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Hosoi Ichiba Machinima Awards 2008

March 28th, 2008 | Category: Awards, Contests, Machinima, Second Life Videos

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Hosoi Ichiba Machinima Awards 2008 - 50,000 L Award

We are looking for artists that can compose the Best Machinima Impression of our Hosoi Ichiba and surroundings on Virgin Island. Hosoi Ichiba is a Japanese style market enclosed by walls and watch towers, overlooking a beautiful landscape. Outside the walls you will find Hosoi Yu Ch’un, a typical Japanese fishing village and the farming village, “Hosoi Lung Ch’un” The sim is packed with romantic spots for you to build your story around.

Your production must apply to the following conditions
- A good story line
- Use of Windlight
- Min. duration of 100 secs
- High quality video
- Published on Youtube
- Title should contain ‘Hosoi Ichiba’

If possible, use:
- Authentic Japanese avatars
- Background sound and or music

What are the rules?
This contest will take off at 15 April 2008.
Your contribution should be published before 15 June 2008
A qualified jury will vote for the winning production
The winning video will be published on our Hosoi Ichiba blog.
The winning artist will be rewarded with 50,000 L$ in cash.
IM Amiryu Hosoi with the URL to your production (youtube)

More information at:

Contributions can be viewed at:

Hosoi Ichiba, Japanese Gardens & Lifestyle Second Life URL

Good luck,

Amiryu Hosoi

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Second Life 1st Annual Architecture Competition Winner?

October 28th, 2007 | Category: Awards, Places to Visit, Sims Worth Exploring

I was just checking out the four finalists for the 1st Annual Architecture and Design Competition in Second Life, well, I was just checking out the three you can visit at your leisure, the first one listed, Berliner Tanja Meyle’s “Living Cloud” project, is a cloud surrounding her avatar Creatina Ferraris and is not only a transportable house; its variability brings in an association with the idea that the house is just an extension of the body of the person who inhabits it. “Living Cloud” is thus a fascinating metaphor involving what could be referred to as the private sphere. It also brings about concrete encounters and communication in virtual space. You have to instant message Creatina Ferraris to get a look at it, here is a pic from the SL Awards site.

Living Cloud

The second listed finalist is Whitenoise by Max Moswitzer from Vienna and it consists of so-called freebies, which are comprised of a growing architectural structure of virtual objects that can be acquired free of charge. The objects require only a minimal number of so-called prims, the construction elements in Second Life. Here are some pics I took while checking it out.


Whitenoise 2

Whitenoise 3
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Second Life Thinkerer Challenge Award

August 16th, 2007 | Category: Awards, Creativity

Thinkerer Challenge Announced at Symposium - A new award has been announced that will reward avatars who are developing creative products and services that use Second Life capabilities to enrich or empower experiences in Real Life.

Thinkerer Studios - a network of residents in the virtual online world of Second Life - today announced the launch of an awards program to identify and encourage the development of creative products and services that use Second Life capabilities to enrich or empower experiences in Real Life. The first Award recipient will be made known at the end of September, 2007.

Recipients of the Thinkerer Challenge Award will receive 30,000 Lindens - the currency of Second Life - and the use of a parcel of virtual land (or an equivalent arrangement) for one year. In addition, they will be invited to become judges of future Thinkerer Challenges. Source: Second Life’s “Thinkerer Challenge” Awards to Foster Tools from the Metaverse That Benefit Real Life


  • Creative synergy. The product or service results from an innovative combination of ideas from the real world and capabilities offered by Second Life.

  • Collaboration. The product or service results from the collaboration of two or more people who have made distinct and recognizable contributions.
  • Outfacing. The item (or a significant aspect of it) is accessible and of value to some people outside of Second Life.

The Jury and the Process

Members of the Jury will be individuals with ample real-world and Second Life experience, representing a range of creative and technical fields. Judges will identify Second Life groups that are dedicated to related and meaningful endeavors and invite them to submit nominations. In addition, a group may identify itself to any of the judges who will then determine whether or not to invite a nomination from them. A list of the groups which may submit nominations will be published on the first day of each cycle on the organization’s website, here.

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