Not Only … But Also in Second Life

Solo Arte – Not Only … But Also

Opening on Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 1:00pm SLT is a new exhibition at Solo Arte entitled Not Only … But Also. It features the art and images of Boudicca Amat and myself.

Receiving an invitation to display my images always comes as a mixture of thrill and nervousness. Thrill, because I don’t regard myself as any kind of Second Life photographic artist – my images are primarily concerned with illustrating the posts I write about the places I visit. Nervousness, simply because my work, as illustrative, tends to be a little “plain Jane” when compared with the true masters of the SL landscape.

Solo Arte – Not Only … But Also

I mention this not out of modesty, but because I’ve previously written about exhibitions at Solo Arte, and the idea of filling the space there with only my work actually filled me with a feeling akin to panic. Hence the suggestion to Solo Arte’s curators, Terrygold and Melania, that a second person is invited to share the available space. And to me, this second person could only be Boudicca Amat.

Boudicca’s work is, in a word, exquisite. Beautifully composed and executed, the artistry encompasses not only the image itself, but the vision and creativity poured into the entire process of producing such richly evocative moments in time, including, often, are care pouring over poses and sets. As such, I’m genuinely delighted to be sharing the Solo Arte space with her. Her avatar studies also – I hope – form a counterpoint focus for my landscape images.

Solo Arte – Not Only … But Also

As Solo Arte is a mixed indoor / outdoor venue, offering pleasant walks along a canal, a little bar and outdoor events area, Bou and I have split the space up between us in with the aim of making a visit more of a mix for people. On the landing point side of the art space, my own images can be found outside around the garden area, while further along the canal, Bou has a display inside one of the two exhibition halls. Across the canal bridge, the positions are reversed: I’ve used the second of the exhibition halls, and more of Bou’s would can be found in the courtyard behind the hall, which opens off of the events courtyard. We’ve add exhibition posters  to help point the way to the different locations.

When visiting, do note that Solo Arte is presenting two exhibitions: not Only … But Also, and Riflessi Sul Nero (which you can read about here). As such, you may be directed to Riflessi Sul Nero when teleporting. If this is the case, please use the teleport disc alongside the landing point to reach the main Solo Arte exhibition area to find us.

Solo Arte – Not Only … But Also

Not Only … But Also officially opens, as noted, at 1:00pm SLT on Wednesday, July 19th, featuring music by DJ Faby and DJ Melania.

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SL project updates 29/1: server, viewer

Ash Falls, Picture Perfect; Inara Pey, July 2017, on Flickr Ash Fallsblog post

Server Deployments Week #29

Please refer to the deployment notice for the week for latest updates and news.

  • On Tuesday, July 18th, the Main (SLS) channel received a new server maintenance package, #17.07.11.327548, comprising the new server operating system update, which had been on test on the Magnum and Cake RC over the last couple of months.  This update should include an update to allow DJ boards to work, however, any scripts which have not been updated to meet the new requirements may not work
  • On Wednesday, July 19th the RC channels should be updated as follows:
    • BlueSteel and LeTigre received a new server maintenance package (#17.07.17.327657) containing internal fixes
    • Magnum should also received a new server maintenance package (#17.07.13.327620), also comprising internal fixes.

SL Viewer

The Maintenance RC viewer updated on Monday, July 17th to version 5.0.7.327587. All other viewer in the LL pipelines remain as per the end of week #28:

  • Current Release version 5.0.6.326593, released May 26th, promoted June 20th – formerly the AssetHTTP RC viewer – overview
  • Release channel cohorts:
    • Project Alex Ivy 64-bit viewer version 5.1.0.507006 dated on June 30th
    • Voice RC viewer, version 5.0.7.327253 dated June 23rd.
  • Project viewers:
  • Obsolete platform viewer version 3.7.28.300847 dated May 8th, 2015 – provided for users on Windows XP and OS X versions below 10.7.

Other Items

Firestorm 4.7.7 will be blocked on July 19th, so users on that version will need to update before then. Why Firestorm blocks older versions.