I met Britney Mason in Secondlife, tall leggy blonde with some class. Britney is connected with the podshow.com outfit by way of running their island in-world.
We’ve chatted for a while on and off and Brit asked me to knock out a few banners for her new Pop Culture VideoCast. Seems that Britney (being a SL avatar) records her show in-world on a variety of topics relating to popular culture such as fashion, music, movies and other bits and bobs.
I chose a very simple design for these banners as often these things will get shrunk as they go through an rss feed, or get used for a profile image somewhere. So it was important that the text was large and also that the Brit feel came across.
To check Britney out go here: The Britney Mason Show
I’ve been asked to work on some designs for an “experience” in-world @ SecondLife to enable a product to be representing in a way which is fitting and appropriate for the platform.
This is a very interesting concept as the platform itself does lend itself to a variety of designs that are simply un-imaginable in the real world.
My latest conceptualisations are seeing me experiemnt with particle effects and as can be seen from the snapshots afford the user to experience a visual sensation that would never occur in a real world.
Here the avatar will be sitting on an object, rotating while being engufled in a frenzy of bi-coloured particles. I might blog some more once the project is developed a little.
I’ve recently knocked up a virtual business card primarily for use in the 3D virtual world of SecondLife where I have been building a social presence on many levels. The way we craft our online identity for those of us that work fairly extensively on the internet is becoming more and more important.
SecondLife has the majority of its users with an anoymous real life (RL) identity, essentially making no link whatsoever with the real world. This is of course a very safe approach for users to be able to immerse themselves in the environment fully without fear of having to deal with anything real, they can attend virtual strip clubs, play poker, have virtual boyfriends and even walk around dressed as a 3 foot transvestite fox!
For me SecondLife however is an extention of my online personality and I aim to make no distinction between the two lifes, I mean sure I can fly “in-world”, but business is business and SecondLife is a wonderful platform for creating some delightful working relationships, adding another dimension to online projects and dialogue. This does mean one has to be vigilant in who we deal with to ensure that there is credibility behind the avatar.
Anyway here is the business card.
I felt it was time to get back into some more blogging on here, I guess I had put this blog onto the back burner for quite some time due to the very busy nature of 2006. I also did not feel completely motivated to update this blog as the template really did suck major league.
So I’ve installed a new template which I kinda like the look of now, this may well inspire me to start pushing this blog some more and posting slightly more reguarly.
Hope you dig the template.