone from our lives.

Set as a dream-like forest, the trees rendered in Fiona’s familiar ink wash black on white, that we’re invited to explore. Within it, the ground is white, as if mist is sliding through the trees, brushed ferns grouping around the base of trunks. Among these trees are park benches offering places to sit in contemplation.

On or near the benches are bright red objects: an alarm clock here, a scarf…

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A Favela challenges stereotypes where otherness is at stake

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Cats in a Brazilian slum in Second Life, with a Kobra mural reproduced on a wall (left)

When I first visited A Favela, a parcel in Second Life decorated by Lotus Mastroianni and Fred Hamilton in a way that represents a typical Brazilian slum (actually, a typical slum in Rio de Janeiro), I thought it looked accurate enough to go beyond a simple display of stereotypes. Indeed, it offered me an opportunity to reflect on a series of subjects concerning what one could call otherness: how to balance the temptation of treating different societies (or cultures) as exotic; how powerful can SL be as a tool to avoid that risk; and how it feels to be the other in a world of so many possibilities.

At the arrival point, a Kobra mural and some ads

A Favela is really well put together (apart from minor physics problems in…

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Viewing Yoon’s F.E.A.R. in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

FEAR. Face Everything And Recover, May 2020 – click and image for full size

F.E.A.R. is the first region-wide design Yoon (Onyxxe) has attempted, as she notes in her profile and through her blog. While the name might sound as if it references a place that is intended to invoke a sense of dread – and is actually taken from a Stephen King novel (Doctor Sleep) – Yoon uses it in one of its two more familiar forms: Face Everything And Recover (the other being – for polite company – Forget Everything And Run), a term often used in dealing with addiction. In selecting the acronym, Yoon notes:

Another thing I did was attend a webinar from a UK health organization, helping people with anxieties and more … It was like someone shaking me up and telling me: You RUN instead of FACING it. Hiding in too…

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Celebrating 15 years of 100 Word Stories

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Story-teller, commentator, raconteur – R. Dismantled is all of these, and more. A long-time resident of Second Life, R. is a keen patron of the arts in-world, including performance art and dance – so much so that with regards to dance in Second Life, he has in the past been a guest writer in these pages.

R. is also a prolific writer of 100-word stories – or “drabbles” as they’re known. It’s something he got into as a result of several influences, as he explains:

I started writing drabbles after a friend in college wrote a set of them in a 100×100 project. Woody Allen’s play about Abraham Lincoln obsessing over “How long must a man’s legs be? Long enough to reach the ground” inspired me.

Then, a group of writers started the site “100 Words Or Les Nessman” where they challenged themselves to write about a topic, or they…

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Vulcans, nuns, flappers and weird westerns in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

It’s time to highlight another week of storytelling in Voice by the staff and volunteers at the Seanchai Library. As always, all times SLT, and events are held at the Library’s home at Holly Kai Park, unless otherwise indicated. Note that the schedule below may be subject to change during the week, please refer to the Seanchai Library website for the latest information through the week.

Sunday, May 231st 18:30: Magicland Storytime

Caledonia Skytower shares tales of adventure and delight from the stage of the Golden Horseshoe in honour of its recent renovation.

Monday, June 1st, 19:00: Spock’s World

Gyro Muggins reads Diane Duane’s take on a classic figure from science fiction.

In the 23rd Century…

On the planet Vulcan, a crisis of unprecedented proportion has caused the convocation of the planet’s ruling council, and led to Starfleet ordering the U.S.S. Enterprise to the planet in the…

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Art in Second Life 2020 (31) Elephants by Cica Ghost

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Sunday, May 31st, I got an invitation to visit Cica Ghost’s newest installation “Elephants by Cica Ghost“. I went over there on the spot and met Cica at the landing point. While talking with her I already saw the elephants. Of course, huge elephants. Animals in Cica’s worlds are always very big and they all have big eyes – so do her elephants.

The scenery is bathed in black and green tones, the ground is dark and looks a bit like water at night, inbetween are many hills and islands. You see forests but there’re no leaves, no branches, just trunks. And that fits to Cica’s funny landmark description:
Q. What do a tree and an elephant have in common?
A. A trunk.

Impressions of “Elephants by Cica Ghost” (1) – overviews (left) / Dio meets Cica at the Landing Point / Diomita on the trunk of an…

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