The Edge Gallery Artists for June 2019

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The following artists will be exhibiting at The Edge Gallery of Black and White Imagery this month! The exhibition will open on June 23, 2019 @ 1pm slt!

carisa franizzi
Davenwolf Dagger
DrusillaGwind Resident
Eucalyptus Carroll
Lena Kiopak
Nodome Resident
Veruca Tammas

Meet the Kultivate Artist’s In Residence


The following artists are now Kultivate Artists in Residence and will exhibit at the new Kultivate AIR Gallery wing of the Windlight Gallery on June 30, 2019:

angyel Resident
Anouk Lefavre
DreamMakerXDreamBreaker Resident
GlitterPrincess Destiny
Jamee Sandalwood
JolieElle Parfort
Lanne Wise
Marcel Mosswood
Myra Wildmist
Pam Astonia
Sevant Anatra

A very special thank you to these artists and to all artists who applied to our AIR program!

Midsummer Night’s Dream – two audio events not to miss!

Prim Perfect

There are two special Midsummer Night’s Dream events this June – and the first is today, Sunday 16th June!

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Live on LEA 2
Sunday, June 16th, 1pm slt

Selections from the play will be presented live from the current A Midsummer Night’s Dream Project in Second Life, followed by an interview with project creator, Aoife Lorefield. The program will be hosted by Elrik Merlin with Caledonia Skytower. The performances will be organized by Kayden Oconnell and will include Mr. Oconnell, Da5id Abbot, Fayleen Belois, Aoife Lorefield, Ian Quintessa, and Ms. Skytower. Join us on Linden Endowment for the Arts Region 2 ( or tune in to Fantasy Faire Radio.

Do make time to explore the region, which is an amazing recreation of locations from the play.


And later this month …

The Fairelands’ Players production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Adapted for…

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Cica’s Luna Park in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Cica Ghost: Luna Park

Cica Ghost opened her latest installation on Saturday, June 15th. Called Luna Park, it is once again a whimsical trip into the fantastic.

As usual with her pieces, Cica offers a quote to go with the installation, this one from Walt Disney:

Adults are only kids grown up, anyway. 

Cica Ghost: Luna Park

It’s a part of a wider quote from the famous animator and film producer that reflected his entire philosophy towards films and entertainment – and why so many of us find his animated films so endearing: “You’re dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway.”

This approach is why Disney films can be touchstone to our childhood, a reminder of a time when we were able to forget the world around us and let our imaginations run wild, even if only for an hour or…

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Simploring 2019 (72) Luna Park by Cica Ghost

Diomita and Jenny Maurer's Blog

I got an invitation from Cica to visit her newest creation “Luna Park“, that was opened June 15th, and I visited as soon as I could, Sunday, June 16th.

Adults are only kids grown up, anyway. (Walt Disney)” is the quote Cica gives us on our way exploring the Luna Park. I do like this quote a lot, in particular for Cica’s creations. Her Luna Park is again full of little details to discover. On the landing point some large coloured rings dropped on my head from a pipe and I had to move away quickly (thus making room for new visitors). As usual I made a zoom out picture to get a bird’s eye view on Luna Park. In the center is a place to dance. The place is filled with 4 quite giant beings that look a bit scary first, but then…

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SL16B: Meet the Lindens – when and who

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Courtesy of Linden Lab

The 16th anniversary of Second Life’s opening to the public at large – SL16B – is just around the corner (starting June 20th). And, as has been the case with SLB events over the last few years, the celebration will feature a series of Meet the Lindens sessions featuring members of the various teams within the Lab who work on Second Life.

The sessions will run daily through the week of the SL16B celebrations, and will be hosted at the SL16B Auditorium. They offer an opportunity to hear from – and likely ask questions of – Linden Lab staff who work on the platform.

All of the sessions will take place between 14:00 and 15:00 SLT, Monday, June 24th and Thursday, June 27th, with the schedule lining up as follows.

Day (14:00 – 15:00 SLT)Lindens
Monday 24th JunePatch Linden, Senior Manager, Product Operations

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Monday June 17th Field Trips!

The Dirty Blog of The Dirty Grind Independent Artist Community

Happy Monday everyone! The week starts with amazing shows at lovely venues – go on and enjoy the music 🙂


10 am Field Trip: The Vinnie Show at Surfside!

11 am Field Trip: Lexie Luan at Surfside!

6 pm Field Trips: Thunderfoot Lorefield, Winston Ackland

Winston Ackland at The Black Diamond!

Thunderfoot Lorefield at Tranquil Cafè!

7 pm Field Trips: Twostep Spiritweaver, The Vinnie Show

Twostep Spiritweaver at Merry Pranksters!

The Vinnie Show at Acherusia!

And as always you can hear all of these talented musicians 24/7 at Radio Grind!

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show #221: laura gilmour on neurodiversity in vr

the drax files radio hour [with jo yardley]

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guest today is laura gilmour, phd student at the university of alberta in canada. she is pursuing a degree in educational psychology & recently completed a study for a paper entitled “is participation in family role-play in second life associated with improved social and emotional support and well-being among adults with autism spectrum disorders?”

yes you guessed it: with a title like this [& coming off documenting zooby babies just recently] draxtor jumped at the chance to dedicate the hour to laura, who is also a self-advocate in the realm of college students with autism.

enjoy the conversation and please do comment below with your thoughts:

more food for the thought part:

  • laura’s inspiring story = a person with autism enters college:
  • laura is working on a children’s book based on her sl adventures:


  • the…

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Friday June 14th Field Trips!

The Dirty Blog of The Dirty Grind Independent Artist Community

Happy Friday everyone! Wonderful live shows will keep you company from breakfast to dinner time, a great soundtrack to make sure to put you in a good mood  😀


7 am Field Trip: Zorch Boomhauer at Cafè Musique!

2 pm Field Trip: Twostep Spiritweaver at Blarney Stone!

3 pm Field Trip: Zorch Boomhauer at Blarney Stone!

5 pm Field Trip: Senjata Witt at Surfside!

8 pm Field Trip: Effinjay at Boom Pony!

And as always you can hear all of these talented musicians 24/7 at Radio Grind!

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Designer & Blogger Registration Open!

Rock Your Rack

We are in registration full swing now! Over 65 Designers/creators have already signed up to be part of this year’s event! There is still plenty of room for you to sign up and be a part of “Celebrate Diversity!”. So head over to the designer page and see the details with the link to sign up.

Bloggers! It’s your turn! We need an amazing team of bloggers to cover all the things that go with Rock Your RAck – from fashion, to arts to music and more. Head over to the blogger page and find out what we are looking for and fill out the application to be part of this years event!

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Second Pride 2019: celebrating diversity in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

SL Pride 2019

SL Pride, the event celebrating diversity organised by and on behalf of Second Life’s LGBTQ+ community opens on Friday, June 14th, 2019 at 13:30 SLT with a short address by the Chairman and Board Members of Second Pride, and runs through until 18:00 SLT on Sunday, June 23rd, when there will be the closing remarks and a 2-hour opportunity to simply hang out in the celebratory region.

With entertainment and activities through the week, this year’s event has the theme Stonewall 50: Celebrating Heroes, marking the 50th anniversary of New York’s 1969 Stonewall Riots. These were a series of protests in New York City’s Greenwich Village that are now widely regarded as the most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBTQ+ rights in the United States.

SL Pride 2019

As a part of marking this, the host…

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Poetical Revolt in Second Life

An Open Letter to Linden Lab Petition Fast Approaching 2, 500 Signatures

Daniel Voyager

About three days ago a new petition was setup by Second Life residents called An Open Letter to Linden Lab on the website which is fast approaching 2, 500 signatures. The open letter is aimed at Ebbe Altberg and the Linden Lab team mainly.

The open letter was written on the behalf of a population of residents within Second Life who have been disheartened about the latest pricing changes. It’s important to note that Linden Lab has the final say on these matters. The petition is waiting for an official response from Linden Lab.

Feel free tosign the petition here

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Lab opts to temporarily continue quarterly Premium plan for new sign-ups

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

via and © and ™Linden Lab

On May 29th, 2019, Linden Lab issued a blog post outlining a number of changes to fees charged in connection with Second Life (see Land Price Reductions, New  Premium Perks and Pricing Changes). In particular, for the purposes of this article, the Lab’s post indicated the Premium subscriptions would be increasing after June 24hth 2019 as follows:

  • Monthly subscriptions will be increasing from US $9.50 per month to US $11.99.
  • Annual subscriptions will be increasing from US $72.00 per year to US $99.00.
  • Quarterly subscriptions will be increased from US $22.50 to US $32.97.

In that blog post, it was also indicated that from both Monthly and Quarterly subscriptions would be applicable to user in EU countries, while Quarterly subscriptions would be discontinued as an option from June 24th for those upgrading to Premium after that date, but would remain available for those…

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The tropical splendour of Lotus Bay

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Lotus Bay; Inara Pey, June 2019, on FlickrLotus Bay, June 2019 – click any image for full size

Lotus Bay is a new homestead region design by the combined talents of Maria Kobaiernen (Dreamy Lebed) and Aydenn Palazzo (Aaydenn29) that recently slipped into the Destination Guide, and in doing so caught our attention.

Described as “a luxurious tropical island with a hedonistic resort vibe”, this is a quite marvellous design rich in content and detail. Admittedly, the amount of mesh and texture present can take something of a toll on a computer if you happen to like running with a lot of the viewer’s options active; however, this does not mean Lotus Bay should be avoided by the keen SL traveller, as doing so would rick missing out on seeing a very special place.

Lotus Bay; Inara Pey, June 2019, on FlickrLotus Bay, June 2019

Rising from the sea with beaches to the west and east offering a buffer between…

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Tuesday June 11th Field Trips!

The Dirty Blog of The Dirty Grind Independent Artist Community

Happy Tuesday everyone! There are so many incredible live shows today – you will have a fantastic soundtrack all day long 😀 Tell your friends and have fun visiting all the venues!


10 am Field Trip: Kinagree Smith at The Mumbling Goat! (2 hours)

4 pm Field Trip: Wald Schridde at Blarney Stone!

6 pm Field Trip: Winston Ackland at Blue Cornflower!

7 pm Field Trips: David Csiszer, Capos Calderwood

David Csiszer at Soul Sensations!

Capos Calderwood at Stargazer Cafè!

8 pm Field Trips: Zorch Boomhauer, Lexie Luan

Zorch Boomhauer at Stanza!

Lexie Luan at Villa Lobos!

9 pm Field Trip: The Vinnie Show at Villa Lobos!

And as always you can hear all of these talented musicians 24/7 at Radio Grind!

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Second Pride: 50 Years of Pride

Virtually Sheree

Fifty years some very courageous people risked their lives in their fight for equality. While there has been much progress, now is not the time to grow complacent with hate movements actively seeking to reverse all progress over the past fifty years. So this year with fifty years marking the anniversary of the Stonewall Riot, Second Pride proudly brings the 2019 Second Pride Event.

Set in with a loose theme of New York, 2019’s Second Pride event will be held with Diana Ross at heart and Central Park. In the park you will find paved footpaths and stalls. And of course, the central party zone where yo let your hair down and taste your rainbow.

So come over, get your pride on and celebrate our heroes of the LGBTQI community who started the hard battle for all us rainbows. A movement that set alight around the world.

Second Pride Event…

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SL Legacy Profiles project viewer

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

In February 2019, it was indicated in a Third-Party Viewer Developer (TPVD) meeting that an upgrade to the system powering user profiles seen in the viewer, on the web, together with the  feeds, etc., was in the pipeline (see 2019 SL User Groups 7/3: TPV Developer Meeting).

At the time of the announcement, it was indicated that the overall impact of the update on the feeds has a whole had yet to be determined. However, it was also made clear that the current web-based profile floater seen in the Lab’s viewer would in the coming months be replaced by a “legacy” style profile floater (e.g. the type seen within the Firestorm and Cool VL viewers).

On Wednesday, June 5th, the Lab took the first public step towards this by issuing the Second Life Legacy Profiles project viewer, version This viewer offers a first pass at the re-introduction of…

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Athazagoraphobia, Evolution and a touch of colour at Vibes Gallery

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Vibes Gallery: Store’s Helendale – Athazagoraphobia

I confess that Vibes Gallery, curated (I believe) by Eviana Robbiani, is a place that I’d not come across until I received an invite from Storie’s Helendale (GlitterPrincess Destiny) to attend her latest exhibition there – one of three that can be experienced within the somewhat grunge-like gallery setting that offers an appeal of its own.

Storie’s often tends to take the more unusual / thought provoking as the theme for her exhibitions, and this – although brief in some respects – is no different. Entitled Athazagoraphobia, it takes its title from what is perhaps one of the least talked about human phobias: fear of being forgotten or of forgetting others.  It is often associated with the families / loved ones of Alzheimer’s/dementia patients, who fear their loved ones will forget them eventually, but can be encountered elsewhere, and…

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