SL Writers' Corner
Writers' Corner is for people who love books and reading. Wintermute Schomer is currently taking the lead on this project.
Creating SL scenes from books
Starting with Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy or, if you'd rather have a more simple challenge, making a scene from Moby Dick.
Marko has volunteered to help with the building.
Woop to suggest technical solutions.
Could we use optical illusions to reduce prim count?
There's a bunch of info on www.stagework.org.uk about how the stage and scenes were built for the theatre adaptation of His Dark Materials.
A lot of stuff in there on how the set designers made their decsions, plus stuff from the stage director and Philip Pullman on the decisions made in adapting. Might be useful background for recreating a static scene, also I wonder how a an acted scene might be in SL?
Plays and video
Could put on a play, and video it using the SL interface. Can investigate how to run animations in SL.
I think it would be cool if play could be done silently in SL and recorded, then if anyone knows anything about video editing they could play around with it and add actual dialogue from somewhere (e.g. an mp3 of the play, if it exists). Then we could have it on the wiki somewhere. We could be the SPADS (Schome Park Amateur Dramatics Society!)
- I know that Sid Eeerie is v.keen on this sort of thing and has a lot of successful experience in putting on productions-worth an IM -Kieron
Tie in with readers' and writers' sections on the wiki
- Place for bookworms to gather
- Link to classic lit
- sitting area (and of course, hot coffee!)
- Set out like a library where bookcases take you to online books, or, if the project is upgraded, a SL scene where you could explore the interpretations of one SL designer of said book.
Wintermute has noted their interest in being involved in a library role. The support team has a member of staff who is a Open University librarian in real life and is interested in exploring possibilities: avatar Kreila Tran.
(I've emailed Kreila to ask her to contact Wintermute in the forum and arrange to meet up in SchomePark --Mark Cabaret 13:58, 22 March 2007 (GMT) )
- We were in the Long Library at Trinity College, Dublin today. Massive, two-storey room, lined from floor to ceiling with leather-bound books. The picture on their website doesn't do it justice. "We need Wintermute here to check this out", I said. PeterT thought it would be easier to take a snapshot, upload a texture, and bringing the whole room over to Schome Park. Fox
Second Life's literary connections
- I haven't read it, but I'm told that some of the ideas behind Second Life came from the science-fiction novel SNOW CRASH by Neal Stephenson. Possible material for a reading group?
- Indeed SL is often closely likened to the Metaverse of Snow Crash. It's a great novel and one I can heartily recommend. Woop
- Neuromancer by William Gibson. One of the seminal 'cyberpunk' novels in which Gibson introduces the word 'cyberspace'. There's an Artificial Intelligence in this novel called Wintermute....