Archive for the ‘Machinima’ Category

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No Sound machinima set

July 6, 2010

A friend dropped me a landmark so I put on my hat, grabbed my coat and off I went exploring.

I landed in a hauntingly lonely empty  weather beaten house and was immediately curious.

Like all houses there is a sense of a story but in this case I sense we will not know, or we are meant to make our own.

I had not got out of the house before I was googling this artists name. I was baffled by the iconic symbols and their placement.

I did not find out too much but decided to let my imagination take me where it wished and proceeded to explore.

This build by Markus Inkpen was made as an installation/set for a machinima “No Sound” screened during the Shanghai World Expo 2010. Since the Expo runs from 1 May until 31 October, I can only assume that this build will too but I do not know.

As I ventured further into this place I sensed that so many more stories could be told here. I guess that what a film set is supposed to evoke!

I felt the Machinima was one story but wandering down the claustrophobic lane ways I was sure there were more narratives to imagine.

You can trace a little of the background of this build via Bryn Oh (I used the search feature on the blog)

In real life Markus Inkpen is J. Matthew Root an artist, illustrator and  designer you can find out more about his work from his website The World of J. Mathew Root

Visit this build by Markus Inkpen for Worlds fair – Shanghai 2010

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Wanderstill at Ode

April 29, 2010

I had to dive into my landmarks folder as I was introducing a friend new to Second Life to some of my favourite places when I remembered that when I was  new, I relied on blogs to tell me where nice spots were.

So tonight I want to share some screenshots of place that anyone who is familiar with Second life will know but new folks may not.

Wanderstill at Ode is described as Immersive Art Experience but the thing I always remember about it is that the place is carpeted solidly in acres and acres of wildflowers that stand shoulder high. Colour irrupts all around you creating a very photogenic sim. Numerous machinima have been made that feature this build by Random Calliope

Dance balls are dotted about and there are loads of quiet corners to chat and admire the environment. The mood is romantic, but if you are not here on a date, who could not take pleasure in the environment?

SLURL: Visit Wanderstill

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Two Fish

April 9, 2010


Two Fish, the Susa Bubble installation in Second life is one of those virtual landscapes you simply must visit. I hope some of my screen shots can convince you.


The surreal, slightly paranoid, mysterious quality of the build will live in your memory long after your visit. Of this, I am sure. This is the mark of a good piece of work and what art can give us in Second Life.

I have pondered the evocative narrative qualities of the work of Susa Bubble creator  Rose Borchovski before, but this was a reaction to still images in a gallery space.

The latest work, a landscape of interactive objects and haunting imagery will I am sure create an audience that responds deeply to the Susa Bubble puzzling story.

I know I joined the Two Fish group as I want to know more of this artists work.

The story so far from the note card

This is the Tale
Of Susa Bubble
Who went to bed single
And woke up double

Woke up as two
In her single bed.
Who are you? Who are you?’
She said, she said,

There was no holding on after that
Some were happy, others sad
They all came in the same tiny size
Had short little fingers
And blue round eyes

All of a sudden it stopped finally
And they ended up with thirty-three

It is A sweet but savage Story.
About how single Susa doubles up.
How she can’t handle to be out of balance,
and despite her best willing to be good,
Susa  does wrong  and tumbles down, and with her all the other Susas.

If my screenshots can not cox you to visit the installation  these videos I found on Youtube hopefully will

Two Videos have been made about this artists work.

Lost in counting had me quite mesmerized and touched me deeply.

SLURL to Two Fish

Larger versions of the images are available if you click on them.

I found this installation as a result of the  Art hunt  organised  by Stefanik Dagostino of S&S Gallery of Fine Arts

If you are interested in the hunt Here is the starting point

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A new machinima Impressions

October 26, 2009

It is always hard to explain to someone who has not visited Second Life® why this virtual world is so interesting, Impressions is a new machinima that catches some of the magic of Second Life®.

Impressions is directed by Willow Caldera of  Sound ‘r Productions, a machinima company working in Second Life®

Found with thanks via New World Notes who supplied SLURLs to the locations on this post

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Burning Life machinima

October 23, 2009

Rockerfaerie took a trip through Burning Life and produced a machinima capturing a part of the experience.