Oct 14, 2019

Not Dead Yet But Not in Second Life Much

It's cold and snowy here in Real Life and I've just made myself a pot of tea. My wife is out so I have some "quiet time" to surf the web and catch up with anything I fancy. And that includes stopping by the Alphaville Herald.

Apr 21, 2012

Sex & God in the Metaverse

It seems I missed adding a link from here to an article I penned for the Tribune back in March. Sex & God in the Metaverse takes a peek at two events from opposite ends of the moral spectrum; and online sex conference and a new virtual world based on the Bible.

Take a look if you haven't already seen this one. There are, as always, links to other related articles.

Mar 28, 2012

Metaverse Live: 3-27-12

Metaverse TV Live is back and broadcasting from the WW2 Memorial Park in Second Life. Guests include Jessii2009 Warrhol and Vickster Kuhn talking about the sim and flying planes in the virtual world.

There's also chat about the Second Life Marketplace, 3D immersion, HTML5, Open Sim, and more.

Mar 21, 2012

3D Immersion in SL

How close is 3D immersion in Second Life? Check out my latest article in the Metaverse Tribune for more details.

Feb 27, 2012

Linden Lab Acquires LittleTextPeople

Read about Linden Lab's latest acquisition over at the Metaverse Tribune.

The first episode of Wetaverse in now in the final editing stages and planning for the Ides of March has begun. As the say in the TV world, stay tuned!

Feb 25, 2012

Wetaverse Episode 1 Up and Running

The first edition of Wetaverse is now available to watch. Sex and Gor feature in this show, along with poetry, machinema, and all with a darker, sexier edge.

The next edition should be available in a month's time. Let us know if you have ideas for topics.

Feb 19, 2012

So what's going on, Siggy?

You'd think that live broadcasting would be easier that recording. With the latter, you have to do lots of cutting, pasting, cropping, fiddling with sounds, and so on. But it turns out that "live" has challenges of its own. So, MBC went for switching to a fortnightly format and then to a hiatus. By "hiatus" I mean "not happening unless folks decide to do otherwise.

Yours truly has been very busy in real life so it's not necessarily a bad thing personally to get some extra time. But it's good to keep a presence in Second Life so I've committed to doing some regular writing for the
Metaverse Tribune. Recka Wuyts and Bethany Slade have been wonderful in allowing me carte blanche on topics, so I can pick and choose what I want to write about. In truth, that's the point of being a "freelance writer" - the freedom to shift from topic to topic depending on the level of interest.

So on Christmas Eve, 2011, I made a case against Net Neutrality in my Op-Ed piece
Net Neutrality: Just Say No. This was in response to an earlier article by Skylar Smythe, who argued that the private sector was "censoring" content by seeking to make some people pay more for access than others.

In one of my sober moments over the Christmas period, I wrote an article that appeared on New Year's Day, 2012, entitled 2011: (Hardly) in Second Life. This was a discussion about why my presence in SL has dwindled over time, although not as a result of joining the "Second Life is dying" brigade.

Not long after that, I penned
Hacktivists: Freedom Fighters or Self-Centered Script Kiddies, with the latter interpretation being my favorite. I rather hoped to have some self-centered script kiddies take me task on this one but alas, I'm nowhere near as fun a target as the FBI or Google.

I spent a couple of weeks at the end of January on the road in real life, so it wasn't until February 6th, that I was able to write about the IPO for Facebook in Of Privacy and Profits: The Facebook Frenzy.

Meanwhile, the Wetaverse show isn't yet posted at the MBC TV site, so stay tuned to see what happens! I have an article submitted to the Trib and will alert folks when it appears.