Where would SL be without groups? In the early days i’d wager that groups gave Second Life the concurrent users it needed to explode. You arrived, you made an identity for yourself, explored and then you found a group, maybe more than one group to feel part of a community and that’s why you started … Read moreGROUPS
I have faint memories of an open desert landscape. Somewhere in the centre i am sat with new friends i had recently made, i don’t remember their names, i cant remember if all these years later they are still my friends, lost amongst my contacts lists. We were all dressed as pirates and pretending to … Read morePeak Nostalgia in a Virtual World
Back in the day there was a popular argument for why Second Life is not VR. The argument all stemmed from this idea that with 3rd person there is a ‘disconnect’, that you cant feel fully immersed in VR unless in first person. I do not subscribe to this line of thought and in my … Read moreIn VR 3rd Person becomes companionship
Well that was a crazy year, and while for many real life resembled a heavily griefed region in 2007, i left the year feeling quite optimistic with Second Life. So here is my 2017 list compiled with a reflection of 2016. 1. Continue to rebuild and develop Escapades Island. You can’t really build a place in … Read moreMy optimistic list for Second Life in 2017
What if the boundaries separating the physical world and cyberspace have became so blurred that griefers, trolls and ‘drama of the individualised self’ has projected back into reality? What did Second Life residents do when faced with trolling hate and grey goo (self replicating objects)? They put up ban lines and sought more controls to … Read moreWhat if reality has replicated what we experienced in Second Life six years ago?