Exploring SL6B- Virtuocity

Blogging all these great builds at SL6B has been a lot of work, but an enormous amount of fun. I’m discovering a lot of really talented artists that I wasn’t familiar with before, and gaining a new appreciation of the work that these content creators have put into their creations.

I chose the Turtle Island Nights preset by Torley Linden, for the Virtuocity sim. I see a lot of pink in the builds surrounding the landing point (http://slurl.com/secondlife/SL6B%20Virtuocity/128/128/23), and they compliment the pink in the sky nicely.

We start with Annabelle Fanshaw, where the pages of an open book beckon you to hear a story. Relax in this utterly breathtaking garden, and click a book to read the text.

Annabelle Fanshaw

Annabelle Fanshaw

For someone like me that loves urban and metropolis style sims, I was drawn to the Immerse Into The Future build like a moth to a flame. The towering skyscraper with flashy neon signs and animated billboards by Nadir Taov is just the sort of thing I love finding in SL. I was even more excited when I read the notecard about Shipyard- a brand new urban RP sim. According to Nadir’s profile, he is also the owner of the Crack Den, which I am endlessly fascinated by. I can’t wait to go explore the Shipyard as soon as I have some spare time. If Nadir’s build here at SL6B is any indication of what to expect at Shipyard, then it should be pretty amazing. http://shipyard.sl/

Immerse Into The Future

Immerse Into The Future

Vitis Foederata is a collection of art displays. Contained in a series of spheres, each interactive exhibit will immerse you in the artwork itself. Follow the spiral staircase up to each level, and take your time to fully explore and enjoy this build.

Vitis Foederata

Vitis Foederata

The SL Left Unity Feminist Network is just that- a network to promote the feminist movement in Second Life, by Scylla Rhiadra.

SL Left Unity Feminist Network

SL Left Unity Feminist Network

I was so happy to find the SL6B Time Capsules Display. I had really wanted to be there for the opening of the last capsule, but it must have been held directly after Phil Lindens opening speech on Tuesday, because I completely missed it. There is a nice display here, though, of capsules as far back as 2003. You can even add a (full permissions) item to the 2009 capsule, to be preserved for another year.

SL6B Time Capsules Display

SL6B Time Capsules Display

At the Do It Yourself Car Wash, you’ll see that the ‘cars’ of the future are a bit different. Disembodied hands sponge off several space ships that are parked in the carwash stalls. A cute display, by Floatie Hock.

Do It Yourself Car Wash

Do It Yourself Car Wash

Andie Rau brings us CoOL BZoO Radio- The Future of Music and Dance. Andie’s display here at SL6B is a modern dance club setting, with streaming music from the radio station and plenty of space to get your dance on.

Walter Crumb and Mary Oakleaf groove to the music

Walter Crumb and Mary Oakleaf groove to the music

Kenn Nilsson’s display brings us RPS, the system developed for roleplaying in virtual environments. There are clickable signs that will give you more information on RPS, as well as various RP groups in SL, such as Tellurian, The Principiality of Nostitz, Karamoon and Terminal Island.

Kenn Nilsson

Kenn Nilsson

Georgianna Blackburn has put together an interactive, educational display that will teach you more about the Periodic table of elements. Step onto the element displays to see a pop up description.

Georgianna Blackburn

Georgianna Blackburn

Earth Primbee has done a remarkable job at Inspire Space Park. Use the teleporter to beam up to a spectacular solar system, where you can float amongst the stars and planets.

Inspire Space Park

Inspire Space Park

Making Reality Better is a powerful exhibit by Huntress Catteneo, that takes a closer look into mental health issues such as agoraphobia, and how virtual worlds can have an impact on helping people overcome their mental and emotional barriers.

Making Reality Better

Making Reality Better

Diana Allandale provides us with excerpts from her writings, and a comfortable place to sit back and read beneath the stars.

Diana Allandale

Diana Allandale

The House Of Avatars build by Talia Tokugawa is a 3D mockup of the Koinup logo. Featuring artwork from the winners of the Avatar Pics competition on Koinup.com

The House Of Avatars

The House Of Avatars

The Justice League Unlimited build will provide you with information on JLU, its mission statement, and an application to those interested in being a League member.

Justice League Unlimited

Justice League Unlimited

Paisley Beebe brings us the Perfect World Productions build, a larger than life TV set where you can go inside and relax in the lounge, watching Treet Tv shows like Fabulous Fashion and Tonight Live.

Treet TV Lounge

Treet TV Lounge

QTLabs is an IT Consulting business that offers both virtual world and real life services, including building, scripting and DJs.

QTLabs

QTLabs

Gods Did Party Afterall, by Zutshi Lupindo. At the time I was here, SL was not cooperating, so I couldn’t get any notecards to load. But there appeared to be several signs that tell would give you more information.

Gods Did Party..

Gods Did Party..

Ahh, Insilico. Another futuristic metropolis that I plan on visiting in the future. Created by Skills Hak. I had heard of Insilico and I’ve seen some amazing photos, but I have not really been there,yet. I didn’t realize that its also a roleplay sim, but there is a sign with information on this 4 sim, 1000 player cyberpunk megacity.Definitely worth checking out.

Insilico

Insilico

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~ by Nika Dreamscape on June 28, 2009.

3 Responses to “Exploring SL6B- Virtuocity”

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  2. Some really cool builds. I think between insilico and Immerse Into the Future, we can be positive that the future of urban settings involves huge displays with mysterious and assumedly intriguing females towering above us. I hope they aren’t the future equivalent of nuns, waiting to smack us with rulers as we pass underneath.

    I really, really, REALLY hope they aren’t the equivalent of the SL billboards the escorts who are really men love to use. If they are, expect to see a lot of dorky geeks clicking on them trying to get notecards sent to them explaining how much future currency will be transferred from their iBrainChip for services rendered.

  3. Thanks for posting this; it spares me time. I was not very impressed by what I saw, actually. What Linden means with “creative” often enough consisted of a lot of scripts, a lot of glow and a lot of absolutely pointless content. I really didn’t know what to do there.

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