The Virtual NonProfit – State filings

by Ada Radius May 6, 2016This is Part III of an open-ended series on running a virtual nonprofit, the Nuts and Bolts. New Media Arts is a very small U.S. nonprofit corporation, tax exempt under IRC 501(c)(3). We’re a library and arts organization that has no physical offices. Our services are available all over the […]

2016 APL 2016-05-04 Seven New Publications and More

2016 APL 2016-05-04 by S. Wijnsma Seven new publications (and some not entirely new, but not yet mentioned)PUBLICATIONS on our news page We’ve had the great good luck of getting permission of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, to chart and publish all their embroidery patterns. And also some of their embroideries, though […]

Avatar Repertory Theater – Preparing a Role for Poetry

by Ada Radius April 22, 2016 Avatar Repertory Theater actors are preparing to record a professional podcast of Robert Frost’s “North of Boston”, most of which are drama poems.  We performed a one hour version of it live, with virtual sets and avatars, at the lastVWBPE conference, and, now that we have some New England […]

Virtual Nonprofits – Nuts and Bolts – Forwarding to Multiple Recipients in Gmail.

by Ada RadiusApril 7, 2016 This is an open-ended series to share things we’ve discovered about running a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that operates entirely online and in virtual worlds.One of New Media Arts’ challenges is online communications. We have six board members, who, in a nonprofit, are the bosses – legally and personally responsible for the […]

Avatar Repertory Theater – Past, Present, Future

by Ada Radius April 1, 2016 With the words that Shakespeare gave Miranda: “O brave new world that has such people in it!” When Iain McCracken (Sodovan Torok in Second Life) and I founded Avatar Repertory Theater in 2008, there were already several active live theater troupes in the grid. Talk of live theater in […]

“Land Impact” Values, SL vs OpenSim grids

by Ada Radius March 5, 2016 Another reason why I love building in OpenSim! The so-called “Land Impact” values. Here is a comparison of land impact values for identical mesh model uploads, that I tested in OpenSim, then uploaded into Second Life. In both grids, 1 prim = 1 land impact value. For these low-poly […]

NofBoston-poster-website

ART to grace the stage at VWBPE in SL March 11th 7PM PDT

 

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED to join Avatar Repertory Theater for a dramatization of Robert Frost’s 1915 modernist masterpiece “NORTH OF BOSTON”, presented live in voice, Friday, March 11 at 7pm Pacific Time in Second Life at Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education sim.

From the hired hand who finally comes home, to a man who will never walk the New England woods again for his beloved native orchids, Robert Frost paints his metaphors into the lives of country people in a rich and formidable land.
Adapted for virtual theater by Judith Adele (Ada Radius)

ACTORS: Kayden Oconnell, JadaBright Pond, Sodovan Torok, Em Jannings and Ada Radius.
SETS by Ada Radius

Avatar Design for Virtual World Theater

Avatar Design for Virtual World Theaterby Ada Radius Feb 2016Avatar design for virtual theater is aimed primarily toward expressiveness. It’s also important that our actors be able to change avatars and costumes quickly, attach props and use them easily, and move their avatars appropriately.Another important consideration is server and viewer resources. Every vertex and pixel […]

2015 SHUTIN: Housebound is not home alone.

The web is pages. Virtual worlds are people. Voluntarily housebound? Yes. By choice. Oh, I walk outside on occasion, when the weather is nice. And I go out once in a while for medical attention. And I chat from time to time with the people in old folks home where I live. But those people […]