Trying to get Philip Linden to LISTEN!

Posted in Uncategorized on June 29, 2010 by Wizzy

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.

Wizzy’s Free Fake Pride Tee Shirt.

Posted in Obsessiveness, Uncategorized with tags , on January 10, 2010 by Wizzy

Wizzy's Fake Pride tee

My Fake Pride tee shirt is now available here:

or Inworld here:

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Happy Solstice to all my Peeps in the Metaverse!

Posted in Cleverness with tags on December 23, 2009 by Wizzy

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.

The Flat Earth Society

Posted in Obsessiveness with tags , , on November 3, 2009 by Wizzy

I don’t know what got into me.  Back in August of 2007 (I was only a n00b then) I foolishly got it into my head to try to find out the names of the Second Life continents.  I did all kinds of research.  I googled like mad.  I checked the Secondlife forums (as advised).  I found out virtually nothing.  No pun intended.

Then one day I happened upon Hoboland.  And there was a map of the world, with five continents mapped… and their names.  With further research though, there appeared to be an as yet uncharted landmass out there.  And so I posted my attempt at the SL World Map of the Six Known Continents:

At least I was honest.  I indicated up front that I didn’t know the name of the sixth continent.  Compare my attempt with this one of about the same time period:

This is from a blog of September 23, 2007:

Where in the aitch ee double toothpicks does he come up with the name of Korea?!!

This is another attempt that is derivative of that last one:

These guys evidently think that Nautilus is made up of two continents.

Since that time I recall that I harassed the landlord at Hoboland about the fact that his map kept getting out of date.  I just now went back to see what he has up there and evidently he gave up long ago trying to keep up with the Lindens and their expansionist tendencies.

I recalled then that Carl Metropolitan used to have a bunch of historical SL World Maps displayed down at NCI, so I went down there looking for that, but it had all been taken down.  So then I called up Carl and asked him if he still had all those maps.  Gloriosky!  He called me right back and said yeah he did.  And then he sent me full permission copies of his whole damn collection!

Now meanwhile, I was obsessing big time.  I found some of the old maps on display (but not downloadable) here:

The SL History Museum

But since they weren’t downloadable I decided to post Carl’s collection to the Flickr “Maps of Second Life” group here:

And so there they all are.  You can peruse them all now at your leisure and I dare you to try to figure out the names of the continents.  As for me, I’m just too exhausted!

Crystal E8 now available in RL!

Posted in Uncategorized on September 26, 2009 by Wizzy

The 6,672 prim E8 Polytope that I created in Second Life is now available in Real Life!

My E8 captured in a Crystal Cube in RL!

My E8 captured in a Crystal Cube in RL!

A top down view.

A top down view.

Go here for more information:

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”:

The Seed of Life

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on September 25, 2009 by Wizzy
The Seed of Life Dark

The Seed of Life Dark

The Seed of Life Light

The Seed of Life Light

Lotus-like Flower Found Inside E8!

Posted in Cleverness with tags , , on May 15, 2009 by Wizzy
Copyright © 2009 Wizard Gynoid

Copyright © 2009 Wizard Gynoid

This Lotus-like flower pattern was found inside the E8 Polytope.  I have colored it here with the seven colors of the rainbow, beginning with red at the center and ending with violet on the edges.

The same seven colors of the rainbow are used to color the seven chakras.

Copyright © 2009 Wizard Gynoid

Copyright © 2009 Wizard Gynoid

Here we see the sequence in reverse, with violet on the inside and red on the outside.