The August 2017 Issue of Kultivate Magazine is now published! This issue will feature Sansar via an excellent article by Inara Pey, three photo essays by Illyra Chardin, Sandi Benelli, and Wicca Merlin, a great article by Myra Wildmist on who is an artist, and commentary on the behavior of models in the Second Life fashion industry by Stav Gracemount. This issue also features an exhibition on Bryn Oh at the Serena Arts Center and a visit to the Marfa sim by Veruca Tammas. To round off things we have The Edge stylists who have presented a variety of Summer and fun fashions for you. Click on the cover below to view the issue:
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!
Today is the last day of our anniversary summer weekend and our lineup is:
12pm to 2pm slt-Bollywood Art Ball (international)
3pm to 4pm slt-Storytelling with The Seanchai Library
4pm to 6pm slt-rave party, Bishbox, & Decocrate giveaway with DJ Paradox
**the exhibition hall, the hunt, and shopping areas are open 24/7**
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JUNE 7, 2017
KULTIVATE ANNIVERSARY SUMMER WEEKEND 2017
DATES: JUNE 9 TO 11, 2017
Kultivate Magazine, a magazine that celebrates the artistic side of Second Life, will celebrate its 2nd anniversary in June 2017. Kultivate Magazine is the brainchild of owner, founder, and publisher, John Brianna (johannes1977 Resident) in the virtual world of Second Life.
“It’s hard to believe that Kultivate Magazine is closing out another amazing year. Our events, exhibitions, readership, content, and social media content has grown throughout the past two years, “ says John Brianna, Founder and Owner of Kultivate Magazine and it’s many divisions.
To celebrate this milestone, Kultivate Magazine will have a special weekend of events that will include, live music, dj parties, shopping, a special art exhibition, storytelling from the Seanchai Library, tribute bands, a special hunt and more! This weekend will also see the debut of Kultivate Magazine’s latest artistic component, The E.V.A Project, launch with a very special artistic fashion theater production named !Show!
The complete anniversary weekend schedule can be found below:
June 7, 2017-
Kultivate Anniversary Summer 17 Photo Challenge Begins
June 8, 2017-
4pm slt-Bad Amp Tribute Bands presents The Rolling Stones
June 9, 2017-
8 am slt-Kultivate Anniversary Summer 17 Art Exhibition & Shopping Area Opens
4pm slt to 5pm slt – Live performer Melenda Mikael
5pm to 6pm slt– Whymsee
6pm to 7pm slt– Live performer SarahMarie Philly
June 10, 2017-
1pm to 2pm slt-The E.V.A Project presents !Show!
3pm slt to 4pm slt-Live performer Dimivan Ludwig
4pm to 5pm slt-Live performer Winston Ackland
June 11, 2017-
12pm to 1pm slt- Art Goes Bollywood With DJ Gabriele Riel
3pm to 4pm slt-The Seanchai Library
1159 pm slt – Kultivate Anniversary Summer 17 Art Exhibition & Shopping Area Closes
Additional events will take place throughout the remainder of June and July 2017. “We are proud of this anniversary weekend and are looking forward to continuing to support the arts in Second Life and across the metaverse,” says John. “It is rewarding to see the support and dedication from various persons in Second life for Kultivate.”
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 Edge, Edge Productions, and The Edge Gallery; The Windlight Art Gallery, The Red Gallery, The Kultivate Bailywick Gallery, The Kultivate Select Gallery, Ristorante Ivanna, & The Tribute and Crown Pub. 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.
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On April 1, 2017 the next edition of Kultivate Magazine will be published (and no it is not an April Fool’s Joke)! This issue will feature artist Giovanna Cerise, the Rosehaven Sim, a preview of the Kultivate Spring 17 Art Show, The Grand Canyon in Second Life, live performer Melenda Mikael, a discussion of Flickr & art, a cyberpunk photo essay by Wicca Merlin, a photo essay on cityscapes and city streets, The Edge Stylists present their April stylings, and an article to help you produce a fashion show. Click the cover to read the issue:
On April 1, 2017 the next edition of Kultivate Magazine will be published (and no it is not an April Fool’s Joke)! This issue will feature artist Giovanna Cerise, the Rosehaven Sim, a preview of the Kultivate Spring 17 Art Show, The Grand Canyon in Second Life, live performer Melenda Mikael, a discussion of Flickr & art, a cyberpunk photo essay by Wicca Merlin, a photo essay on cityscapes and city streets, The Edge Stylists present their April stylings, and an article to help you produce a fashion show. Below is a sneak peak of the cover:
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:
On February 1, 2017, the next issue of Kulivate Magazine will be published! This issue will feature artistic and talented designer, Lyrical Bizarre. Illyra Chardin provides images of romantic art in honor of Valentines Day, Guest contributor Miaa Rebane has generously provided images for a photo essay, Kinn Fiachra has a new mainland piece on The Outlands, Veruca Tammas visits Weeville, Inara Pey reviews The Sagan Planetarium and the new exhibit at MetaLes, ILlogism; Eleseren Brianna previews Kultivate’s Spring Fashion Event, and John interviews The SL Parade Owner, ReRe Sandalwood.
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.
The December issue of Kultivate Magazine is now available! This issue will feature 3D artist, Haveit Neox, Ghee Co-Owner & Top Model Beatrice Serendipity, poet Kile Koba, Seanchai Library’s The Dickens Project, Baycity , Winter Art, DSA Aircraft, The Wastelands Sim, the new Linden Labs experience, Horizons; and a year review of Kultivate’s fashion division, The Edge. Click the cover below to read the issue:
The 2016 OpenSimulator Community Conference (OSCC) will take place on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December 2016.
An annual conference that focuses on the developer and user community creating the OpenSimulator software. Organised as a joint production by Core Developers of OpenSimulator and AvaCon, Inc., and sponsored by the University of California, Irvine, Institute for Virtual Environments and Computer Games, the conference features a day of presentations, panels, keynote sessions, and social events across diverse sectors of the OpenSimulator user base.
Its official! Project Sansar is officially Sansar! Inara has the scoop and more:
On Wednesday, August 31st, Linden Lab issued a press release indicating they have issued the first of the invitations to successful applicants to join the Sansar Creator Preview programme. This has been picked-up by various media and blogs – but what I’ve found particularly interesting (and others seem to have missed) is that the press release confirms the new platform is to simply be called “Sansar”.
On September 1, 2016 the next issue of Kultivate Magazine will be published. This issue features MadPea Productions, Sheba Blitz, Katy Dirkle, The Vordun Gallery, Blanche Foxclaw, Bonefacio and AIM, Autism Awareness, Lakeside, fashion and modeling certification importance, Caltrinara’s Bar, and guest contributor Sparkie Cyberstar has an awesome photo essay!
The August 2016 Issue of Kultivate Magazine is now available! This issue features Igor Ballyhoo, Pam Astonia, Sparkie Cyberstar, Brook Hill Gallery, Marcus Lefevre, Miss Virtual Diva 2016, Maven Homes, Maximalism, Ocean Photography, Autism Speaks, Wild Angels Rock Club, and The August 2016 Edge Stylists! Click the image below to access the issue:
On August 1, 2016, the next issue of Windlight Magazine will be published! This issue will feature artist Igor Ballyhoo, photographers Pam Astonia and Sparkie Cyberstar, Brook Hill Gallery, Cain Maven, and Miss SL Organization’s Founder Marcus Lefevre. Windlight Contributor’s Veruca Tammas and Ilyra Chardin return with their respective “Voyages With Vee” and “Inspirations With Ilyra” series; The Edge brings you a great essay on maximilism by Eleseren Brianna and this issue features the very first article of The Riff, the new rock music division of Windlight! Below is a preview of the cover, very special thank you to Igor Ballyhoo for some awesome images:
Inara provides a further look at Project Sansar, the next generation virtual world from Linden Labs
On July 4th, I noted USA Today’s video short on Project Sansar and the Lab. At the time, I indicated that there didn’t appear to be a related article to go with the video. However, that’s now changed, and Ed Baig, USA Today tech reporter, has indeed written an article to sit alongside the video, which appeared on July 6th under the title Second Life’s creators try for a third — in virtual reality.
“Third”? You may wonder. “What third?” The answer is something of a play on words – Linden Lab’s “first life” is (like the rest of us) firmly rooted in the physical world, where it sits as a corporate entity employing over 200 staff, 75-ish of whom are focused on Project Sansar (the rest doubtless made up of those managing Second Life, running Blocksworld, taking care of the company’s…
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A new draxfiles radio hour is available! This time the popular show explores sex and virtuality
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:
- stroker’s appearance on national geographic’s “taboo”
- free speech coalition opposes ballot measure about suing over absence of condoms
- an ai writes a screenplay!
- terry gilliam writes better films…
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LL CEO Ebbe Altberg talks about the upcoming new world from LL, Sansar. Inara has more info:
June 1st-2nd saw the 7th annual Augmented World Expo take place in Santa Clara, California. Billed as “the largest event dedicated to AR, VR and Wearable Technology”. Among the 200 speakers appearing at the event was one Ebbe Altberg, who sat down with Mark Piszczor of Occipital to chat about Project Sansar.
The interview, embedded below, doesn’t touch on anything significantly new for those of us who have been following the Sansar news. Time frames remain unchanged since the last Lab Chat event. The creator preview will open its doors to applicants in August; there have been “thousands” of applicants (and I’m still itching to know the ratio of Second life creator / users to non-SL creator / users in that number); public access so start around the end of 2016 / early 2017, etc. That said…
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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…..
The June 2016 issue of Windlight Magazine is now available!
The June 2016 issue of Windlight Magazine features artist Silas Merlin, the current exhibit at Nitroglobus Art Gallery, Raglanshire Artwalk 2016, Meaulxe Bureaux, Summer Art, Paris Metro Couture Gallery, Sonatta Morales, MZTrey Ferrentino, The Edge Manifesto, Seashell Dench, Falbala Fairey, and The Artistry of Pageantry!
Contributors this issue include Inara Pey, Ilyra Chardin, Veruca Tammas, Eleseren Brianna, Stavros Gracemount, and John!
Very special thank you to Inara Pey for the cover image below! To view the issue simply click the cover below:
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….”