I inherited the private island of Artemisia about 4 years ago from a patron who had started a community of artists there. After a year or so she had to give the place up for personal rl reasons and offered it to me. I have kept it since then with the firm resolve to use it in service to art. I have a normal job that doesn’t pay a lot of money and it’s a serious challenge to make the payments on the island every month. Any who owns land in SL knows that the initial cost is nothing compared to the burden of supporting it month after month.
I’ve been lucky. Over the years I’ve had people to rent parcels to help pay the costs. I used to have half a dozen long-term residents. For various reasons the situation has evolved now to where I share half the island with one other artist (fiona . . . → Read More: You Can Rent Land at Cost: Doing my part for arts sustainability
The Cosmos Hi Tech Disco above Artemisia is part of what I call my Complex Entertainment (as opposed to an entertainment complex). It sits among my other peculiar endeavors, including the Sunlight Museum and FreeWee’s Laboratory, at 2650 meters. MrMulti “Mic” Writer was the entertainment at the grand opening July 31. Unfortunately, there were so many people and the place is so graphics intensive that the one attempt I made to take pictures resulted in a crash (not good when I’m running the show). But I did get pics beforehand and at Mic’s gig last night. Mic has been performing regularly at Artemisia for over a year.
I’ve been collecting flowers in SL for some time. Along one side of Artemisia there is a boardwalk that has a number of interesting floral specimens with signs indicating their names and creators. Some of these are classics, going back to pre-sculptie days.
The residents of Artemisia are proud to have sponsored the University of Western Australia 3D Art & Design Challenge’s Trophy Design Competition. he objects will be presented as keepsakes to display with their entries or to place on a shelf.
Artemisia is a residential sim dedicated to living a creative second life. Judges for the competition included RobertSteven Smythe, Fuschia Nightfire, and Artemisians Chinook Anatine, Anneli Ulrick, and FreeWee Ling. FreeWee also coordinated the competition.
There were TWO WINNING DESIGNS selected, each receiving a 3000L award. One will be presented to the GRAND PRIZE winners in September. The other will to be used in “an as yet unannounced Grand Collaboration” at UWA. There were also two Honorable Mention awards of 500L presented. Winners were announced at the regular UWA 3D Art & Design Challenge awards ceremony on 8 August 2010.
The winners were: Sharni Azalee and Miso Susanowa. Honorable mention winners were Abstract Baroque and . . . → Read More: UWA Trophy Competition
Saturday, 31 July, 7:00 PM SLT
Come celebrate the first ever (and perhaps only) event in the amazing Cosmos hi-tech music venue designed by award winning artist FreeWee Ling. Special lighting effects live from the control booth. This is NOT a pajama party! Think sexy cocktail dresses or cyberpunk or Trekkie kitsch. Put on your sexiest party outfit and we’ll try to keep you entertained with MrMulti “Mic” Writer’s fab covers and even fabber originals.
The disco is located near my Laboratory and the Sunlight Museum — what I like to call FreeWee’s Complex Entertainment.
The controls are on the elevated platform. They manage the colors (hue & luminance) of the stages and the sphere, and also the transparency of the sphere. There is a fog machine, a comet launcher, an Intan dance device for couple, male solo and female solo dances, tracking spotlights, and more. I can control several of the features . . . → Read More: Cosmos Club Opens Saturday