How can I explain the website Second Life? There are parts of this site that are so creative you enter a whole new world when you visit. The originality of the art installations takes imagination and skill to whole new levels in this world of wonder.
My friend Coral teleported my avatar into Stick Land. The little stick figures were animated so they walked around and gave us hugs. The happy little trees were dancing. Everything was in black and white. I met Coral in a cartoon rainstorm of hearts.
I discovered little houses in the landscape and it was fun to go inside them and experience the hand drawn perspective.
So what you have is an alternate reality inside of another reality.
This is another avatar couple who was exploring the site and taking pictures. They look like real people in a fake atmosphere but it is all fake. It gets so I question my reality sitting here typing these words.
The site is mostly white as if you are on a big piece of paper with little doodles all over it. It is disorienting to walk into the drawing and snoop around. I went thru this gate and up the steps into the little house and I could see all over the rest of the page that seemed to go on without end.
I found a little pond to sit next to and marveled at the way they had produced water. The waves moved and flipped in the fake wind.
In the end I flew around this site for about an hour. I panned my view out into the ether to get a look at how it all worked from "space". I found myself intrigued by the site right next door to this one which had the traditional art images of Second Life in a more real life style and I had my mind blown again. The artists of Second Life are into some really new things that alter my view of reality.
With all the stress in the Real World I find it very relaxing to explore this Second Life where creativity rules and imagination takes me far, far away. Here are some photo shots of the site next to Stick Land that you see in the above photo.
Surreal. Salvadore Dali would have loved this site. Anytime I can play with eyeball chairs I am happy. People who play on the Second Life site talk about logging into real life as a break from this imaginary life. There are no hurricanes or elections in this world. I like that.