Of course building quality isn't everything. Some exhibits impress with clever ideas, making extensive use of the possibilities virtual worlds do offer - others look just damn cool!
|Not a borg-anthill: Astonish DJ Stage|
|Very innovative use of a standard bumpmap: The Sarcophagus of Sleep|
|What looks like a cool cyberpunk metal grid is actually LL's good old basketweave-effect - clever!|
|Clownski's Garden. Yes, thats a Drow swinging. A rather rare sight, as I have to admit!|
|(Some of) the 200 closest stars to the sun.|
|A step-by-step documentation how the exhibition was made. All stars are in the correct position relative to the sun and are colourized according to their type.|
|Most of the 200 closest stars to the sun. Sadly the screenshot didn't capture the hovertexts showing the name of every star. I even fond the notorious Wolf 359!|
When a festival like this proves one thing then that the SL-community is the most creative one you can think of. You can literally find everything here: clever visualisations of scientific content, role-play, art-exhibits, nature, friendly places to socialize... there is so much to see and do. No surprise that for many SL became literally a digital home beside the physical one.
My friend Gee put together the possibilities of SL in a very interesting exhibit - but see for yourself:
|Avatar Dreams. Funny fact: Gee just logged in when I took this picture!|
|According to Gee there are four stages in an avatar's life in SL: Familar, Nesting, Bonding and Living.|
|Yes, it's a Drow Science steam engine.|
|Very cool & interactive: you can select what you like to do most in SL and show how other people did decide.|
Yes, there might be a third part of my SL12B gallery. Perhaps even tomorrow - stay tuned!