VF Launch at Fringe Exhibitions, LA


Press Release:

Virta-Flaneurazine at Fringe Exhibitions

Exhibition Dates: September 6 – October 4, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 6, from 6-9 PM PST

Virta-Flaneurazine (VF) is a potent programmable mood-changing drug for Second Life (SL). It is identified as part of the Wanderment family of psychotropic drugs because it automatically causes the user to aimlessly roam the distant lands of online 3D worlds. As the prograchemistry takes effect, users find themselves erratically teleporting to random locations, behaving strangely, seeing digephemera and walking or flying in circuitous paths. Many users report the experience allows them to see SL in a renewed light, as somehow reconfigured outside the everyday limitations of a fast growing grid of virtual investment properties. VF derives from a formula which the authors of this study, Dr* JC Freeman and Dr* WD Pappenheimer, synthesized some time ago. The clinical study will include an exhibition that dispenses and evaluates the drug for volunteer subjects. The installation includes a comfortable multi-position mechanical chair, exam area, a waiting room and live SL projection screens for patient and public viewing.

2 Responses to “VF Launch at Fringe Exhibitions, LA”

  1. zaphrod zenovka Says:

    I believe that you will find the Lindens actually left similar code laying around for others to use. It was not as complete as this seems to be, but had simillar effects, and would allow for other features (like random teleporting) to be added with little effort. I looked at that code, just never thought of anything useful to use it for. Camera affects can change the way that you see SL, definitely 🙂

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