Issue 13

SSJ#13-page opener

BRIDGING BOUNDARIES

As long as real people are behind the keyboard, the virtual world will mirror the real. And it will stretch the relationship between the two. With the advantages of anonymity, physical freedom, and creative ease, the virtual wins in flexibility. Losing many of the most annoying of the real world’s necessities, the virtual allows alternatives.

Yet there will always be a boundary between the two, as there will always be an attempt to make the virtual more and more real. This issue of Sim Street Journal, inspired by the University of Western Australia’s art competition Transcending Borders, explores how the virtual becomes symbolic of the real.  Approaches to these boundaries are tested by relevance. No one shows this evolution more than several cornerstones of virtual culture:

small club owners
Collaborative group of friends share from experiences running clubs, hosting, DJ’ing, and providing a musical journey to wide circles of patrons.

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

(The in-world edition compares their views while the online edition has an article from each.)

community participants
Selina Greene of Book Island reveals what it takes to construct an organization that retains vitality by linking constituents together as a cultural hub. With the premier sim for writers and publishers, she has mastered the ingredients for relevance, longevity, and linking the virtual to the real.
Steps to Connect by Selina Greene

interactive artists

Jayjay Zifanwe, director of the University of Western Australia’s in-world campus, describes the development of the competition as a highly respected cultural achievement that bridges understanding to the real world. Managing the Mosaic of UWA

Eleanor Medier, invited to judge the University of Western Australia’s 3D Art Competition, discusses her criteria for selection and critiques each work. (The in-world edition compares her choices, then discusses the winners. The online Judge’s Notebook critiques each chosen work in greater depth):

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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Enjoy different, but related, issue versions: online and in-world (available at the Second Life® SSJ office (Innu 42, 35, 1649) or download PDF here Sim Street Journal #13
Back issues are available on MARKETPLACE.
— The in-world magazine 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 magazine 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.

Please see the INDEX for all contributors and articles.

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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

Contributions are encouraged if covering topics relevant to real world readers.
Comments and opinions are also encouraged: simstreetjournal@gmail.com

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Eleanor Medier (avatar of Liane Sebastian)

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Liane Sebastian wears an editor’s hat, designer’s coat, and artist’s shoes.

BLOG: http://www.publishingpioneer.wordpress.com

PORTFOLIO: http://www.lianesebastianillustration.wordpress.com

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EMAIL: lianesebastian9@gmail.com

Sim Street Journal explores the relevance of second to first life.
© 2015 by Liane Sebastian/Eleanor Medier, Sim Street Journal.
Articles cannot be reprinted without permission.

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