If you read this blog I am going to guess you are connected to SL social media. So somewhere on your blog reader or twitter or plurk you have seen the news that the University of Western Australia is having another machinima contest. The prizes are up around $700k L and I expect that amount to grow if past competitions are any guide. The theme this time around is Seek Wisdom and is described on the UWA blog as follows:
The theme is 'SEEK WISDOM'. How you traverse the metaverse in this quest is totally up to you...the Machinimatographer. What is wisdom? What path do you take? Can it be attained? Is it an unending lifelong endeavour? Can it be found? Should one choose to seek only in the realm of the virtual or beyond? Is one doomed to fail? Is wisdom the embodiment of someone... something... somewhere... somewhen? Is this but another JOURNEY?I am really excited to see what the talented filmmakers in SL come up with this time around. I hope you consider entering if you are so inclined and if not you really must watch the machinima people create. There usually are some real treasures submitted to this competition.
If you can down the long list of judges you will see my name. I am very flattered my UWA friends asked me to help judge the contest again.