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 […]

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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 […]

Virtual Worlds, OpenSim, Grids & Hypergrid

What is a Virtual World? A virtual world is a computer-simulated three dimensional environment populated by multiple users.  Each user is usually represented by an avatar, which is usually a graphic representation of a human, a creature or robot.  The multiple users can generally communicate with each other, usually in normal voice (wearing a headset with earphones and […]

2016 APL 2016-02-11 Two new publications.

PUBLICATIONS Adding the third would have meant a delay of some days, and I want to keep to a regular schedule. If we can publish something each week, it works better than publishing a lot once every two months. Judith told me after editing this weeks first publication that there were so many letters, that […]

2016 APL 2016-02-03 Three new publications

NEWSWell, we made it into the New Year. And we made the public funding ratio limit too, thanks to many small donations, and some big ones, and a lot of ebay, etsy, and marktplaats sellers and also forum members who were willing to share images, photos and scans of their treasures. Thank you all!From the […]