3. Inspiration

Any creative person is going to flourish in the virtual world. It is irresistible. When skills grow, the possibilities are endless. Even those who never explored their creative talents before can discover hidden abilities! The unifying element of sharing and questioning has cultural momentum. Every contributor draws energy from this freedom.

Sim Street Journal: Immersive Impact

3. InspirationA ‘Renaissance’ is when creative ideas from around the world mingle.

Artists must be affected by changes around them. Entering into a virtual world and not incorporating its properties into creative output keeps any expression superficial. Those who simply upload paintings or music into the virtual world, without changing it, miss the integrity of the medium. Sim Street Journal seeks creators who understand how the virtual world inspires them. They discover and use its potential in their work. For the 3D visual artists, it defies gravity! Musicians push the duo-stream technology to not only perform individually, but with other musicians around the world. The platform allows amazing matches when unlimited by location for collaborators! The idea-exchange from such a wide-range of viewpoints makes feedback received very rich. Perceptions can be easily tested. SSJ reviews the work from 85 artists, and the more talented they are, the more they incorporate the immersive experience.

“Advice to other artists: Look at the medium and isolate what makes it unique over other traditional media. Think about where it’s strengths lay, where it is powerful, and concentrate on that, as any recognition likely will come from those curators who can see that you are using the medium not to mimic other media, but rather as its own unique powerful immersive tool.”

—Bryn Oh, virtual artist
Sim Street Journal #18

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Back to introduction for Unifying Themes.
Click here for 4. Self-knowledge in the series.

These are more thoughts on the themes that tie all the articles of eighteen issues together. To experience the hybrid publication, “Immersive Impact: The Best of SSJ #1–18” Collection, you will need an account in SL. Reading this online collection is about the best introduction to the virtual world that you can find. “Portal to Possibilities” gives an overview of the overviews!

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Please see the INDEX for all contributors and articles.
(All in-world issues are available on MARKETPLACE).


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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
Sim Street Journal #14Realities Blend
Sim Street Journal #15: Creative Collaborations
Sim Street Journal #16: Visual Music
Sim Street Journal #17Retrospective Tribute to Visual Leadership
Sim Street Journal #18Capture Time

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