Coolest Things in SL
This is a new spot in RI where we feature things found in SL that are so cool, we alerted the media. Oh wait… that’s us. We alerted ourselves then so that we could share the coolest things we’ve found in SL with you. Feel free to submit your own suggestions for coolest things spotlight by sending us a NC! It can be anything at all that appealed to you, as as long as it’s – you know- cool… In this issue we bring you a trifecta of a cool thing in SL. The “cool” is loosely joined by the theme of “animation” and we begin this group with three cool things combined into one mega-cool thing. You may want to sit down. Unless you are in public and reading this on your phone in which case you might want to lean against something.
This flea circus from the March Arcade is without a doubt, one of the coolest things we’ve ever seen in SL. The precision work and the attention to detail makes everything really come to life in that set. Wait…. No, not quite “come to life.” Something was missing.
Enter the very well trained, highly skilled Kerfluffle Sheep brought to us by Half-Deer. They arrived at our office with applications in hand, just begging to be part of the show. After a quick review of their qualifications, they were in. All that was left was to get them to perform. All of the performance training credit goes to Fresh Animations. Their high standards resulted in the top notch performances you will see when you view the video above and watch the premiere of this issue’s coolest Coolest Thing.
Flea Circus Set by Pilot
Kerfluffle Sheep by Half Deer
Animations by Fresh
Video by Babenco and Criss.
Currently on display at 222
Now you may be thinking “what’s an Art exhibit doing in the cool things section, shouldn’t it be in the ART section” (or at least if you were the Ri editor that’s what you are thinking because he won’t stop saying it) Trust us, this is not only Art, this is “woah cool” art. Feathers Boa brings her sensibilities and talent as a real world painter to the production of what you could, if you were a pseudo-intellectual like me, call “living canvas”. Each painting taken at face value is already eye-catching, but as you approach the canvas each one begins to animate, to visibly change in its own unique way to display the deeper complexity of the work.
There’s a special thrill seeing someone use the unique possibilities in SL as the core of their art but this is much more than just a series of cool effects and becomes part of what makes Boas work shine. Even if the idea of going to “see art” in SL has never appealed you should go check this out. As Boa herself says “”What I look for are ways to use SL as a medium to create something which could not exist in the real world.” The next time you find yourself “not in the real world”, go visit and see for yourself.