Preparing Burn2.0

Here we are! The Burn2.0 is near to start and from backstage it is already started with limited access for builders. Yes I must say, it’s a bit sad to remember that great past versions of same inspiration manifestation as Burning Life 2009 (6 editions) with an incredible and neverseen all linked park expo with 32 sims of Second Life gived from Linden Labs, the past magnificent event of Art into the metaverse BLife with great staff art organizers expert as White Lebed that I like to remember for her great work of past editions, she gave also her point of view about what happened in this last summer transition between the two different concepts editions. Now the new Burning Man (RLife) inspired event become Burning 2.0 and it is composed from  6 sims but all private owned on new organization that obviously needs to grow up in the next years. So it seems to found a new idea order, to plan into a different point of view, where everybody needs to pay (this year now it is 8000 ld for a plot standard) for a plot area 32 x 32 mt with 351 prims, and usual many rules, limits as do not use huge prims, no rezzer with temp prims, no large use of sculpts, huge scripts, for builders and  no commercial logo, no selling, respect of SLife TOS policy, ect.

I can see actually some good well known artists presences as Bryn Oh, AM Radio, Soror Nishi, Ub Yifu, Betty Tureaud, Maryva Mayo, Miso Susanowa, Wizard Gynoid, Sledge Roffo, Gracie Kendal, Chipley Chippewa, Maya Paris, Solkide Auer, ect. many are new too so we can have a little but good artists selection in this, we can say, a new born event and a new seed of relevant art events into metaverses, I am sure we will see great things in the future.

So this year almost all plots are with payment fees, 25 with lottery 100 ld. price and 12 free plots with Theme Assignement. So my symbiont Xaan Allen won a plot at the lottery for random lucky avatars! And I putted in 2 friends as cobuilders Shanti Yutani and Dixit Writer.

Here is the list of the Lottery winners:

Plot Lottery Winners!

Ara Voom
Buddy Deed
Caro Fayray
Cataplexia Numbers
Charity Baroque
Danie Jameson
Eisie Etchegaray
ginny Noyes
Heaven Lacey
Ilianexsi Sojourner
Jaxie Oceanlane
Lauston Oh
Liz Gealach
Majique Merlin
Miso Susanowa
Neeks Karu
paramparamm Papp
Pete Jiminy
Rox Arten
Shendara Destiny
Snurky Snoodle
Sporty Tone
Tozh Taurog
Xaan Allen
Zipper Moomintoog

UPDATE My Final Installation:

Ignis Homo – Man of Fire

burn 2.0  Xaan Allen (Merlino Mayo) installation

burn 2.0 Xaan Allen (Merlino Mayo) installation

Title of mine installation at Burn2 :
Ignis Homo – Man of Fire –
The giant Man of Fire is the “power”, he is standing on a transparent city made of rust buildings under fire, the shadow men’s army try to climb and to conquest the giant, but they fail, they are trapped into the buildings and become black shapes, the few that reach the top are throwed away in the sky by the hands of power. The Sun is a Machina, a metal sphere constantly moving, it’s the symbol of the technologic perfection but also of a beautiful cage.

author: Xaan Allen (Merlino Mayo alt Symbiont)
(cobuilders Dixit Writer and Shanti Yutani)

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Merlino Mayo (Italy) & Abstract Baroque (UK) each took home the $L20,000 prizes for winning the inaugural Scien@Art Physics 2010 Competition

Final prizegiving was 13/06/2010 – 17.00 (Europe TIME) – 08.00 PDT/SLT
CSW ISLAND di MarkWD Helendale e Aliza Karu

Scien&Art is a Project from Talete Flanagan (Second Physics) and Marjorie Fargis (SL Art)
made in collaboration with Experience Italy (Mexi Lane), UWA (Jayjay Zifanwe), Open Science (Noke Yakuza), Alpine Executive Center (Sunset Quinnell), CSW ISLAND (MarkWD Helendale) e USMP (Maximo Eames). The project born from the idea to link two big issues:  Art and Science.

The target is to bring the artists to express through their creativity from Science’s concepts and to help scientists to comunicate in a creative way.
This first edition of the contest was dedicated to the Physic and was divided into 6 categories: Atom, Big Bang, Cosmic Rays, Electricity, Nanotechnologies and Strings.

Science Giury was:

Talete Flanagan (chair)
Patio Plasma
Sunset  Quinell
Girdano Burnestein
Caledonian Hero
Albert Upsilon aka Mauro Francaviglia (president of SEGRAM ) as RL member

the winners into the “Science” section into each category:

Jess Oranos – ELETTRICITA’……………… vincitore del premio di 1.000 L$
Abstract Baroque – STRINGHE ………….. vincitore del premio di 1.000 L$
Merlino Mayo – RAGGI COSMICI……….. vincitore del premio di 1.000 L$
pol jarvinen – ATOMO ………………………. vincitore del premio di 1.000 L$
Dixit Writer – BIG BANG……………………. vincitore del premio di 1.000 L$
FreeWee Ling – NANOTECNOLOGIE…. vincitore del premio di 1.000 L$

The artistic giury was:

Marjorie Fargis – SL Art co-owner (a writer in RL)
Mexi Lane – Experience Italy (art expert in RL)
JayJay Zifanwe – UWA (UWA Manager RL)
Aneli Abeyante – Artists Gallery
Noke Yuitza – Open Science owner (Open Science curator RL)
Adam Grau – Ad Opera owner (artist in RL)

the 6 winners into the “Artistic” section into each category:

pol jarvinen – ATOMO………………………………………..category winner
Kolor Fall – NANOTECNOLOGIE ……………………….category winner prize 1.000 L$
Merlino Mayo – RAGGI COSMICI ………………………category winner
Jess Oranos – ELETTRICITA’ …………………………….category winner
Mila Thatam Rodroguez Imago – STRINGHE ……. category winner prize 1.000 L$
MOsMax Hax – BIG BANG ………………………………. category winner prize 1.000 L$

The two giury decided the best of final artists in both sections and decided the best Scien&Art Ed. 1 – 2010 – Physic – is assigned to: Merlino Mayo (Italy)

Mexi Lane said:
“he found the adaptation of his humanoid prototype also in this issue, building an egg where ‘the stone man’ float into the space, shooted from burning cosmic rays.
The genius is into the absence, into the essential and in the simplicity where Merlino Mayo can to target the contest theme, using a ricorrent element into his works. As a “real” contemporary artist.”

from UWA blog post:

“Merlino Mayo (Italy) & Abstract Baroque (UK) each took home the $L20,000 prizes for winning the inaugural Scien@Art Physics 2010 Competition, challenging all of Second Life to create 3D art objects incorporating Physics principles across a number of categories, Atom, String Theory, Nanotechnology, Big Bang, Electricity and Atom.”

a recent intersting article ita language:

SCIEN-ART: Arte e Scienza si incontrano in Second Life

and again from UWA:

“These 2 winning pieces, also automatically qualify for the Grand Prize Round of the UWA 3D Art & Design Challenge, which will take place across the month of September 2010.

The Scien&Art Physics competition, also awarded prizes for each of the 6 categories, with a winner selected representing the best scientific interpretation of the theme, as well as the best artistic representation of the theme. Notably, Pol Jarvinen, Jess Oranos & Merlino Mayo won both the best scientific and best artistic interpretation of their categories. The winners of each category are as follows:

Atom – Pol Jarvinen
Electricity – Jess Oranos
Cosmic Rays – Merlino mayo
String Theory – Abstract Baroque
Big Bang – Dixit Writer
Nanotechnology – FreeWee Ling

Atom – Pol Jarvinen
Electricity – Jess Oranos
Cosmic Rays – Merlino mayo
String Theory – Mila Thatam & Rodriguez Imako
Big Bang – MosMax Hax
Nanotechnology – Kolor Fall Posted by UWA in SL at 7:35 PM