I returned to the Beguile region later on to continue looking around. I found quite a few of the builds to be on the surreal side, particularly
The Dragon is Born from Chaos,
The Spirits of Egregore, and SL14B – The Doge’s Ball. All were very striking. But there are also a number of displays that are quite the opposite, including the Virtual Railway Consortium, the University of Arizona’s Cibola Classroom, Caledon Oxbridge – Colors, Shapes and Patterns, Street Faire on Project Hope and even Roleplay in Second Life.
After visiting The Dragon is Born from Chaos, which as I said is quite surreal, I stopped by the Virtual Railway Consortium to learn a bit about the trains in second life, and relax for a little while.
I had some refreshments and checked out some of their plans before continuing on. Boye and I have frequently gone on little voyages on some of the trains in Second Life and it is a very interesting and pleasant way of seeing the world, so I was pleased to find something train related at SL14B.
I dropped by Caledon Oxbridge, where you can learn about building,
and the University of Arizona’s Cibola Classroom, which represents a center for studying Spanish and Portuguese language and culture.
I then visited the Bauhaus Carnival, an homage to Bauhaus designer Oskar Schlemmer and his Triadisches Ballet.
And after that I discovered Rockliffe University’s “The Masque of Literacy”, which is actually a 3 dimensional logic puzzle. I was hooked by this. 6 characters appear on a stage set, you click on them and they give you clues which you then use to unlock the prize. I must say that I spent some very enjoyable time trying to figure this out and I am extremely pleased to say that I was successful! If you love puzzles, this is the place for you.
As with the other regions, there is lots to see in Beguile and you can find a listing along with lms here.
My next region was Electrify. Many of the builds in electrify are related to communications: the SLNewser Pyramid, Happy Hunting TV show, Newspaper Factory . Others are sports and activities related: Amusementology, SL Surfing Association, Second Life Coastguard “Serious Fun” Show, Giant Snail Races, to name a few. And there were more arts related plots, too: A Spiral Mask, The Globe of Shakespeare, Hybridisation.
The first place I went in Electrify was to the SL Surfing Association display, where I had a lot of fun swimming with a dolphin,
trying to surf and just lazing around.
Once I was well rested I visited A Spiral Mask, very colourful and the generous creator gave some lovely face makeup as gifts.
Not too far away I was happy to discover the Giant Snail Races build.
I don’t think there is anything that says SL to me more than the giant snail races, so I was delighted to see them there.
I went to the Globe Theater and tried answering some questions on Shakespeare, not terribly successfully, I am sorry to say.
But it was interesting trying to answer and the theater itself is beautiful.
And finally I found a space that is called “Hybridisation”. In the center is a large, colourful double helix, and around it are 4 more helices.
The colours and patterns are constantly changing and the visitor is invited to cam around, thereby getting constantly changing combinations of patterns and colours. I spent quite a bit of time camming around and taking photographs.
This is just a taste of what may be found in the Electrify region. For a complete list including lms click here.