Simploring 2017 (62) The Mind of The Machine

I looked into the SL Destination guide again for my next simploring tour. In the category art I chose to visit “The Art Rocket“. The SL Destination guide isn’t always up-to-date. In particular the sims presenting art within the LEA Program are changing quite often, at least twice a year. The landmark led me to LEA 19 and to The Mind of The Machine“, an installation of Rage Darkstone. I landed in the center of turning coloured discs, spirals and other geometric forms which are placed into a cube with a checked pattern of colours.

The moving objects produce a quickly changing background. Any gap is filled with the checked pattern of the surrounding cube. There’s a vehicle rezzer, the vehicle is sort of a gondola of a chair lift. Sitting down you can enjoy a short ride inside of the objects getting other colourful effects. The Mind of The Machine follows own patterns, produces constantly changing thoughts and effects and everybody expierences it different, there seems to be no repetition, no fixed sheme – yet we know, it is a machine and it follows a pattern.

Impressions of “The Mind of The Machine” at LEA 19

And you can dance to modern electronic music. I visited later again together with Mistress Jenny and we danced there together. I learned that moving colourful objects isn’t everybody’s taste and can be quite tiring for the eyes – probably also depending on the screen size you use for Second Life.

Diomita dancing with Mistress Jenny at LEA 19 “The Mind of The Machine”

As I love colours and taking pictures, I like the installation. Thank you, Rage Darkstone, for providing it.

Landmark to The Mind of The Machine
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA19/90/146/21

Art in Second Life

20140114 Dio in Frankx LeFavre - LEA19_002We had already some blog entries about art in SL. Again “Living in a Modemworld” by Inara Pey (see Active blogs list) brought my attention to something I didn’t know before: The Linden Endowments for the Arts is hosting a series of 16 “interim” art projects through until the end of January 2013. Inara just had a post about it today “Of light and glass and picturing Second Life“. I first visited Frankx LeFavre art installation at LEA19 and made some self portraits as well ass some snapshots of the art that is surrounding you anywhere there – amazing!

Frankx LeFavre - LEA19

Frankx LeFavre – LEA19

Dio in Frankx LeFavre - LEA19

Dio in Frankx LeFavre – LEA19

Following to this visit I went on to an other art project, which is from Thea Dee at LEA18. Thea enjoys the interconnectivity of the art community in Second Life. She found much wonder in the visual imagery in this virtual environment. Her pictures are mostly done with minimal post-processing and at LEA18 she exhibits some of them and I do really like them, both the ones that capture athmosphere and landscape and those who are just art. Grab the notecard at the entry point to lean more about Thea, her art and where you can see more (Wawata Gallery @ Ground Zero Music and Art on the Eyefliez sim)

Thea Dee - LEA18

Thea Dee – LEA18

Thea Dee - LEA18

Thea Dee – LEA18

20140114 Dio at Moving Islands collective project - LEA20_001Once exploring I went on from there to the next sim just nearby – LEA20 and found the “Moving Islands” collective project. This is pure fantasy and art. Surrealistic. The snapshots I made are unique as every angle, every light setting, every stochasitic combination of the art objects is singular. I made not a single post processing on these pictures. They are just as they are and I really like them. If you google about the project you’ll find many more articles, news and pictures of this project and I learned that there’re many artists involved in the project. Thank you all, for some wonderful impressions!

Moving Islands collective project - LEA20

Moving Islands collective project – LEA20

Moving Islands collective project - LEA20

Moving Islands collective project – LEA20

Do I do still do anything else in SL but exploring? Of course! And don’t worry, we still have a lot of our “usual” fun in SL.