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Through the Looking Glass.

Posted in Building, Dramas, Philosophy on April 7, 2012 by Wizzy

There’s something about an Alice in Wonderland-themed build that is like Easter.  Both seem to have an absurd affinity for brightly colored mushrooms, eggs and rabbits.  The Mad Hatter Art Fest on InWorldz is plenty absurd and filled with lotz of brightly colored mushrooms, eggs and rabbits.  A lot of it is good.  Art that is.

My own entry is this thing:

This is entitled, originally enough, “Through the Looking Glass.”

A lot of peeps much more talented than me have gone to absurd lengths to create ossum Alice in Wonderland theme parks.  I saw a good one at SL5B and another one about a year ago in Secondlife.  So let’s just say I didn’t aspire to write the book about Alice in Wonderland theme parks.

The title alone here might be enough to tip off the brightest lightbulbs or the sharpest knives among you that you really ought to get up there and go through the damn looking glass.  Once you do, you might be encouraged to find the mushrooms and do what they tell you to do.  If you do, don’t blame me.  I warned you. <– This here thing is an IZURL.  It’s like a SLURL only it only workz in Inworldz.

Thirza Pings me in Inworldz.

Posted in Building on February 6, 2012 by Wizzy

Thirza Ember comes to call at my Wizard region in Inworldz:

New Project

Posted in Building, Obsessiveness on January 27, 2012 by Wizzy

I’m working on a new project.  I am using the Golden Rhombus as a building block and the Flower of Life is the theme.

Photo courtesy of Astra Thorne.

Newly Discovered Complex Polyhedron

Posted in Building, Cleverness, Obsessiveness on January 25, 2012 by Wizzy

While I was in my workshop on Inworldz, playing around with various shapes that are made of the Golden Rhombus, by accident I stumbled upon a previously undiscovered complex polyhedron.  I went online and searched for any information about this particular shape and couldn’t find anything.  I found a similar object on Wolfram, but this one is definitely different.

The Golden Rhombus is a geometric object of Sacred Geometry.  This is because the width to length is in the Golden Ratio – Phi.  This particular object is made up of 222 equal faces that are the Golden Rhombus.  The object has 444 edges.

Since I have previously discovered the Wizardgynoiderene and the Rhombic Gynoidahedron, I am naming this object the Fractal Rhombic Triagynoidahedron.  The object is now on display on my “Wizard” sim in .

222 equal faces, 444 edges.

Exploring New Territory

Posted in Building, Obsessiveness on January 24, 2012 by Wizzy

I only just completed my latest geometric monstrosity.  It is only 950 prims, but it has four electrons orbiting around it.  It can be seen on my “Wizard” sim on Inworldz.  This object is beautiful I think.  It is a further exploration of old territory.  I’ve been working with shapes like Buckminster Fuller’s Vector Equilibrium and Nassim Haramein’s Vector Matrix for some time now.  (See )

This time I fractalized it more, added skins and the 14 octahedra that can be found inside.

Since completing that I’ve moved into unknown territory. I am currently obsessed with a fractal rhombic dodecahedron.  After I built it in SecondLife, I thought I noticed another basic building block inside it.  I took the fractalized object to Inworldz and started dissecting it.  Indeed, inside I found a building block (polyhedron) that looks like it can tesselate space. (Which is similar to tiling a plane, only it’s in 3D.)

After I pulled the new polyhedron out of the fractalized rhombic dodecahedron, I tried to look it up on the internet to find out its name.  It’s a regular polyhedron, because all six faces are the same polygon – a golden rhombus.  But nowhere could I find it described.  So until I find out otherwise, this newly discovered object I call a Rhombic Gynoidahedron.

I’m experimenting with this new building block on an upper building platform over my “Wizard” sim in Inworldz.  You’re welcome to take a look at it if you want.

I’m looking for a new home for my masterpiece.

Posted in Building, Dramas, Philosophy on October 13, 2011 by Wizzy

From 2/6/2009 until this week I had two sims on Reaction Grid.  Desdemona Enfield and I had the task of hammering on the Reaction Grid almost from its inception.  We used some pretty severe rez scripts that we developed in Second Life.  Almost immediately we started finding and reporting bugs in the open sim script engine.

Once some of those were ironed out, I went to work rezzing my masterpiece.  In Secondlife, I had built a 6,720 prim version of an 8-dimensional object called the E8 Polytope.  That is documented elsewhere on this blog.  Here on the open sim I sought to enhance and perfect the work that was started in Secondlife.

The attraction was the lack of limitations in the open sim.  There was no ten meter limit to the size of a prim, so the overall object could be built very big.  I planned to have the object fill the 256 x 256 meter sim.  Ultimately, I was successful with the object’s diameter being about 200 meters.  It rose 200 meters high and its top was in the clouds.

After spending days with this object I realized that I could define a polyhedron by putting a skin onto the wireframe object.  This I accomplished and documented my discovery of what I called the “Wizardgynoiderene.”

A 3D version as well as a 2D version were rezzed, bringing the total prims of the structure to over 13,000.  I then added some more discoveries of spirals hidden in the internal structure and notecard givers with information about this amazing object.

There she sat until this week when my Art Students at Cal State Long Beach informed me that they couldn’t find the sim.  Sometimes the sims on Reaction Grid went down and had to be restarted, so I filed a Support Ticket with Reaction Grid.  It was then that I discovered the sims were no longer available:

“We are unable to support donated sims any longer. I am sorry if you had disappointed students. Thanks for understanding.”

So I’m now looking for a permanent home for my masterpiece.

Watch as Saffia Widdershins and Elrik Merlin explore my sim for Treet TV’s Designing Worlds:

Designing Worlds & Treet TV visit Wizard Gynoid\’s sim on Reaction Grid

What’s Behind the E8 Ball?

Posted in Building with tags , , on January 16, 2010 by Wizzy

A continuation on my E8 theme, but a deeper inquiry into the mystery of its symmetries.

The Mush Room

Posted in Building with tags , , , , on November 7, 2009 by Wizzy

The other night I had the very good fortune to attend a preview of a wonderful new build in Second Life.  This one is entitled “Mush Room” and was built by Scottius Polke, one of my newest friends.  My first visit was rather laggy due to the number of avies present, but the sim still allowed Bettina Tizzy and me to jump up and down on the bed with Scottius, pretending that we were schoolchildren again.

Bettina Tizzy and Wizzy jumping up and down on the bed with Scottius Polke.

Then I ended up climbing into the bed with Miso Susanowa.  Ssssh.  Don’t tell anyone!  okay?

The Mush Room is a delight.  There are lots of weird and wacky surprises in store for you as you snoop around in here – from dirty socks laying on the floor, to amoebas in the aquarium.

There are lots of things I like about this build.  I like the rendering.  I like Scottius’ use of color and the graphic method that he uses when hand-drawing his textures.  Most of all I like the lack of pretension present here.  Scottius doesn’t take himself too seriously, and neither do we. We are here to just have fun and hang out with him.

I have the pleasure to announce that Scottius has a little alcove off to the side where he has just made some of these wacky creations available for sale.  I bought a couple of dirty socks (buy two or three as gifts!) and a kewl amoeba clock.  But the kewlest thing is that you can now purchase your very own copy of Max the Mushroom!  Max is the gigantic mushroom who has these antennae sticking out of his cap, with eyes on the end of the stalks.  And when you click on him he releases purple spores into your immediate vicinity.  So be careful with your clicking.

I bought Max the Mushroom and some dirty socks and took them home with me.

There are other things available here too, like some smaller mushrooms and copies of the colorful textures Scottius uses on the build.

A good artist makes his work look easy.  There’s an elegance in simplicity.  There’s a simplicity here in conception, simplicity in execution.

Tp over and take a look –> .  You won’t be sorry.

New videos of some of my work.

Posted in Building with tags , , , , , on September 26, 2009 by Wizzy

Xenophile Neurocam recently posted some machinima footage that he shot at my Rezzable Visions show in October 2008:

Kumi Kuhr posted a short machinima video shot of my 6,672 prim E8 Polytope structure built on Butler sim:

Nitwacket published machinima video of Burning Life 2008 which includes some footage of my build “It Came from the 8th Dimension”:

Double & Single Spirals Into the heart of the E8!

Posted in Building with tags , , , , , on May 6, 2009 by Wizzy

I’ve been dissecting the insides of the E8 Polytope.  I had an intuition that I could find a spiral in it.  After analyzing seven sets of squares that descend in size, I created the following:

Copyright © 2009 Wizard Gynoid

Copyright © 2009 Wizard Gynoid

Then I was able to perceive a single four-color spiral:

Copyright © 2009 Wizard Gynoid

Copyright © 2009 Wizard Gynoid