JadeYu Fhang: Roots & War

Let me begin the story ‘at the end’ so you see the result. In case you want to see ‘how it all begun’ then you may move to VULCANICUS where JadeYu Fhang became a contributor in 2013.

Roots and War

On January 30, 2014 the 2nd grand opening happend at RIFT HORIZION. The 1st one was on January 21. I call it a pre-opening as JadeYu got influenza on this day. Thats why you find two dates of the opening. Let´s have a look on the 1st opening by an iReport published at cnn_logo_small. The iReport begins with: „A kingdom for a skull“, said Ervare, the curator to the artist JadeYu Fhang as she told him that the skull of the woman on the horse is made in mesh. The skull therefore can be seen only by a mesh supporting 3D viewer proper. “Mesh is forbidden by the Prim Gods of Egypt” he added. The artist assumed it was said lightly by Ervare, means the one knowing in Afrikaans. “Ervare, I like your humor”, JadeYu mentioned. ”

This introduction brings us to some core aspects on the 2nd opening as well on the concept of an 3D art conservation. The idea to keep be roots of Digial 3D art alive over time is outlined in VULCANICUS, so let´s skip this aspect here.

I spoke about ‘the core’. The core of the artwork. Of Roots and War by JadeYu Fhang. The core of Roots, the core of War. The core of JadeYu Fhang. The core of all her installations. She came as an refuge from Algeria in the 60th to France. There is no need to continue for the one ‘seeing art’. So I decided to make a simple plate that I have stolen from my primary source ‘Science in Fiction’. In other words: I combine Art, Technology and Future. The impacts I see.

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There is another posting [ ‘Got Ruth‘ ] in cnn_logo_small about the technology flaws in using  ‘a current simulator’. The question ‘do we all live in a simulator’ is allways present for me. Digital Art in 3D and ‘user created content’ is still at the beginning. ‘Virtualization is not only a trend‘ I named one of my art talks at IPAC.

A ‘second world’ comes in many faces: 2 globes in Roots and War, 2 heads in the ‘mother´s body’ in Roots and War, 2 sources [in IT manufacturing and in military]. ‘2’ means a second way, a backup, a second life – ‘A Second Life for Art‘ is the title the curator Dr. Raphael Vella set in 2009 in his introduction on my art project ‘I in 3D’ at the University of Malta.

Therefore I decided to use my Avatar Art Blue playing the character Zaphod Beeblebrox to perform a short play at the 2nd grand opening of Roots and War – combined with some 2nd-technology never shown before in art. The show was a success, a big one. Luckily the servers worked well and the visitors have been patient. I have to mention that all this doing happens without any support by ‘the industry’ or by a reasonable budget. It is all voluntary work that is brougt in. Some entities [museum, art foundation, training institute] support it by ‘good will’. Not bad at all, but in case we had more resources it would be not so ‘experimental‘ cnn_logo_small…. maybe then less fun …

Nevertheless the same technology of opensimulator we use is now a target in military. There is even a project, called MOSES, within the U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s SFC Paul Ray Smith, Simulation and Training Technology Center (STTC),  located in Orlando. You find this all ‘worked in’ in the short play ‘TRATEOTU – When Phantom gets REAL‘. I re-created the billionaire SR Hadden for this purpose. Hopefully there will be a time when such a SR Hadden is stepping in to support the Roots of Digital Art.

But now let´s have a look at the installation Roots and War by pictures taken by screen artist WizardOz Chrome. I suggest you look at Wizardoz in facebook as she expands her archive daily. She is a true fellower in Digtial Art conservation by stills and also some videos she makes out of them.

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The very next step shall be you visit Roots and War live at grid Metropolis: MAKE BELIEVE …

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The Cathedral of Fractals

A singularity happend on November 28, 2013 at RIFT HORIZON in SL – sim Claressa. It was also a sort of an announcement of the first ‘dual world‘ opening coming soon. The dual world opening itself happened on January 6th, 2014 in SL and grid Metropolis. See iReport Technology Rift: Genesis in 3D in Art ‘Hall of Fractals – Cathedral Dreamer’ on cnn_logo_small

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The singularity was witnessed by: Art Eames, Artefice Maximus, Aurora Mycano, Bryn Oh, ChapTer Kronfeld,  過剰, Gem Preiz, Kai, Met Knelstrom, Navah Alphaville, Obscurusart, Quan Lavender, Sina Souza, Seo, Tattoo Lane, Venus Rosen, Walt Ireton, Wizardoz Chrome.
Many thanks to all of you for joining by Art Blue and ‘The Shoulder Beetle’, Neo Gurgelwasser and ‘The daVinci Machine’, RaymondKurzweil and ‘The Graviton Boots’

And here comes the link to the script of the play http://is.gd/rifthorizon_tcof and to the website of Gem Preiz in VULCANICUS.

Wizardoz Chrome made a nice movie out of a slide show.

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The next and final step was done as an extention of VULCANICUS. The installation, called The Cathedral Dreamer is now a permanent part of RIFT HORIZON.

TRATEOTU

How to find ‘The Restaurant At The End Of the Universe’? It is not so easy as you have to pass some tests. Your brain has to be outstanding, facing the highest levels of complexity and you have to be fearless. Many failed, too many. So we took much efford that even a brainless coward can make it. And the best: you can leave all flesh behind. Follow Art Blue playing Zaphod Beeblebrox, a blue skeleton – as ‘it´s all experimental‘ – on January 30 , 2014 – the grand opening of T.R.A.T.E.O.T.U. …

… but before I talk you do death. You might be here as you already passed all the tests and now you want to have party there?

This  you shall get on display when clicking on the ‘food rezzer’:

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Just read what the box tells and write in local chat:

/42TRATEOTUtable – and you get the tables and chairs

/42TRATEOTUtea – you get a nice afternoon tea setting

In case you want to experience the setting of the grand opening of ‘Roots and War‘, which comes best when you have read the dialogue with the part of SR Hadden entering the scene, then in addition add

/42TRATEOTUraw – this moves the setting into year 2035 and shows MOSES is still working as predicted in the ‘The Artefact‘ [published in r_e_z January 2014 in English and in Telepolis January 2013 in German] . The veterans of Phoenix FIRESTORM, one of the best viewers for opensimulator, have a meeting there with the actual developers team. SR Hadden is the sponsor of this all …

The restaurant will de-rezz after 20 minutes or by /42remove

Enjoy party.

And here comes the 3rd part of the play TRATEOTU or ‘How phantom gets REAL’

SR Hadden enters the scene …

SR Hadden: wow. This is Roots and War! … The famous installation of JadeYu Fhang of 2013? The first domes ever brought into the open worlds? I want to rent it for our Firestorm meeting. The new robust viewer for Opensim – made for fighters. Art or military – where is the difference? Don’t we live all in a simulator? Do we not all fight hard? *laughs* Roots and War! Fits to the bones Art, doesn’t it?

Art Blue [playing Zaphod Beeblebrox as a skeleton]: to the bones? MY bones need flesh!

SR Hadden: Let´s make a deal. You have second head, so you understand that I need a second source for my meetings – unnoticed from spies on earth.

Art Blue nods and mumbles: All robust systems need a backup 

SR Hadden: Yes! And I will sponsor a restaurant at this place at the end of this universe, indeed it´s a different one! No LIMIT it shall be called! I have brought my engineers with me. They are already moving up by The Lifter. Here is you cheque.

[ end of T.R.A.T.E.O.T.U. – The Restaurant at the end of the universe – and the restaurant appeared in Roots and War mode: ‘raw’ ]

Here are some pictures of ‘The Lifter‘ as it was used in ‘the real play’. The Lifter was made for opensim by Exy, a well known steampunk artist. You find the Lifter at the bottom, the entrance to ‘Roots and War’. So dont TP into the restaurant. Take the ride up! Be fearless.

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You may ask and where is the restaurant? For this to see you have to take ‘The Lifter’ …

The Gods of Informatics

There is so much to tell day by day. This evening I shall speak about “NOTHING IS REAL” at Norton Lykin’s newest installation at LEA29. I will give my very best and DISSAPEAR –  as thats the best proof I can give to underline this statement. But my creator will then come and say that I was just not able to decipher the depth of “nothing is real” and say: everything is real. The book of ERVARE is real and here it comes:

 

 

MOONWALKER

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.