Ode to VR, a Second Life Machinima | Jo Yardley’s Second Life

Today Amelie Marcoud, 1920s Berlin tenant, released a machinima titled ‘Ode to VR: the future of Virtual Reality’, shot in Second Life.A wonderful video, not to be missed:

Source: Ode to VR, a Second Life Machinima | Jo Yardley’s Second Life

show #134: michelle on sundance vr

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as we go to air the sundance film festival is about to conclude with one more day of parties, films and yes: vr!

our guest today is a successful indie media maker/singer/gamer michelle osorio and she went there – as she has done for the past 15 years  – and she puts in her two cents on the state of vr for us today:

more detail on what we talked about:

  • our guest michelle osorio who is a fire-woman in high fidelity!

  • more news on oculus trial:

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show #133: sansar anxiety [getting stronger…]

Listen to another Drax Files Radio Hour! This time Sansar Anxiety is the topic and more:

the drax files radio hour [with jo yardley]

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what do you fear about sansar, the next gen virtual world they are cooking up over at linden lab?

and what are yout hopes?

and why on earth do we host this show on a day where most people [especially americans] have enough anxiety about the future of the REAL world?

enjoy this recording of our live panel at the time portal sim beatnik club:

here is the detail = our guests:

  • erik mondrian

  • cubey terra

  • ben lang

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Revisiting Future Shock – sci-fi machinima in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

In September 2016, I previewed a new machinima series, Future Shock, by Pryda Parx. At that point in time, the first episode had just been released, and Pryda was kind enough to allow me see the next two in the series. What I saw was intriguing in terms of story, setting and production values. Given the final episode was released just before Christmas, it seemed a good opportunity to watch the episodes back-to-back and talk a little more to Pryda about the work.

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show #131: the state of the [virtual] world

Another Drax Files Radio Hour:

the drax files radio hour [with jo yardley]

show #131.pngour year end panel: 6 diverse members of the global sl family, talking over each other with drax rambling in between, ca 90 minutes: our christmas gift to faithful listeners!

enjoy:

now read on and happy holidays:

nadine-in-both-worlds nadine in both worlds

I am thankful

  • our champion guest arduenn schwartzmann

ards-grabber ard’s p**** grabber for a post trump world….

in case you could not follow the conversation: we were jumping between different topics in a somewhat hectic manner so here is the breakdown of questions and a link to contextualize:

  • what about vr?

  • what about a world where trump calls the shots?

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show #130: vr in germany [part3: sara]

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today we talk to next gen vr enthusiast sara lisa vogl from vr nerds about staying in vr for 48 hours, making lucid dreams virtually a reality & bringing ca-style vr hubs to amsterdam, berlin and god knows where next…

that and jo and drax talk politics. what more/less do you want?

enjoy:

your weekly reading assignment:

lisa-indoctrinating-children-on-german-tv lisa indoctrinating children on german tv

  • she once helped pal thorsten s. wiedemann to stay in vr for 48 hours….

vr-base-amsterdam-from-the-outside-in-pic-by-nrc-nl vr base amsterdam from the outside in [pic by nrc.nl]

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Young film-maker beats academy award-winner

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Journey: an award-winning film by Radheya Jegatheva Journey: an award-winning film by Radheya Jegatheva

Congratulations are due once again to Radheya Jegatheva, a talented young film-maker from Australia on his latest triumph: he’s just beaten an Academy Award winner at his own game!

Radheya is the 17-year-old son of Second Life’s Jayjay Zifanwe of UWA fame – his also an aspiring film-maker I’ve been avidly watching since catching initial footage of his then work-in-progress piece Journey, and have previously cover his short films, the machinima piece The Tyger, in July 2016 and his live action piece for the #MyFreoStory video competition in May 2016.

Radheya Jegatheva: young filmmaker and machinima maker Radheya Jegatheva: young filmmaker and machinima maker

However it is with Journey – a story of two astronauts stranded in space – that Radheya has once again triumphed at the Port Shorts Film Festival – and in doing so, has bested 2015 Academy Award winner Patrick Osborne at his  own…

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Prim Perfect | Designing Worlds in Antiquity … and the magnificent Buckingham Palace – now on the web!

Designing Worlds in Antiquity … and the magnificent Buckingham Palace – now on the web!

The new episode of the new season of Designing Worlds –as we as we visit the estate of Antiquity, and the beautiful creation there of Buckingham Palace – is now on the web. Designing Worlds DW316 – Antiquity We’re joined by Jacon Cortes de Bexar, Twelfth Night Egerton de Bexar, Tiamat Windstorm, Olavi von Hirvi, and Pamus Bing, co-owners of Antiquity.

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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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Prim Perfect | Designing Worlds Season Finale – a look back at some great shows – now on the web!

The latest episode of Designing Worlds –the last show of the season and a retrospective of some of our favourite episodes over the last few seasons – is now on the web. DW313 – Retrospective from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

We recorded this show at the beautiful Designing Worlds cafe at the Second Life 13th Birthday Celebrations (created for us by Eliza Wierwight), and our team of Aisling Sinclair, Wildstar Beaumont and, of course, Saffia and Elrik, chose some of their personal highlights. And we have a special slideshow of images from a very special event, chosen by Wildstar Beaumont, and never shown before! Filming at the Designing Worlds Cafe at SL13B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont Will your favourite episodes be among the ones we’ve chosen? Watch the show and find out!

Source: Prim Perfect | Designing Worlds Season Finale – a look back at some great shows – now on the web!

Bryn Oh Releases The Singularity of Kumiko Machinima

View Bryn Oh’s latest machinima, Singularity of Kumiko

Earlier this year I received a grant from the Ontario Arts Council to do a variety of things ranging from a gallery exhibit to filming a 30 minute machinima of my artwork called the Singularity of Kumiko.  I have just finished the machinima! yay me.  It has taken me quite a while and during the filming I realized that I had to build new scenes to help transition the story in different ways than the virtual environment.  So there are some little parts not in the virtual environment portion of the story.  I hope you will enjoy it and feel free to share as I am not particularly good at doing that.   This story is the prequel to Imogen and the pigeons which also won an OAC grant a few years ago. You can watch it below if you want to see how they are tied together.  I also would like to thank the Ontario Arts Council for their continued support over the years with three grants for my work in Second Life.  It is very rewarding and encouraging for me to know that such an establishment sees the virtual space as a powerful and unique tool for creating art.  I also want to thank all of you who faithfully watch or explore my virtual ramblings in art.

 

Source: Bryn Oh

show #121: leftovers (svvr 2016 part2)

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so much fabulous “tape” was found two months after visiting svvr 2016 in san jose: a woman who was married in vr in the 90ties, a 360 video documentarian who went to chernobyl and a lot more.

this is the last show before the summer break so here is a full dose of deep thought on virtual worlds, avatars, vr and 360 video.

enjoy!

read on:

  • where the train is headed with photogrammetry [example = matterport!]
  • our guest monika jo

virtual wedding virtual wedding = monika is still married

monika jo getting marries monika jo getting married

kaiser electrooptics headset as used by monika = buy it now! the proview sr80 kaiser electrooptics headset as used by monika = buy it now!

invite to gunter [date is 7/12] invite to gunter [date is 7/12]

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show #120: sex and virtuality

A new draxfiles radio hour is available! This time the popular show explores sex and virtuality

the drax files radio hour [with jo yardley]

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and here is the topic we avoided for 119 shows = sex in virtual worlds and vr!

great guests from sl and REAL life: an interview with psychic reader and sex connosieur monavie voight starts at 9:41 & the conversation with vr porn star ela darling at 25:15.

i highly recommend listening to the entire show though for perspective and poignant commentary from guest host arduenn schwartzmann!

reading material below:

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ela darling in special garb ela darling in special garb

is that ela at the pen in second life? is that ela at the pen in second life?

screenshot from %22sunspring%22 movie written by ai screenshot from %22sunspring%22 movie written by ai

  • terry gilliam writes better films…

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The Drax Files 38: economic empowerment in Second Life

inara covers the new Drax Files World Makers episode and interviews Drax!

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

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The 38th video of The Drax Files World Makers arrived on Wednesday, June 8th, focusing on fashion designer Eboni Khan, who has been designing women’s apparel for the last decade, marketing it through her Hucci brand. However, this segment isn’t simply another examination of the creative and income generation opportunities offered by Second Life. While Eboni’s experience is very much central to the video, there is a lot packed into the three-and-a-half-minute running time, which makes this another fascinating piece.

As we learn in the video, Eboni’s ability to use Second Life as a viable means of income generation wasn’t entirely a conscious decision; trained in information management and employed as an IT manager, Eboni’s world was turned upside down when she was laid off. Second Life offered her the means to work for herself and earn an income which would enable her to…

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show #119: money money money

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finally drax gets educated on money – be it virtual or real!

and oh yes: we start with lindex troubles and end with gloebit solutions = an hour full of monetary theory [and solutions!].

enjoy:

and links:

lindex fluctuations a few weeks back [pic by eku zhong] lindex fluctuations a few weeks back [pic by eku zhong]

drax, drfran and chris colosi at upload collective at hifi hackathon april '16 drax, drfran and chris colosi at upload collective at hifi hackathon april ’16

  • microsoft getting into mixed reality!

ebbe at awe 2016 talking with someone [we don't know who, pic by linden lab] ebbe at awe 2016 talking with someone [we don’t know who, pic by linden lab]

seven years in berlin seven years in berlin

the drax files radio hour [with jo yardley] is…

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show #115: lab chat numero three

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and here is the lab chat audio from just an hour ago = the live show was very well attended to say the least.

listen to ebbe, oz and troy spill beans on what is happening at linden:

more info on the topics discussed:

looking out into the crowd looking out into the crowd

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the drax files radio hour [with jo yardley] is a weekly production of basicdrax entertainment.

the show is supported by zero-one heavy industries corporation, hextraordinary, ionic, maven homes, gizza creations, botanical, strawberry singh, abranimations, humanoid animations, aeros avatars, kahruvel design, the cube republic, the avazines publication family, {what next}, dutchie furniture, landscapes unlimited, dwarfins, fallen gods incorporated, feroshSL and death row designs.

thumbnail by justin esparza.

music by bd.

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show #114: ebbe (svvr 2016 part1)

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svvr 2016 – the third installment of this conference – is concluding as this show goes to air: three days of the newest vr gear in the expo hall plus panels and talks about immersive storytelling, 360 video best practices and a fireside chat with palmer luckey.

what more do you want?

well, if you are a drax files fan you want linden lab ceo ebbe altberg give you a bit more info on the just announced invite for creatots to project sansar. and that is what we have today – a brief chat in the hallway about what we can expect from this next generation virtual world.

all the other hours of interviews conducted with vr luminaries and product pitch-men/women = you have to wait another week.

here is ebbe:

and as indicated: all the other stuff – infinadeck, project alice, drax talking to timoni west from…

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The Drax Files 37: non-profits in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

The Drax Files World Makers show #37 arrived on Thursday, April 21st. Once again, this is one of the shorter World Makers videos, running to just one second under 3.5 minutes.The subject this time around is an overview of Nonprofit Commons, designed to lower the barriers of access to Second Life, to create a community of practice for non-profits to explore and learn about the virtual world, and to investigate the many ways in which non-profits might utilize virtual spaces.

As such, this is something of a departure from recent World Makers segments. Rather than following a single narrative, it presents a series of sound bites for those responsible for  the various organisations, groups and communities which for Nonprofit Commons, allowing them to provide a concise overview of who they are and what they do…

Source: The Drax Files 37: non-profits in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

show #112: the state of vr = ready for primetime? [pt2]

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…and we continue taking stock of the vr “movement” as it stands today, of course from a sl vantage point.

live from the pen vr live from the pen vr

and that means: old grumpy pioneers complaining about new kids on the block. or not. judge for yourself:

we discussed a lot of things and were generally all over the place [what’s new?] so here is stuff to read and contextualize for you guys:

  • the whole show from “the pen” in second life as video stream:
  • sorry forgot to add this topic: grandfathered regions in second life = we will discuss this in more detail next week so for now = inara blogs
  • high fidelity is adding stuff but justin and drax are still falling through the floor ;(
  • drax in his rl beauty at a ping-pong premiere filming with a ricoh theta s 360 camera = is this vr?
  • the future of…

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