Science thrives in virtual worlds

I haven’t visited the MetaVerse (=Second Life or Twinity) for a very long time, despite the possibilities for education that I have always envisioned. And I’m not the only one. An interesting example is the Department of Digital Media at Leeds College of Art’s investigation of Second Life and other Virtual Worlds for Art and […]

Twinity revisited

Twinity is a metaverse client, comparable with Second Life, though not as widely used. However, since the genesis of Twinity I signed up for a free account, but I didn’t visit it too often. Besides: after my initial enthusiasm for the Metaverse, I began to lose interest in it, even in Second Life, that performed […]

House Cleaning

That was avery long suspension of my Second Life citizenship. My last post here is from june last year, however I did visit SL a while ago, but only a few minutes. Now, Linden Labs is about to charge me for another year’s subscription and I thought it might be a good idea to look […]

  • The Aesthetics and Beauty of Knowledge

    Shih was the opposite of facts and raw information; shih was the elegance of knowledge, the insight and skill to organize knowledge into meaningful patterns. As an artist chooses colours or light to make her pictures, a master of shih chooses textures of knowledge – various ideas, myths, abstractions, and theories – to create a way of seeing the world. The aesthetics and beauty of knowledge – this was shih.

    – David Zindell, The Broken God, 1993

  • Geek Attitude

    The attitude thing is about flexibility, portability, creativity, sociability and jamming (ran out of suitable “ity” words!). It’s about improvising – in the practical and musical senses of the word; not getting tangled in boundaries and the “right” way to do things.
    Definitely the only way to travel.
    Martin Delaney – “Laptop Music”.