LL Zane: Second Life News by Lora Constantine


Posted in Uncategorized by Lora Constantine on July 27, 2009

July 27, 2009
Contact: Lora Constantine

Shakespeare, Second Life and Zevenaar, Netherlands—ADMIRE 2009, the guerilla-styled mixed reality media event that brings dozens of SL’s hottest musicians (and their audience members) to the same RL venue in the Netherlands to create and collaborate, will occur this coming weekend, from July 31 to August 2. Open to a global audience, this event will also be streamed live in an SL component headquartered in a skybox in Shakespeare, Second Life starting August 1 at noon PDT.

Over twenty-five of SL’s most well known musicians will be stationed in the Panhoven in Zevenaar, a camping and hostel-type accommodation, to create music and jam. Musicians include: XanderNichting Writer, Slim Warrior, Al Hoffman, Inchino Melson, Brad “JooZz” Monnett, Mar Biddle, Russell Eponym, Carah Nitely, Aurora Metaluna, Kaycee Drayman and Wannahave Ferraris, Blindboy Gumbo, Bara Jonson, and many more.

Starting from the thought that musicians might visit each other for social reasons, the idea spread and soon turned into a fantastic creative opportunity—to quote one anonymous musician, “Many have never met or collaborated before, so this will be even more of a super new experience!”

Some believe that music is a precursor to a universal understanding that may lead to world peace, as believed by one ADMIRE ‘09 coordinator EdDereDdE Laval, “For me this is an exciting proof of concept event prior to our global main event – World Peace Day – on 21st of September.”

Although the event is headed by a third party, Ina Centaur, executive director of sLiterary, explains the event’s relation to sLiterary, “sLiterary is excited to help foster such a globally collaborative and artistic event! It captures the spirit of live performance with a neat new-media mixed-reality edge. I look forward to it!”

ADMIRE 2009 is an annual mixed-reality event where SL musicians gather in a guerilla-hostel-style setting in RL to create new music and make new connections.

About sLiterary

sLiterary, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering literary and artistic endeavors in Second Life and other virtual worlds.

About Second Life

Second Life is a free online virtual world imagined and created by its residents.

Neither ADMIRE nor sLiterary is affiliated with Linden Lab. Second Life is a trademark of Linden Lab. No infringement is intended.

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