Transcending Borders: first art entries on display, audience prizes reviewed

On Monday July 21st, 2014, the University of Western Australia (UWA) announced the opening of their new combined Art and Machinima challenge, Transcending Borders, which brings together their 7th MachinimUWA and their 5th UWA Grand Art Challenge into one event.

I provided an overview of the challenge at the time, including the fact that there are prizes amounting to L$1,030,000 on offer to artists and machinima makers – and to members of the public who wish to participate in the voting process on entries.

Transcending, by Xia Firethorn
Transcending, by Xia Firethorn

Submissions for the challenge have already started, and FeeWee Ling, curator of the UWA’s 3D OpenArt challenges, brings word that the first two 3D art entires are now on display in the Transcending Borders gallery area above the UWA’s home regions. Machinima entires will be listed on the SLArtist website as they are received.

The entries are Transcending, by Xia Firethorn (shown above) and Union by Silva Khandr (below).

Union by Silva Khandr
Union by Silva Khandr

As noted in my initial coverage, there are special prizes on offer in the audience participation part of the challenge (a total of L$135,000 for audience participation in the art category and a total of L$105,000 in the machinima section). All you have to do is list your personal Top Ten entries in either the art or the machinima sections of the challenge (or both!). Prizes will be awarded to audience members whose top 10 lists most closely align to the final juried top 10. Keep your eyes on the UWA blog for details on how to enter.

For full details on the competition and prizes, please refer to the UWA blog post announcing the launch of Transcending Borders.

The challenge is open to entries through until midnight on October 31st, 2014; judging will conclude in December 2014, when the winners will be announced.  I’ve always enjoyed following the UWA challenges, and with Transcending Borders, I’m particularly looking forward to seeing all of the entries, art and machinima, having been privileged with a request to join the judging panel. Hope you’ll also enjoy viewing the entries and drawing-up your own Top Ten lists.

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Viewer release summaries 2014: week 30

Updates for the week ending: Sunday July 27th, 2014

This summary is published every Monday and is a list of SL viewer / client releases (official and TPV) made during the previous week. When reading it, please note:

  • It is based on my Current Viewer Releases Page, a list of all Second Life viewers and clients that are in popular use (and of which I am aware), and which are recognised as adhering to the TPV Policy. This page includes comprehensive links to download pages, blog notes, release notes, etc., as well as links to any / all reviews of specific viewers / clients made within this blog
  • By its nature, this summary presented here will always be in arrears, please refer to the Current Viewer Release Page for more up-to-date information

Official LL Viewers

  • Current Release: updated to version 3.7.12.291824 on July 22nd (formerly SL Maintenance RC – almost 40 MAINT fixes from the Lab “to make your Second Life smoother”) – release notes
  • Release channel cohorts (See my notes on manually installing RC viewer versions if you wish to install any release candidate(s) yourself):
    • Group Ban RC viewer updated to version 3.7.13.292225  released on July 22nd – allows certain group members to ban avatar from a group or from joining a group  When an existing group member is banned, they are also automatically ejected from the group (download and release notes)
    • Library Refresh RC viewer version 3.7.13.292194 released on July 23rd – contains an update to a large set of libraries used by the viewer to provide security, stability and consistency improvements to this and future viewers (download and release notes)
  • Project viewers:
    • Oculus Rift project viewer version updated to version 3.7.12.292141 on July 22nd – parity with the current release viewer code base (download)

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Third-party Viewers

V3-style

  • Dolphin viewer released a beta version 3.6.99.32353 on July 26th – core updates: SSA, fitted mesh, interest list updates, mesh uploader, sailor’s mini-map, machinima toolbar, inventory filters and worn tab – work in progress viewer refresh – download and  release notes

V1-style

  • Cool VL viewer updated on July 26th – Stable release to version 1.26.12.9 and Legacy version 1.26.8.67 – core updates: please refer to the release notes

Mobile / Other Clients

  • No updates

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