Last weekend I had had the pleasure of attending the opening of Dyna Fleur, an immersive art installation in Second Life (teleport). By now it’s been written about in great detail a number of times (here and here) so I’m not even going to attempt to give you any more than my quick personal version.
I was blown away by it’s beauty and playfulness. The moment you enter and the work responds to you with movement and sound is fantastic. I had to go back through several times just for that. Hopefully this video gives you a tiny sense of it. I was also impressed at how well all of the elements – images, sounds, shapes, movement and landscape – are so well integrated, creating an elegantly nuanced piece.
The other thing I wanted to mention is that the whole reason I was there to begin with is because my new friend and collaborator, Poid Mahovlich (she did the terraforming) told me about it. I bring this up because it’s, for me, another example of how the network facilitates connections between like minds. I met Poid a few weeks ago after posting a help wanted notice for a machinima project (more on that in another post) and she was one to respond almost instantly.