Saying Good-bye… to Second Life stuff!

Please join me Sunday Oct 20th at 10am pst/slt as I finish the durational performance where I delete the entire contents of my Second Life Inventory. The performance/installation Binge and Purge was going to slowly be played out until the end of December. While I still have the space and  will continue the installation on a conceptual level, I am going to finish the purge and delete my entire inventory on Sunday. One of the main reasons I am finishing tomorrow is because of the recent changes with the Second Life Terms of Service. You can read more about it on Bryn Oh’s farewell to LEA post and Tuna Oddfellow and Shava Suntzu close the Oddball.

I will start at 10am slt and take as long as is needed. It could take 4 hours, or it could take 8.

While I understand that my content is not gone forever but sitting on servers somehow somewhere, it is more on principal and in solidarity with my friends and fellow artists. As an artist, my work is mine. No one elses. I don’t believe the Lindens would actually do anything with our content. This performance while about me personally, has become a very public work of art about the  authorship, ownership and the ability to do what we damn well please with our content. Just to be clear, I am not leaving Second LIfe, in fact I am hoping to do more performance based works. I am not going to be building content for a while, or at least until the LIndens change their TOS. I love Second Life. It is an amazing platform for creativity, discovery, education, charity, music, art, education, friendship, love and diversity. I still see so much potential, especially in the future of creating a hybrid between the virtual and the physical.  I have plans of doing RL/SL performance work. So I am definitely not leaving. Just saying good-bye to stuff.

I hope to see you Sunday!!

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11 thoughts on “Saying Good-bye… to Second Life stuff!

  1. Gracie,

    Thank you for joining in the fight and being visible as an artist against the actions that Linden Lab has taken in creating a terms of service that does not respect the rights of a creator.

    The more of us who take public actions the louder our voices.

  2. Pingback: Saying good-bye… to Second Life stuff!!! 10am slt » Second Culture

  3. Hello Kristine! I can tell you that i found a new way of getting out of all that Linden Lab do! Take a look on http://www.kitely.com
    Is an opensimulator platform exactly like Second Life but i think you already know about it. Just take a quick visit when you have some free time and read about it! Have a great day Kristine and take care of you! by CECIL GUDKOV

  4. Thanks guys for your comments!! I am already in Inworldz and know about Kitely but haven’t checked it out yet. I may do so one of these days. I am not completely leaving SL. Just not going to create there until they change the TOS.

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