Atlas Hopping, Episode 33!

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Today we are visitng six different museums in Sansar:

Here is Drax’s livestream:

And here is Strawberry’s livestream:

(My sinuses are acting up and my eyes are watering so much I can’t use my VR headset today, so I logged out of Sansar and I am just watching Strawberry’s livestream today.)

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Sansar Top 5: Are We In a Painting?

On Friday, Sam and Boden (along with Torley as cameraman) led a whirlwind tour of five Sansar art-related experiences:

  1. IDIA Lab: Newton’s Cenotaph, by Mencius Watts
  2. 3D Mind Bending Reversperspective Art, by JackTheRipper
  3. Floating Temple, by C3rb3rus
  4. Valencia, by Theanine
  5. Mountain Cabin, created by Sam and his wife! (everybody had some technical difficulties trying to get into the same instance of this experience)

Here’s the livestream (I can’t seem to get it to start right at the beginning no matter how I embed the URL, so you might need to rewind it to the beginning):

Atlas Hopping Episode 6 with Drax and Strawberry

Unfortunately, I was not able to join Berry and Drax on their Atlas Hopping adventures today. But the small group they led (including Linden Lab staff Jenn and Bjorn, who each joined them for a little while) went to the following experiences:

  1. 3D Mind Bending Reversperspective Art, by JackTheRipper
  2. Optical Illusions Arena, also by JackTheRipper
  3. Music Collaboration by LGG (which unfortunately was broken)
  4. Starry Stars & Stuff, by Jenn

Here’s Drax’s livestream of the event:

And here’s Strawberry’s livestream:

Pick of the Day: 3D Mind Bending Reversperspective Art

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Today’s Pick of the Day experience has a mouthful of a title: 3D Mind Bending Reversperspective Art! This gallery features the art of Patrick Hughes, who created what he calls “Reverspective” painting: an optical illusion on a 3-dimensional surface where the parts of the picture which seem farthest away are actually physically the nearest!

When you stand on one of the red triangles and look at one of the paintings, you cannot see it in anything but sharp, regular perspective:

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It’s only when you move off to the side and look at the painting again that you see how it is really constructed:

Reversperspective Art 2 1 Sept 2017

Very clever! The experience is particularly suited to users in VR headsets, but the effect still works even if you are in desktop mode.

Thank you to Apmel who first spotted this new experience and blogged about it!