Second Life 6th Birthday Build

Micheil Merlin and I created Space is there… for the Second Life 6th Birthday party exhibition this year. The exhibition theme was “Virtual Worlds in the Future” and we decided to expand the concept of collapsing geography into space exploration.

SL6B "Space is there..." invited people to climb into space and imagine all that could be done there.

Our SL6B build invited people to climb into space and imagine all that could be done there.

From the exhibition notes:
Second Life has been home to a number of builds that model for real world projects. Educators, business and researchers have all used the modelling capabilities of SL to seek and discover real life solutions to building projects all around the world.

But why stop there?

...and climb, and climb, and climb....

...and climb, and climb, and climb....

Why not use virtual world technology to explore the possibilities of the stars and planets in the rest of our galaxy or the entire universe?

Just as Edmund Hillary climbed Mount Everest “because it was there”, our build invites you to climb space, into a solar system under construction in preparation for human habitation.

Space is there,
and we’re going to climb it,
and the moon and the planets are there,
and new hopes for knowledge and peace are there.
-John Fitzgerald Kennedy, USA President 1961-1963

Inspired by JFK’s famous quote, we invite you to climb in space and imagine all we can do there.

SL artist and composer, Kolor Fall, created some wonderful original pieces of music that we placed into the upper catwalks creating a magnificent effect of layered sound that enhanced the sense of majesty of the universe.

The solar system under construction

The solar system under construction

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2 responses to “Second Life 6th Birthday Build

  1. Nickola Martynov

    lol Ener. You were happy to find the pizza at the top though! Sorry we didn’t have any poutine for you.

  2. this was an amazing build and i learned something while exploring it

    my avatar is afraid of heights!

    rational thought flew out the window as i climbed their build. my shoulders tensed up, my grip tightened, and i actually got a headache!

    but their build was so compelling that i could not stop! and it was awesome! anyone who thinks sl does not translate to rl, well they simply lack imagination

    this was quite an awakening!

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