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This year’s SL birthday event had a few high points, but was generally a bit disappointing. White Lebed put together an outstanding lineup of speakers. There were a few scattered exhibits worth seeing, but what was most apparent were the vast number of unused parcels. They tried to make them look occupied by placing fountains and landscaping in them. But participation was certainly down this year.

One reason, as far as artists were concerned, was a stupid fiasco relating to censorship of Rose Borchovski’s sweet Susa Bubble story. I won’t recap it, but you can read her account here (and I encourage you to do so). A number of artists pulled out in protest and MisPrint Thursday was ejected for her stand in support of Rose (MP had depictions of an unclothed Barbie doll.) In response, I placed an object in each corner of my parcel showing Michelangelo’s Vitruvian Man, with a CENSORED sign across it that disappeared momentarily when you touched it. I was daring LL to censor that, but, as with much that I do, it was likely too subtle to be noticed. It also had a notecard giver recapping the controversy and encouraging people to become aware of the situation.

Anyway, my original plan was to do an interactive pile of prims that people could move around and make things out of. But it really was not that interesting, so I changed it on the spot to a whole other installation. Built and scripted the whole thing in about two days. It didn’t do all I wanted it to, but it was an interesting prototype.

I’ll fill this out with details later, but here are some pictures anyway.  It was an interactive sound installation with a control panel that caused a set of sound emitters to shift positions in various ways. The piece was nicely featured on a tour of SL7B by the Designing Worlds TV broadcast (begins at 33:50 into the program) .

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