For Great Sax, Visit Virtually Live

Digi's instruments set a high standard and inspired this sax. I could have kept going but it is within a few prims of the link limit. Virtually Live will now always bring great sax to your virtual life!

Mark your calendars!

Please mark your calendars for 9:00PM UTC, Saturday, 19 December 2009.

Virtually Live Events will be hosting a tree decorating party on Virtually Live island. More details will be posted over the coming days! :)


A stout 3225 prim Fraser Fir has arrived on Virtually Live island, ready for decorating. The question is: "How?!"

Happy Thanksgiving

Although today the US celebrates Thanksgiving Day, the concept is entirely universal. National festivals, usually linked to harvest season, are common. Typically joyous celebrations, they reflect a much more serious understanding of life's fragility and pains.

Each of us is keenly aware this has been a terribly difficult year around the world and it is a struggle sometimes to feel a sense of thanks if we look too closely at ourselves. There are, however, the intangibles: a deeper appreciation for just being alive; a reduced sense of isolation within the broad struggle to survive; and a renewed openness to friends and family.

The intangibles of our lives are the least recognized and yet most obvious and powerfully effective motivators. So, today, whatever your circumstances and wherever you are from, I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.


Virtually Live: Beyond the cool music, warm venue, and hawwt coffee

The Virtually Live Events project is almost two months old and although its breakneck development has been well-chronicled, many things haven't been said for lack of time. As the details for upcoming events are being finalized, it's a good point to take a moment to look beyond the builds.

VLE is truly a labor of love: love of music, love of creativity and innovation, but, most deeply, love of community. The idea for VL arose out of the simple recognition that music is a prime mover for society. Long before the first paleolithic human gave an invitation-only exhibit of cave drawings, some bonobo monkey mindlessly blowing across a reed riveted the troop with its music. Music is not the universal language because we understand it necessarily, but because it brings us together and moves us. It is that internal awakening that lets us know we all experience life in the same ways.

Speaking personally, I've been overwhelmed by the response to the project. Even before the 23 September launch, people have been incredibly supportive. The development team, each member exceptionally knowledgeable, talented, and energetic, could be doing many other things with their time. Instead, each absolutely refusing compensation, prefers to enjoy the experience of giving to the community what is evolving into a very special gift. Their generosity has spurred all kinds of activity around the Openlife grid and the number of people involved continues to expand. The community has been moved and is coming together seemingly effortlessly.

Everyone is excited for when the real music starts. Both musician and non-musician visitors to Virtually Live have been taken aback by the venue. I'm as critical as they come concerning design and development in virtual worlds and even I smile each and every time I login to the island. Warm, inviting, and well-executed with its hangout, tweeting/talking/dispensing hawwt coffee machine, and performance venues, Virtually Live is meant to be enjoyed by all, event day or not, and provides a wonderful focal point for the community. Everyone is encouraged to embrace it as their own, listen for the music, and be moved.


Virtually Live Goes All Slushy..

A new permanent feature at Virtually Live island has just opened! Come and get all slushy down at The Pier.. We've parcelled off this couples dance area to always play a relaxing, romantic stream, and placed 3 couples dances / poses for you to play with.

To get to the dance area, walk down the neck of the guitar from the main island, and enjoy.

"Storm clouds may gather
And stars may collide..
But I love you until the end of time..

Come what may, come what may
I will love you until my dying day.."

But rather than listen to me singing along... come see for yourself...

Courtesy Dance Machine.. everyone needs one!

Ever since travelling the metaverse with Debbie Trilling, the first conversation in any new world is always the same..

Adec - "We need a club.."
Debbie - "I'll make a Dance Machine."

..and the same happened in OpenLife. Scripted specifically for the OpenLife script engine, Debbie created probably the first real Dance Machine here, and has been improving it ever since. So here at Virtually Live we're giving it away for free!

Head over to the club hangout and grab your free Virtually Live Courtesy Dance Machine!

@ Virtually Live its always Changing!

Thanks Guys for dropping by all the time, and we have listened to you comments ... so now I can officially open the Virtually Live Changing room! lol

So basically, this is adjacent to the hangout, and is a place that you can freely rez and open all those boxes that you have bought across the OpenLife grid. Unpack your clothes etc and get changed... just beware there is a 15 min auto return set here, apart from that, please enjoy and use the new addition to the hangout!