Archive for the ‘Art in Virtual Worlds’ Category


Cast Spotlight – Crap Mariner

In Art in Virtual Worlds,Original Theatre,Virtual World on March 8, 2010 by lailuloon Tagged: , ,

Crap Mariner stars in Z. Sharon Glantz's "Oxymoronic Fusion"

Crap Mariner plays a “dummy” in the upcoming production of “Oxymoronic Fusion” an original play staged in the Virtual World of Second Life™.  Crap is a prolific entertainer in Second Life and has one of the more scripted articulated avatars on the grid, which is of course amazingly detailed and an artform to look at.

She also takes about three hours to “load”.  And that’s with a superior graphics card.

Moving on.

In her own recyclable words: ” R. Crap Mariner is an independent clockwork humanoid designed to overthrow and crush the human race in the future war between robots and humans.  In the meantime, it waits patiently in its Clocktree Park, a subtle perversion of nature and technology. Biding its time, writing and recording a 100 word story every day.

To hear the recordings of the 100 word stories click here.

Crap Mariner is also a recognized advocate of the independent music industry inside of Second Life, assisting new artists with resources to promote their live music performances by founding Tunes InSL.  For more information on that project click here.



Crew Spotlight – Josue Habana and Skylar Smythe

In Art in Virtual Worlds,Original Theatre,Oxymoronic Fusion,Uncategorized,Virtual World on March 7, 2010 by lailuloon Tagged: ,

Josue Habana & Skylar Smythe provide media and communication support to the 2010 production of "Oxymoronic Fusion"

Skylar Smythe is a writer by virtue and contributes to a growing collection of “chick lit” poetry with over 250 original pieces of poetry on her website:  The Toronto Canada native also wrote and co-produced/directed a five act play in 2009 titled “Hypatia of Alexandria” with friend and creative partner, Josue Habana.  For the preview trailer of the virtual theater production  “Hypatia of Alexandria” please click here.

Skylar joined the virtual world of Second Life in 2007 and became a recognized performer in the spoken world community there.   In 2009 she assisted Da Vinci Isle in a poetry auction which raised $500 USD for the childrens charity “WarChild International”.   Click here for more information about the event and charity.

Her multi-media talents lend her to contribute as the “Editor in Chief” of “The Metaverse Tribune” a popular source for news on all virtual worlds, gaming and emerging technologies.

Josue Habana is a talented writer, entrepeneur and Media Manager/SEO Master from the United Kingdom.   Josue produces content for a popular Second Life Parody website called “Pixel Scoop“.   Josue is an active enthusiast of the Spoken Word online and offline, and shares his poignant slam poetry at “The Lyrical Cafe” an indie venue and growing literary community in Second Life™.

Skylar and Josue share a passion for promoting creativity and collaboration in Virtual Worlds and co-founded and maintain an Arts Review and Forum called “Avatar Writes”.


Cast Spotlight – Persephone Phoenix

In Art in Virtual Worlds,Lailu Loon,Original Theatre,Oxymoronic Fusion,Profiles,Virtual World on March 4, 2010 by lailuloon Tagged: ,

Persephone Phoenix stars in Z. Sharon Glantz's "Oxymoronic Fusion".

Persephone Phoenix’s First Life avatar has a BFA in theatre performance and has performed thirty eight roles on stage there.  The talented artist is not only engaged in several theatrical groups and communities in Second Life, but she is also an avid supporter of the visual and literary arts in the virtual world.

Ms. Phoenix was an active participant in the SLCC (Second Life Community Convention) in San Francisco, 2009 where she attended mix media events and shared her poetry live with attendees.

Persephone Phoenix has performed in many SL theatre productions, including The Bacchae, Tempest, and In the Pink. She is a member of Avatar Repertory Theatre and performs her own poetry each Sunday night at the Blue Angel Poets’ Dive, the original and oldest running literary community in Second Life™.

In 2009 Persephone Phoenix co-published an anthology (with British writer Huckleberry Hax)  of poetry which featured submissions from some of Second Life’s most talented writers.  The Anthology can be purchased online via LuLu  here.

For an excellent online interview of Persephone Phoenix for the radio show “Off the Shelf” please visit the the website here:

Her writing style?  Insightful.  Her involvement? Inspiring.

Catch Persephone Phoenix in Z. Sharon Glantz (Lailu Loon’s) original play “Oxymoronic Fusion” opening on April 1, 2010.