I Am This Week’s Guest on The Drax Files Radio Hour, Talking About Douglas Rushkoff’s Article and Social VR

On Saturday I was a guest of Bernhard Drax (a.k.a. Draxtor Despres in Second Life and Sansar) on his long-running weekly podcast, The Drax Files Radio Hour.

We talk about Douglas Rushkoff’s provocative article, Most VR is Total Bullshit. But Drax and I also discussed many other topics in social VR, including mentions of Sansar, High Fidelity, AltspaceVR, VRChat, Rec Room, Decentraland, and the forthcoming Facebook Horizon. We also talk a fair bit about Facebook in general—and Drax takes me to task for rejoining the Facebook social network!

Here’s a link to the podcast. It’s about an hour long. Enjoy!

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Sansar World Hopping: Episode 2

Spectators watching Battleship

Atlas Hopping (the regular Saturday morning group tour of four or five Sansar worlds, led by Draxtor Despres and Solas NaGealai) has now been renamed World Hopping (since we no longer have an in-world Atlas, just the one on the Sansar website).

As a result, I will be creating a new category on this blog, Sansar World Hopping, for blogposts reporting on our weekly adventures. (I will keep Sansar Atlas Hopping as a category for older blogposts.)

Drax’s livestream of this week’s tour should be posted shortly to his YouTube channel, but here’s a video of last week’s episode, which unfortunately I had to miss:

Today, we had an epic crowd of avatars who met up at our standard starting point, the basement of 114 Harvest, who then went on to visit the following worlds:

It was an adventure, especially trying to beat all five levels of Fire Goat’s Dungeon! Here are some more photos taken by Mijeka Munro (click on any picture to see it in full size; here is the full archive of photos):

The picture in the bottom left-hand corner of the photo mosaic is none other than the CEO of Linden Lab himself, Ebbe Altberg, who often joins us on Atlas/World Hopping events. He put together a very cool avatar look!

But the best part? Drax obviously bribed El Diablo to wear this signboard!

Photos from the Sansar Game Show

As you can see, a fun time was had by all at the first Sansar Game Show! Strawberry Linden (formerly Strawberry Singh) was one of the guests present taking part in the games, and it was so good to see her again in Sansar!

A shot of the lovely studio audience and the game show sets
Drax plays the Luggage Game Show with Cynno, Binah, and Strawberry Linden
(Lacie Linden is the host)
You Don’t Know Me Game Show (with Galileo as host; ignore the sign
that says Be My Boo, they got the signs mixed up on the stages)

100 Episodes of Atlas Hopping in Sansar: A Look Back

Yesterday, Draxtor Despres’ livestreamed Sansar Atlas Hopping show hit a major milestone: its 100th episode! You can see all the episodes here.

Congratulations to Drax on his achievement, and congratulations also to his co-hosts over the past two years, first Strawberry Singh and now Solas NaGealai. Mijeka Munro has been the regular photographer for these weekly adventures, creating an Atlas Hopping Photo Gallery, and here I share with you some pictures he has taken over the first 100 episodes!

Here’s to the next 100 episodes!