Years ago, maybe it was in 2008, I got from Cherry Manga on a visit of my gallery a nice searose with one of her – later known as ‘mysterious wave’ – hummingbirds for ‘conservation’. She introduced it as her first try in makeing sculpties. What a great understatement! This searose was drifting for long at the Water Gallery in my SIM Claressa as I had so many prims for a museum there to build. The searose with the mysterious bird was an eye-catcher. Students asked me ‘how to build and texture it’. I must admit I still have no clue. For the seminar ‘I in 3D‘ at the University of Malta I used a copy of this enviroment in 2008 and 2009. The success of the seminar made me think to get Second Life running on an offline-server like IBM did work on it at theses times. I was lucky to meet Jean Linden in Karlsruhe at the 1st Metaverse conference to discuss how to extend the use of Second Life in the academic sector. How to seperate educational work from the ‘rest’ in SL. She was enthusiastic about it. One year later Jean was no longer in charge and later on even the teen grid was closed. So I had to see by myself how to go on and I moved to opengrids. I would have loved to bring the ‘mysterious searose with the hummingbird’ as it guided me for so long to the Volcano of Art, but I dont have it full perm.
I got ‘instead’ a chess board from Cherry Manga. Maybe I have to win first a chess game to get the searose with the bird? Who knows – I will not bother her. Thank you Cherry for giving me this piece made of prims and sculpts as it carries a message to all visitors: ‘play the game right’.
You see the chess game fits well to be placed on a lorry to get burned to cubes. And it looks great when the sun goes down. So hurry to play chess with the board of Cherry Manga before the hypergate eats it up!