Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Porto Delicatessen-Free Meta Body Avatars


Tonight must be my lucky night for picking up free creative avatars presented by artists in SL. I visited the beautiful, interesting and thought provoking sim Porto, Delicatessen for the umteenth time and somehow I clicked on something magical near the piano island area and tp'd to the platform that holds something like 18 free complete meta avatars for the taking. I had previously seen some of this on Flickr but just got around to getting back to Deli and wow, this is a cool gift from the artists Capcat Ragu and Meilo Minotaur. Check it out here and get yours for free: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Porto/148/118/704 or direct link here: PortoMetaBodyAvsHere.

Meta Body Avatar
(Me as the "rag doll" av)
Their information reads: "Meta_Body
The virtual experience of the body is not exactly an experience of the flesh. These sensations, albeit having a physical sensorial aspect, continue to be experienced in our bodies behind the screen, not in our avatar body. The virtual body is a metaphorical body, all language, therefore open to experimentation and possibility.
In this new project, Meilo Minotaur and CapCat Ragu invite you, once again, to rethink your bodies through your avatars, making available all kinds of skins, shapes, body parts, clothes, etc. All these items will be fully modifiable, shareable and copyable, thus challenging the audience to become creators and also share their derivative work with us, in the All My Independent Women RL exhibition. While the avatars will be available in the Second Life Sim Delicatessen, the pictures and machinimas of the derivative work will be displayed at VBKOE, Vienna, giving a glimpse in RL of the new creative flux, beyond the concepts of author and work of art, happening online."

(Random Porto Delicatessen Photo)

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