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LEA6 Flooded!

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Photos by Igor Ballyhoo
Artist statement:
Past few days my country is affected by Biblical size floods that were never recorded in our history. Tens of thousands people is evacuated from their homes and thousands of homes is under water. As you can understand, human lifes are most valuable to save but uncounted number of animals lost their lifes. This morning I have wake up with news that more then 100 tons of dead animals is gathered just from one city. And it is not over yet...


In this light, for solidarity, I have decided to flood my new ongoing work “Cyber Orthodox”  in LEA 6. I left peaks of work above, same as rooftops of houses are above in this floods.
Igor Ballyhoo



Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA6/228/128/22

The SVVR (Silicon Valley Virtual Reality) conference comes to Second Life Exclusively!

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The SVVR (Silicon Valley Virtual Reality) Conference and Expo 2014 will be coming exclusively to Second Life live via broadcast, on May 19th and 20th, with a start time of 8:30 am. The LEA Theatre will be the place to be as the annual forum gets underway with keynote speaker Philip Rosedale.

 
The SVVR program was started in May 2013 and has continued with monthly meetings as the virtual reality community continues its metamorphosis; ever changing and growing into something much bigger than it had been originally.
VR is no longer just for kids, nor merely for personal creative expression, but also the varied industries and opportunities it has given birth to; such as: creators, developers, producers, investors, entrepreneurs, and entertainers as well as many forms of education.
The real world presentation will be streamed exclusively into Second Life locations. Please join us at the LEA Theatre for the presentation, as the audience will be captured and shown to their RL conference.
LEA Theatre seating:   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA1/247/16/21

Ghost Party Today at 2 PM

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Had you ever a party with ghosts? Today you can dance and chat with avatars in Inworldz. Of course the same DJ will play in both worlds: Inworldz resident  Gerrard Winstanley will share his tunes in both worlds!
                         
There are ghosts

and

they inhabit other grids.

They are the souls of avatars lost to us,

like echos

from other dimensions,

it is said,

though no one knows for sure.

What we do know is

A weakness in the structure of metaverse

has opened

and they now

wander.

About the inworldz event: http://pixilatesnaps.wordpress.com/2014/05/13/glyph-graves-art-project/
About the installation in Second Life: http://lindenarts.blogspot.de/2014/05/opening-today-ghosts-of-internet.html

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA21/108/140/142

LEA FULL SIM ART SERIES (May 2014): Igor Ballyhoo's 'Cyber Orthodox'

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Igor Ballyhoo, of legend,  is at the helm for the first edition of the 4th cycle of the LEA Full SIM Art series at LEA 6. A full list of the LEA Full SIM offering since inception in 2011 can be found HERE. Anyone interested in applying for any month between July 2014 and April 2015, please contact Jayjay Zifanwe with your interest and preferred month.
CYBER ORTHODOX:  HAS LAUNCHED AND IS OPEN THROUGH 30th May 2014
Visitor's to the Sim can click HERE to TP to the start point


In Igor's words:
"In whole university of sensations, thoughts, opinions and other kinds of influences created by human since beginning I am more impressed by the energy they spend to convince others that their way is only right one then by ideas that they try to spread. ORTHOS ("right", "true", "straight") + DOXA ("opinion" or "belief") is always reminding me of question which clock is most accurate in universe? Closest to answer of that would be “the one that doesn't work since it shows exact time twice a day” and I doubt even that. Our knowledge about existence is so modest that in the spirit of non working clock most accurate answer to question how did everything start would be “HOW THE F*** WOULD WE KNOW”. And I am quite comfortable with not knowing, it gives me space to accept any possible scenario, “GOD made us”, “GOD doesn't exist”, “all started with the big bang”, “who said we are actually existing”, “we do exist and in more dimensions then one”... For me, it is all possible and everything is unprobable, since – how the f*** would I know? "



Opening Today: Ghosts of the Internet

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Glyph Graves invites to the Opening today at 1 PM SLT:

There are ghosts

and

they inhabit other grids.

They are the souls of avatars lost to us,

like echos

from other dimensions,

it is said,

though no one knows for sure.

What we do know is

A weakness in the structure of metaverse

has opened

and they now

wander.

The Ghost of an avatar in Inworldz found at LEA21
This installation continues an ongoing  theme of reflections in virtual space. In this case the avatars are reflected from an identical sim In the Inworldz Grid to here and visa versa. their movement, the avatars height and rotation are reflected onto this sim.

To get to the sim take the TP behind this sign after reading the other signs ..the graphic settings sign is particularly important.

They are the shadows of shadows or, if you like the avatars of avatars of people.

If you want to see how it is on the "other side" then an account is easy to create and the slurl for the sim is   http://places.inworldz.com/Translation/108/140/142.

If theres no ghosts on the LEA sim down below sim you might want to pop over and create one..

Alternatively if you are not feeling adventurous I have set up the same thing between the the Coppelia sim in SL and the LEA21 sim

Teleport to Coppelia: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Coppelia/116/130/22

You can talk with the apparitions though you need to be aware that the conversation with the avatar will in open chat on the other grid. Only the conversation of the initiator of the conversation will go to the other  grid. To initiate a conversation simply touch the pseudo avatar once.  To end the conversation simply touch the avatar at any time.

Someone may initiate a conversation with you from the other grid. If that happens then simply chat normally (in chat range) and they will hear. If you do not wish to have a conversation or wish to end the conversation then simply touch the apparition once. Do not try to have a conversation with more than one apparition at any one time.  Bad things will happen... err.. and its also pretty confusing.

Beyond these landmark-pillars your avatar cannot be seen anymore from Inworldz
*N.B.  Any rumors you hear of Glyph "stealing avatars souls" or that the process causes any discomfort to said avatar are totally false. (the avatars do not feel any pain and they do not scream in "Horrid agony" though, they may feel a slight twinge as if someone walked over their graves).

Acknowledments: To transfer stuff between grids I used a nifty little set of scripts by Sasun Steinbeck.  If you have that need you may want to contact her about it.

Glyph Graves


 Opening Today, Saturday 1pm SLT 10th May!

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA21/108/140/142

Transit't - Imago Anatopism, The Hero's Journey

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Transit't - Imago Anatopism (moderate)
Waaaaay back in 1988, I (along with much of North America) spent many hours glued to the television watching two men talking. It was a series entitled The Power of Myth, and it was a conversation between Bill Moyers and Joseph Campbell.
The book which inspired this conversation, Campbell's The Hero With a Thousand Faces, sold more than a million copies as a result. Not bad for a work on comparative mythology first published in 1949!
Transit't - Imago Anatopism (moderate)
The premise was fairly simple. "Campbell held that numerous myths from disparate times and regions share fundamental structures and stages".
He borrowed the term "monomyth" from Finnegan's Wake to describe the hero's journey - one which followed the same basic pattern and progression, no matter what culture or period spawned the myth.
Transit't - Imago Anatopism (moderate)
There are up to 17 stages in the journey, but not all myths include the entire range. You're familiar with them, even if you haven't read the book, if you saw Star Wars (the original ones, Parts 4-6).
For the month of May you can experience an inworld version of the hero's journey, at Alpha Auer's exhibit Transit't - Imago Anatopism, hosted by Mimesis Monday. The project "tells the tale of Volund, a nordic elf, a symbol following Joseph Campbell's Hero with a Thousand Faces."
Transit't - Imago Anatopism (moderate)
There are 12 phases in Volund's journey and they're placed at the end of the arms of a gigantic, clock-like structure. Follow the simple instructions (including those for windlight) and experience his journey for yourself.
As a wonderful side benefit, you will acquire the tools and characteristics of the "hero" as you do. This is not a hunt - it's a fabulous experience.
Transit't - Imago Anatopism (moderate)

The TimeWalkers

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The TimeWalkers by Solkide Auer (general)
We keep, mark, tell, manage, pass, take, waste, track, spend, travel, kill, and run out of it. Forever too fast or too slow; it is interesting, desperate, and everything.

The TimeWalkers by Solkide Auer (general)
We equate it with money, with fate, with what we want the most but "use the worst". We measure it in nanoseconds and millennia, and spend fortunes designing ways to analyze and optimize it.

The TimeWalkers by Solkide Auer (general)
It controls and marks the passage of our lives. We curse it and celebrate it, but the two things we cannot do are control or reverse it.

The TimeWalkers by Solkide Auer (general)
These are some of the thoughts that may occur to you as you sit in the pod and take the tour of Solkide Auer's TimeWalkers.

The TimeWalkers by Solkide Auer (general)

LEA17 - THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE EXHIBITION PRESENTS

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KUEPERPUNK KORHONEN & AUTOMATIC QUANDRY
IN A COLLABORATIVE READING AND MUSICAL PERFORMANCE OF
"RECONSTRUCTOR"

ON SATURDAY - MAY 3, 2014 AT 5:00PM SLT/PDT
AT THE PHILOSOPHERS AMPHITHEATRE AT LEA-17
PHILOSOPHERS AMPHITHEATRE:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA17/174/72/61


** Please note: This event will require activation of both streaming audio and voice capabilities on viewing clients.
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ABOUT "RECONSTRUCTOR"

Combining their unique literary and musical talents, Kueperpunk Korhonen and Automatic Quandry deliver an immersive storytelling performance that captivates and mesmerizes audiences.

"Reconstructor" takes place in a not so distant future where the concept of one's identity becomes intertwined with the value of one's memories -- memories that a person may elect to have altered or wiped altogether, including those of family, friends, lovers and others who may be reluctant to be forgotten.
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ABOUT THE PERFORMERS

KUEPERPUNK KORHONEN / THORSTEN KUPER
Thorsten Küper aka Kueperpunk Korhonen was born 1969 in Herne, Germany,  where he still lives. He studied physics and is a school teacher. He has published over fifty articles and Cyberpunk-influenced short stories in anthologies and magazines such as c’t and Nova. He also produced a number of short films and is active as a blogger and as an organizer of cultural events in Second Life. Numerous nominations for all German Sci-Fi awards confirmed his status as one of the leading contemporary German Sci-Fi story writers.

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ROBERT KELLER / AUTOMATIC QUANDRY:
Robert Keller aka Automatic Quandry is the front man for The Hodges, a California based rock/pop/indie band that delivers captivating performances and great songs rife with influences of The Cure, Cold Play, Pink Floyd, Counting Crows and Pearl Jam, and singer/songwriter greats like Kurt Cobain, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, Sting, and Peter Gabriel.    

His song writing reveals a sense of angst and optimism existing together in compelling melodies, rhythms and lyrics woven into a unique blend of indie, classic, and avant garde rock.   Singer / Songwriter, Robert Keller (aka Automatic Quandry), brings experience in craft that’s filled with emotion and touched with youthful hope—delivered with soulful, gut-grabbing vocals.  The musicians he often finds himself with are from diverse musical genres and come together to create an engaging musical experience --- drawing you into melody and craft that is accessible, engaging, compelling and infectious!

LEA16 - The Ascension

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Tansee Resident presents~~~
A celebration of Color, Sight, Sound and SPIRIT!!!!
When: Sunday @ 2PM SLT - May 4, 2014
Where:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA16/123/125/2
 

This project began as a self guided spiritual learning path but quickly became an all encompassing Journey of Ascending To A Higher Place with each individual choosing how they want to perceive the experience and to what degree of Complexity and learning they choose.
Life is a continuous journey of choices, represented by the many choices provided for you at many levels.

It is an etheric refuge of beauty, calmness,  learning and healing, love and compassion.  It is a place of universal acceptance and  welcomes ALL unconditionally.  There are no distinctions at The Ascension with no judgments  There is just my sincere wish for all to feel radiance on some level and to leave here with something positive however how small it may be.
~~~The Ascension~~~ concept is based on the ancient chakra system which non physical energy centers which are located throughout our bodies each related to specific colors and elements.

It is a celebration of Color, Sight, Sound and SPIRIT.

It is a place of total bliss to relax, capture your innocence, smile and feel love on many levels.  It is a virtual representation of what is in my heart and in my mind.

Your arrival at the very bottom center of ~~~The Ascension~~~ provides you , as Life does, with a simple CHOICE as to which of 7 colored tubes you will take on your journey.  AS you ASCEND to the surface more CHOICES leading you to many multi level discoveries on your path.
The sim is a circular pattern representing endless infinity birth and rebirth.

SIMPLICITY can be the key as you find your way to the Center of Ascension Island.  Simply FLY upwards from the center of the sim through the rotating DNA strand through a series of 7 strategically colored spheres. Your ava can fly straight up through each sphere, stopping along the way if you wish to investigate each sphere up through the highest .

The very top of the Ascension is a magnificent display of yet another ancient symbol called the merkaba.

Many photo opportunities are available with dancing, cuddling, meditation, Yoga, and simply BEing.
 The world is welcome to sign our public International Wall of Peace and Compassion located on the North Mountainside.  Please include your country and some words of wisdom for all to enjoy!
all to enjoy.
Together WE Can Change the World By Changing The WAY WE THINK !
~~~BE The Change~~~          ~~~WE Are The Change~~~





About Tansee~~~
~~~The Ascension~~~ represents a gigantic Leap of Faith for me personally as well as one of my greatest learning challenges.  When I began this project in December, I was not sure what a script did, had no idea what a particle was, and did not really know how to form a group. What a Beautiful Challenge it has been!
Who needs Luminosity (the brain challenge) when you have SL !!!!!!!. 

    This opportunity was a facing of fears for me personally.  I wanted to prove to myself that despite my personal challenges, determination and success can and will prevail if you believe in yourself.  And indeed it has.  The Ascension theme was chosen for obvious "rise above it" reasons but also to gently bring together the world of color, sound, design, spirituality, creativity, relaxation and simple enjoyment.

  I find this great opportunity with LEA a chance to communicate MY Passions, eclectic Art, creativity,  love for color, nature and my never ending quest and curiosity for knowledge and self improvement. I can not begin to tell you the valuable lessons I have learned while being a part of this wonderful LEA community on so many levels.  I have the utmost respect for the creators of SL & LEA and all the talented genius minds that encourage our need for more exploration and growth resulting in a constant flow of new creativity. Thank You!!!!
(Can you feel the LOvE & Gratitude ?  :-) 

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