2013: a year in review (1)

It’s once again that annual time of reflection. The winter is with us, the old year is slowing dying, the new year awaits, and it is time to look back across the highs and lows of the virtual year as seen through the pages of this blog.

This year has been even busier for me than previous years, so rather than give you a sea of text to wade through, I’ve opted to break things down into three more manageable offerings, starting with January through to April, and have tried to limit myself to bullet-points to the various links. I’ve not attempted to dot every “I” and cross every “T”; rather my aim is to highlight the main items of news for each month (or those which raised a smile), and those aspects of other VWs I had time to cover and well as a look back on some personal elements of my SL times over the year.

For those into art and SL exploration, I’ve also summarised installations and regions visited by month in the hope that doing so will stir your own memories of those events / places.

January

51 posts

Second Life and the Lab

Platform News

Art Reviews

Events

Pey’s Travelogue

Rosemist Isle
Rosemist Isle, January 2013

 Personal Notes

Other Worlds

February

57 posts

Second Life and the Lab

Linden Lab start to introduce external advertising to their web properties in February
Linden Lab start to introduce external advertising to their web properties in February

Platform News

Art Reviews

Events

Pey’s Travelogues

Hazardous
Hazardous, February 2013

Personal Notes

March

65 posts

Second Life and the Lab

Platform News

The Lab's fix for the "z-offset" capability found in TPVs and "broken" by SSA does't cover all use cases
The Lab’s fix for the “z-offset” capability found in TPVs and “broken” by SSA doesn’t cover all use cases

Art Reviews

Inside Art / Alice in Wonderland - LEA23, March 2013
Inside Art / Alice in Wonderland – LEA23, March 2013

Events

Pey’s Travelogues

Personal Notes

Other Worlds

April

81 posts

Second Life and the Lab

  • The Firestorm team start the month with a 1-day offer of the incredible, nanotechnology driven Firestorm Mobile for tablets, smart phones and even stupid phones!

Platform News

February 2013 sees speculation about the Oculus Rift headset and SL rising
February 2013 sees speculation about the Oculus Rift headset and SL rising

Events

Art Reviews

Beguiled Art Gallery, April 2013
Beguiled Art Gallery, April 2013

Pey’s Travelogues

Personal Notes

  • The LAQ range of cottages almost tempts me into renting private land again

Other Worlds

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