Two Party Events in AlphaWorld
- Laurel's Herb Garden Party
- Poetry Reading: Spoken Word Performance Art in CyberSpace
- Our Next Spoken Word Performance Art event!
Avatars Pour Into Laurel's Herb Farm
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Party billboard at Ground Zero Guests arrive at Garden Party
Protagonist helped us promote the events at Laurel's Herb Farm by placing this special billboard at ground zero in AlphaWorld. Invited guests and curiosity seekers alike used this magic teleporting sign to land in Laurel's Herb Garden right in the heart of Sherwood Forest Towne (mind the petunias, please). Guests were greeted by our charming host, Spark from Match.com. Who kept the convesation light and interesting, helping Match.com guests and others alike.
Avatar Dress Choices
Avatar dress, as always, was very casual. The fourteen year old Brian Williams from Birmingham Alabama, so oft see in his surfers wetsuite, was flitting around as the new Bird avatar. After the incident with the party crasher was resolved by banishment, the party tempo picked up. Protagonist, temporarily dressed as Laurel, the creator of the Herb Farm livened up the party by holding a trivia quiz and then disk jockeying a continuous stream of music ranging from techno to jazz. He attached the sound files to the fountain in the garden, which morphed into a kind of hidden speaker.
Poets make history in CyberSpace
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Go to the Poetry Grove! Crowd in the Poetry Grove
The first ever poetry reading in the real, three dimensional cyberspace was held in the redwood grove next to Laurel's Herb Farm. This grove was modeled after the real redwood poetry grove in the back yard of J.J. Webb, poet extraordinaire of the burg of Boulder Creek in the beautiful San Lorenzo Valley south of San Francisco.
Other poets performing this day inclued Alex Utterman and Geene Pohoral.
JJ Webb, Poet in Avatar
JJ Webb is the author of several books of poetry, online poetry Zines such as The Hawk. JJ chose this beefy looking avatar because he is a beefy sort of guy (he actually could pass as a full Hell's Angel). We cannot reproduce the power and color of JJ's spoken word performance here but we hope you enjoy his innagural CyberSpace poem I saw the most amazing things today!.
The First Poem Read in 3D CyberSpace Captured!
We have marked the poet's words in purple, and the party hosts in red.
July 13, 1996, AlphaWorld Mixer... spark4love: ARE WE READY FOR SOME POETRY, virtual guests? DRAGON KISS: porka music?? DigiGardener: GUYS WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A POETRY READING Twister 69: will with my next bomus Stina: well i guess i'll leave mow!!!!!!!! HenrikG: sure DigiGardener: FOLLOW DIGIGARDENER TO THE POETRY GROVE Kyoodaiken: cool Twister 69: polka??? DRAGON KISS: yeah 69 Kyoodaiken: simpsons spark4love: Follow Digigardner to the poetry grove! Tazunu: Kyodaiken, I'll go to my castle, now. DRAGON KISS: this one is hard Kyoodaiken: do i win a prize HenrikG: whats the coords? Stina: real friendly people..........NOT!!!!!!!!!! DRAGON KISS: i give up DigiGardener: FOLLOW ME DRAGON KISS: 69..u wanna stay up all night?? Twister 69: How long r u going to stay n the music business? DigiGardener: THE POETRY OK, NOW DRAGON KISS: 3:15 am already HenrikG: this way Twister 69: If it's with you YES DigiGardener: THE POETRY GROVE IS HERE spark4love: Are there any Match.Com virtual guests here? Kyoodaiken: where the trivia was DRAGON KISS: i dont know...till i die i guess Tubbs: wow theDV8: Here DigiGardener: OK, THE POET IS GOING TOREAD FROM THIS STAGE bella mia: where are u going? DigiGardener: AND HE IS READING HERE AT THE PARTY TOO spark4love: of course, DV8 - are you all ready for some poetry? theDV8: yeppers Tubbs: Where are we? DRAGON KISS: :o) theDV8: I can't stayfor long though..i have a realworld date...hehehe Laurel: spark4love: Let the poetry begin..... DigiGardener: LET THE POETRY BEGIN DigiGardener: I saw the most amazing things today! spark4love: We are just starting... with "The Most Amazing things" DigiGardener: A grumpy-eyed imp holding morning at bay, DigiGardener: Doves holding hands with nothing to say, DigiGardener: One pixie dancing the moonlight away, DigiGardener: Regal eyes shining, the smile of a fox, DigiGardener: Enchanted laughs floating from a brightly wrapped box, DigiGardener: A diamond the size of a very large rock MrEnderle: Does enybody know where Laura is? DigiGardener: And a silver ship landing at a crystalline dock. DigiGardener: You would think that a man who had watched gypsies sing DigiGardener: On a mountain of gold would have seen everything. DigiGardener: Unless, of course, he knew DigiGardener: That he'd never set eyes on you. spark4love: cool DV8 - with a Match.Com member? DigiGardener: --JJWebb theDV8: nope spark4love: how old ar you? theDV8: mind If I read something? Kyoodaiken: clap clap clap MIKsam: clap clap clap theDV8: 19 HenrikG: clap clap clap theDV8:
spark4love: The poet thanks you all...
Futures for the Humanities
The Spoken Word Performance Artist
We are planning to do this again, possibly using voice supported virtual worlds like Onlive! Traveler. JJ Webb, poet and cybernaut is putting together a program that will bring together world renowned spoken word performance artists, including:
Moderator: Chris Neklason.
- Robert Sward
- Robert Anton Wilson
- Nick Herbert
- Michael McNeilley
- JJ Webb
This special event would be held in the spring of 1997 in the beautiful (real) poetry grove, at Boulder Creek, California. Live vide, a CD-ROM and a website would complement this momentous cyber event. If you are interested in participating, either physically or virtually, please contact J.J. Webb.
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