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LEA10 The Oracle By Asmita Duranjaya

LEA Blogspot 'Blog - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 23:26
 The Oracle is another tale in the cycle of stories around the exo-city CyberPolis. Presented in a hud-book, it is told from the perspective of researcher Lisa Sheldrake, whose report guides the visitors of the sim LEA10 through a game.
The full-sim-installation can also be experienced without game or story, simply as an art-park with forests of stunning 3D-fractals and the maze can be seen as a subterranean art gallery with flat fractal-pictures. The color-scheme of yellow-orange-red is predominant and the visitor can stroll around or fly in a fractal blossom, listening to ambient music.
 6 letters and 7 gifts have to be claimed inside and outside of a central maze until the solution word is found and the door to the oracle in the middle of the sim can be opened.
On April 24th please join us at LEA10 for the amazing music of Michael K Iwoleit while the talented Asmita Duranjaya paints with partials creating a vision of splendor for us all to enjoy!
This is a visual preview of the live-event on LEA10 on 24th of April at 1pm SLThttp://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA10/130/157/105:

It will continue the story of researcher Lisa Sheldrake to find the secrets of the urban planetary system CyberPolis.
This time anthropologist will discover an old oracle. Her story will guide the visitors through a maze and help them to communicate with an alien species and at last with the oracle itself.
   LEA10: Another Tale of CyberPolis - The Oracle by Asmita Duranjaya A sim wide immersive and interactive art-installation based on gaming and storytelling. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA10/130/157/105:

LEA22 Flickr group

LEA Blogspot 'Blog - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 22:12

 Failed Flying Lesson
This just in from Rusty over at LEA22 http://funkyjunksl.weebly.com/blog/sl-photographers-share-your-funky-junk-pics

LEA25 Asimia Heron's "Because Blue" opens April 9

LEA Blogspot 'Blog - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 12:54
"Because Blue" by Asimia Heron opening on LEA 25 on Saturday April 9 at 5 pm SLT; Opening Night Party featuring DJ Blaize Nightfire from 6 to 8 pm SLT.

"The deeper the blue becomes, the more strongly it calls towards the infinite, awakening a desire for the pure and, finally, for the supernatural... The brighter it becomes, the more it loses its sound, until it turns into silent stillness and becomes white."

--Wassily Kandinsky

"Because Blue" is a multi-level journey from darkness to light inspired by Kandinsky's observations of the powerful emotional and spiritual properties of the color blue. Visitors traverse five platforms that rise into the air, each with its own theme and affect, constructed and staged using only blue textures and objects. With each successive level, the color lightens until visitors are lifted into that place of silent stillness.

LEA9 - April Events at Crazy Eights on LEA 9

LEA Blogspot 'Blog - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 18:47
Reading Poetry Event

The cake and balloons are still out from our birthday celebration, but the party is not over yet.  there's plenty more yet to come at Seanchai Library's Crazy Eights on Lea Region 9.

Been by already?  Like many a good tale, things do not always remain as they seem. Stop by for another look.

(all events live in voice):

•  Saturday, April 2nd at 1pm slt at the Storytellers' Workshop:  READING POETRY (A Workshop) Aoife Lorefield leading a workshop on tips and tricks when reading poetry, in recognition of National Poetry Month in the U.S.  It's not the same as reading prose.  Pace, rhythm, meter, rhyme all play into the complicated equation that leads to reading the careful economy of a poem with meaning and for impact.

Teleport to Poetry Event:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/161/147/30

•    Most Sundays (on April 3rd and 10th) 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)  

Teleport to Tea Time at Baker Street:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/65/180/24

Featured Book - Silent Running by Harlan Thompson

•  Mondays, April 4th - 23rd at 7pm slt in the Featured Book Area: Gyro Muggins presents Harlan Thompson's 1972 novel "Silent Running." Earth's ecology is wrecked.  Huge space ships contain the last of Earth's forests until a solution can be found.  When the solution arrives, biologist Freeman Lowell refuses to accept it and fights to save the living things in his care.

Teleport to Book Area:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/172/110/24

•    Sunday, April 10th at 3pm slt at the Arena: The Second Storytellers' Sandbox features some voices and stories from around the grid.  Crazy Eights is pleased to welcome Bryn Taleweaver, Virginia (UnderstandingComplexity), and Boudicca Amat to the Arena.

Teleport to the Arena: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/180/209/24

Story Forest Tours

•  Saturday, April 16th at 11am - Story Forest Tours! A guided exploration of the Crazy Eights Story Forest with select stories shared live in voice. NOTE: Not all the story stations are the same as they were in February!

Teleport to Story Forest Tours:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/128/95/31

 •  Sunday, April 17th at 11:30am slt in the Crazy Eights Arena: A CELEBRATION OF POETRY.  In the U.S. there has to be a month or a day for almost everything, and April is National Poetry Month. Poems and Poets from all across Second Life will gather in the Crazy Eights Arena to share their words - live in voice.

Teleport to Crazy Eights Arena:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/180/209/24

Beginning Wednesday, April 27th at 7pm slt in the Featured Book Area: Caledonia begins the final Features Book Series at Crazy Eights: Nine-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada’s twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn’t waste a minute—she sneaks out to join him. So begins a new adventure of Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman who is forced to take the two kids in. "The War That Saved My Life" is one of this year's Newbery Honor Books, among other distinctions.

Teleport: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/172/110/24

Featured Artist - Bear Silverslade

Continuing all month in the Eastern Meadow, the photographic art of Bear Silvershade - His Lonely Man Project, as well as a gallery of images from Seanchai Library's past.

Teleport to Bear's art: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/44/112/30

LEA8 - MetaHarpers a flight into 2BR02B - By Art Blue

LEA Blogspot 'Blog - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 08:50

DATE: March 31, 2016
TIME: 1:00 PM SLT (12:00 PM SLT for special flights - 2:00 PM SLT Venus Adored Performs)

For 20 minutes yesterday I enjoyed a CAM-flight around the SURREAL TOWERS on LEA8.  Using a technology which takes over your camera view, it takes you on a flight path like you are in a slow roller coaster, but it gives you a lot of time to let things rez.  Arrehn Oberlander developed this tool called Metaharpers which allows you to look inside the Surreal Towers in ways that would be difficult without a guide.  It is especially useful when it comes to the installment by Mikati Slade - What a fun build!  All the tiny pieces, all the colors, all the little things moving around a birthday cake! A must see before the sim closes! Just finished today - she says it is one of many designs she wants to bring to the IMMERSIVIA at Santorini Bienniale in late summer 2016.

At 12:00 noon - one hour before The Surreal Towers will face their end at 1:00 PM SLT, there will be special flights around all the towers.  Come to LEA8 main area and sit on a chair to enjoy a special tour.

At 1:00 PM SLT the towers get burned down and vanish in the play 2BRO2B written by Kurt Vonnegut in 1962.  Art Blue will present the short novel that you won't forget as it points to the future. The last words of the play spoken by the receptionist at the Federal Bureau of Termination:
  “Thank you, sir," said the hostess. "Your city thanks you; your country thanks you; your planet thanks you. But the deepest thanks of all is from all of the future generations."

The play 2BR02B - 2 Be oR n0t 2 Be - takes 20 minutes to listen on stream which will be played as LEA8 ground music.

At 2.00 PM Venus Adored will perform The Battle for Blue which is also the end of the Surreal Tower installment at LEA8.

_____________________________________________________________________________ Mikati Uan ParisTanseeArt0inkGemwinklerMary


LEA Blogspot 'Blog - Tue, 03/29/2016 - 21:28
You are commanded to attend the astonishing new production of Exodus brought to you by ExtravaDanza! 

 Sail along the Nile and hope the Ten Plagues do not get you!  Watch in amazement as we part the Red Sea, then travel across dry land to the desert in search of the Promised Land.  Inspired by the epic 1956 film, "The Ten Commandments". This high-end production is brought to you by the same team who brought you Christmas ExtravaDanza, Imagine and Macabre.  Featuring cutting-edge special effects, outstanding choreography and breathtaking costumes.  With a sim wide build and Production by SexyS Quintessa, this show is an adventure that will take you on a journey deep into ancient Egypt.  Seating is limited so please get there early, scripted down and windlight set to region default and get ready for a creative expedition into history!

   Dates for Show Times
   Fri April 1st  9pm SL Time Zone (PST)
   Sat April 2nd 1pm
   Fri April  8 9pm
   Sat April 9 1pm

PLEASE USE THIS URL http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA12/28/223/25
For attending the show presentations

LEA8 - 2BR02B (2 Be oR nOt 2 Be) - By Art Blue

LEA Blogspot 'Blog - Tue, 03/29/2016 - 16:28


2BR02B (2 Be oR nOt 2 Be)
The SURREAL TOWER project at LEA8 ends with a new beginning: A TALK, A READING, A SHOW.

March 31, 1.00 PM SLT Art Blue presenting 2BR02B by Kurt Vonnegut in voice (music stream) provided by LibriVox. After this Venus Adored will celebrate by performing “The Battle for Blue” the end of his LEA core grant at 2.00 PM SLT. Visitors are invited to stand on the “Ladders of Surreality” at LEA3 so LEA8 is not affected by lag caused by the show which includes a deconstruction of the SURREAL TOWERs.

Art Blue known as a conceptual artist, curator and writer invites you to a Metaharpers Flight experience at LEA8 presenting the SURREAL TOWERs made by Art Oluja (Artistik Oluja), Gem Preiz, Instincta & Stem van Helsinki, Mary Wickentower, Maya Paris, Mikati Slade, Moewe Winkler, Tansee Resident and Uan Ceriaptrix. Meataharpers is an open source product made by Arrehn Oberlander - it takes over your camera controls.

Lorin Tone and Frankx Lefavre are still working on their towers on own land given by a LEA AIR 6-month grant. They will be added in the next month. Same goes with Bryn Oh made by Chance Acoustic. Works by Fuschia Nightfire, AM Radio, Feathers Boa, Soror Nishi and Fiona Blaylock will move into a SURREAL TOWER named “The Blaylock Tower.” Molly Bloom will be added as Art Blue´s personal choice arranged by Art Eames, Kai (Kaishun Oleander) and Jami Mills. In this tower “The Moons” from Art Blue´s former LEA grant “Moonrezzer” will be added in form a rotating presentation.

The timing of the flight shows are:
March 30, 2016
3.00 AM PDT = 12.00 CET (Rome, Berlin, Paris)
5.00 AM PDT
7.00 AM PDT
9.00 AM PDT
11.00 AM PDT

VJKrieger and CyberXstrike – both RL students in Art Blue´s lab - will work at flight attendants and instruct the visitors.

March 31, 2016: Metaharpers flights are offered on demand up to two hours before "The End" at 1.00 PM with a sim restart in between, so time information is not precise.
Visitors are asked to leave LEA8 and move to LEA3 at 1.59 AM.

Each flight takes about 15 minutes. Please arrive 10 minutes before to get the instructions and to do a short test flight in one of the towers.

At March 31, 1.00 PM Art Blue will experience 2BR02B and face his end with the towers which will demolish as the end of the grant comes close.
Juliette SurrealDreaming will speak the obituary for him and introduce a follower of Art Blue coming from the future. Venus Adored will play The Battle for Blue to guide Art to the next level of existence in opensim worlds where the towers are waiting for him for eternity.

Come to get a look on the epic SURREAL TOWER project where in a simple hull some of the most gifted artists in virtual words followed the invite of Art Blue to bring virtual immersive art to life, a life extended beyond the limits of space and time. Artists once supported by a grant by Linden Endowment for the Arts shows their interpretation of being surreal real for eternity.

SURREAL TOWER will be presented at the Santorini Bienniale 2016 in a group exhibition on a variable area sim landscaped by Cherry Manga. For the first time virtual art is recognized alongside other forms of art in a real Biennial.

“Let´s bring digital Art to the future.”

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!