Sunday @ 1pm slt-Edge Gallery May & June Exhibition Opening!

EDGEGALLERY MAY AND JUNE

 

First on Sunday, May 31, 2020 from 1pm to 2pm slt we have the May & June Exhibition Opening of the Edge Gallery! This gallery hosts only black and white imagery and photography. The event will feature the following artists:

Angel Heartsong
Anouk Lefavre
SandyBlackCloud
Jamee Sandalwood
Johannes Huntsman
Kapaan
Reycharles Resident
Tempest Rosca-Huntsman
Vanessa Jane
Vita Theas

Live Performer Mavenn will perform throughout the hour and the dress code is casual! Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/43/212/27

May 31 to June 1 Artistic Events @ Kultivate!

Join us on May 31 and June 1 for 3 artistic related events at Kultivate!

EDGEGALLERY MAY AND JUNE

 

First on Sunday, May 31, 2020 from 1pm to 2pm slt we have the May & June Exhibition Opening of the Edge Gallery! This gallery hosts only black and white imagery and photography. The event will feature the following artists:

Angel Heartsong
Anouk Lefavre
SandyBlackCloud
Jamee Sandalwood
Johannes Huntsman
Kapaan
Reycharles Resident
Tempest Rosca-Huntsman
Vanessa Jane
Vita Theas

Live Performer Mavenn will perform throughout the hour and the dress code is casual! Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/43/212/27

uasl

On Monday, June 1, 2020, we have two great events for you! First we have at 130 pm slt the exhibition opening of Elements by Tempest Rosca Huntsman & Johannes Huntsman. This is a 3D exhibition at UASL (United Artists of SL)! Casual dress code for this event and the slurl to the exhibition: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Karpov/73/55/2776 *Please note that the actual opening event at UASL will take place on their party platform**

MADMARE& DENE ART GALLERY GRAND OPENING

Later on Monday, from 4pm to 6pm slt we have the grand opening of Kultivate’s latest venture, The Mad Mare Pub  & Dene Art Gallery! This art venue in a medieval setting, is located in Rosehaven and the first exhibition, Scenes from Rosehaven, features art work by Tempest Rosca Huntsman & Johannes Huntsman! The event will feature live performers Jesie Janick & Melenda Baptiste with a casual dress code! Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rosehaven%20Absinthe/52/162/22

 

Sunday @ 1pm slt-Kultivate Loft Gallery Presents the Art of Judilynn India

JUDIYLYNNEVENTJoin us this Sunday, April 19, 2020, from 1pm to 3pm slt at the Kultivate Loft Gallery for a special exhibition featuring Judilynn India! The dress code is casual and we will have live performer Ry Anne, along with a special performer from 2 to 3pm slt.

slurl:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/28/114/32

You can learn more about Judilynn India below:

JUDILYNNI’ve been drawing since I could hold a crayon. I studied art throughout school, Commercial Art in high school and Graphic Design at Tyler School of Art/Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. . After the turn of the century, I decided to focus my creativity on acrylic and digital painting and have totally enjoyed the journey.

Known in SL as JudiLynn India and RL as Judi Lynn, my mission is to share my vision and message as an artist with the global community.
My work embodies my spirit and personality. My goal is to allow you to experience the image with your own mind’s eye. My work is entirely intuitive. I get lost in the layering of texture and color. Occasionally, I will include figurative work if my spirit is so presented with the composition.
Just as there is order in the chaos of the universe, the energy within me is brought into focus one canvas at a time.

My RL website for purchase of prints is: http://www.judilynnart.com

I can be found on FaceBook as JudiLynn India.

Enjoy! – JudiLynn India

Please visit my galleries (listed in my profile) for more of what I love to do. :>

Take the Winter Showcase Photo Challenge!

WINTERSHOWCASE2019

Back for a 4rd straight year is the Winter Photo Challenge! This event has a combined 5,000Ls prize total and is only for one week! Continue reading for guidelines and entry requirements:

Prizes (Winners will be announced on December 14 2019 via Flickr messaging and in SL):
1st Place: 2,000L’s & image published on website and in Kultivate Magazine
2nd Place:  1,500L’s & image published on website
3rd Place: 1,000L’s & image published on website
4th Place: 500L’s & image published on website

Entry &  Contest Guidelines:
1. Entry is 100% free
2. To enter, teleport to 4th Annual Winter Showcase (slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/139/138/25
3. Take a photo of you at the event. Use your imagination (wear winter clothing, dress up as santa or ms claus or a reindeer, you can have others with you!)
4. Upload your photo to our contest group: https://www.flickr.com/groups/kultivatephotochallenges
5. You are allowed to upload exactly ONE image to the group, so choose your best one
6. Images are reviewed before they show up in the photo pool, so please be patient
7. All images must be moderate or pg/g in rating, no adult images
8. All images must be 100% your intellectual property and taken by you
9. Editing in Photoshop or GIMP is fine
10. You must include the slurl of where you took the image in the Flickr description
11. You have until 1159 pm Flickr time on Wednesday, December 12, 2019  to enter your image. We will use the time stamps that are provided on Flickr.
12. By submitting an image to our Flickr group, you give us rights to publish the image if you win the contest.
Images that do not meet these guidelines will be deleted from the group.

Judging Criteria:
Your image will be judged on the quality, incorporation of the location, and creativity of the image.

Kultivate Magazine’s April 2018 Issue is Now Available!

The April 2018 Issue of Kultivate Magazine is now available! This issue will feature 15 Years of Second Life, a photo essay on sailing and nautical art, a photo essay on The 1900’s Paris Sim, a photo essay on spring safaris, The Luane’s World sim, The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Exhibition in Second Life, the latest exhibition at The Dixmix Gallery, and The Edge Stylists bring you their April 2018 stylings! Click on the cover below to view this month’s issue:

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Kultivate Magazine’s March 2018 Issue is Now Available!

The March 2018 Issue of Kultivate Magazine is now available! This issue features The Butterfly Conservatory, an article on why you should use Flickr, spring art from various artists in Second Life, Bryn Oh’s new exhibition, the Bailey Norge’s sim, The Poet and the Prince of Denmark exhibition, the new Second Life mainland tier changes, a spring fashion photo essay by Jamee Sandalwood, and The Edge Stylists present their March fashions. Very special thank you to Veruca Tammas for the cover image! Click the cover below to read this month’s issue:

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Kultivate Magazine’s October 2017 Issue is Now Available!

Welcome to the October 2017 edition of Kultivate Magazine! This issue will feature fractal artist Gem Preiz, the Max and Lyric fundraiser, the Universe Sim, the Rock Your Rack Charity Art Show, La Maison d’Aneli, Virtual Holland Art Gallery, and photo essays by Illyra Chardin (Monochrome Art), Wicca Merlin (wicked October inspired fashion), and The Edge Stylists present their looks for October. Click on the cover below to view the issue:

Kultivate Magazine-October 17

Kultivate Magazine’s Second Anniversary Issue is Now Published!

I am pleased to say that our second anniversary issue, is now published and is available for you to read! This issue features artist Bryn Oh, Anouk Lefavre, Stavaros Gracemount, Veruca Tammas, Ilyra Chardin, Inara Pey, Haveit Neox, Kiana Writer, Lanai Jarrico, Marcus Lefavre, Fnordian Link, Heidi Halberstadt, GinPhx, Beatrice Serendipity, Sandi Benelli, Hikaru, Enimo, Caledonia Skytower and over 50 images created by the talented artists of Kultivate Magazine! We hope that you enjoy this issue and we apologize to the lateness of this issue. Due to real life issues, this issue is a few days late but worth the wait!

Kultivate Magazine-July 17

Kultivate Magazine’s March 2017 Edition is Now Available!

The March 2017 edition of Kultivate Magazine is now available! This issue features CasperTech Owner, Casper Warden; LaurieC Alexis, Co-Owner of The Keys Live Music Venues & Management Group, artist Nils Urqhart, The Ciottolina Rooftop Gallery, Builder’s Brewery, the Somewhere Sim, March stylings by The Edge Stylists, and two photo essays by Ilyra Chardin and AmyBeeBe. You can click on the cover below to view the issue:

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WhiteMoth & Bryn: the Work of Pioneering Builders Cica Ghost & Bryn Oh — High Fidelity Blog

To ring in 2017, let’s taking a close look at the new work of two pioneering High Fidelity builders: Cica Ghost and Bryn Oh. Together, they’ve put their creations on the domains WhiteMoth and Bryn.Quirky, warm architecture is peppered throughout Cica’s WhiteMoth build.

Cica Ghost is an accomplished world builder with an existing following in other virtual worlds, and it was delightful to see her explore and use High Fidelity as a next-generation VR platform. This is her first build designed for exploration in true 3D virtual reality, and it’s quite fun to explore in your HMD.

Continue reading “WhiteMoth & Bryn: the Work of Pioneering Builders Cica Ghost & Bryn Oh — High Fidelity Blog”

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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NVIDIA releases its own VR game ‘Funhouse’ to the masses through Steam | TechCrunch

As of this morning, NVIDIA is in the game publishing business. In its own weird, roundabout sort of way. The company has pushed its first title out to Steam, offering players seven mini-games under the Funhouse umbrella (with a total of ten planned for eventual roll out). But while the Funhouse is as fully playable as one would expect from a Steam-distributed title, it is as much a showcase for the chipmaker’s in-game technologies as it is a proper game.That’s not to say it’s not fun. It is. It’s pretty much exactly as engaging an experience as you would expect from a septet of carnival-style VR mini-games. You whack moles, you blast balloons above clown heads with a pair of squirt guns, you break inexpensive dishware by hurling soccer balls. If you’ve spent any time in or around a boardwalk, you pretty much get the deal here.

Continue reading “NVIDIA releases its own VR game ‘Funhouse’ to the masses through Steam | TechCrunch”

A.I will soon use your photos to create an amazing story • Draynehub

Microsoft’s Research division has developed a new artificial intelligence system that can automatically generate stories using your photos, trying not only to explain what exactly is happening in the pictures but also to detail the context and people’s feelings.

The process of developing storytelling capabilities for photos is based on AI systems that can identify objects after learning by example, as LiveScience explains. The researchers first configured the systems to analyze a series of similar images and then look online to identify more objects that fall in the same category.

Furthermore, the Microsoft Research team turned to the Amazon Mechanical Turk, a service where people describe scenes of a batch of photos, thus having the AI systems learn them and then generate new ones by matching different pictures with different descriptions…..

Source: A.I will soon use your photos to create an amazing story • Draynehub

Microsoft doubles down on VR and AR, positioning Windows 10 as the “the only mixed reality platform” | TechCrunch

In a keynote presentation at Computex in Taipei and a couple blog posts today, Microsoft doubled down on the mixed reality efforts spearheaded by Hololens – Windows 10, the company aims to show, is place to be when it comes to mixed reality.

Some clarification may be not unwelcome here — just what is “mixed reality,” exactly? If you think about entirely computer-generated 3D environments in VR as one extreme, and plain vanilla reality on the other, mixed reality is… well, anywhere in the middle, really. Microsoft’s point is that Windows Holographic will support the whole continuum, from light reality enhancements to total immersion – and, crucially, facilitate natural interactions between them.

Providing devices with the ability to perceive the world, breaking down the barriers between virtual and physical reality is what we call mixed reality,” wrote Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s EVP of Windows and Devices, in a blog post. “Imagine wearing a VR device and seeing your physical hands as you manipulate an object, working on the scanned 3D image of a real object, or bringing in a holographic representation of another person into your virtual world so you can collaborate….”

Source: Microsoft doubles down on VR and AR, positioning Windows 10 as the “the only mixed reality platform” | TechCrunch

Watch Google’s (GOOG) keynote at its 2016 I/O conference live and in virtual reality — Quartz

Google’s developer conference is kicking off today (May 17) with a two-hour keynote.

The I/O conference is typically Google’s biggest news event of the year, where it previews and releases new technologies in an attempt to entice developers to build for its platforms.

This year, the confab is taking place in Google’s backyard. The Shoreline Amphitheater, an outdoor concert venue steps from the famed Googleplex, will host thousands of eager developers the next three days. At its keynote address, Google is expected to pull back the curtain on the next version of Android and debut a standalone virtual-reality headset.

To follow the announcements as they happen, tune into the livestream below. The keynote starts at 10 am US Pacific Time.

Here’s an added bonus for virtual-reality enthusiasts: Google will broadcast the stream in 360 degrees, so those with VR headsets (even lo-fi ones like Google Cardboard) can watch and feel like they’re actually there in the audience….

Source: Watch Google’s (GOOG) keynote at its 2016 I/O conference live and in virtual reality — Quartz

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

Check out this week’s Drax Files Radio Hour:

the drax files radio hour

show #112 show #112

…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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VWBPE 2016: proceedings now available | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

The 9th annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education (VWBPE) conference took place between Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 and Saturday, March 12th, 2016 inclusive in both Second Life and OpenSim via the AvaCon Grid.

The conference featured a rich a varied programme of keynote presentations, workshops, panel discussions and social events across the VWBPE regions, with a highlight of the conference for for many Second Life users being an open Q&A session with Linden Lab CEO Ebbe Altberg (transcript and audio available here).

Journal of Virtual Studies: Proceedings for the 2016 VWBPE conferenceFollowing the conference, the Journal of Virtual Studies complies, edits and publishes a special edition featuring the proceedings of the VWBPE conference,  and on Saturday, April 9th, Rockcliffe University announced the 2016 edition is now available….

Source: VWBPE 2016: proceedings now available | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

You can finally get your hands on Microsoft’s HoloLens—for a hefty price – Quartz

Just over a year ago, Microsoft announced one of the most radical products it has worked on in years: an augmented-reality headset that merges the real world with the digital, called the HoloLens. Today, the company announced that it’s finally making the headset available to developers, or anyone who can afford the price tag. The HoloLens Development Edition is available to pre-order from today, and will cost $3,000…

 

Source: You can finally get your hands on Microsoft’s HoloLens—for a hefty price – Quartz

VWBPE 2016: programme published, and some highlights | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

The 9th annual  Virtual Worlds Best Practice in Education (VWBPE) conference will take place between Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 and Saturday, March 12th, 2016 inclusive. A global grass-roots community event focusing on education in immersive virtual environments which attracts 2200-3500 educational professionals from around the world each year.

The conference will be primarily hosted on Second Life with additional and special events also being hosted by AvaCon Grid, and the conference programme is now available. Highlights of the latter include:

Source: VWBPE 2016: programme published, and some highlights | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World