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LEA22 Flickr group news!

LEA Blogspot 'Blog - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 09:15

The folks over at LEA22 (or is it their FUNKY JUNK? ) must not ever sleep!Just received word that they now have their own Flickr group for photos and videos taken on the sim! 
For more info on how to add your images to the collection, see Rusty's blog here:

LEA24 Dystopia Art Installation Opening Saturday

LEA Blogspot 'Blog - Thu, 03/17/2016 - 09:37

Visual artist Noke Yuitza, with music composer Alexi Ayres and photographer Melody Troublewill be opening the first chapter of Dystopia, with their collaboration entitled Black Wall 
on Saturday, March 19 at 2 pmwith a live soundtrack performance by Alexi Ayres

LEA22 Funky Junk Rocks On

LEA Blogspot 'Blog - Thu, 03/17/2016 - 08:42
Don't forget to set your viewer for night and head over to the highest hill in sighton Saturday, March 19 from 12pm - 5pm!The Junk Club at LEA22 will be holding another great party.Your junkmobile travel accommodations:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA22/131/178/57 The party will feature the following lineup-
  • MIAH is an incredibly talented New Zealander who's been SLentertaining residents since 2009. Just wait until you hear his amazing voice!  (12 to 1pm SLT)
  • DJ Brice will get you up and wriggling your bits to his coooool tunes! (1 to 3pm SLT)
  • ALYX HERON and DJ TRICK have paired up to bring you a light show and tunes that are guaranteed  make you go, "Wow", "Oh!" and "Awesome!" (3 pm to 5pm SLT)
​Hope to see you all there!!!

"Valaskala" at LEA19

LEA Blogspot 'Blog - Mon, 03/14/2016 - 08:58
"Valaskala" by Instincta and Stem van Helsinki

Valaskala or Cetus is a constellation. Its name refers to Cetus, a sea monster in Greek mythology, although it is often called 'the whale'. Valaskala in Finnish means whale-fish. Cetus is located in the region of the sky that contains other water-related constellations such as Aquarius, Pisces, and Eridanus.

You are most welcome to Valaskala don´t worry, you're in space-time distortion. Only a few jumps and the symphony begins.

LEA News about the Core sims applications

LEA Blogspot 'Blog - Sat, 03/12/2016 - 15:13

To better differentiate the Artist in Residence (AiR) Grants from the Core Land Grants, and renew the sense of excitement that projects which involve the community bring to the grid, the LEA is in the process of transitioning into the new criteria of what we are asking from applicants for Core Land Grants.

The LEA is offering its Core sims for shorter-term art exhibits or projects that are community based in nature. Some examples of these may be (but are not limited to): group art projects, dance or play performances, classes, demonstrations, tutorials, or invitations to the general public to join the activity on the sim.

Occasionally there are Core grant applications that are not community based in nature and are better suited to the AiR grant process, and may be re-directed into the next AiR grant round of applications.

The Core Land Grant is a 3 month grant.
Extensions are possible, dependent on availability.
- Awarding of grants is decided by the LEA Committee through a vote after consideration of all the proposals made for them.
- None of the grants will allow the selling of any items, but you may post a sign that gives another location where you do sell them.
- Tip jars are not allowed other than for one time performances.
- The expectations for the grants are that what has been proposed in the application process is what will be developed on the parcel.
- Openings and other events may be held there.
- Applications will be open year around and anyone may apply for a Core Land Grant.

We are awaiting YOUR applications!

LEA22 Party at Funky Junk!

LEA Blogspot 'Blog - Sat, 03/12/2016 - 11:49
----Today at Funky Junk on LEA22----                 Don't miss it! Great tunes-performers and light show at a very funky sim !!
              Your rusty taxi ride: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA22/233/32/22

"Game of Life" opens on LEA18

LEA Blogspot 'Blog - Sat, 03/12/2016 - 07:24
Often what we see on the surface goes so much deeper than we imagine. Although the images and patterns produced by John Conway's game of life may be familiar to many of us, most people are unaware of the richness hidden within. Come, interact, explore, and possibly even learn about The Game of Life with us!

Landing: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA18/64/216/21

Event area: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA18/227/15/255

Kiku-Craft - LEA2 by Rj Kikuchiyo and Steadman Kondor

LEA Blogspot 'Blog - Fri, 03/11/2016 - 16:12

DATE: March 12th
FLICKR: https://www.flickr.com/photos/history_aficionado/25552967286
 Rj Kikuchiyo and Steadman Kondor invite you to join them as they host a dance deejayed by The Duke Edward Pearse at LEA2:

Theme: TOYS!!! Dress up and Dance!!!

We celebrate the New Babbage artists and photographers exhibited at the LEA2 New Babbage Information Centre: Edward Pearse, Satu Moreau, Macknight Culdesac, Henry Jekyll, Garnet Psaltery, Maxwell Grantly, Fauve Aeon, Suz Super, Kimika Ying, Jimmy Branagh.

Come dance with us!

March at Crazy Eights on LEA 9 (all events live in voice):

LEA Blogspot 'Blog - Fri, 03/04/2016 - 19:19
 * Wednesdays, March 2 - 23 at 7pm slt in the Featured Book Area: Aoife Lorefield presents "The Hunter's Moon."  O.R. Melling' first novel in her Chronicles of Faerie series, as a brother and sister experience adventure traveling through real landscapes, tied all together with the threads of myth and legend that make Ireland the magical place that it is.

* Most Sundays (in March 6th, and 13th) at 1:30pm slt in the Baker Street Area - 221b Lounge: TEA TIME at Baker Street presents "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" with a different adventure every week with the Great Detective. (check the LEA or Seanchai Library calendar for specific exclusion dates)

* Saturday, March 12th at 1pm slt at the Arena:  WHAT COMES FIRST, THE BUILD OR THE STORY? (A Workshop) Virtual worlds are opportunities to mold environment and narrative together in a way that is often not possible in other media, or that functions with very different sets of resources and limitations.  AND part of that potential involves more than seeing what works on Marketplace and plopping it down flat terrain and calling it good. Sister Buttah shares her experiences "building for narrative."

* Sunday, March 20th at 1pm slt Seanchai Library celebrates its eighth anniversary of bringing stories to life in virtual worlds. Join the Seanchai Library staff and friends for a celebration of stories and literature through spoken word - live in voice. (location TBA)

* Saturday, March 26th at Noon - Story Forest Tours Part 2! A guided exploration of the Crazy Eights Story Forest with select stories shared live in voice. (Hint: some of the stories will change in March, so this is an opportunity to meet some new ones!)

Check for updates on schedule, location, and other details at http://irelandslstory.blogspot.com/p/at-lea-9.html
TELEPORT to LEA9 Seanchai Library

LEA26 -- Wrecks by Gem Preiz

LEA Blogspot 'Blog - Fri, 03/04/2016 - 16:19

"WRECKS" is the second part (out of 2) of the exhibition "HERITAGE" which I shall present on LEA 26 between January and June, 2016.

What shall we bequeath to our successors? What future do we prepare for them? The question becomes more and more a concern, after the conference of Paris on the climate, and in the first years of a 21st century which as the formers, begins with deadly confrontations.

"WRECKS" will be opened on March 7th. 15 high resolution fractals, deliberately futuristic, tell a journey in the space and come along with texts extracted from logbook and personal mails written by the captain of a spaceship which leaves the Earth. Overall, it gives a vision of the future of our planet, which matches the destiny of the narrator, and where the visitor's walk winds until its term from room to room.

As in all my recent exhibitions, I chose pieces of music which emphasize the atmosphere of the works. I strongly recommend you to listen to the following url while visiting, and to loop on it if you stay long enough. For the opening the music will be on the stream.


Hints :
- To access the exhibition, proceed through the glowing blue door
- In darkness, it could be uneasy to find your way.  Keep in mind to systematically walk between the fractal and the related text boards, along the blue dots.

Enjoy your visit

Teleport:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA26/129/128/23


LEA Blogspot 'Blog - Thu, 03/03/2016 - 20:15

   for the answer to this question and sooo many more...don't forget to see what's going on at LEA22


  I have it on good authority from Rusty Steel, the blogger extraordinaire and newly appointed Freedom of Speech Advocate over at the wacky sim entitled FUNKY JUNK that not only are the hills alive- but TALKING!

LEA6 BARRY RICHEZ Retrospective

LEA Blogspot 'Blog - Thu, 03/03/2016 - 18:17

Barry Richez kicked off his 2016 LEA Full Sim Art Series on LEA6 with an opening on
March 2nd. To visit  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA6/137/127/21

For a sampling of his many-leveled installment...please see the video here-


Along with the suggestion to use the midnight setting for best viewing, Barry gives the following instructions to this series:

Bienvenue dans mon Univers

1-  Pour une meilleure visite des lieux, Je vous recommande de mettre votre environnement en nuit et d'activer vos particules et sons .
2-  Afin de  visiter de façon optimum la sim et ses trésors il est recommandé de suivre les n° des teleporteurs dans leur ordre croissant.

En espérant que vous ayez du plaisir à découvrir cette exposition, je vous souhaite un bon voyage à travers les galaxies.

Welcome to my Universe

1- In order to enjoy the exhibition to the maximum, I recommend you to set your environment to midnight  and activate your particles and sounds.
2- For a perfect visit, i recommend you to follow the numbers of the teleports in their ascending order.

I hope you will have pleasure to discover the exhibition, i wish you  a good trip across the Galaxies.

                                                                UNIVERS GALACTIQUE

 On peut compter 3 differentes Galaxies :

 1 ----- GALAXIE CENTAURUS -----

  A seulement 11 millions d'années-lumière de distance, Centaurus A tient la corde. S'étendant sur plus de 60 000 années-lumière de diamètre, cette galaxie elliptique particulière, également connue comme NGC 5128, est apparemment issue d'une collision entre deux galaxies auparavant normales. Il s'en est suivi un formidable embrouillamini d'amas d'étoiles et de filons de poussière. Ce portrait en couleur a été tiré sous les cieux chiliens immaculés du Cerro Tololo. Près du centre galactique, des débris cosmiques sont avalés par un trou noir central concentrant une masse 1 milliard de fois supérieure à celle du Soleil. Tout comme pour les autres galaxies actives, ce processus est probablement responsable des rayonnements radio, X et gamma qu'émet Centaurus A.


- 00 - Landing point  
- 01 -   Infos Point   
- 02 -   Freedom  (Jump on the purple ball to replace the bodies of the sculpture)
- 03 -   Body Space 2 
- 04 -   Quantum   (Particles and sound on)
- 05 -   Couple Lava 
- 06  -  Koi Fish  (Particles and sound on)
- 07 -   Body Fan  (Sound of the fan when you touch the name Body Fan)
- 08 -   Douce colombe 
- 09 -   Arts in Hats 2016 
- 10 -  Galerie Alphalune Creations 
- 11 -  Xenomorph 

2 ----- GALAXIE du Tourbillon -------

M51 (ou galaxie du Tourbillon ; Whirlpool Galaxy) est un couple de galaxies, à 31 millions d'années-lumière de la Terre, composé d'une galaxie spirale régulière massive dont le diamètre est estimé à 100 000 années-lumière et d'une petite galaxie irrégulière. Elle a été découverte en 1773 par Charles Messier.


- 12 -  Love impossible    (Jump on the balls to replace the bodies of the sculpture)
- 13 -  Body Space 1 
- 14 -  Imagination    (Jump on the balls to replace the bodies of the sculpture)

3  ------ GALAXIE du Sombrero -------

M104  Appelée aussi galaxie du Sombrero1, de magnitude 8 et distante de environ 8,6 Mpc (∼28 millions d' a.l.), est l’une des galaxies les plus connues. Son diamètre de 50 000 années-lumière est comparable à celui de notre Galaxie. Elle possède un noyau très brillant, constitué de vieilles étoiles et masqué très partiellement par de fines poussières.


- 15 -  Flutes 
- 16 -  Tornado      (Jump on a ball and fly in the tornado)
- 17 -  Tube ball 
- 18 -  Fractals  
- 19 - Lou's Art Gallery  ( Also I would like introduce you a new SL Artist :  Lou Robinson , she made some very beautiful Fractals and Sculptures i hope you will like her work. )


-  20 -  Tai chi    (Relaxation Balls)
- 21  -  Fantazy  Relaxation    (Relaxation Balls)
- 22 -  Paradise Island  (Dance and relaxation)
- 23 -  Club Concert   (Dance and relaxation)
- 24 -  Galactic Truck stop station   (Restaurant, hotel shops)
- 25 -  Omega fly    (Relaxation Balls to Fly in Galaxy CENTAURUS)
- 26 -  Syloop   (Jump on Balls to Fly in Galaxy  du TOURBILLON)
- 27 - Jumpfly   (Jump on Balls to Fly in Galaxy du SOMBRERO)

This retrospective will be at LEA6 through March 31st- don't  miss it!

LEA8 -- Surreal Tower by Art Blue

LEA Blogspot 'Blog - Thu, 03/03/2016 - 14:03
********************************************************************* ARTIST: Art Blue


Art Blue´s core grant ends on March 31, 2016. It is my pleasure to invite you to a sim closing performance. Particle Tom and Lexi Marshdevil will perform  on LEA8 above one of the SURREAL TOWERS at 1.00 PM as teaser and at 2.00 PM SLT the show. What particle show it will be stays secret. Visitors have to stand on “ladders in the sky” outside the sim and watch from there. Art Blue will rez ladders on LEA3 in some height. All you need is to jump on one the poseballs there – you will move in a Vitruvian pose - as you see in this video by WizardOz Chrome:
https://youtu.be/tBFjbDbXCug - at time stamp 1.30 min.

About the SURREAL TOWER will be an Art Talk on March 10 at 1.00 PM at the Surreal Art Gallery on sim Claressa where Art Blue will speak with CyberXstrike becoming the first woman having a full backup profile for an eternal life as an avatar, with the contributing artists to the Surreal Tower for Eternity and report on the ongoing project. A short teaser by VJKriefer you find here:

It might be surreal what we may encounter once more after Art Blue´s Moonrezzer on LEA14 in 2015. Let´s have fun.

LEA2 - Bauhaus Museum

LEA Blogspot 'Blog - Wed, 03/02/2016 - 16:54

ARTIST GROUP: Lighthouse Board founded by RJ Kikuchiyo
FLICKR: https://www.flickr.com/photos/steadmankondor/24568463564
The Bauhaus Museum was specially built in LEA2 to showcase 2D and 3D works from the historical Bauhaus school. The start of a wonderful resource for artists, designers, educators and librarians... or simply a lovely place for art lovers to wander and step into a bit of art and history.

UPDATE: The Craziness Continues on LEA 9

LEA Blogspot 'Blog - Thu, 02/18/2016 - 14:49
The Craziness has only just begun on LEA 9, as the first month of Seanchai Library's celebration of stories and spoken word continues.

Special Events still to come in February include:
* Sunday, February 21st at 3pm slt in the Crazy Eights Arena:
The very first ever STORYTELLERS' SANDBOX session; providing a forum for new stories, new storytellers, and new ways to present them.  The first Sandbox will feature Artist and Storyteller Hana Hoo, self-published author Dulcie Mills with her newest work, and the ever creative Trolley Trollop with "The TAO of Martha." 
(Stroytellers Sandbox)

 *Saturday, February 27th at 2pm slt - STORY FOREST TOUR:
A guided exploration of the Crazy Eights Story Forest with select stories shared live in voice. Guests meet at the Welcome Plaza and join Tour Guides Caledonia Skytower, Kayden Oconnell and Shandon Loring for a walk and a talk featuring some of the 20 stories from around the world found in the Crazy Eights Story Forest.
(Story Forest)

 Current weekly events include:
*Thursdays at 7pm slt (through February 25th) Featured Book Series #1: ON THE ISLAND.  Shandon Loring and Caledonia Skytower present Tracey Garvis Graves' NYT best-selling adventure of two people and a tropical island.  Sound like paradise?  Well it might have been until they were shipwrecked, discovered rats, brackish water, sharks and any number of other hazards, including themselves.
(On the Island)

*Most Sundays at 1:30pm slt (Check the LEA or Seanchai calendars for schedule) TEA TIME at Baker Street presents "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" with a new adventure by the Great Detective and his faithful friend and companion each session.
(Tea Time)

WEB: Seanchai Library


LEA Blogspot 'Blog - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 08:38

SURREAL TOWERat SANTORINI, Greeceby Art Blue A CORE GRANT running at LEA8***************************************************From Art: http://i.imgur.com/Oqpnvkj.jpg A work in progress, running til end of March 2106.  Each LEA AIR grant holder or UWA prize winning artist who will set up a full SURREAL TOWER will be presented in a Grand Opening on LEA8. Later on the installment will be shown in a rotating concept in SL at sim Penning. The towers will be published in rezmagazine or presented in an Art Talk in the Obscur Hall. All contributions have to be brought to opensim where they will be shown grid wide, reachable via hyperjump from all major grids. This way the Surreal Towers get noticed and also conserved for future generations. Now SURREAL TOWER artists can make the next step: To apply at the Santorini Biennial and take part in the category IMMERSIVIA - http://santorinibiennale.gr/2016/ For the first time in a Biennial “Virtual Art” was accepted along with classic pieces of art, like paintings, sculptures, poetry and photography. Take your chance to make your work as a pioneer in digital art known.  If you apply until March 10, 2016 you get the discount for an early subscriber. All LEA AIR grant holders (no need to be in the Surreal Tower project) get also a 50% LEA discount which results in the same discount as a regular university student. Please enter the number of the LEA round when applying. SurrealTower Resident and CyberXstrike Resident are happy to assist you to get a tower and to find a spot in suited opengrid worlds – both are RL art students of Art Blue. Uan Ceriaptrix is the first SURREAL TOWER artist being presented at March 10, 2016 at 1.00 PM SLT in an Art Talk. His Surreal Tower is nearly done and can be visited at LEA8. Until now working on LEA8 on their Surreal Tower for Eternity (or on own sim):  Mikati Slade - Moewe Winkler - Instincta van Helsinki - Stem van Helsinki - Art Oluja (Artistik Oluja) - Gem Preiz - Lorin Tone - Maya Paris - Uan Ceriaptrix - Frankx Lefavre - Tansee Resident - Bryn Oh - Fuschia Nightfire - Fuschia Nightfire More you find at http://lea.surrealtower.com