A moment for Solitude
Another exciting time for me in Second Life these past 24 hours or so. It started last night, when I jumped into a Skypecast which was being web-simulcast via Worldbridges. A small group of residents were able to chat while touring around Second Life. The participants were interested in education within Second Life and were naturally interested in the library, so I gave them the grand tour on air! I spent hours talking and exploring Second Life with this group and we ended up in the Podcasting News Network tower, where I was able to talk about the library project with a few recognizable names in podcasting. They all wanted landmarks (location markers that allow you to teleport to a location in-world) by the end of the chat. Earlier today, I jumped in-world to find that my Worldbridges friends had returned to the library without my prompting. A pleasant surprise indeed.
This afternoon was the first meeting of the library's Citizen Advisory Committee, which I could not attend. I hope that we can provide a report of that meeting shortly. But we followed that meeting with a discussion of our first big fundraising/grand opening event. A number of good ideas were proposed and a few volunteers identified to look at some of the options. Looks like we will be shooting for sometime in late June to make this event happen, so stay tuned for more details.
But this post is really about a wonderful gesture from an SL artist that took place just a short while ago. The library became the recipient of a lovely sculpture called Solitude, given to us by its artist, Sleepy Rambler.
This picture does it no justice, as the inner parts move and spin around to brilliant effect (they can also be stopped for an altogether different effect). This connection with Sleepy Rambler was made possible by our own Eiseldora Reisman, who is developing quite a fan club of her own.
If you've been to the Alliance Second Life Library 2.0 before, but it's been awhile, come back and check us out. The pace of development is breathtaking, as is the landscape.