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April 24, 2008

OK, so a fashion show in Second Life isn't everyones idea of fun. Think of a hybrid of a neon eighties disco movie montage sequence, a baroque fancy dress party and Tron and you will be getting close to the effect. The sheer range of cgi textiles was enough to make the make the mind boggle. Even so, being part of this surreal mis-en-scene I did feel like I was spending time in the same place as a lot of people I'd be happy to spend time with in real life (co-presence if you want to be academic about it). The fun and friendly atmosphere was definitely not virtual and wasn't killed even when Sade/James Blunt was played over the speakers... I'm not sure what the implications are in grown-up project terms but a big thanks to all who helped run the event. I didn't spill my drink once* :-)


*This feature is due for release by Linden Labs in early 2009. 

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  1. Sid Vicious and Hot Chocolate. The Bee Gees and the Undertones. I've finally found a DJ with the same taste in music as me (well, apart from the James Blunt track).

    Cubist enjoyed himself enormously. He's leaving it up to Ian to make sense of it for the grown-up project.


    Ian TrueloveIan Truelove on Thursday, 24 April 2008, 21:56 UTC # |

  2. I am definetly DJing next time :) I did enjoy SL dancing to Sid Vicious  in an  huge ball gown very much though. Had a great night - some pictures from me in the Emerge pool on Flickr. See you down the Emerge disco next month.

    Josie FraserJosie Fraser on Thursday, 24 April 2008, 22:09 UTC # |

  3. Ahhh it was a great night watching everyone in their frocks, and that was just the male avatars. And please can someone tell why the mention of Jame Blunt sounds like a criminal offence ;)

    Steven WarburtonSteven Warburton on Friday, 25 April 2008, 00:09 UTC # |

  4. And the Margaritas were great! Thank Warwick for me.

    George RobertsGeorge Roberts on Friday, 25 April 2008, 05:45 UTC # |

  5. The reason you don't understand why the words 'James Blunt' signal a henious crime is the reason I'm DJing next time. 

    Josie FraserJosie Fraser on Friday, 25 April 2008, 09:15 UTC # |

  6. Ah sorry I missed it. Had planned to come along but in the end my "First Life" got in the way!

    Janet FinlayJanet Finlay on Friday, 25 April 2008, 09:46 UTC # |

  7. Probably the most learning I have done in one evening for a long time - but as David? said earlier it was mostly about how to do things in SL. But got me thinking...

    Great fun and thanks to all those who organised it.

    So how does it relate to benefits realisation again?

    Paul BaileyPaul Bailey on Friday, 25 April 2008, 11:33 UTC # |

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