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In case you got a message:

I pay for your genius

then try it out and discovered the message in the artwork at http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1077619

Post your ‘solution’ or just your comment. 

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CNN Blocking iReport

This story I tried to post on iCNN:

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Breaking news: Last day of SL1 – NSA stepping in

Today I was about to login to Second Life to look after my art friend JadeYu Fhang as she had to suffer yesterday on ‘GRIPPE’, as influenza is called in French. She had fever but the exhibition in RIFT HORIZON opened and the artist was present – thank you JadeYu!

The performance of the ‘walking skull’ was postponed of course, so JadeYu could head to bed again fast. Get well soon JadeYu! I know JadeYu Fhang is often in SL working on preparing art installations on her land. There, at Song Bird, I met her before she transferred her famous artwork ‘Roots and war’ to opengrid Metropolis at RIFT HORIZON.

But I could not log in! My good old prim based viewer that served me well for many years shouted back to me: “You must download this update to use Second Life”.  You may have heard of the system Second Life where you walk in a 3D world with a digital virtualization of your so called yourself, named ‘Avatar’.

I decided to Google on what the new update will bring me in ‘BBIWY’ matters. So I said: “is second life watched by nsa” and got a full hit back. This is the 1st ranked Goggle hit: “… according to Snowden documents, the U.S. has conducted spy operations in Second Life …”. The 2nd ranked Google hit brings a headline by ‘The Sydney Morning Herald’: NSA spies infiltrate World of Warcraft, Second Life online games (December 10, 2013).

Now I have proof of a prediction I published in 2011: ‘viewer software will enforce that you have to accept whatever the software developers want to do with you – or you are dead’. My Avatar may rest in peace. Sorry JadeYu Fhang. I have to wait in opengrid for your return and stay out of SL – no Second Life for me this way!

Hm … hm …. I cant give up to meet my old art friends. What to do? Luckily my birthday will be very soon. Shall I rent a PC in Romania or Ukraine and let my data run hosted there? I have an offer for 80 Euro a month – a highspeed noname rack manufactured by some Anonymous. That’s much money there in such countries.

Or shall I put all my money together and travel to the island of Tonga I always dreamt to travel once and meet King Tupou VI the owner of the great top level domain ‘.TO’ I have bought some years ago? Then I can setup my own bit currency and welcome the new version 3.6.13.284995

Who wants to travel with me? I need a sponsor!

And this I got:

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Just click on the picture to enlarge and you see: Story currently not available. Even not to edit!

In case you liked my report then click on the shortlink http://is.gd/icnnblocked, an ethical shortlink service, provided by MEMSET. This gives me a simple non-personal statistic on your click. Here comes an example, for is.gd/primexplorer:

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And the best for you, comes here: Enter after you clicked the link http://is.gd/icnnblocked now http://is.gd/icnnblocked- and you see the stat data the same way as I see it. It is just the tiny ‘‘ you have to add at the shortlink to get the stats. Only one click per IP address will be counted, so no double click will generate stats!

Roots and war

In case you have not read the announcement of ‘Roots and war’ in iCNN, then it is time to do now. To explore this artwork is the mission of the skeleton you see here.

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The ladder to the installation made by JadeYu Fhang brings us today to a technology RIFT. The longest ladder ever made? Yes! But why the Avatar needs two heads and three arms for this? Is it a homage on a reborn Zaphod Beeblebrox [see cultural references there] reated by Douglas Adams you may ask as you know the artist behind the skeleton Art Blue? Hm … can be …

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Is it the skin / attachment problem on different simulator versions? Yes! It is a reflexion of both – as all this happened to Zaphod Beeblebrox by a time machine. And such strange effects happend to use a few days ago: ‘It´s all experimental

But why has the artist JadeYu Fhang made two globes, one nearly empty, just roots connecting them?

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It will be now on you to climb up the ladder to find your way to see the art work ‘Roots and war’ with your eyes. On Tuesday 21, 2014, 22.00 CET [= 1 PM PDT] at opengrid Metropolis. Watch the Skeleton climbing up, watch for more when the skeleton has reached the end of the ladder. Will there again Raymond Kurzweil wait to hand over the Graviton boots to create a Singularity? You dont remember? You have not been there on November 28, 2013 at SIM Claressa [in SL]? Here comes a video ‘The cathedral of fractals by Gem Preiz‘ made by Wizardoz Chrome. You see the daVinci machine and the Graviton boots to create a RIFT within SL: a creation of a carbon life form.

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Dont be scared the ladder looks much more solid in daylight 🙂

The Cathedral Dreamer

Why not telling a story starting from the end and going backwards?

So lets begin with a gift you may get at the next event at RIFT HORIZON on Tuesday, January 21 at 22.00 h CET [=21.00 GMT]. This will be the gift:

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Of course you are curious what the blue advert means “Get your skeleton for free today”. Was it on iCNN? Is it a fake? Yes and No. Just click at the picture and you see what you get. Yes! A skeleton Avatar, full perm. This means you can copy, modify and transfer it. So it is a treasure you will get … when and where? For this you need to read the very next RIFT_HORIZON  iCNN_logo_small …. [coming soon].

But why you will get this gift? There is a reason as ‘It´s all experimental.‘ Inside this cnn_logo_small iReport you will find it, hidden. And we all know a skeleton cant loose clothes! And the article you may need to read to get the full message follows now: Technology Rift:cnn_logo_small Genesis in 3D in Art ‘Hall of Fractals – Cathedral Dreamer‘. Now you know why the skeleton was made for ‘you’.

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Claressa‘ is the name of the land we have in Second Life for ‘The Half Mile Gallery‘ since 2009 and for RIFT HORIZON events. [In some books and articles we published between 2007 and 2009 you find a landmark Symmetry. There is a memorial plate there so readers shall find our new home easily.

The Half Mile Gallery and RIFT HORIZON are community driven projects. Responsible is Reiner Schneeberger. IM Art Blue in SL and in opengrids or offer friendship to Ervare in Facebook.

To understand RIFT HORIZON it would be best to start in history, in the history of Digital Art. But who wants to look back when one also can look ahead? So lets start with the future, where “Art Blue” looks back to the past and present. It is the story “THE ARTEFACT“, published in rez Magazine.

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Second Life of Linden Lab is one world of many of this kind. The technology is open source. So you can create your own world open for everyone to visit and share your work, your dream. You find some information, easy to read, in an article The Primcurator. In case you have heared of VULCANICUS, the Volcano of Art and you want to visit it, then enter Metropolis grid. Second Life has the advantage of more people around, but carries for artists a bunch of disadvantages. Best to forward you to C.A.L.L. [Creators Against Linden Lab]. I feel sorry on this change as you see me here in 2008 with Jean Linden in Karlsruhe at the first Metaverse SL conference and a friend who helped me to make my first tiny steps in this realm in 2007. We [at Stiftung Kunstinformatik – means nonprofit Trust for Programmed Art] use now opensimulator technology since 2011, which is compatible to Second Life primworlds.

At RIFT HORIZON you find the daVinci machine. Watch or be part in a play or a performance which comes usually with the opening or closing of an exhibtion. A play normally is very short as it is about to introduce a gift you will get. Just join the group dont panic.