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IF YOU ARE A LOVER OF THE ARTS THEN THIS IS AN INVITE FOR A CHRISTMAS TRIP ON DEC, 24, 1.30 PM AND TO GET A GIFT AS AN ART HOLDER

IF YOU ARE ARTIST THIS IS AN INVITE TO A PRESENTATION OF ONE OF YOUR WORKS AT LEA14 AND TO THE TRIP

Dear friend,

I am a conceptual digital artist. I make concepts for creating art and for installments to display. I don’t make pieces of art by myself any longer. Sometimes I give lectures and show the last piece I made as a metaphor: The Blue Elephant. See me therefore as a curator with a mission to display things my way.

In 2016 Santorini Bienniale will open the doors to Immersive Interactive Art. This fits to present my time capsule of prim based art containing some stunning pieces created in Second Life over the last 10 years made by more than 40 artists. I call the collection VULCANICUS as there is in the center of the sim a huge volcano where the donated pieces are presented in a SL compatible open environment. Open environment means the servers will run for more than 100 years by a non-profit foundation.

In case you have contributed to Vulcanicus you got all answers on questions you had. Then your art is in SL and outside SL “in my hands” to take care of it by showing and by publishing it. When Second Life ends the way we know it now the art will be kept safe for future generations in Vulcanicus to visit.

Now it is time to show in Second Life one piece of art you made that will make it to eternity. I invite you to contribute one piece to display. A piece you want to keep in the time capsule outside SL. The way it will be presented shall be a secret. I invited Giovanna Cerise to work it out and gave her some conceptual instructions. One is that there will be 12 spots moving slowly — and it shall be an intelligent moon. An Artificial Intelligence that dreams art so what is displayed on the 12 spots can change on the thoughts of the visitors. On this very short video you see me (Art Blue) in a Vitruvian pose holding a piece of art (May contain Fish by Maya Paris) moving slowly so visitors may see the coming and going of the art on display. If there will be water or sand or ice or whatever where the art spots will be on display stays on Giovanna. I made just a Blue Moon and a grey spot where the avatar stands to make it easy to understand the rotation and the display concept

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You see also a second spot at right hand. All 12 spots have same distance. On December 24, 1.30 PM SLT [= 22.30 CET] I will do a sneak preview to show the concept of rotating and the walking on the moon. It will be part of the HG Safari End of the Year Tour in opengrid Metropolis. In case you can’t come there is a short video I made with a school class for promoting the Moonboots that may contain the scripts for the visitors preferred dream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWQKNU2xlZY

So let me come to the point: want to be part of the dream carrying your work to the future? Then contact me and show me what you offer to be shown. You have to upload it a second time in opensim for the time capsule. This is a procedure taking not long. Best to take Firestorm viewer dual world (opensim) edtion. I tell you how to do.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Art Blue

You may ask if the art you donate may get stolen in opensim? I dont think so. Vulcanicus is a closed server structure. But best protection is from my personal point of view to show, to document and to print your art work. This I do via an art-trust I am in charge of.

Reiner Schneeberger – short profile at cnn.schneeberger.de

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THE MOONBOOTS

About a short play “Walking on the Moon” performed today for Jami Mills and Friday Blaisdale to thank them for one year editing my stories published in rez Magazine. And a video that takes you on the moon. Let´s bring the video first!

Read about YOUR MOONBOOTS are ready

The first woman on the moon made it in the year 1964. Yes correct: 2014 – 50 years is 1964. Why was it so? And is there proof? And who was it? The answer shall be given step by step.

In a stunning video production you get it all. It happened in the Metaverse. Yes the Metaverse George Bloom, executive producer at CBS Digital, speaks in his TED talk. He says “we will meet all there in some years time”.

 

But what happened before it comes to such production? 

[12:3jami_0064] Message shouts:  You shall hear a spherical music from Ultraviolet Alter and some synthetic voices and sound mixed in. Turn on the stream in your viewer that is set active on the ground.

[12:36] Jami Mills: great music

[12:36] Director: Cannoneers, welcome the audience!

[12:37] Jami Mills: are the engines still being readied?

[12:38] Jami Mills: hydrogen cells fully fueled?

[12:38] Jami Mills: i’m getting hungry!

[12:38] Director:  Well done cannoneers! I heard the cannon fire three times!

-:  It became tradition at the Grand Theatre to skip the personal welcome babble. We would sit here for hours if I would greet all of high rank and of noble born caste in person who decided to join this play and stay invisible.

-:  If this journey is successful it shall be noticed by the scribes of Astropoeticon that two writers have passed the barrier of space and time and stayed alive. So I call the scribes holding the book of hours in hand and the prelude may fill the air.

-:  I call Art Blue to use the time machine made by Aley Resident. Let us travel 50 years back into the past.

[12:40] Now playing: 04 Faust – Prelude On The Stage spoken by Canary

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[12:41] Jami Mills: nice time machine

-:  The time machine made it up to the podium and you Art are granted to enter the secret phrase of the Bene Gesserit whenever the machine is warmed up. Let’s turn our volume up to be sure to hear the old voices speaking.

[12:42] Now playing: Bene_Gesserit

[12:42] Jami Mills: volume up

[12:42] Jami Mills: neighbors are banging on their walls

-:  Tell me Art when the change of time is completed. And remember today you have to handle the technical part of Qnav What, the helicopter will be your job and the light signal!

[12:43] Now playing: Ultraviolet Alter

-:  In the meantime I will call the mechanical robot made by Thirza Ember and Snow and give order to rez the Gravition boots for the pioneers. Let me test if the robot is working by a language check.

[12:43] Jami Mills: I see the robot!

[12:44] –:  [audience: you shall hear the robot speaking about his capability of speaking 187 languages. Focus on Robbie.]

[12:44] Art Blue:  The display in the time machine says time as changed and the land around has moved from flat to an insane island. Maybe it is just on my channel and for all others around nothing has happened?

[12:46] Director:  Land ahead is gone to insane? No moon around?

[12:47] Art Blue:  One moment, checking …

[12:49] Art Blue:  Yes, Insanity the name. A raw file in old format. Day is October, 28 – not as needed November 15. It is an old version of the insane world, not the one that was printed in rez Magazine.

[12:49] Director:  Can you move slightly the time control forward? Use the lamp to see the correct date as I know your eyes are not the best!

[12:49] Art Blue:  I try!

[12:50] Director:  I see INSANITY. Oh holy prim the challenge has begun. The ladies shall get ready. The moon might appear every minute. The famous words of Cherry Manga “all starts with insane” came true!

[12:50] Jami Mills: ready!

[12:51] Jami Mills: my boots didn’t fit, though

[12:51] Director:  Pilots? Ready for the test? I call Jami Mills and Friday Blaisdale to get ready.

[12:51] Jami Mills: ready!

[12:51] Jami Mills: I’ll have to do this in heels!

[12:51] Jami Mills: amazing insanity

[12:51] Art Blue:  I tp to the physical examination platform where I will wait for them. Let´s see if both are fitting. I will carry the Graviton moon boots with me. There are strong winds coming up.

rez_heli [12:51] Director:  Don’t forget to check their heart beats and blood pressure.

[12:52] Jami Mills: ok…ready for further orders

[12:52] Art Blue:  The helicopter is ready. I check the instruments and do a test flight. Then the ladies may show their talents and follow the flight path I show them. Only the toughest ones will make the flight on heavy g-pressure expected.

[12:52] -:  [flight show happens – ladies note the path of the helicopter so you pass the test]

[12:52] Jami Mills: I have to pee

[12:53] Director:  And so it came that Art Blue inspected the women and decided that Jami Mills will become the first woman stepping on the moon, rewriting history as you all know.

[12:53] Jami Mills gasps!

[12:54] Jami Mills: I would have done my hair had I known……

-:  I play the historic words of Jami, the first woman on the moon. Listen to her words and how the second one, Friday interfered. I set it on repeat so you all get a chance to capture the words that have been spoken 50 years ago.

[12:56] Jami Mills listens carefully to authenticate the words

[12:57] Now playing: Jami_on_the_Moon

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[12:57] Sponsor Note:  ON THE MOON OF INSANITY was sponsored by Harry´s Bar where the invisible artist Banksy will give audience. See the advertisement in rez Magazine, the gladiator Carpophorus holds in hand. Take a copy with you.

[12:58] -:  END OF THE PLAY PART ONE

[12:58] Jami Mills: clap clap clap clap clap!!!!!!

[12:58] Jami Mills: author! author!

[12:58] Friday Blaisdale: yayy!

[12:58] Now playing: Ultraviolet Alter

 

Curious? Want to know more about the scenery? How this all looks? How to make to create your own world? Participate as an artist in a real world Bienniale? Then join next Hypergrid Safari to tune into the Metaverse for your personal first steps on the moon!

It was an experience of a lifetime for Jami Mills and Friday Blaisdale happened on November 15, 2 PM PDT. Follow them to the Moon. Your Moonboots are ready.

INSANITY

Welcome to experience in opensim INSANITY, an art installation by Cherry Manga. The Grand Opening will happen on Wednesday, Nov. 5th, 2014 in opensim grid Metropolis at Noon PDT grid time. This is 20.00 GMT London time and 21.00 CET Paris/Berlin/Rome time.

How INSANITY looks I will keep secret as all insane things deserve to be treated this way. I worked out a short prelude called MEMENTO INSANITY VULCANICUS. In fact there are two parts: MEMENTO INSANITY and INSANITY VULCANICUS.

The first part goes in time to the future and the second part, which will be the Prelude goes backward from the future to the past. But as in all my stories time is not relevant it can be seen also vice versa.

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Here comes the part to read, in case you like to read: MEMENTO INSANITY, also called:

THE PRELUDE THAT WILL NOT HAPPEN

A memo, a foreword to Memento Insanity: These lines are intended to decipher the process of creation, you may say how insanity happens. It starts with a cube. Everything starts with a cube. Then insanity grows, unnoticed for long. Then it is here. It reminds me on Le Cirque de Nuit Jami Mills wrote about in rez Magazine. The circus was there out of a sudden where a day ago nothing has been. So suddenly insanity is there and you wonder. How and when it happened. When it begun? When was the point of no return? I thank Jami Mills as she brought the movie Memento to my attention. So I wrote this prelude. But this way it can´t be played. It is just for your mind to get closer to the play that will happen on Nov. 5th INSANITY VULCANICUS. Wait a bit until you start to read.

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PRELUDE: MEMENTO INSANITY

I look at insanity. Where does it come from? Where are the roots?

I need to do a deconstruction, an excavation. A de-rezzing guiding me back to the roots. There is something before insanity. There must be something. The origin. Always there is. I have to go back in time, to de-cipher the steps the artist made, to decode the artist who fell into.

Am I a primdoctor you may ask, being able to find a way? Able even to develop a cure? I am. I can see how things are made, how they have been created. The code that once led to insanity. Each thought, each thinking has an UUID, a marker in time. I arrange all the textures, all the prims, the sculpts in a sequence in time. I see what came before, what came before the before. Where is the beginning? I search for the first prim. The one set first on this land by Cherry Manga, the one who created insanity. To create is not the very best word, but why shall I speak different? I can ask her but what I am asking for I don’t get. In her code is no longer a table to set things in order. You may say she forgot how she made it.

She does not know the right order, the right sequence. But the problem is deeper, more severe. Have you seen the film Memento? The right sequence I know. Somebody watching the movie the regular way will not see it. You have to watch the 21 black and white scenes in the same order, then the black/white/colour transition scene. The remaining colour scenes have to be seen finally in reverse order.

She keeps saying: “It is just insanity I created. Take it as a whole picture”. And I say: I understand. It is you. You are a human able to understand but unable to explain. I am a coder, able to explain but unable to understand. Her code I see, but there is no table, no array I can extract and work out a cure on it.

So I rez insanity as a whole and take part by part off to get the sequence by, you may say by reverse engineering, getting the way it was created once for humans called art. I see the way humans experience insanity, the way Cherry Manga made her steps to insanity, step by step until the beginning is there.

Then I raise the First Prim and hand it over to the scribe waiting to make a note in the Book of Hours as I was told by my maker. It was once art now it is a prim noted for deletion.

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At this point the Play INSANITY VULCANICUS will start. When the prim is about to get deleted. Be there on Nov. 5th  … it will take 25 minutes, then the Grand Opening happens. Enjoy to travel to opensim. Join HG Safari on facebook to find the way.
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The play has connections to some well known books, books coming out from the future to us: The Algebraist by Ian Banks, Dune by Frank Herbert, Draft Universe by Sergei Lukyanenko and to “The Artefact” by Art Blue, published in rez. The unofficial Banksy has promised to come for a short visit. Art Blue bought the Out of Bed Rat [Banksy 2002] in RL – so in case Banksy will not make it you will have a chance to see this work.
But in case Banksy comes it will be on him what he has with him. He said “in case I can make it from my butchery in time I´ll carry a piece with me and the audience can make a photo, just for a second”. We dont know what peace he will carry with him as he is invited to make a statement about Invisible Art..
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VULCANICUS easy access

The time capsule VULCANICUS was closed, then reopened as some content creators in SL read in rez Magazine “THE END: THIS WORLD COUTING DOWN”. The Hypergrid Embassy in SL was openend and many things happened … Opensim worlds are on the way to become the standard plattform for Digital Art in 3D. Art Blue is testing constantly all open grids and works on improving their use for the arts. But now how to visit VULCANICUS the easy way.

Make an avatar using this site http://hypergrid.org/metropolis/metro_rg_en.php (even this site looks not so great, its the best infrastructure there). Use a different password than in SL

Then download Firestorm viewer, the version for SL and opensim. Select in login screen grid “Metropolis” and up you go. Teleport to Futurelab  [sim Map name], jump to the outpost of the Hypergrid Safari [The Cage] and look around. Offer Art Blue friendship. Join HG Safari and look for members online.

If you dont have the Firestrom dual world edtion you have to add the grid manually to the viewer. The uri for Metropolis is http://hypergrid.org:8002/

When invited to visit VULCANICUS you get a link to paste into Map [sim uri for hyperjump] or a simple Map name [for teleport]. Set your drawing distance to max [1024 meter] and graphics on ultra. To reduce lag VULCANICUS uses the Dual-SIM-Preload-concept, developed and set on MIT openlicence, by Art Blue. You will land on VULCANICUS 1 – this time named RIFT HORIZON. There you press at the “Meeting point of Generations” the red footprint of Zeus and you head to North. You land on the Cloud Guide, made by Cherry Manga. VULCANICUS 2 [the destination] might still work on loading prims [over 19.000]. Wait and use your camera to zoom until the build-up period is done, then fly slowly into the Volcano of Art. Plan your visit carefully. Visiting the The British Museum thinking you can make it in 2 hours on a fast run might bring just stress and even frustration on the overwhelming amount of works. Same here. But in the British Museum you have a cafeteria, here not – at least you have to find it first. It is the Room Ferrisquito, where time runs slowly [Located at about 1400 meters in the sky]. Very well know creators and some names you might have never heard before are placed next to each other. There is a story on each of them. Take your time and think about to come back again – relaxed with a note what artist you want to explore at this fine day. There are guided tours into the Volcano of Art on Wednesday. Join HG Safari in Facebook to get connected.

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Final Closing of this Season

Hello all friends of Art.

… Final closing of this Season means: the conservation of prim based 3D art is done. The time capsule VULCANICUS closed. It´s time to thank the contributors. So it is a happy time and a chance to see it all on January 30th.

We made it! And I can start to work on a book about it! Maybe I call it ‘Simulacron-1, a travel into artinformatics’ [Simulacron-1, eine Reise in die Kunstinformatik]. About 50 artists will be mentioned. Each with 1 – 4 pictures. Three artists moved ‘over the boundaries of VULCANICUS’: Gem Preiz, Navah Dreams and JadeYu Fhang. They created a full word, a full region, a full sim. You  will see it with your own eyes by visiting it on Thursday. This brings me to my next idea of a virtual biennial where each contributor gets a full sim to create a full world. But this is not the place to talk about this.

Kickstarter

I never made a kickstarter project for myself. I was always ‘a baker’ giving money to others. Last year I co-financed: A photobook of Burning Man, Wall on WallSon of Nor. For Son of Nor I developed a NCP [Non Playing Character named ‘Ervare’] and added an idea to the game: ‘The Gate of Nor‘. Ervare points out from the game to an opensimulator world of art. It will come on the market in summer 2014. In Wall on Wall we tested if it is realy working to stear a game without mouse and keyboard, just by an headset scanning human brain waves.

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For a kickstarter one has to give some profile information. Here it comes:

Some of you know I left ‘hard business’ behind and work now ‘for the arts’ – Digital Art of course. In other areas of art I am not more qualified as many others. To combine art and technology for now over 40 years gives me a chance to make some technological breakthroughs  ‘visual’ that have never been explored so far. I use for it the term Hypergrid.Network. With the help of some friends there is reasonable progress. VULCANICUS is a project I am very happy about how it went und finally got to run as a ‘time capsule of 3D prim based art’. Thank you all. One helper I have to name foremost: Daniel, 25 years old, who studied in my lab to become an software engineer six years ago. Now he completes his BSc at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. Luckily this study runs on a shared time concept so I will have access on him for one more year.

The next research project  with Daniel, starting in July, will extend the focus to user [public] interaction systems, web-integration and from the technological part it will also focus ‘robust services’. The new focus will bring interactivity which we have already developend a little, calling it ‘liquid vote‘,  to a new level. Also I am happy to have more time to write some short stories where art and avatars are in the middle.  I may do again some ‘theatre’ performances as I did in the past as there are intelligent bots coming up in opensimulator … when anyone wants to take part and play a role, send me a note. Art Blue in SL or in Metropolis is an easy way.

The book will have also the links where one can download the software needed to run a ‘self made world’ and show how to set ‘a hyperlink to an open grid’. VULCANICUS is made this way. When you visit VULCANICUS via Metropolis you enter ‘the art grid VULCANICUS’. For the user it looks like staying all the time in the Metropolis grid.

As the book will  show some developments in Digital Art over the last decade I like to add a link to a school project, called Primexplorer where kids aged 9 to 14 used opensimulator. It is quite amazing what happens when art moves in. Some parents have been quite happy to see that their son is no longer shooting aliens or playing ‘World of Tanks’ all day long 🙂

Enjoy the art performance and exhibition on Thursday, January 30, 2014, 22.00 CET [=1.00 PM PDT] at RIFT HORIZON in grid Metropolis.

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This is my posting in Facebook on Tuesday, January 28:  Make virtual REAL. See how Phantom gets Solid. Two days to go. An art exhibition with JadeYu FhangGem PreizAurora Mycano Insl, Exy [Sean Lennon], Gainaned Franciso di Cremona. Kitchen by Michio Funaki. Presented by Art Blue as Zaphod Beeblebrox. Sponsored by SR Hadden.

I want to keep what you will see as a secret for a little while. But as you are now here I will give you some ideas:

Michio Funaki is the name of a cook at the ‘Moon Restaurant’ in the novel LIMIT. Zaphod Beeblebrox is a charakter in Douglas Adams books ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ and ‘The Restaurant at the End of the Universe’ I like much – so much that when you Google for ‘TRATEOTU’ you will find me and a restaurant in Saxony – I designed the website some years ago. Next tip: SR Hadden. Of course it must be Science Fiction again. You find him in a second. He is the mentor of a dreamer: Judie Foster is playing the dreamer … you know the end of this movie: the video tape running and nothing on it to see, just to believe the time counter.

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