Pick of the Day: Musica

Mikki Miles is a master musical instrument maker in Second Life (in-world store, SL Marketplace). Here is a picture of my medieval roleplay avatar in SL, aptly named Scarborough Fair. She is standing in a tavern at the Conquest of Elysium sim, playing her Lute Signature EX, which was created and scripted by Mikki Miles. I just love Mikki’s instruments! I own and play many of them.

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Well, Mikki Miles has come to Sansar, and he has created a wonderful experience called Musica. It’s very simple but wonderfully done! You materialize in the centre of a ring of seven spotlit instruments: an upright piano, a double bass, a drum, a trio of alphorns, a harp, a tiny calliope, and an acoustic guitar.

Musica by Mikki Miles 21 August 2017

Each instrument is playing one part of a seven-part harmony. As you approach each musical instrument, you can hear its sound more clearly. When you return to the centre spot, you can hear the entire melody in all seven parts! So simple! So wonderful!

What really adds to the playful atmosphere are animated white musical notes, rests, and clefs which bounce joyfully around in the sky above the instruments.

Go visit Mikki Miles’ Musica, and enjoy the performance! If this is just Mikki’s first experience, I predict many great things to come!




Pick of the Day: Beginner Yoga Session for Headset Users

Dutchie's Yoga Experience 1 21 August 2017

Today’s Pick of the Day is a Sansar Newsblog exclusive! That’s right, you’re hearing about this new experience for the first time right here. (I have cleared this with the creator beforehand; she is going to publish this experience to the Sansar Atlas very soon after I post this item to the Sansar Newsblog.)

The creator of this immersive yoga experience is Dutchie (also known as Froukje Hoorenbeek in Second Life), the owner of the well-known SL furniture store Dutchie (in-world store, SL Marketplace, blog). Dutchie has begun blogging her experiences with VR in a new blog, Dutchie in Virtual Reality.

The name of this experience is Beginner Yoga Session for Headset Users (10 Minute Workout), and it takes you right into Dutchie’s yoga studio, with mats spread out on the floor and sunlight streaming in the windows.

Dutchie talks you through a gentle 10-minute yoga workout that you can do from a standing or a seated position. This experience is designed especially for those using a VR headset (Oculus Rift or HTC Vive).

Dutchie's Yoga Experience 2 21 August 2017