LEA#2 is home to The Path which I have written about before and which I hope you have seen already. If not, what are you waiting for I ask? Here is the SLurl and you must go.
So what in the world is happening on LEA#3 you ask? Well I am here to tell you. LEA#3 is home to the LEA Theater where there has been a series of monthly machinima screenings.
January is the last in this series and apparently there will be changes to the way the process works. More information will be available soon. You can read more about the machinima screenings on the LEA blog here. For the next few days you can still go to the Theater and view films entered for the month of January. There are huge screens and its a great way to enjoy the films. Take a moment to check it out if you have some time over the next week.
Over the years I have wondered why we import our thinking about structures from the atomic world right into our virtual lives. I remember the first time this struck me as odd too. I was living on Jokung and the people across the water worked for weeks building a house. They were a cute couple learning how to build and I smiled at their flickering overlapping textures and unaligned prims. I was still pretty new and I was amazed at what they could do because moving prims around was still a challenge for me at that time. It was when they added a two car garage to the house I got cranky. There wasn't even a road on the sim and they didn't even have a car for that matter. Why the HELL did they need a garage?
It is what we do though. We recreate offices and clubs and a myriad of other true to our daily life structures in Second Life. We can sit upside down or swing on a branch attached to nothing or sip tea in a butter cup made of spiderwebs so why in the world would we arrange seats in neat little rows to watch a film? But we do. I suppose it has to do with packing a lot of people into a sim or keeping people out of each other's way at public events but still I wonder why we humans like things to be so predictable.
Yes, this little tangent was brought to you by the rings of seats at the LEA Theater.