Elements: White Room photo-contest

Quoting Butterfly Laa on her weblog:

This morning proud to present our first contest entry! Elements photo taken by Mallory Destiny, who has an Art Gallery of her own in Tournicoton, and a wonderful site on the net, http://mallorydestiny… Has lots of good information there!! Thank you Mallory !!! Nice Photo!!!

The White Room Contest October 2008

Theme: The four elements (Earth, Wind, Fire & Water)
Give us a picture of something you refer to the four elements in SL and win 1500L$! Continue reading

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Saint-Gobain presents first showroom in Second Life

Sustainable development and technological innovation are, for Saint-Gobain, powerful handles for improving its operations and its results. For several years, the company initiated a pro-active policy in this area. The establishment of Saint-Gobain Glass in the virtual world of Second Life, orchestrated by experts of Stonfield InWorld, is a new step to encourage exchanges between scholars and performers of glazing residents with high environmental sensitivity.

A strong agreement to the protection of the environment in Second Life

The new showroom of St. Gobain in Second Life

The new showroom of St. Gobain in Second Life

To initiate a constructive discussion on the role of glazing in environmental protection and energy saving, Saint-Gobain Glass organizes conferences and debates between marketing and development and residents whose sensitivity and Culture Sustainable development is high. This is to present innovative solutions developed by Saint-Gobain Glass to build the ecological house of the future and talk with residents. Continue reading

Walking in a vain

When we start about virtual worlds such as Second Life™ and the ways to use this environment for teaching, the possibilities are presumed endless. As far as I can see, only the first few steps are being taken now and as long as inspired people like Namro Orman are exploring the ways, the (near future) is promising.

Namro Orman, who is in daily life occupied being Coordinator of electronic Services of the Central Medical Library of the University Medical Center in Groningen (UMCG) in the Netherlands, has invited me to meet him at the Info Health Island in Second Life™ and to show me his latest idea.

In the loan is a huge red tube, bend in some places and as Namro asks me, I walk into the tube. The tube turns out to be a giant model of a human blood-vessel and after a few meters I am stopped by a door that is meant to figure a blood-valve. I have to answer two questions about “strokes” – A misfunctioning that includes the rapidly developing loss of brain functions due to a disturbance in the blood vessels supplying blood to the brain. Continue reading

French speaking Proust lovers are asked

Since 1993 Véronique Aubouy is working on a lifetime project about the most important work of Marcel Proust: “À la recherche du temps perdu”. The project concerns to film all of the work being read by people in front of a camera.

To give an impression of the volumes, here are a few figures:

Duration so far: 77 hours
Estimated duration of the work when it will be finished: 150 to 200 hours
Hours of work so far: 15 years
Hours of work estimated at approximately 1993 to 2050
Number of readers so far: 789
Estimated number of readers: 1500 to 2000

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Proust: The Kiss of the Matrix

With “The Kiss of the Matrix” Véronique Aubouy proposes to more than 3000 people worldwide to read in front of their web-camera a page of “A la Recherche du temps perdu” by Marcel Proust. After this experience, all of the words have been read in french, by people of all backgrounds, what will provide a film of approximately 170 hours.

The web-shooting will take place live on the Internet from September 27, 2008 twelve o’clock GMT. It is open to all. Véronique Aubouy invites you today to register on her blog and you are free to  invite friends to build a network of “Kiss of the Matrix.”

On 8 October 2008, the Bibliothèque Francophone in Second Life will join the reading by inviting 30 avatars who will all read a part of the text in the grounds of Ebeoplex, while they have taken place on a giant mandala.

Of course, as curious as we are, Véronique Aubouy is willing to tell all who is interested about her project on Friday 4 September at the Bibliothèque Francophone.

The website, in french, of Véronique Aubouy: http://www.lebaiserdelamatrice.fr/

Article in french on sldirect.com (Bibliothèque Francophone Blogspot): http://sldirect…

Salvador Dalí in 3D

Salvador dali in 3D

Salvador dalí in 3D

Taikogo Akina, who has been a Second Life resident since more than a year by now, is very skilled in lsl-scripting and sculpting with Blender.

Hallucinogenous Bullfighter

Hallucinogenous Bullfighter

His latest work is the famous painting “Hallucinogenous Bullfighter” of Salvador Dalí, worked out in a more than life size 3D installation. This impressive project is open to be visited at Credit Agricole, Natura (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Natura/119/114/22).

Dali in 3D at Natura

Dali in 3D at Natura

The “Sail Away” project (2)

Rafale Kamachi has a small production company based in Wales, Hilight Ltd, and in this background she has started to produce a innovative film project.

The full length animation film (machinima), Sail Away, will be all the way filmed in Second Life, on the isle of Remember. And it will be taken in at least French and English.
Although there is no budget at all for this very exciting and huge project, all builders, scripters, designers, directors and all others work very hard to make this movie reality.

The Bibliothèque Francophone is very happy to support Rafale Kamachi in this beautiful project and has dedicated a part of the garden to “Sail Away”. Feel free to come and see.

Website: www.sailawayproject.eu
Remember Island: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Remember/141/33/21
Bibliothèque Francophone, Ebeoplex:
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ebeoplex/28/245/22

Bibliothèque Francophone de Second Life & Metaverse: http://sldirect.blogspot.com/

Link to this text in French: http://…