S4 E121 Cosmic: Flowers of Evil (Mar 2024)

This week, we take a look at a spectacular particle show in a machinima that has been documented and edited by Tutsy NaVaRaThNA in Second Life.  The show is called Flowers of Evil and was created by Lalie Sorbet and Chrix as an interactive installation inspired by the most scandalous literary works of Charles Baudelaire, with the support of a Second Life Endowment for the Arts.  Tutsy's documentary is accompanied by an hypnotic composition by French club DJ and musician Sahale (from his Bouddha Bar XXI album), music that takes its inspiration also from the Flowers of Evil (or Fleurs du Mal). All round, this is a mesmerizing rendition that we could well imagine being enhanced with VR as a live experience... and that's not something you hear us state all that often.

1:29 Inspired by Baudeliare
5:18 Portrayals of the complexity of life
12:51 A voyeuristic cosmic orgy
15:37 Is VR a thing in Second Life?
18:00 Demoscene
24:44 Avant garde vs realism
26:00 Artistic happenings in the 1960s

Credits -
Speakers: Phil Rice, Ricky Grove, Tracy Harwood, Damien Valentine
Editor/Producer: Phil Rice
Music: Animo Domini Beats
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