Watch the World(s): A Second Life Machinima by Robbie Dingo, Van Gogh’s The Starry Night in Second Life

Robbie Dingo has created a Second Life sim of Van Gogh’s The Starry Night.

Robbie says:

Ever looked at your favorite painting and wished you could wander inside, to look at it from different perspectives? Spend a single day in one of mine, from early sunrise on a new day, to dusk when lights come on in cosy homes; through a peaceful night, till morning.

Robbie Dingo's Watch the World(s) - Second Life Machinima of Van Gogh's The Starry Night
Robbie Dingo’s Watch the World(s) – Second Life Machinima of Van Gogh’s The Starry Night

Check the New World Notes blog for more info on how Watch the World(s) was done.

High resolution videos can be downloaded from Robbie’s Blog.

Link via Boing Boing


Second Life adds Voice to Live Grid for all users

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Mashable reports that Second Life has made the previously announced voice option available on the Beta grid.

Kristen Nicole writes:

What is being called the Voice First Look Viewer is available for download to use in the live grid, meaning all users can now have voice options in their Second Life game. Second Life plans to run Voice on the live grid for a couple of months, and see how t goes, based on user feedback, but the company is looking to make this a standard feature on Second Life in the near future.

I used to play Unreal Tournament online a lot, and after checking some of the servers with voice enabled, I quickly discovered I rather not hear my fellow gamers at all. Now Second Life gamers are probably a different breed (at least the percentile of female users is higher, 50% isn’t it?), but I wonder how many people really welcome this option.