2010.03.22 07:00 - The Art of Being Project

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Eden Haiku. The comments are by Eden Haiku who is very grateful and wants to thank the guardians who hosted the Monday morning sessions and posted the logs while she was travelling in India.

    Phenomena source object by Storm Nordwind.jpg

    An impromptu poetry reading

    Bleu Oleander: hey Eden
    Eden Haiku: Good morning Bleu.
    Eden Haiku: How are you?
    Bleu Oleander: great, you?
    Eden Haiku: Fine, thanks.
    Eden Haiku: Any topic on your mind?
    Bleu Oleander: not yet
    Eden Haiku: ;)
    Bleu Oleander: you?
    Eden Haiku: same here ;)
    Eden Haiku: The health care bill passed. It is wonderful.
    Bleu Oleander: yes, can't believe it took so long and so much argument!
    Bleu Oleander: hey, I see you are a poet
    Bleu Oleander: what do you write about?
    Eden Haiku: My last poetry book is about urban fakirs in a northern city and troubadours from ancient times crossing into this reality.
    Eden Haiku: I write in French usually but I started writing SL poetry in English :)
    Bleu Oleander: can I read your poetry in sl?
    Eden Haiku: And my SL poetry is more about lag, sky-boxes and so on...
    Eden Haiku: I can send you a note card of my last one if you like. Or even read it in voice if you like. 
    Bleu Oleander: we had a salon in rl at an artist's studio yesterday and she read from Lisel Mueller's books
    Bleu Oleander: oh yes, read it in voice would be great
    Eden Haiku: Lisel Mueller, I will google her :)
    Bleu Oleander: 1997 Pulitzer Prize Winner
    Bleu Oleander: she read from "Alive Together"
    Eden Haiku: I realize I don't have my headset on. The sound won't be that good...but it works too I think.
    Eden Haiku: Yes, I'm not too familiar with American poets unfortunately...
    Bleu Oleander: where do you live Eden?
    Eden Haiku: In Montreal.
    Eden Haiku: You will hear my very French accent...:)
    Bleu Oleander: kk



    Yakuzza Lethecus: good morning you both
    Eden Haiku: hey Yakuzza.
    Bleu Oleander: hey Yaku
    Yakuzza Lethecus: no na´vi today :)
    Bleu Oleander: :)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hey zen
    Bleu Oleander: hi Zen
    Eden Haiku: No na'vi :) hello Zen!
    Bleu Oleander: Eden is going to read some of her poetry
    Zen Arado: Hi Bleu, Eden, Yaku :)
    Eden Haiku: I still can't see you Zen...
    Zen Arado: great
    Yakuzza Lethecus: because he hides behind you :9
    Eden Haiku: He does, feeling whimsical hey Zen?
    Zen Arado: slow rezzing today
    Eden Haiku: Nice shirt!
    Zen Arado: just an old one :)
    Zen Arado: can't see any cushions yet
    Zen Arado: did you tell Bleu about the project meeting Eden?
    Zen Arado: or are you going to read poetry?
    Eden Haiku: Bleu was asking about my poetry and I offered to read one short SL poem in voice...
    Zen Arado: ok
    Zen Arado: good
    Bleu Oleander: i read the chat log from yesterday
    Eden Haiku: No, I did not tell her yet.
    Eden Haiku: Ah, good then. We will discuss it.
    Bleu Oleander: after you read?
    Eden Haiku: Do you have sound? All of you?
    Bleu Oleander: yes
    Zen Arado: yes
    Zen Arado: yes
    Bleu Oleander: can't hear you
    Bleu Oleander: I may need to log out and in again
    Yakuzza Lethecus: yes :)
    Eden Haiku: Ok so we are waiting fro Bleu to relog...
    Zen Arado: yes
    Yakuzza Lethecus: wb :)

    (Once everybody has sound settings done, I read in voice a very short SL poem. I post it here to give an idea. Just imagine the French accent (lots of trouble with the "h", I wonder why I still bother using words with an h…) And the '"h" too...

    :::::: On St Patrick's day
    :::::: I flew to my very first sky-box event
    :::::: Up in the clouds
    :::::: Where they say the post-Web is leading us
    :::::: Remote and cheap I heard
    :::::: That’s why events are held so high
    :::::: You need a flight feather
    :::::: Or to be teleported there

    :::::: Found a village up in the air
    :::::: When I was in my blue Navi persona
    :::::: Saw many green dots on the mini-map
    :::::: IMed an unknown avatar
    :::::: Who was saying she was a rabbit really
    :::::: In first life
    :::::: I felt I could trust her
    ::::::  Asked her to TP me to the sky-box
    :::::: She couldn't 
    :::::: The place was for training baby fairies only
    :::::: How cute!

    :::::: I was on cloud nine
    :::::: Even though I had to put back on 
    :::::: My leprechaun green hat
    :::::: And riverdance  myself  to luck
    :::::: I ended up kissing the Blarney Stone
    :::::: Cloch na Blarn
    :::::: Wishing for eloquence
    :::::: And buzzing cloud computing

    Eden Haiku © Totempoetry 2010

    Zen Arado: very good :)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: :)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: i think the use of voice got more depth often
    Bleu Oleander: that was great Eden .... thank you for reading in voice!!
    Bleu Oleander: yes
    Eden Haiku: So let us go back to the written chat after this little episode in voice. I love hearing your voices, but…
    Yakuzza Lethecus: yes, it was nice :)
    Bleu Oleander: more layers with voice
    Zen Arado: yes and French accent is great :)
    Bleu Oleander: perhaps you can read for our group sometime Eden
    Eden Haiku: Multi-layers in voice yes.
    Eden Haiku: Yes, with some of my SL poet friends, Some are really wonderful!


    Bleu's project takes form

    Eden Haiku: But let us go back to discussing this project of yours Bleu, about creating a work of art as a group.
    Bleu Oleander: ok, great
    Bleu Oleander: I had an idea to bring peeps together creating art with PaB themes
    Zen Arado: what kind of art Bleu?
    Zen Arado: we were talking about sculpties yesterday
    Bleu Oleander: my thought was to create limitations, number of prims, colors, sizes etc and challenge peeps to come up with a work of art
    Zen Arado: though I don't know how to do them
    Eden Haiku: Yaku looks like a cloud...
    Bleu Oleander: I personally don't know anything about sculpties
    Bleu Oleander: but that's the idea that we would learn from each other
    Eden Haiku: Bleu, I think your mike might still be opened.
    Bleu Oleander: whether it's one piece in each courtyard area or many pieces in the main piazza
    Bleu Oleander: thanks :)
    Zen Arado: we were thinking about collaboration possibilities
    Eden Haiku: @Bleu Little lock, right side, bottom of screen…
    Zen Arado: wonder if anyone inpab knows about sculpting
    Bleu Oleander: I would think someone would know
    Zen Arado: I went to a lecture on sculpting once and was lost after 10 mins
    Zen Arado: she went too fast
    Eden Haiku: It is so funny. When I first arrived in SL, it was in my profile that I wanted to create something I had in my mind which I called 'la rose des temps' and I was asking people to help me create it in Second Life...
    Bleu Oleander: I think we could start out simple .... more challenging that way
    Zen Arado: yes
    Zen Arado: paintings or photos are easier
    Bleu Oleander: my original ideas was just prims and color, no textures
    Eden Haiku: One day, I was describing my idea to Storm and he said, wait, I might have something like that. And he gave it to me... I played a bit with it, changing the colors but I soon reached my limitations.
    Zen Arado: using building blocks?
    Bleu Oleander: but it's all open for discussion .... the planning is fun too
    Bleu Oleander: yes
    Eden Haiku: We could start with a cube!
    Bleu Oleander: so maybe 3 or 4 peeps could work together,
    Zen Arado: can we rez things around here?


    With what seemed like perfect synchronicity, I  had rezzed the object Storm had kindly given me a few months ago. (It was a challenge remembering it was listed under "phenomena source" in my inventory…) It now floated above us, huge pinkish reddish 3D star.


    Bleu Oleander: fun!
    Bleu Oleander: i think so
    Zen Arado: oh I see
    Eden Haiku: It seems so!
    Yakuzza Lethecus: there was a suggestion that there will be a sandbox on the square in front of the villagehall
    Eden Haiku: This is the object Storm gave me. Two stars of David intertwined.
    Bleu Oleander: oh great idea
    Eden Haiku: I like the sandbox idea.
    Zen Arado: it's basically two pyramids
    Zen Arado: if you added a few more...
    Zen Arado: or a different shape and intertwined lots of them
    Eden Haiku: Yes...
    Bleu Oleander: so creating works like this .... prims, color, scripts, transparency
    Eden Haiku: Is Yakuzza still with us?
    Bleu Oleander: then coming up with PaB theme and a notecard
    Yakuzza Lethecus: yes, i am
    Zen Arado: I can do some building but not scripts
    Bleu Oleander: simple scripts like this .... spinning
    Eden Haiku: Scripts are the most difficult.
    Zen Arado: someone liks Storm could add for us
    Zen Arado: or we can learn ourselves
    Eden Haiku: Maybe Storm could take us at the Ivory Tower on a field trip.
    Bleu Oleander: not necessary to use scripts
    Bleu Oleander: we could start without using them
    Bleu Oleander: just prims and color
    Zen Arado: yes
    Eden Haiku: yes, start simple as you said.
    Bleu Oleander: the simpler the better .... challenges more
    Bleu Oleander: learn more
    Bleu Oleander: everyone can participate

    Bleu suggests a great name for the project and we plan to bring the subject up at the next guardians meeting

    Eden Haiku: Did you like the tentative title I suggested for the project: the Eagle project?
    Bleu Oleander: interesting
    Bleu Oleander: from the eagle spotting discussion?
    Eden Haiku: yes
    Zen Arado: it all led somewhere Bleu :)
    Bleu Oleander: would like a tie-in to PaB
    Bleu Oleander: so good
    Eden Haiku: Or maybe a simple title, more descriptive?
    Eden Haiku: a tie-in?
    Bleu Oleander: using PaB themes
    Eden Haiku: Yes, I like that.
    Bleu Oleander: "art of being"
    Eden Haiku: Any suggestion Bleu?
    Eden Haiku: Art of being!!!
    Eden Haiku: yes yes yes!
    Eden Haiku: I vote for 'art of being'
    Zen Arado: good title
    Bleu Oleander: shall we mention all this at the next guardian mtg?
    Eden Haiku: Yakuzza votes for it too (I think...):)
    Bleu Oleander: and let others vote too?
    Zen Arado: sure why not?
    Eden Haiku: Yes, we shall Bleu. And yes, have a more general vote too.
    Bleu Oleander: I like the title because it has a double meaning
    Zen Arado: yes art and being
    Bleu Oleander: and a play on words
    Bleu Oleander: (Eden, you might have to create a poem for this !!) (I will! and also about the simple cube)
    Bleu Oleander: on the "art of being"
    Eden Haiku: Art of being and art of being. Yes, a poem. Can you explain the play on words a bit more?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: I exclude myself since i don't plan to create, so far and the title belongs to the creators :)
    Bleu Oleander: art as in creating art work
    Eden Haiku: In French, 'l'art de vivre'. I had a chronicle in a newspaper by that title for a while...
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hehe, french sounds better tho :)
    Zen Arado: art of being and art in being?
    Bleu Oleander: yes
    Eden Haiku: But we want you to create with us Yaku! Even a simple cube...
    Bleu Oleander: french does sound nice
    Yakuzza Lethecus: yes, like gaya´s workshop mis en cine :) (Ah! I get it now, a few hours later. A pun on "mise en scene" or maybe "mise en Sim"?)
    Bleu Oleander: actually we should list it in all languages
    Bleu Oleander: to be inclusive
    Eden Haiku: In Na'vi too!
    Bleu Oleander: in the overall statement .... yes Na'vi too
    Zen Arado: what is Na'vi?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: yes somebody needs to figure out what ,"being" means in na'vi :)
    Eden Haiku: I like 'art of being".. It is clear and simple.
    Bleu Oleander: yes me too
    Yakuzza Lethecus: the natives in avatar are the na vi
    Zen Arado: oh haven't seen it
    Eden Haiku: These blue beings walking around like Bertram you know Zen.. They have their own language.
    Yakuzza Lethecus: eden, you could change real quick :)
    Zen Arado: wondered about that....
    Zen Arado: Eden was a Na'vi yesterday
    Eden Haiku: Eywa must be Being in Na'vi.
    Bleu Oleander: so let's propose AoB at the next guardian mtg
    Eden Haiku: Yes, let us do that Bleu.
    Zen Arado: sure
    Eden Haiku: AoB nice :)
    Bleu Oleander: we could eventually include poetry, music, performance also



    Burning PaB arts festival!

    Zen Arado: an arts festival !
    Eden Haiku: Like Burning PaB!
    Bleu Oleander: ha!
    Bleu Oleander: great
    Eden Haiku: Have you guys been to Burning Life?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: lol, the burning man :)
    Zen Arado: must be some musicians around pab too
    Bleu Oleander: no, but know lots who have
    Zen Arado: no?
    Eden Haiku: Yes, never been to the RL one but in SL it was fantastic.
    Yakuzza Lethecus: yes, only paradise has a lot of musician contacts :P
    Bleu Oleander: oh yes, burning life, not burning man
    Eden Haiku: Now Burning AoB or Burning PaB!
    Yakuzza Lethecus: nah, i just had in mind there there was a festival in the states called burning man or something
    Eden Haiku: Yes we can!!!
    Yakuzza Lethecus: i can't recall what it even is exactly
    Zen Arado: :)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: si se puede
    Bleu Oleander: so great .... a good start on our "art of being" !!
    Eden Haiku: Yes they are connected Yaku.
    Zen Arado: nous pouvons?
    Bleu Oleander: I need to go, thanks for your ideas
    Bleu Oleander: and thank you Eden for a great reading!
    Zen Arado: thank you Bleu
    Bleu Oleander: this will be fun
    Yakuzza Lethecus: ok, bye everyone
    Bleu Oleander: bfn
    Zen Arado: bye
    Eden Haiku: Bye Bleu.
    Zen Arado: I better go do some painting
    Zen Arado: it is 3pm here
    Zen Arado: have to put another layer on an abstract I am working on
    Eden Haiku: Oh, in acrylics?
    Zen Arado: yes
    Zen Arado: haven't worked out how to get paintings from ipod
    Zen Arado: it is easier fro iphone
    Eden Haiku: That is ok. I'm doing so many things at the same time...:)
    Eden Haiku: Don't worry about that.
    Zen Arado: the iphone shows up as a removable drive but the ipod doesn't
    Eden Haiku: But you must have a cup of tea at my teahouse sometime.
    Zen Arado: sure
    Zen Arado: and hear some of your poems.
    Eden Haiku: I have to go now. Have fun with your painting. Oh by the way, can you give me the link to your gallery?
    Zen Arado: ok
    Zen Arado: it is on my profile under classifieds
    Eden Haiku: I will visit.
    Eden Haiku: Ah good then!
    Eden Haiku: Was nice seeing you this morning! Bye for now Zen.
    Zen Arado: you can't go there directly ..you have to follow red arrow
    Zen Arado: you too
    Zen Arado: bye
    Eden Haiku: Ah yes, ok...
    Zen Arado: bye Eden
    Eden Haiku: Have a nice evening!
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