Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Loneliness of Being

The Loneliness of Being is such a beautiful and simply-made area of Second Life, I found myself staring into the cloud of letters, looking for patterns and words. But, I'm getting ahead of myself. The Loneliness of Being is an art installation in Second Life, it is made up of a small island with a cloud of ever-changing letters floating around it. The incredibly cool thing about the cloud of letters, is that, it is a constant reflection of the now. The cloud is linked into the internet, using Twitter and various news-feeds to update itself with new words.

The letters float through the air, in a range of different colors and sizes, appearing out of nowhere and then disappearing, some sinking into the water that surrounds the island. I found The Loneliness of Being incredibly interesting and caught myself just sitting in my chair staring into the cloud, looking for new words, trying to figure out if there was some sort of order to the chaos.

On one of the mountains of the island I found a strange, almost disturbing site. What looked like a group of ghosts walking around in an endless circle. They would seem to become almost tangible, and then become so translucent they were barely visible. I'm not sure what the ghosts were there for, but they did confuse and unnerve me a bit.

I found The Loneliness of Being incredibly interesting, and found myself lost in the swirl of ever changing letters and words. If you are ever in Second Life and have a few moments to kill, I highly suggest checking it out.

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