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Becoming Dragon - a 365 hour immersive performance in Second Life

Becoming Dragon - a 365 hour immersive performance in Second Life
December 1-16th
Opening December 1st, 7-9pm
Daily Hours, 11am-7pm

Where: The Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA),
Atkinson Hall, Visiting Artist Lab #1613, UCSD, and in Second Life at

Contact: Micha Cárdenas, 619-750-8851,

Second Life chaos - leads to system wide shutdown!

Well, a quick update on times in Second Life.

Last night was interesting - research continues apace. However, I was there with colleagues Gazira Babeli, and suddenly the Singularity takes place.

Gaz and I wind up in a combat test zone, and we get nuked. Then we go to my Art Center, and there is an invisible box three times the size of the center itself lodged in the floor. Then, about four IMs come up from friends who are; a coder, a madam, an architect, and a writer. Gazira hits a button, and hundreds of images of Georgs Bush fall from the sky, an escort asks me "...what I'm doing today?" while i'm in alt.gender drag...

Lost in the GRID - My so-called Second Life

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second lifesecond lifeFor the past three weeks, this thing called Second Life has consumed my time, my wallet, and my mindspace. The question is: why? Is it because there is a tremendous amount of speculative activity on the SL Grid regarding the potential of money to be made in selling aether> Is it the potential of having unrelenting avatar sex with humans, furries, centaurs, elves, or mecha? Is it the fact that within three months, I have met the strangest asemblage of people, been in bizarre and compromising stiuations, slammed a cycle with a girl on back into the side of a mountain at 180 KPH, or blew off a nuke that crashed my grid?

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