Friday, March 25, 2011

PAL Machinima Expo 2011 Press Release

Date: Saturday, March 26
Time: 2-6pm SLT/PST (22:00-01:00 CET)
Place: Giana Factory Stage, Pop Art Lab
Schedule here.

Pop Art Lab Machinima Expo 2011

The making of the official music video for Giana Factorys new single Pixelated Truth

2.00: Opening Introduction with Persia Bravin & Claus Uriza
2.15: Rhett Linden-Guest Speaker
2.30: Machinima Screenings
3.10: GIANA FACTORY interview
3.30: Announcement of winning entry plus guest speaker Toxic Menges
3.45: Chantal Harvey-Guest Speaker
4.00: After show party with guest DJ’s

Musicvideo Jury: Toxic Menges, Adam Heshemi, Rhett Linden
Live web broadcasted by Treet.TV at
Made in partnership with Roskilde University (RUC), Denmark and Treet.TV


Press Release!!!! Virtually Speaking

Sunday, March 27
7pm pacific/ 10pm eastern

Simulcast on BlogTalkRadio - Live and through Monday night:
Beginning Tuesday:
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MSNBC science editor ALAN BOYLE and Space Studies Institute's ROCKET SELLERS visit with Caltech astrophysicist CURIOUS GEORGE aka GEORGE DJORGOVSKI. Possible topics range from black holes and dark energy to the use of Second Life for science, and the future of virtual worlds.
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A Caltech astrophysicist who focuses on galaxy formation and other cosmological subjects, George is a pioneer in the use of virtual worlds for scientific purposes, and is better-known in Second Life as "Curious George." Djorgovski is director of the Meta Institute for Computational Astrophysics. "The #1 lesson I learned here [in Second Life] is that we are meant to interact in 3D, with each other, objects, information..."

As's science editor, ALAN BOYLE runs a virtual curiosity shop of the physical sciences and space exploration, paleontology, archaeology and other ologies that strike his fancy.

He is the author of "The Case for Pluto," a contributor to "A Field Guide for Science Writers," and the blogger behind Cosmic Log, the 2008 recipient of the National Academies Communication Award.

researches the potential of Second Life for communication, collaboration and outreach for the non-profit community concerned with space settlement and commercial space industrialization. Frontier Spaceport in Second Life is a joint project of Space Studies Institute and Space Frontier Foundation. and

Friday, March 18, 2011

Love Abounds for Japan

Fundraiser-for-Japan Relief, with donations of more than 150,000 Lindens at Romance Abounds/The Laundromat by midnight SLT Saturday. Just one of the many organizations helping to raise money in Second Life for RL Japan!!! The 12 hour event kept the club packed, with a variety of djs spinning tunes - one per hour. All proceeds go to the Red Cross. Be sure to donate at any one of these organizations, if you can.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Saturday, March 12 What's Up, Soni?!

SoWhat'sUp! Big Weekend on the Grid!

Relay for Life at the New BOSL Amphitheatre, at 10am SLT,

Fashion for Life follows the opening ceremonies. Nine sims for RFL. March 12-22,

This year’s theme will be “Beyond Black and White,” embodying the spirit of cancer survivors everywhere as they find hope rising out of the dark diagnosis of cancer. Spread over the sims will be over 200 stores with a hunt and gatcha areas, all with the goal of raising funds for the American Cancer Society. Fashion for Life will feature the best designers from around the globe. 100% of donated funds will go directly to the American Cancer Society.


The Return of the DynaFleur

Douglas Story & Desdemona Enfield
Dizzy Banjo - music and sound

After an absence of nearly 8 months, the popular and beloved DynaFleur immersive art installation has returned to Second Life. Spanning an entire sim high above StellaNova, the sim belonging to MICA (Meta-Institute for Computational Astrophysics,) DynaFleur is the kind of experience that truly is possible only in Second Life.
There will be a reception with the witty and charming artists on Saturday, March 12 at 12:30 pm SLT, followed by ballroom dancing between 1 and 2 pm with pianist/singer Zachh Cale. Please come help celebrate with us!

The DynaFleur has been augmented in this incarnation with new graphic and design elements, including a landscape composed of 25 interlocking sculpted megaprims, over which video rolls on a sim-wide scale.

Now open to the public, the piece may be visited in Second Life at the following location:

Other tidbits....

Steam Punk Hunt IV continues this weekend, and month

NAG Live music, Bara Jonson at noon, and MommaLuv Skytower at 1pm
Live Music, Bonaire67 (73, 68, 25)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Friday at Key West

Saturday - Cuba Rosa at Key West

I came across this at Key West, and thought you might be interested.

***Saturday March 12th, 12PM to 4PM SLT***

Cuba Rosa and Key West going just a few miles south to Havana for 4 hours of Latin loving fun.

Key West has prepared a special venue in the style of Cuba and its Capitol. Palms, Hacienda like things, rum drinks, bright and colorful. So get into your brightest clothing, or your nice dark Latin Lover suit, slick back your hair and get yourself there.

The DJ line up:

12-1230 DJ Eaton Wachter

1230-200 DJ Messalina Lavendel

200-400 DJ MoonMaiden 'Moonie' Horner

International Women's Day

Sunday, March 6th was International Women's Day at Minerva Pier. I caught some photos of singer/musician Gina Stella and classical violinist Isabel Jaworower near the end of day. Other performers included: Sonya Jevette Charisma (original blues), AMFORTE Clarity (singer/songwriter), and Prowess Rayna (original piano works & improvisations).

The program was sponsored by Department of Women's Studies, Ohio State University, and the America Association of University Women - and produced by Music Island Concerts.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Just Saying -

Please support!

:) Soni


International Women's Day Celebration
Minerva Pier

Department of Women's Studies, Ohio State University
sponsored by America Association of University Women
produced by Music Island Concerts

celebrating IWD on Sunday, all afternoon (Second Life time). Wonderful music, wonderful company, door prizes, informational exhibits, and a treasure hunt!

SUNDAY MARCH 6 - Music All Afternoon
Five creative women musicians bring their unique musical voices to the virtual stage in a celebration of International Women's Day. Coming from the diverse musical traditions of Afro-American Blues, Rock, New Age, Indy/Folk, and Classical Music, each of these artists is a true professional from young rising stars to established mid-career performers. Their spirit of adventure, fun and musical entrepreneurship has led them to the cutting edge of technology through virtual life concert performance. Come share their triumphs & their music!

1 pm SLT Sonya Jevette Charisma, original blues, Blues
2 pm SLT AMFORTE Clarity, Singer/Songwriter, Rock
3 pm SLT Prowess Rayna, original piano works & improvisations, New Age/New Music
4 pm SLT Gina Stella, Singer/Songwriter, Indy/Folk
5 pm SLT Izabela Jaworower, violin (Poland and USA) Classical