EXPLORES THE RELEVANCE OF SECOND TO FIRST LIFE
• champions of expression • creative rights questions and action • critiques of collage
(Please see the in-world release or download Sim Street Journal #5 for more photographs, articles, and functionality.)
SL’s strengths are in providing a social platform, creative canvas, and entrepreneurial incubator. Those who combine all three of these, and focus them on a vision, turn second lives into first lives. They all champion their commitments and share with readers how they do it. Each contributor represents a different discipline, from club owner to art critic, from curator to fashion designer. Their commitments don’t waver, as they evolve and change with the trends. By forming a personal foundation within the virtual world, they have the freedom to explore potentials.
• “Clearing the Fog” Success can sneak up on the unsuspecting. Yanik Lytton set out to create a comfortable club and surpassed that into creating a legend. She shares how Fogbound Blues is focused, consistent, and popular.
• “Courage to Speak” When Linden Labs released the new Terms of Service, it woke up the creative community to take seriously what they have agreed to. Kylie Saber leads the organization focused upon change.
• “Fit for Survival” Evolving her clothing line, Kaddan Yue keeps an ear to the ground of trends, and can please both a variety of styles and ages. Her classics sell as well as her more daring designs, all handled with the capable hands of a Mistress Manager.
• “Fueling the Fire” Behind UWA’s famous art competitions is a dedicated, sensitive, and insightful organizer. FreeWee Ling understands the tremendous variety of entries, helps each contributor to reach potential, and presents the strongest sculpture shows on the grid.
• “The Aesthete & the Amateur: Revenge versus Sacrifice”
The fiction of expert versus observer continues when art critic Eleanor Medier comes home to discover her husband, Heavy Writer, has sold one of her Albers paintings to pay for his cars that she smashed up in the last issue. And he leaves her a surprise. Hiding her anger, plotting her revenge, the two run off to visit several exhibits:
• Fran Benoir creates visual poetry in her book-like collages.
• Samara Barzane transforms fragmented components into a cohesion.
• Molly Bloom recreates legendary scenes in new ways.
• “Reaching Out to Reach In” introduces the new social media platform, Avatar Social Network. Developed by Arkad Baxton, it extends the virtual world further to touch the edges of the real one. No longer dependent on Second Life or Facebook for communication, this domain can truly meet the needs of those balancing second and first lives.
Sim Street Journal also supports several events:
SL Photo Contest
UWA’s Freedom Project
Rose Theatre and Galleries
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Published monthly in complimentary versions: in-world and online.
(Please see the in-world release or download Sim Street Journal #5 for more photographs, articles, and functionality. Also available on MARKETPLACE).
Contributions are encouraged if covering topics relevant to the real world readers.
Comments and opinions are also encouraged.
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