Who let the dorks out?

The Dorks’ Guide to Burn2 – Part I October 18, 2010

Even though RL is still winning over SL at the moment, I wouldn’t want to miss my favourite virtual event, Burning Life (or Burn2, as it is called now). It seems a lot smaller this year, which in the first moment made me feel a bit sad – but then I realised that this means I will definitely get to see everything in the short time frame, which was a relief in a way. I haven’t forgot the marathons in the last years, when I was flying around with speed of light and trying not to miss anything!

I started off with a small tour today but already found one of my favourite builds EVER: “Concrete Soldiers” by Liz Gealach [SLURL]. Her build is an interpretation of a poem which you receive on a notecard, and features a very grey and bleak street silhouette with a lonely sheep.

Concrete Soldiers

You must stay at this build for several minutes, because a sun will rise and transform the whole scenery into a small paradise of colours. First I didn’t realise what was going on and it confused me a lot that one second the butterflies were there and the next one they were gone. But after I figured out what was going on, I stood for a while and watched the scenery change. What a fantastic idea!

Concrete Soldiers

I also really liked “POP ATOMIC” by Mikaty Slade and Emily Lang. [SLURL]. From the notecard: “The ATOMIC bomb changed the Japanese people forever. 8-bit console games are a loving part of Japan’s POP culture nowadays. I felt that both the atomic bomb and the 8-bit consoles are powerful symbols of 20th century’s civilization, at least as experienced by the Japanese people. And, so, POP ATOMIC was born.”

POP ATOMIC

Lastly, I thought that “The Painted Glasstower” by Betty Tureaud[SLURL] was both a beautiful and an impressive installation. The glass panels change over time and I think there is also an elevator box driving through the middle of the tower to the top (I entered the hole from the top and then landed on top of said box and drove a bit back up with it).

The Painted Glasstower

Hopefully I will be able to continue my Burn2 exploration in the next days and share more fabulous builds with you!