(Un)occupy Turtle Island

Unsettling America

Occupy movement in New Mexico finds new name out of respect for Native Americans:

By Nicolas Mendoza, The American Independent

In response to concerns over the term “Occupy Albuquerque”, the protest movement has renamed itself “(Un)occupy Albuquerque.” The decision was made in a general assembly meeting of protesters at the University of New Mexico campus.

As the New Mexico Independent reported last week, some of the ’99 percenters’ objected to the association of the word ‘Occupy’ with what one Daily Kos contributor called “…five-hundred years of forced occupation of [Native American] lands, resources, cultures, power, and voices by the imperial powers of both Spain and the United States. A big chunk of the 99 percent has been served pretty well by that arrangement. A smaller chunk hasn’t.”

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(Un)occupy Albuquerque Connects Corporate Greed to Fight for Native Land:

by Jorge…

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Saturday, 8 September 2018

Carnival of the Arts 5 Day 2

I cannot believe we are already on day two! Hey, grinders! Big thank yous to everyone who came out on Friday for our wonderful artists!

We are continuing our carnival with more people who are very special to us!

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2 Shannon Oherlihy

3 Thunderfoot Lorefield

4 Phemie Alcott

5 TBA/Break

6 Grace McDunnough

7 Bearsheart

8 suzen JueL

So, join us for 6 hours of incredible songwriters, as well as the art of Silas Merlin.

We look forward to enjoying with you.

Annnd your field trip…

9a Winston @ The Blarney Stone

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Sunny Day – by Cica Ghost

Caits World

One of Second Life’s most productive artists must be Cica Ghost! And I love her for it, as she creates the most awesome ‘landscapes’ on her sim Nowhere City.

Her current installation is called “Sunny Day” and that is exactly the feeling you get when you visit this whimsical place. A world where everything is made out of wood, where you can sit on a rocking horse or travel around in a wooden car, where the sun is shining and happy music is playing.

Sunny Day - I - by Cica Ghost

Just go see it and enjoy and..make of it what you will, but at least you will have a sunny day!

Sunny Day - IV - by Cica Ghost

Slurl to Sunny Day

Sunny Day - II - by Cica Ghost

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Sansar Product Meeting #12/1: publishing and access control

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Radio Grind presents…The Experience: Part V The Dirty Grind IAC Live Music Venue & Listening Lounge – scene of the March 20th Product Meeting

The following notes are taken from the Sansar Product Meeting held on Tuesday, March 20th. These weekly Product Meetings are open to anyone to attend, are a mix of voice (primarily) and text chat. Dates and times are currently floating, so check the Meet-up Announcements and the Sansar Atlas events sections each week. Official notes, when published can be found here.

A portion of the meeting looked at the mid-March update, which is covered separately here. The latter half of the meeting was also  an extended  – and at times confused – general discussion on access control. Part of this did highlight the benefit of more scripted capabilities for access control and persistence of scripts, etc., (e.g. limited ban times, rather than a one-time…

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“If you just build it, they might not come”: promoting events in SL

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Seanchai Library, directly and through Storyfests SL, have organised, promoted and run a range of popular and successful events over the years, including a recreation of Orson Welles' 1938 broadcast of War of the Worlds - with suitable embellishments! War of the Worlds, one of a long line of successful special events organised and promoted by Seanchai Library over the years

Welcome to the first in a news series and to a new departure for this blog – articles by guest contributors. In this series, and over the coming weeks, Caledonia Skytower examines the ins and outs and dos and don’ts of event promotion in a virtual world.

By Caledonia Skytower

1.    Blasting the Myths

Second Life is like baseball, or rather like baseball movies.  Is it really? There is an insidious myth in virtual worlds that if you create something that you believe is wonderful, and tell a few friends about it, people will (and should) come flocking from all parts virtual to see your brilliance, experience your events, fill your jars with awe-induced tips.

“If you build it, they will come”, may be a misquote from a…

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