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Kultivate’s February 2021 Issue Is Now Published!!

Kultivate’s February 2021 issue is now published! This issue features 3D artist Betty Tureaud, The Florence at Low Tide Sim, The House That Love Built Sim, The 3D Exhibition Khaos in Motion, and the Futur Art Exhibition. This issue also features the following photo essays: Places to Ride Horses in SL by Tempest Rosca Huntsman, Vargsangen by Inara Pey, and Fun photography by Layka. This issue also features the new last names in Second Life and the departure of long time employee Oz Linden from Linden Labs. Lastly this issue features the No Eden to the West sim. Click the cover below to view this month’s issue!

Sunday @ 12pm slt – Kultivate AIR Gallery!

Join us at Kultivate AIR (Artist in Residence) Gallery on Sunday, February 28 from 12 to 2pm slt as Kultivate presents its newest artists in residence! This event will feature the following artists:

Anouk Lefavre
Fly Kugin
Jamee Sandalwood
Jesie Janick
Kalina Sands
Lena Kopiak
Pam Astonia
Reya Darkstone
Suzen Juel
Tempest Rosca
Vanessa Jane

Live performers Mimi Carpenter (12pm to 1pm slt) and Ambrosia (1pm to 2pm slt) will perform throughout the event. Casual dress code and slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/57/118/26



Sunday @ 1pm slt – Kultivate Select Gallery’s February Exhibition Opening!

Join us this Sunday, February 21, 2021 from 1 to 2pm slt for the grand opening of Kultivate Select Gallery’s February Exhibition! Kultivate Select Gallery is a themed gallery and this month’s theme is portraits! The following artists will exhibit at this exhibition:

DreamMakerXDreamBreaker Resident
Winstoneverlast Resident
Jaelle Faerye
Jamee Sandalwood
Jesie Janick
Sheba Blitz
Angel Heartsong
Hana Hoobinoo
Maaddi
Audie Whimsey
Tempest Rosca Huntsman

Live vocalist Bubbles Song will perform throughout the hour. Casual dress code for all visitors. We hope to see you on Sunday! Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/37/70/26

Third annual “RL Photo Festival” announced

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Photographer Nils Urqhart is organising the 2021 “RL Photo Festival” – you can see his work at his Art Gallery Rill’Arts

The Third “RL Photo Festival” (formerly  the Annual International RL Photography Festival) will take place between Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 and Sunday, April 25th, 2021. organised by photographer Nils Urqhart, and  hosted at the Helvellyn Gallery).

The festival is intended to be a celebration of artistic photographic  expression for the physical world, and is open to anyone from across Second Life with an interest it, or passion for, photography. All submissions should meet the following guidelines:

  • Submissions must be original photographs recorded in the physical world (to images captured in Second Life or computer games).
  • Submissions may be in colour or black and white, and may be on any theme,  and in accordance with the following criteria:
    • All content must be family friendly. Submissions can depict the human form…

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VWBPE 2021 in Second Life: programme announced

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

VWBPE 2021

The 14th annual  Virtual Worlds Best Practice in Education (VWBPE) conference will take place in Second Life between Thursday, March 18th and Saturday, March 20th 2021, with the supporting programme commencing on Wednesday, March 3rd.

The core schedule of events for the conference has been officially announced, and highlights include (att at the main auditorium, unless otherwise stated):

  • March 18th:
    • 08:00-09:00 SLT: Kick-off event at the VWBPE Gateway.
    • 09:00-09:50 SLT: Keynote address – About the History of Virtual Reality and the Meaning of VR for Education with Dr. Undine Frömming (Angenblick Winkler SL); HMKW Berlin, University of Applied Science for Media, Communication and Management.
    • 15:00-15:50 SLT: What’s up at the Lab? with Patch Linden and hosted by Kevin Feenan (Phelan Corrimal), VWBPE Director; Rockcliffe University Consortium.
  • March 19th:
    • 08:00-08:50 SLT: Keynote address – Heike Philp (Gwen Gwasi).  Details TBA.
  • March 20th:
    • 09:00-09:50 SLT: keynote address…

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John and Tempest at Raging Graphix

Thanks for the article Inara!

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Raging Graphix Gallery: Yin and Yang

Currently on show at Raging Bellls’ Raging Graphix Gallery is a joint exhibition by Second Life partners, John (Johannes Huntsman) and Tempest Rosca-Huntsman (Tempest Rosca) entitled Yin and Yang.

It’s a title that reflects both the art on display and the artists themselves on a number of levels. At its most literal, the title reflects the fact that whilst opposites on several levels (e.g. male and female, the fact that they originate on opposite sides of the Atlantic, etc.), Tempest and John naturally combine to form a whole. There’s also the fact that all healthy relationships contain within them the ability to grow and change, for both sides to contribute to the whole – and through their art and other endeavours in Second Life this is very true of John and Tempest.

Raging Graphix Gallery: Yin and Yang – Tempest Rosca

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Dya’s Little Jordan in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Dya’s Little Jordan, February 2021

The start of February saw me hop over to tour Dya OHare’s latest design at her homestead region after receiving an invitation from her to do so. It’s a setting that sees Dya move away from the Americas, which have been a focus for her last two designs (see:  Dya’s Scent of the Caribbean in Second Lifeand Dya’s Southern Twilight), and instead turn to the Middle East for inspiration.

As its name suggestions, Dya’s Little Jordan is a take on the Kingdom of Jordan, and it has quite a lot to offer Second Life photographers. However, I’ll state up-front that, thanks to past idiocy on the part of some visiting Dya’s builds, group membership (L$300, so not a fortune) is now required to access Dya’s region, so do keep that in mind. I’ll also confess that Jordan isn’t a country with which I’m…

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Speedlight: a round-up of recent updates

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via Speedlight

I’ve fallen behind in my tracking of Speedlight, the browser / Android / iOS Second Life client. There are several reasons for this – most of them down to me & time (or lack thereof), although I admit a couple of issues with the application have also kept me from using it. With regards to the latter, I’d like to offer a doff of my virtual hat and a “thank you” to the Speedlight Live Chat support mechanism and Speedlight Support Manager QuincyJohnes (that’s a name you have to love for it’s little play on things) for getting me sorted in very short order.

There have been numerous changes to Speedlight since my last article in July 2020 (see: Speedlight: group functionality and other updates), some of which are more under-the-hood than user visible, and there are several more in the pipeline. As such, this piece is offered…

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A return to Tonarino in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Tonarino, February 2021

On February 1st, we dropped in on Tonarino, the Full region held and designed by 秋元のん (n0rik0). At the time, the focus of our visit was the region’s sky platform, Nekomachi Street (see: The cats of Tonarino in Second Life), but I noted we also hopped down to see what had changed within the region’s ground level design since our last visit in December 2019 (as recorded in Tonarino: an oriental curio in Second Life), and I promised to provide an update.

Well, truth be told, first looks tended to suggest not a lot had changed; the majority of the region is still given over to a large landmass in part cut through by the single line of a railway track that terminates abruptly alongside a little station building, while a small stream slices through the bedrock. Around both lies a landscape suggestive of the…

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Hilaire Beaumont at Monocle Man in Second Life

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Monocle Man Gallery: Hilaire Beaumont

Currently available the Monocle Man Gallery, curated by Kit Boyd and Lynx Luga, is an outstanding exhibition by Hiliare Beaumont. Untitled, it presents a series of self-portrait avatar studies that are – despite the fact I often use this phrase with regards to art exhibitions in Second Life – genuinely rich in their depth of narrative and content.

These are piece that bring together a range of inspirations – literature, film, music, elements of fantasy, historical drama to present pieces that are evocative, layered and often highly emotive. Through their presentation, these are pieces that illustrate the fact that Hilaire was initially drawn to Second Life as a place of role-play, and has since grown towards photography as a means of expression and emotional release.

Monocle Man Gallery: Hilaire Beaumont

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Giovanna’s Traces at PAC in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

PAC Featured Artist: Giovanna Cerise

Giovanna Cerise is an artist whom I’ve admired for years. Her work, which spans both the virtual and the physical, is exceptional, whether seen as an individual piece, or as a complete installation.

As I recently reported, she has recently returned to artistic expression through Second Life after a hiatus of several years, opening a studio gallery at Campbell Coast – and I’m particularly honoured and delighted to announce that Giovanna is the first artist to appear at the Phoenix Artists Collaboration as a Featured Artist.

PAC Featured Artist: Giovanna Cerise

Officially opening on Saturday, February 6th, 2021 at PAC, is a special display of art Giovanna has put together, entitled Traces. It marks her first formal exhibition since her return to Second Life – although it will obviously not be her last. It  presents a mix of her work, past and present; …

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A return to Where our journey in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Where Our Journey Begins, February 2021

Where Our Journey Begins is a homestead region held and designed by Vivian Ewing. It’s a place we first visited fairly recently – in September 2020, in fact. However, after getting several nudges from people that the region has been redressed for the coming Spring, I suggested to Caitlyn that we hop over and take another look.

The changes made since that first visit of ours are extensive; yet at the same time, there is much about the setting that does offer a sense of continuation from that iteration to this: the curtain wall of cliffs with their waterfalls (now to the south-east of the region, rather than to the north), the use of granite-like tables of rock on which to site some of the region’s buildings, etc. This mix gives the region a pleasing sense of the familiar couple with discovery.

Where…

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Kultivate Sensuality Exhibition-Love Edition!

Kultivate Sensuality Exhibition-Love Edition

Kultivate brings a new version of Sensuality with the Sensuality Exhibition-Love Edition, which takes place February 5 to 7, 2021! This is one of two Kultivate adult themed exhibitions that features sensual, adult, erotic, and sexual art! The following artists are currently exhibiting their sensual art and photography:

Elise Sirnah
4pril Resident
Dusty PEdroia
Jesie Janick
Jamee Sandalwood
Johannes Huntsman
Kacey Lysios
Kalina Sands
Kimmy Ridley
Laerka Resident
Moora McMillan
Resmay Bloodstorm
Myra Wildmist
Q (Sirspanking Resident)
Talitha Alice
Tempest Rosca Huntsman
Vanessa Jane
Veruca Tammas
Vita Theas

**As this is an adult exhibition, teen or child avatars are not allowed. Clothing is optional.**
Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Costa%20del%20Sol/193/58/3699

EVENTS SCHEDULE:
Friday, February 5:
-8am slt – Exhibition Opens
-4pm to 5pm slt – live performer Rapid Randy
-5pm to 6pm slt – live performer Jesie Janick

Saturday, February 6:
-1pm slt to 2pm slt – live performer Lyric Serendipity
-2pm to 3pm slt – live performer Abby Jaidov

Sunday, February 7:
-12pm slt to 1pm slt – live performer Suzen Juel

Kultivate’s January 2021 Issue is Now Published!

The January 2021 Issue of Kultivate Magazine is now published! This issue features the machinima series Lang, Virtual Community Radio, the Marfi Sim, The new exhibition at Kultivate Edge Gallery, Cica Ghost’s Planet 3D Exhibition, the Handmaiden’s Sim, the new board of directors at Linden Lab, Planet Indun, and a photo essay by Euridice Qork. Click the image below to view the issue.

Sunday @ 1pm slt – Kultivate Presents the Art of Anouk Lefavre!

Join us this Sunday, January 31, 2021 from 12 to 2pm slt for the grand opening of Anouk Lefavres exhibition at Kultivate Signature Gallery! This exhibition will feature 3 floors of art work by Anouk and will feature live performers Abby Jaidov (12pm to 1pm slt ) and Jesie Janic (1pm to 2pm slt). Casual dress code.

Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/52/185/26

You can learn more about Anouk below:

My name is Anouk Lefavre, photographer in Second Life.
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For details about my pictures, please visit my webpage https://anouklefavre.wordpress.com/ and my Flickr stream: https://www.flickr.com/photos/119288042@N04/

If you need further information, feel free to contact me in-World via IM or Notecard.

Thank you for your interest.
Best wishes!

Saturday @ 2pm slt – Kultivate Presents Betty Tureaud’s “Lost in Space” 3D Exhibtion!

Join us on Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 2pm to 4pm slt for the 2 hour exhibition opening of Betty Tureaud’s “Lost in Space” 3D Exhibition! This event is the scond KDEA (Kandis Dene Endowment of the Arts) grant project.

The exhibition opening will feature live performers Mimi Carpenter (2pm to 3pm slt) and Suzen Juel (3pm to 4pm slt). Casual dress code at both events.

Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/197/123/800

You can learn more about Betty below:

I am from Denmark

Artist in RL and SL

RL Edu: Danish design School

hight: 1.72

Born in SL 1/11/2007

Never transfer RL art to SL

All my art is made in world

I am a hyper-maniac doing all kind off stuff in SL.

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2021 The City Builder full sim interactive installations

2020 The Spiral full sim

2020 ROOMS a 14 interactive installations

2020 African Sun full sim installation in Akinawa

2020 STELLA art installation for VWBPE

2020 Ai interstellART sim

2019 Littel boxes. Copplia sim

2019 The Prim Bender. Danish Visions sim

2019 Wasabi my kami. Copplia Art sim

2019 The alien wedding. Gallery Aneli

2018 The Art Game full size LEA sim

2018 The spirits of the dancing light VeGeTaL PLaNeT

2018 Dancing god’s The Surreal gallery

2018 City of Light, Craft SIM anniversary

2017 The Color Invaderes R&D gallery

2017 Victim RFL

2017 “Lets Dance” The Eye gallery

2017 LEA 19 The Art Rocket a full SIM art grand

2016 LEA 29 The Digital Boulevard

2016 USTA Gallery : The Face a interactive installation

2016 LEA land grant “The City” LEA27 4 SIM big installation


2015 The Plastic Ocean Coppelia SIM
2015 Distrito Distinto @ MetaLES: She com in color
2015 The Cubic Gallery Ai
2015 ArtFest 4: Tesla a interactive installation
2015 The Rose Theatre & Art Gallery: 3sign


2014 LEA land grant “My Space” LEA24

2014 Life is a bubble, installation in Gallery VALO

2014 making Gallery Ai

2014 OBR the lonly human a bot installation

2014 The Infinity Space an optical illusion

2014 Life is a tumbler a active art installation

2013 The Gaia project in LEA13

2013 Art Planet The backside of the Moon

2013 The UFO in Gallery Artemish

2013 Antigravity in Gallery Two Shores

2013 Full SIM Linden Lab LEA land grand: The 9 Art Planet, futuret on the LL fronpage as showcase no 1

2013 Atari in Gallery Mexico: a pin pong interactive artinstallation

2013 7. Number: from zero to infinity LEA17


2007 My first exhibit was on the mainland, in Copper Nest gallery made off body fluid.

2007 made my own gallery: only for girls Nomanisan Straits Art collection and Gallery

December 2012 Awards for the Art contest “Art of Protest” no.1 best scriptet work.

2008 Founder Gallery Posterlink

2008 2009 2010 2012 participant Burning Live withe 4 big installation

2009 My first big space installation Infinity was sponsored in Danish Visions 200x100x100 m

2010 Art installation Woman is Africas hop.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWVPRC1rtf4

2010 ARTIST BOOK PRIZE – Honorable Mention, UWA

2010 Nanoworld in UWA 100x100x100 m space sponsored by UWA

2010 The Lolipop Forest. 50x100x100 m

2010 Nano. the Art and Science project, are now accessible in the NASA sim

2010 Art installation “9 Steps to heaven” 9 levels and sound
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJB4OYb_p58

2010 art installation Ducks against Racism in Pirate Gallery 40×40 m

2010 Lazer balls: ArtSpace University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).

2010 November Art Planet 200x200x200 m sponsored by Danish Vision and hosted in UWA

2010 November CYLAND – Auditorium Russia St. Petersburg http://www.virtualcyland.blogspot.com

2010 Nov-Dec Icecave Galleri Total installation withe Igor Ballyhoo

2011 SIM full art instalation VIRTLANTIS first round: Art Planet 2011

2011 Jan. Nordan Art gallery Solo exhibit

2011 Feb. UTSA “Visualizing Theorem” based on artist interpretations of science/math theories

2011 March Gallery Shikaku art instalation “YouTube” in 4 levels

2011 April Gallery Kelly Jap art walk: Instalation “Inside Google”

2011 April – May Pirats gallery “The Blue Diamont” 200x200x200 big art instalation
http://youtu.be/Bp0VmfdosJM

2011 Jun -juli Danish Visions ” The Box” mega instalation
http://youtu.be/ZcfkSN6tO3E

2011 Jun LEA gallery “Dog Fight”

2011 juli Exhibition: Betty Tureaud, North Pole, Pairs Metro Gallery
Curator: JeanPierrot Hamelin

2011 september The Matrix Code 4 levels art instalation about QR code

2011 nov The Fall in Phi SIM a big jump in colores (SL’s biggest fall in space) 😉

2011 november in NMC a Interactive Art, Installation, Black Needles

2011 Full sim Christmas art instalation made withe only one texture of cancer cells

2011 martz 2012 Bettys Babel tower in LEA a 12 levels interactive art instalation withe stream music made by Ultraviolet Alter

2012 Patisipatin in Art & Poetry. withe Street Kids , Gallery Nordan Art

2012 Januar Aneli’s Gallery, Boom a full floor art maze instalation

2012 Feburay My first Light and space Real time Art performance in LEA

2012 martz Gallery Xue / Kandahar VB34 – NET / WORK withe Vaneeesa Blaylock

2012 may THE LAND OF THE RISING SUN 200x220x200 m art instalation
a small tribute to the ancient Japanese culture.
supported by the Danish Visions SIM

2012 june Liquid Crystals 4 level interactive art instalation in Split Screen exebisions space

2012 june 150 m high Peace Tower in SL9B

2012 julie Life is a carosel 250×50 m interactive instalation

2012 August 31: The Aral Sea 250×250 m light and space simolation

2012 September The Primordial Soup
The space fore the art instalation is sponsoret by:
BluJnz Blues & Rock Club

2012 The Circuit in Danish Visions 900 prims

WINNER OF THE MARCH 2010 ROUND OF THE UWA 3D ART & DESIGN CHALLENGE
ARTIST BOOK PRIZE – Honorable Mention

WINNER OF THE NOVEMBER 2010 ROUND OF THE UWA 3D ART & DESIGN CHALLENGE
ARTIST 3 PRIZE – and Show & Tell @ Avaria Prize.

First price winner UWA January 2011 Peoples price and 3 winner in scripted artworks

Winner of the UWA CARP prise januar 2011

Winnert of the UWA NODAN prise May 2011

WINNER OF THE August 2011 ROUND OF THE UWA 3D ART & DESIGN CHALLENGE
Honorable Mention

Linden Lab land grand LEA 1/4 sim

Statements:

I love to put some scripting to my art and bright colors are my favorite Mexican make me think about the colorfulness i love artwork who is coming from Mexicans Indians. The colors is so bright and sometimes chocking for your eyes. It make me also think about Frida Carlo who make some wonderful paintings where she express her own pain. My art is a more happy happy style, but i also get my inspiration from real world.

Burn2 Unplugged Press Release!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BURN2 PRESENTS BURN2 UNPLUGGED

DATE: THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2021

TIME: 11AM SLT TO 9PM SLT

LOCATION:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Burning%20Man-%20Deep%20Hole/147/30/25


CONTACTS:
Burn2 Press Contact: iSkye Silverweb
Burn2 Unplugged Contacts: Johannes Huntsman & Tempest Rosca(Huntsman)

WEBSITE: https://www.burn2.org/

Burn2 is pleased to announce the first annual Burn2 Unplugged event, which will feature acoustic music streamed live to you in the virtual world of Second Life!

The following musicians have generously donated their talents to this event: Wolfie Starfire, Kitzie Lane, Suzen Juel, Zorch & Lexie, Gypsy Dhura, Reno Jones, Thunderfoot, Fly Kugin, Twostep Spiritweaver, & Grace Loundon.

All proceeds from this event will benefit Burn2, which is a nonprofit regional of Burning Man. Below is the official times for each performance:

  • 11 am slt/pst – Wolfie Starfire
  • 12pm slt/pst – Kitzie Lane
  • 1pm slt/pst – Suzen Juel
  • 2pm slt/pst – Zorch & Lexie
  • 3pm slt/pst – Gypsy Dhura
  • 4pm slt/pst – Reno Jones
  • 5pm slt/pst – Thunderfoot
  • 6pm slt/pst – Fly Kugin
  • 7pm slt/pst – Twostep Spiritweaver
  • 8pm slt/pst – Grace Loudon


ABOUT BURN2:

BURN2 is the virtual extension of Burning Man and community into the world of Second Life, spreading Burning Culture and the Ten Principles all year round.  We are one Burning Man regional among more than 100 first world Regional groups.

We encourage you to use the following labels and hashtags when you write about the event: Burn2, #burn2 . We will promote those tags to make it easier for people to find your content.

Want more information? Connect with us through our networks::

Website: https://burn2.org

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BURN2BURNER

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/burn2regional/

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9mw9h-NvgJwgdKhmksozPw/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BURN2BURNERS

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Burn2.SL/

Regional Page: http://regionals.burningman.com/regionals/cyberspace/second-life/

BURN2 Inworld Contacts:

BURN2 Communications: iSkye Silverweb communications@burn2.org or contact inworld

BURNING MAN Regional Contact: sl@burningman.org

Sunday @ 1pm slt – Edge Gallery’s January Exhibition Opening!

Join us this Sunday, January 17, 2021 from 1 to 2pm slt for the January 2021 Exhibition Opening at The Edge Gallery! This gallery features black and white art and photography only and the following artists will exhibit at this event:

Jamee Sandalwood
Maaddi
Blues Rocker
Myra Wildmist
Eucalyptus Carroll
Jessamine2108
Moora McMillan
Vita Theas
Veruca Tammas
Tempest Rosca
Johannes Huntsman

The event will feature a 1 hour performance by musician Loreen Aldrin with a casual dress code! Slurl: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/44/210/26

Second Life land and user in 2020, via Tyche Shepherd

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Sunset at home in Second Life

The last few months of 2020 saw Tyche Shepherd release some brief summaries related to Second Life that – as always – make for interesting reading for those interested in the general state of the platform.

In the first, a tweet Tyche issued in October, we were offered insight into general use of the platform in terms of sign-up and concurrency. It came as a the last in a brief series of tweets from Tyche on the subject that started after the Lab indicated that with the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, they were seeing an increase in general usage of the platform, particularly among returning users.

Following-on from Tweets in June -, Tyche confirmed that overall, median concurrency on the platform saw clear growth in March through mid-May (when the first ’bout of lockdowns hit a fair portion of the world  due…

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