Tuesday, July 1, 2008

flo's vote for June 29, 2008

Vlad Ganesvoort presented an interactive piece he is still working on, Castle Aurburn the Jewellery Castle. Encased in a globe that you touch to open, you can click on crystals inside to turn on weather effects: rain, snow and fireworks! Many details to looks at and many interactive. It is a bit primmie now but Vlad is learning sculpties and hopes to have less prims when he is finished. It is a must see in world! (note...I’ve let Vlad set up his castle on some land I have. You can see it here until he gets his own place)

Holocluck Henly was in festive mode, with a couple of major holidays coming up he made two splashy Holiday Weekender pools for them... Canada Day and the Fourth of July! the waters move with kaleidoscopic effect on the surface.

Frofidor Niekerk showed his amazing model of a Turbo Dragon. His plans for it may be an avatar someday or a single object drivable of some sort.

Bloodsong Termagant shared the wonder and majesty of his tiny rideable pig. Since the more toal prims in an objext, the longer it takes to send link messages so Blood's pig is more soundly designed then his Tiny Tauntaun. Doing this pig, Blood feels he has made the most animated rideable creature to date. And if you could see all this creature is capable of, you would say the same. One example is the interactivity... you can feed your pig, skritch it, pinch its ear and/or pull its tail. Check it out in world to see its exhaustive list of features!

Eleanora Newell presented a sculpty sculpture patterned after some photos of native american warriors. It has the feel of a large wood carving.

Bryn Oh showed a hybrid animal music box, Rabbicorn. When you touch his nose, inside is a button to play the music with a poem...
: Sits forlorn
: The Rabbicorn
: A robot gift
: Set adrift
: In settled dust
: With spots of rust
: A once treasured toy
: Of a boy
Bryn like to hide thing in her builds, so for this one, it is activated by saying "Rabbicorn" in chat which opens part of base to reveal second part of poem.

Marion Questi demonstrated a personal calculator in the form of a slide rule. In RL, slide rules can't add or subtract, but this one can. You can use it as a basic 4 function calculator, for example to add a set of numbers. you can use if for more more complex expressions with nested parens, exponents, log and trig functions. Marion went on to explain, "So you're thinking...if it really is a calculator...why make a slide rule? Why not box it in the shape of an HP-35, which was the handheld calculator that killed the slide rule in 1972, and which had about the same functionality as the script I have written. Well, up until that time, the slide rule was the badge of the engineer. Slide rules rode along on every Apollo mission. And James Watt, originally an instrument maker, developed a slide rule of improved precision for use in the design of his steam engines. So the slide rule is a legitimate icon in the Steampunk world. And unlike the Difference Engine and the Analytical Engine, slide rules were in general use in Victorian times."

Ilsa Munro presentation this week, was it inspired by her browsing of google image as usual? Noooooo! This week her inspiration was something she saw on a tee shirt... Artoo Tweetoo! It will operate as a remote controled vehicle. Sweet piece, and another you need to see in action :)

(sings along)....."will you be my neighbor?" That was a remark from someone after Judy Brodie rezzed her "Ode to Mr. Rogers". She made it for a museum dedicated to classic kid shows. She is currently working on puppets for it. Thanks for the memories Judy!

My Vote this week goes to...

Bryn Oh's The Rabbitcorn.

If you stop by to visit her new gallery you will need to know this... drop thru floor... then click on trap door and drop again. There is a computer there to open passage, type =^.^= then explore her awesome pieces. Look for notes she places around to make a little story for the place. Here is a snap of another of her pieces, "Robotmom and Child".

I will close with another of her poems...
: Found your picture fallen behind the cupboard
: You were chasing me around the tree
: My smile was parted to say some word
: But I no longer remember what it was going to be
: I wish I had told you about the love I feel
: Memories of you as I grieve
: I will encase your soul in a body of steel
: And bring you back so you won't have to leave

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