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Today I had the great pleasure of meeting Jenne Dibou in her wonderful world in Second Life. Jenne is a very imaginative and talented builder/designer in SL and some of her amazing work can be seen at the JD Mechanical Toy Factory, SOL Solution Island (201, 24, 318).
Her work is most impressive to say the least! I was visiting with a friend who suggested we go see some of her builds and I immediately felt like this was more than just another typical place. Upon landing you can see her attention to detail everywhere you look, from the sculpted buildings to the fine sculpted statues and highest quality textures she uses on everything she makes. Of course I had to buy a few items while touring…I just couldn’t resist the model train and her nifty little scripted backpack!
Jenne and her team create some of the most beautiful mechanical clockwork engine robots in Second Life. Steampunk and Art Nouveau designs in buildings, clothing and accessories.
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Journey Rock Band Gets A Secondlife - By Mozy Pera
The Rock & Roll entertainment giants Journey have opened a new virtual island in Second life.
On February 1st the multi-platinum rockers held a grand opening party to celebrate their new virtual world sim called Journey Island. I got the news a couple weeks too late so I can’t say first hand how the event unfolded although I am sure it went well.
After hearing about the new Island, I teleported over to have a look around and was greeted by one of the Island welcome committee members and also a nice pre-recorded voice greeter. Journey fans were dropping in to my left and to my right. Many of the band’s fans are new to Second life and are signing up through the bands newly designed website Journeymusic.com – via the link to Second life.
The band is currently on the road doing a world tour to help promote their new album (due to release in 2008) and this virtual platform will allow them to stay connected with their fans while touring, as well as their off seasons.
Journey Island was built by Industrial-Design.com, Journey’s long time web developer and features work by SL builders Farrokh Vavoom, Argus Collingwood, Jocelyn Sands and Adrian Harbinger. The Second life region is named Journey Rock Band.
I was fortunate that the two sim managers Farrokh Vavoom and Argus Collingwood were hanging out on the sim and shortly after meeting them; they offered me a tour of the island and an informal interview. They teleported me to a quiet little water world area under the grid where I was greeted by several friendly ocean critters including sharks and jellyfish. Whoa!
The entire sim has been setup very well and a lot of thought and planning went into the development, layout, design and function of it. Owning and designing sims myself, I can appreciate all the hard work they did there.
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Isle of View - Valentines Sim Event from Linden Labs by Mozy Pera
Okay so today is Valentine’s Day 2008 and I spent my day in a Virtual Valentine’s Hugs & Kisses sim created by Linden Labs, a great way to kick off my first report for thegridlive and I couldn’t have had a better time!
I arrived to a huge heart shaped sim colored red with heart prims everywhere and many Lindens were there giving out lots of Linden hugs and kisses and free gifts. This place was crazy, there were so many people attending that I felt like I was attending the arrival of a president or celebrity. Everyone eagerly awaited their turn to get a hug from a Linden, and there were even hugs and kisses booths set up at the outer perimeters of the sim. People were so cheerful and shouts were belted out from every angle. Many SL Mentors were also on hand to spread the love for anyone seeking that special V-Day cheer.
While it was exciting and great fun to be there, I did encounter many times of sheer panic, all of a sudden the server would not or could not process my snapshots and walking was almost impossible. The sim was packed!
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