Thursday, August 4, 2011
Meeroos, SL's extremely popular species of virtual, breedable animals created by Malevay Studios, are currently starving. Yesterday, reports Malevay's Catherine Farspire, unidentified griefers using variations of the avatar name 'Meeroos Resident' (the company's official account) were found selling unauthorized Meeroos food in the region of Twas. (The miscreants, says Ms. Farspire, 'built their own [store] in the sky selling fraudulent food'.) As a result, she reports, Linden Lab has closed down the region of Twas -- and also blocked 'Meeroos Resident', the legitimate Malevay Studios account: 'We believe the account was blocked by Linden Lab by mistake, given all the reported accounts were variations of the same name, or the account was mistakenly reported by residents meaning to abuse report the offending avatars. We simply cannot be sure. Unfortunately, this has dealt us a crippling blow at the worst time possible.'
Meeroos Starving Due to SL Griefers Selling Fraudulent Food & Linden Lab Closing Their Legitimate Food Source (UPDATE: Meeroos Account Reopened, But SL Still "Flooded With Unauthorized Food")
The Center for PostNatural History was created 'to acquire, interpret and provide access to a collection of living, preserved and documented organisms of postnatural origin.' Center for PostNatural History (via IFTF Future of Science, thanks Ariel Waldman!)
full and close up images of pieces from the show 'Restlessly Still' @ Merry Karnowski Gallery.
show runs from July 30 - August 27, 2011
see previous post for more details.
'Enrapture' 24'x12' oil and graphite on wood panel
'Deeper' 24'x18' oil and graphite on wood panel
'Charlotte' 24'x24' oil and graphite on wood panel
'Lili and her Ghosts' 24'x24' oil and graphite on wood panel
'Where I Rest' 24'x36' oil and graphite on wood panel
'She Wind' 16'x16' oil and graphite on wood panel
'Prince of Horns' 12'x12' oil and graphite on wood panel
'Margery' 6'x7' ink and graphite on hand cut paper
'Lillian' 6'x7' ink and graphite on hand cut paper
'Alyssa' 6'x7' ink and graphite on hand cut paper
'Shaela' 6'x7' ink and graphite on hand cut paper
~ opening night ~
more opening night photos should be up on Merry Karnowski site soon.
~ in progress ~
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Sure, it’s not really what he had in mind. But I’m rather struck by the fact that pretty much every flame war ever could be avoided if we only listened to him. Shorter version: Recognize that you could be wrong, be tolerant of people who say things you hate and kind to people with whom you disagree, and, for god’s sake, don’t feed the trolls*.
*He didn’t actually say that last bit, but it’s just assumed at this point, right?
Via Joe Dwyer