NS CultureLab Review of “Life 2.0” (Film)

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Life 2.0 Cover

Life 2.0 Cover

The real world of Second Life

What are we to make of an adult man who leads an online life in which his avatar is an 11-year-old girl?
Inhabitants of Second Life, the online virtual world where this man/girl hangs out, are not troubled by such questions. The ability to explore alternative identities is what attracts many people there in the first place.

For the rest of us, we can find some answers in Life 2.0, a carefully-produced documentary about the real physical lives of Second Lifers.

As for why an adult man would want a school-aged girl for an alter-ego – I’m still not sure. But the man that actually created one? Well, he suddenly doesn’t seem quite so odd.

Rezday 3 [Update 1 2]

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It’s my rezday! Yay!

I started the day by visiting the Milk N’ Kookies show at their new studio in Milk N Kookies Headquarters, KIC (65, 207, 26)
Koffeekid, who is my cousin and host of the show, wished me a happy birthday on the air! I jumped up and down as everyone in the studio wished me a happy birthday!

Milk N Kookies is now officially listed in SL WIki, under the heading Second Life Podcasts.

Now, please vote for MnK in the First Annual Second Life Residentsā€™ Choice Awards

Update 1: Here is the Event listing for my RezDay party. Adz Childs 3rd Rezz Day Party. *giggles*
Update 2 Sokmunky invited me to her chicken pen. She said a new chick is going to hatch today. I can name it. It’s going to be a boy. You can see the egg in the front of this picture. It’s gold!

How Could I Forget Pinocchio?

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Ohmygosh How Could I Forget Pinocchio?
pinocchio added to gallery
Pinocchio is the original Artificial Boy. Read the rest…

Artificial Boys

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I made a gallery of other artificial boys I know! I’ll add more if I find any! Maybe someday it will be a public gallery of other artificial children like me. For now its in my playhouse and only close friends can see it. Sorry.

(( Adz identifies with famous artificial boys, David featured in A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), and D.A.R.Y.L., a 1985 film by the same name. Read the rest…

Social Networking Media Matrix

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  My You Face Second
My MyMy MyYou MyFace MySecond
You YouMy YouYou YouFace YouSecond
Face FaceMy FaceYou FaceFace FaceSecond
Second SecondMy SecondYou SecondFace SecondSecond
Space SpaceMy SpaceYou SpaceFace SpaceSecond
Tube TubeMy TubeYou TubeFace TubeSecond
Book BookMy BookYou BookFace BookSecond
Life LifeMy LifeYou LifeFace LifeSecond
  Space Tube Book Life
My MySpace MyTube MyBook MyLife
You YouSpace YouTube YouBook YouLife
Face FaceSpace FaceTube FaceBook FaceLife
Second SecondSpace SecondTube SecondBook SecondLife
Space SpaceSpace SpaceTube SpaceBook SpaceLife
Tube TubeSpace TubeTube TubeBook TubeLife
Book BookSpace BookTube BookBook BookLife
Life LifeSpace LifeTube LifeBook LifeLife

REM – Murmur – Catapult – Interpretation

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(( Murmur – with an album name like that, how can any attempt to comprehend what they are saying. Maybe that’s what gives me the courage to try. If I’m wrong, well, eff you. Here is what the song, Catapult, meant to me. Read the rest…