The latter, announced by Linden Lab, requires participants use an avatar as Velociraptor available free until the end of July (but to participate in the contest, which provides for prizes between 10,000 and 1,000 lindens tousand for the first four classified, you must send your photos by 20 July) and then take pictures to your dinosaur intent on celebrating Second Life in the way that will stimulate the imagination of virtual photographers as long as you follow le competition rules.
Failing to tell you every single events, I suggest you visit the usual exposure, which in truth tends to run a little wearily, as format, each year ending with look more like a chaotic universal expo rather than a “themed” exposition, even if for many years it has been indicated a theme every time (but not this year, unless you want to be understood that the theme is “what SL meant for me” the basis of a project that is involving some machinima creators).
Despite the usual complaints (by those who have tried to visit the installation immediately after the official opening) I did not find too much lag during my visit, despite the sim were all animated by the constant coming and going of visitors. If you wish to go without fail, among many (perhaps too many) installations spanning 15 sims there are some Italian artists as Solkide Auer, Mistero Hifeng, Livio Korobase or Giovanna Cerise which certainly are worth a visit, as well as those of other artists such as David DuCasse (already seen at work with Mysterious Wave).
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