Bridging Boundaries

How relevance crosses the border between the virtual and the real evolves with advice, experience, and wisdom. Sim Street Journal #13 presents this evolution through culturalist viewpoints.

o-SSJ#13-tofc introBridging Boundaries by Eleanor Medier (Liane Sebastian), publisher

With the attempt of virtual reality to become more and more realistic, do the barriers between realities blur or need new forms of bridges? When cyber worlds become more mainstream, will they connect diverse people in new ways? When eliminating the physical traits of age, gender, race, and attractiveness, how does this created world relate to the real one?

The visual artists have taken on the the differences and similarities directly when competing in the University of Western Australia’s 3D Art Competition, Transcending Borders. Judging this show inspired the theme of this Sim Street Journal Issue. The relevance of boundaries is examined by several cultural cornerstones:

When work is shared, running a club becomes a bond with friends. In Critic’s Choics, Alexia Sulamericana has discovered this long-term group of collaborators who evolve virtual clubs and careers. Each has advice to give on finding a good balance between cyber and real life.

• “A Real Journey Expands by Gerrard Winstanley

• “Reveal, Conceal, and Reflect by Rhiannon Colclough

• “Transition from One World to Another by MerlinZZ Magic

• “Defined Borders Protect by Allie McCallen

(Please see in-world edition for a comparison between their views on finding success and relevance: “Border Beacons: How Small Club Collaborators Manage Between Virtual and Real”)

Steps to Connect by Selina Greene, describes the considerations needed to have a long-term vital organization for writers and publishers.

Managing the Mosaic of UWA by Jayjay Zifanwe, director of both the inworld campus for the University of Western Australia and the UWA 3D Art Competition, Transcending Borders, who invited Eleanor to be a judge.

Judge’s Notebook by Eleanor Medier, with pages with critique for each artist voted for (Please see the in-world edition for a comparison with the winners, more photos, and an encapsulation of the criteria used for judgment.):

1 Mistrero Hifeng, “I… io

2 Jipe Loon, “Baculum Murder

3 Pale Illusion, “The Paper Empire

4 Takni / Misio2, “Offworld

5 Dusty Canning, “Yellow House

6 Ama Avro, “Utopia

7 Sharni Azalee, “Never Say Never—Love Transcends Borders

8 Giovanna Cerise, “Saudade

9 Shenn Coleman, “Sunrise Spirit

10 KJS Yip, “Following Oscar

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Please see the in-world edition of Sim Street Journal #13 available in kiosks and at the Sim Street Journal SL Office (Innu 40, 36, 1650).
— The in-world journal has topics that relate to those who understand the virtual context, including photographs, parallel articles. It has tabs for information landmarks, and web links.
— The online journal expresses what the virtual world offers the real one. It is a mirror that reflects parallel articles, hot topics, and provides more links.Contributions are encouraged if covering topics relevant to real world readers.

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QUICK LINKS TO ISSUES
INDEX for all contributors and articles
Sim Street Journal #1: Virtual Reveals Real
Sim Street Journal #2: The Old in the New
Sim Street Journal #3: Magicians of Meaning
Sim Street Journal #4: Telling Stories
Sim Street Journal #5: Champions of Expression
Sim Street Journal #6: Overlapping Realities
Sim Street Journal #7: Luck Created
Sim Street Journal #8: Facing the Inevitable
Sim Street Journal #9: Motivated Learning
Sim Street Journal #10: Serious Fun
Sim Street Journal #11: Fantasy Fulfillment
Sim Street Journal #12: Insights from Extremes
Sim Street Journal #13: Bridging Boundaries

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