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WHAT IS A VIRTUAL WORLD?


A Virtual World is a different kind of social media within which people can create absolutely anything from scratch! This includes all of their surroundings - nature, buildings or any other kind of inhabitable environment, art, avatar or character looks, gestures and animations, sounds as well as having a possibility to use a scripting language to automate actions within any objects in their surroundings. Virtual world where Eshi Otawara started out is called Second Life® and is not by any means a game; in layman's terms it is a social media chat room on steroids where everything looks and feels like a video game experience only there is no particular quest or limit except the ones your own imagination and creativity set for you. Second Life(R) is an Internet location which is best described as a digitized manifestation of imagination of millions of us who simultaneously create and experience it just the same way we experience any other of our realities which are not digital in nature.

ART INSTALLATIONS

Parsec, Second Life®,  2008.


Concept, Music and Sound by Dizzy Banjo
Virtual Architecture by Eshi Otawara
Scripting by Chase Marellan

Parsec was a vast immersive environmental “instrument” for 7 avatars that listened to your voice and allowed you to control a musical composition together.

Parsec used the Second Life® voice system (VOIP) in a new and unusual way to control both music and movement of objects.

Within Parsec there was a puzzle locked within the musical composition. If you played the piece correctly - the solution was revealed.

  • “This is the kind of work that lights the way to the future for post-convergent art and entertainment.” -Adam Ramona
  • “I couldn’t sleep after seeing PARSEC! It is so refreshing to see this level of innovation derived from the native or inherent capacity of the virtual environment. You really have invented an entirely new kind of instrument, I think, planting the seed for a new generation of participatory and collaborative real-time musical composition. I wonder, who will be the Mozart or Beethoven of the Parsec?”             -Keystone Bouchard
  • “This is what I imagined the Metaverse would be like” -Chance Abattoir
More about PARSEC - HERE.