Thursday, January 30, 2014

Paper Observatory's Last Full Day. Removal on Friday.

     To think I almost wasn't able to accept Secret Rage's extremely generous offer to build a full sim exhibit at LEA. I was working on two other projects, and didn't see how I could manage a full sim in addition. Plus, the invitation came two days before New Years, and the exhibit would have to be built quickly, for I would have the sim for only the month of January. Then it struck me, this was a golden opportunity I couldn't pass up. For months, I'd been leisurely considering working on plans to make a variation of the Paper Tower at ACC Alpha. In addition, I'd been visualizing a city with a skyline resembling a satellite dish's dip. To fashion a city that looked like a giant lens. I could see it in my head, but I didn't have enough prims at my sky studio to attempt such a project. I accepted Secret Rage's invitation and got right to work.

     It's been a very exciting experience, and the feedback has been so encouraging. With only a bit over a day left, I'm rushing to finish up as much filming and photographing as I can in preparation for the machinima. I'm also preparing for my next exhibit opening the day after, Feb 1, which I will include in the next post.

     For those who were able to come see the Paper Observatory, I'm very grateful that you did. And for those who weren't able to visit, I will post the link to the film I'm planing to make on this blog, probably sometime around April.

The Paper Observatory at the LEA21 sim in Second Life will be disassembled in the evening of January 31 (Friday).


Tuesday, January 14, 2014


Don't miss the fun! Make your excuses at those somber meetings, and fly
instead above the Observatory to meet the planets and stars.
PHOTO: A new scene in the arena area of the exhibit.


On January 18, at 1 pm SLT, avatars will be orbiting the space around the Paper Observatory at the LEA21 sim. Will you be one of them? I am planning to film, no lag willing! If you would like to fly among the stars, please dress as a star, satellite, or sun, however you imagine them to be. Or just come as you are, if you prefer :)

WHEN: Saturday, January 18, at 1 PM SLT.


WHY: Because you are a star.

HOW: Come as you are, or in your celestial trappings.

WHAT: This is an installation I built called PAPER OBSERVATORY, on view during the month of January 2014. I decided to make a film about it. The lower levels of the build show people performing rituals, from a time when superstition defined the world: disease was the work of demons and the world was flat. Floating above this, is the Observatory which issued a new era of discovery: questioning by evidence.

Please join in!

Haveit Neox

APOLOGY: As I'll be filming parts of the event, I close my IM windows so they do not block the screen. So, if you speak to me and I don't respond, it is because my windows are closed. I'll read the messages after filming and get back to people. Thanks for your understanding :)

P.S.   I am also considering creating a tear-down event on January 31, where the build collapses. Please check my blog listed above to check for developments. Thanks!


Wednesday, January 8, 2014



by Haveit Neox
on the LEA 21 sim
full month of January, 2014

     Having been invited on very short notice (2 days!) to build on the LEA 21 sim in January, I gratefully accepted this opportunity to develop and work on the concept of an observatory, the “Paper Observatory”. After a week of building, the exhibit is ready to be seen. The inspiration and initial model for this project is the 4 year old Paper Tower on the sim ACC Alpha, this tower being a giant structure in the center of my sim which harbors the visitor center and galleries.

     The new Paper Observatory on the LEA21 sim hovers above an ample arena. The city leading up to this build is concentric; rooftops conforming into one large sweep of concavity, suggests a satellite dish. The human activities displayed in the streets and the main square reflect on superstitious times before science’s tenet of universal proof, before disease was known to be microbial or before the earth was discovered to be round. In the sky, the Observatory catches the sunlight. This is Second Life, and we can flap our way up to the building’s landing. Requiring flight into the Observatory is an intended motion which I equate with the turning of a page in a book. The walls are of paper since this structure, as its predecessor, is my version of a book. During the month of January, I will continue to refine the textures and the shapes. The deconstruction motif at the base of the structure reflects directly onto the Paper Tower’s story, whose exposed girder skeleton belies questions of permanence.

     As the Paper Tower is dedicated to arts, the Observatory will be connected to science and therefore be a venue where one could gather information and get in touch with thought provoking theories.

     We live in a time of challenges unlike any other in history. Global Warming is not a political issue, it is an ecological one with direct biological consequences, and it is here now. It affects all of us, no matter our belief systems. In the very near future, as we advance into a world which will be much compromised and readied for the wars of water and the wars of food, the best strategy we can have is to assimilate education from proper scientists, and take the necessary steps without delay. As I learn more about science, I would like to share some of these valuable tools with visitors.

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Click ME to teleport to the landing spot of the exhibit.