Friday, September 21, 2007
Volavola is about human beings, emotions becoming inevitably dull, the want not to surrender to habit always striving for more, and that love in need to be kept alive and preserved from its natural decay. There are two films in Volavola, both of theme with the same screenplay. However, the first film will be shot in 3-D computer graphics, also explores the virtual worlds of Second Life. The plot, as it unravels, specifically aims to disorient the viewer when it becomes increasingly difficult to understand what is actually real and what is not. Real avatars and real people, interpreting themselves, plus fictional characters, both computer generated and in flesh and blood, are all playing different roles throughout the entire picture. Finally, Volavola also deals in a sociological way, sometimes even surreal, with themes such as hacker ethics or the values shared in a virtual society, topics which are too often left out by science-fiction in general. The main message is to defend those values, as they play an important part in our cultural heritage by helping us to build a better place to live for everyone. The entire film will be set in Rome as the actual city and as a virtual one where is now possible to meet characters coming from different virtual universes. The two films will be mirroring each-other. Although the pictures would be distributed through different medias. We are planning to start production for the 3-D “Second” film within the first few months of 2008 and to shoot the “real” film during the second half of the same year. We are currently trying to contact some of the most famous avatars in the “metaverse” to play a role in the Second Life scenes as well as well-known actors in Italy for the filmed scenes. Some of the actors who are playing flesh and blood characters will also have an avatar interacting in the Second Life picture.@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ Berardo Carboni who previously shot “Shooting Silvio”, wrote the script in collaboration with Mario Gerosa...
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Übermensch - Become Your Avatar
Übermensch will help you achieve your Avatar's Body in real life. By analyzing your physical condition and comparing it with your avatar's physical parameters, Übermensch calculates your personal reshaping plan.Representing its owner is one important function of the human body. Unfortunately changing its look can be be a difficult and time consuming task. Übermensch can tell you what it will take to look like your Second Life Avatar. Focusing on the difference between you real life body and your dream body as you designed it in Second Life, your personal reshaping plan shows the quickest way to become the person you really want to be.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Francesco D'Orazio, the man behind Myrl, has just launched the War of the World contest.
From his blog:
Is Kaneva cooler than Second Life? Does Entropia beat Eve Online? When we only had aliens, things were much easier. Now that we have hundreds of worlds, on which side will you stand? Have a look at the ‘War of the Worlds’ and join the fight. There are loads of virtual worlds competing. You can simply vote which one you like most by clicking on a logo versus another one at the time.
Monday, September 03, 2007
These days I took a BBC journalist on a tour in SL. It has been a great experience. You can follow our travel here.