The media is very excited about virtual reality, telling everyone its finally coming and that soon we’ll all be having the most wonderful adventures in digital worlds.
Yet some of us have been enjoying virtual reality for years… in Second Life!
Today Second Life, the biggest online 100% user created virtual world, is celebrating its 12th birthday!
And it is being celebrated with over 200 exhibits on 15 full regions!
There are 5 very impressive stages with interviews, performances, shows, etc.
Over 700 performers and speakers!
There will be several interviews with Lindens and I’ll be co-hosting one of them, so make sure not to miss those.
There is a lot more information on what to see and where on the official SL12B website, make sure you check it out by clicking here.
This year’s theme for the SL12B Community Celebration is “What Dreams May Come.
In our SL12B display we are giving you a little taste of what our sim has to offer by showing you a Berlin street, however all is not as it seems.
The entire street is part of a dream, the kind of dream that comes to us all sooner or later in our lives; nostalgia.
That homesick kind of feeling, those both happy and sad memories that take you back to your childhood years and flood your emotions with ‘what if’s and ‘if only’s.
At the entrance of our sim you see an elderly gentleman, he is looking at the photoalbum of his youth, back when he grew up in Berlin.
And as he in a melancholic manner thinks back to his school days, the playing in the street, his childhood comrades, the poverty, their small apartment above the hairdresser, he starts to day dream, the photos from the album, from his past come alive and as they fly free from the pages we can enter the photo of his street and see the place where he grew up.
We hope you drop by and have a look around, enjoy exploring our street, feel free to look inside houses with open doors and join us for our daily (every day the first week of SL12B) Happy Hour in the Biergarten.
Beer is lukewarm but cheap!
You can find us by clicking here; The 1920s Berlin Project at SL12B
Thank you Uccello Poultry and Doc Gascoigne for helping me find granddad.