Monday, February 22, 2010

We moved our blog to Word Press!


Time has come where we feel Blogger is too limited to maintain a professional presentation of the Pop Art Lab activities. Therefore we have migrated all content to a brand new domain. Visitors and RSS subscribers please update your links and subscription to:

http://www.popartlab.com

We will shut down this blog and redirect to new domain.

Main blogposts can be viewed in the "News" tab there. There's still few bugs here and there but we felt we are ready now.

2010 will show Pop Art Lab expand in many areas and this move is just our first step.

Thank you for all the support and welcome at popartlab.com!

Friday, February 19, 2010

MMIF Programme 7 Hours of Machinima!


Program EU/US

Saturday 20th of February
19:00 CET (= SL 10 am PST) – DOORS OPEN
20:00 CET (= SL 11 am PST) – Opening ceremony + Machinima film screenings
03:00 CET (= SL 6 pm PST) – THE END + After party online

MMIF2010 hosts:
11 am - noon: Blue Linden and Toxic Menges
Noon - 1 pm : Pooky Amsterdam
1 pm - 2 pm: Draxtor Despres and Chantal Harvey
2 pm - 3 pm: Poid Mahovlich and Paisley Beebe
3 pm - 4 pm: Evie Fairchild and CodeWarrior Carling
4 pm - 5 pm: Lauren Weyland
5 pm - 6 pm: Phaylen Fairchild
6 pm -> Afterparty hosted by Pop Art Lab
6 pm - 7 pm: DJ Miss Cyberpink (Amanda Shinji)
7 pm - 8 pm: DJ Gome Mfume



MMIF3 Public Seating Region
http://slurl.com/secondlife/MMIF3/222/222/33
MMIF 4 Public Seating Region
http://slurl.com/secondlife/MMIF4/22/233/33

More details: http://live.MMIF.org

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Showcasing PAL designs



Inspired by the style of Machinist and Dancer ZonjaCapalini
Sti Pyra by Anna Vissi
Remix: by Noizz Factor
Progressive house
Dancer: Zoe Babineaux
Videographer and Video Editor: FuzOnAcid
Filmed on www.secondlife.com at Pop Art Lab

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Film and Music collide at the Lab!

'MMIF 2010' is the second edition of an annual film festival in 3D cyberspace with a screening in physical space ('RL'). A seven hour movie marathon with a two hour afterparty. MMIF 2010 can also be followed on the web via live stream broadcasts. 




A month ago, while I was multitasking at a real life Sirikata workshop at Roskilde University, I happened to meet Chantal Harvey at the lab. Actually I had met and become friends with Chantal ages ago-well, that's what it feels like!

Back in 2008 she was a frequent visitor at the very beginning of Pop Art Lab. Then we both became busy with our separate projects, the years passed, but we managed to stay friends. Ok back to real life or whatever! We met in 3D and talked over this new project she was about to launch- the second global Machinima Festival MMIF which she had scheduled February 20th 2010.

The early days of the lab must have made some impact, because Chantal wanted to recreate the PAL vibe in the designs for the festival and also knew PAL had handled several quadsim events (where designs are centered in 4 sims to increase attendees up at 200+). 




Well, of course I was interested in hosting a Machinima event this size plus PAL has actually had screenings and a movie center since back in 2008. We also produce the Pop Vox music shows at Treet.tv of which I have never thought of as machinima-but it is!

So our common interests have both grown since our first meeting and Chantal and I somehow realized we have come a long way since 2008! (ain't virtual collaboration wonderful! I’m really excited about meeting her RL too at the Metameets conference in Dublin May 2010).

Back to MMIF festival! The lovely Linden Lab soon supported Chantal's non-profit project with 4 sims and within a short time, we mingled up Chantal's team with ours and decided to combine prefab designs from the lab and add new as well. By then setup was getting 4 sims 3 days before the event so timeline in design process had to be short. Days passed and Pop Art Labs chief commander/engineer Emily Hifeng quickly showed her building magic! Then magic collided when Linden Lab soon added 4 sims with full perms and freedom for the crew.



Ok so now the designs and set are close to finished and we are tweaking all kinds of details and also the set lists for the 2 hours after party Pop Art Lab has been asked to host there.

Many details and awesome weird rumors will be aired during next week. Let's start.. Will Torley Linden open the festival? Will M Linden step by late and do a dubstep dance? Will Linden Lab bring news on their new Amsterdam office? (The festival is screened real life there). Will some of the 52 short machinimas screened at festival be broadcasted at secondlife.com? Will event show up as message of the day at login screen?

What we do know by now is:

It will be action packed... no shit!

Pop Art Lab loves projects like this. This shows Chantal Harvey's love and passion for the art of machinima and will expose the talents of many of SL’s finest film makers. And we at the lab just add some sugar!



MMIF 2010 press release, info, promo video, full programme, live streams, contact and latest updates and changes at http://MMIF.org

Friday, January 29, 2010

It's Friday! So we are having a party....

It's Friday...the weekend is nearly here...so we are having a party for the fun of it.


Join us at the PAL sim from 12.30pm SLT for a mix of tunes from DJ BRB followed at 1pm by a set from one of SL's hottest sets-DJ Helloise McAllister. And the party will go on till late!

TPs here this SLurl http://slurl.com/secondlife/Pop%20Art%20Lab/84/128/131

Helli is a RL DJ who divides her time between the UK and Portugal and her travels can be heard in her mix of very European style sets.

Electro rock, Indie, Alternative and Goth all feature in her sets. So head to PAL for the full Friday experience.

See you there!

Persia X

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Future is Now

The New Year has got off to a flying start at Pop Art Lab! Apart from all the hot, new CD releases landing on our real life desks each day (2010 is shaping up to be a great year for music already....) we are very excited about what 2010 will bring us in Second Life.

Claus, myself and the rest of the PAL team had barely got over our holiday hangovers when plans for the future direction of PAL got underway. Expect to see a whole new look to the PAL sim soon (and a huge party of course!) fresh activities and us working with new partners in other genres of virtual media.

Our existing business partnerships continue to go from strength to strength and many congrats to the Treet.TV team on the launch of their new and wondrous website! Our work as a solutions provider for Linden Labs has only just begun and we have some superb guests lined up to appear on POP VOX.

Expect even more crossover of RL and SL projects to take place this year and if you think you know PAL...well...you haven't seen anything yet!

Thanks to all our friends, supporters and sponsors for helping to make PAL the most cutting edge mixed reality music project in the world-2010 is gonna rock!

Persia Bravin X