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It is officially summer and Jambo, an expertly crafted African landscape, is the perfect place for a virtual safari vacation. The sounds of nature and occasional rhythmic hand drumming create an atmosphere that is both peaceful and chipper. Cracked dirt paths connect different parts of this region, such as a small village and a savanna filled with wildlife. On one end, a regal lion surveys the land from a tall rock. No need to worry though, all the animals are friendly. Jambo is a prime place for nature photography, as explorers will see everything from zebras and giraffes to a
This week’s “Second Life Destinations” video explores the towering Skyscrapers immersive architectural project by Gem Preiz. Once you arrive, you’ll have the option of taking a guided tour that allows you to take a magical flight through this futuristic megacity via tiny vehicles or simply flying around. According to the notecard provided in the welcome area, the city was built at 1/10 scale and uses a combination of techniques to give visitors the illusion of a massive city despite the fact that it is built on a single region. “About 11,000 prims, 500 constructions of mor
This week’s “Second Life Destinations” video explores The Retreat, a beautiful hang-out space on the Mainland created by Anjelikka who writes regularly about her Second Life adventures at the No Time for Real Life blog. “Second Life was my therapy that I could go to anytime I wanted to - especially in those wee hours at night,” says Anjelikka, who created her own happy place in SL as a way to help with her post-traumatic stress disorder. “Second Life is like a social life after work and it’s safe. I like that part. In real life, social gatherings are hard for me because I can not ju
As health officials continue to warn against public gatherings amidst the current coronavirus outbreak, many people are seeking out online outlets that can serve as an adequate substitute for their in-person religious services and spiritual communities. Many are flocking to the virtual world Second Life, which is already home to many thriving religious and spiritual online communities that help people connect with others who share the same values and beliefs. In Second Life, the sense of presence is just much more powerful because of it being an actual place where communities can feel to