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Luciana Pinazzo

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She calls herself the main character of her own comic and is always ready to talk about virtual fashion, graphic art and virtual worlds in general.

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    Do you know what is the longest-running sitcom in the history of American television? The Simpsons, created by Matt Groenig in 1987 for Fox initially as “short” animated by one minute, transmitted during the interval of the Tracey Ullman Show.

    From 1989 Fox promoted the regular series in the prime time, coming this year to the thirtieth season. TV Guide put the Simpsons at the eighth place among the 50 best TV shows of all time, at the second among the shows still on the air, behind 60 Minutes.

    Simpsons, how many dead characters do you remember?

    The list of dead or “retired” characters during these 32 years is long and constantly increasing, how many can you remember? Little help: in all those “canonical” so far are 14.

    After the death in the ninth “short” of Hubert Simpsons, older brother of Grandpa Simpsons, the first to die in the regular series was, in the second season, Beatrice Simpsons. Grandpa falls in love with her and would like to marry her but on the way back from a trip with Homer and family discovers that Bea is dead. Grandpa Simpsons will see her again as a ghost.

    In the sixth season passes Lisa’s favorite musician, Bleeding Gums Murphy, in the seventh a former comrade of Grandfather Simpsons, Oxford Haas. The following year Shary Bobbins, nanny clone of Mary Poppins and former girlfriend of William MacDougal aka Willie, ended up sucked in by an airplane engine. A robot version of Shary is seen in London in the twenty-first season.

    In the same season Frank Grimes, Homer’s colleague at the Springfield nuclear power plant, prefers to commit suicide when he realizes that Homer himself, despite his obvious incompetence, has managed to get what he will never have. Mrs Gumble, mother of Berney Gumble, dies in the ninth season.

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    Maude Flanders, the most famous death

    The death of Maude Flanders, caused by Homer, is perhaps the most famous of the series and takes place in the eleventh season, but the ghost of Maude returns several times over the years, in the thirteenth, seventeenth, twentieth and twenty-fifth season. Maude also appeared in the form of a demon in the special episode Treehouse of Horror of the twenty-second season.

    Mona Simpson, mother of Homer, appears only in the seventh and nineteenth seasons, but this return is fatal. In the twenty-second season the Springfield mala boss, Tony Ciccione, dies of cardiac arrest caused by Homer. His place will be taken by his cousin Tony Fitness that in a short time will be transformed becoming indistinguishable from the original.

    In the following seasons dye the wife of Viktor, Ukrainian mafia, enemy of the secret agent Wayne Slater, and Alice Glick, neighbor of the Simpsons. In the inaugural episode of the twenty-sixth season dies the rabbi  Krustofsky, father of Krusty il Clown. In that same season also dies Albert, in charge of a group of obese proud of being it.

    In the 28th season, Dr Nussbaum, psychiatrist who has had among his patients Mr. Burns and the same Simpsons, finally pass away. And probably the list won’t stop here.

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    The “non-canonical” dead

    The many dead characters of Treehouse of Horror but remained alive in the regular series are not counted among the official dead. Passed away also the father of Marge, Patty and Selma Boivier, Clarence “Clancy” Bouvier: he died of lung cancer before Maggie was born.

    Although they were not dead they wereretired” (because their American dubbers died) Troy McClure, the announcer of Behind the Laughter, and Bar‘s teacher, Edna Caprapall.

    Through flash back we discover the death of  Waylon Smithers Senior (father of Waylon Smithers Junior, the assistant of Mr Burns), of a child actor killed by the young Moe Szyslak and of many minor characters. Among these also Sheldom Skinner, father of Seymour, Arnie Gumble, father of Barnie and Igtgy Wiggum, father of Clancy.

    Finally, they died among the animals in the series: four Snowball (Lisa’s kitten), three Mr Teeny (the chimpanzee wingman of Krusty the Clown) and Nibbles (Lisa’s class hamster).

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      Dear Mondivirtuali.it readers, fans of Second Life, virtual worlds, geek technologies such as virtual reality or augmented reality and creativity and graphic art, we want to wish you all a peaceful and happy 2019.

      May your year be able to reserve so many positive surprises, offer many stimuli and bring many small and great satisfactions.

      To wish you a happy 2019, we want to offer you this gallery of images dedicated to the new year coming by many Second Life users like you, lovers of technology and digital art (by the way: the cover is by Heidi Rewell).

      Again, best wishes for the New Year and please, keep following Mondivirtuali.it, also through our account on Twitter and our fanpage on Facebook (but remember: Mondivirtuali is also on Flickr, on Pinterest, on Scoop.it and on Paper.li, as well as on Youtube) and maybe subscribe our newsletter!

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        If you are a photographer and have your streaming on Flickr you already know. The platform declared that from January 8, 2019 free accounts can’t upload over 1,000 photos or videos.

        Launched in 2004 as a tool of Game Neverending, a virtual world developed by canadian Ludicorp, the platform was then bought by Yahoo!, then by Verizon and finally by SmugMugfotografia virtuale flickr

        Virtual photographers are real photographers

        The news generated a certain hustle and bustle within the user community of virtual worlds like Second Life, The Sims, World of Warcraft etc. People feared that “virtual” photographers were not considered photographers in all respects and therefore their images could be simply eliminated with effect from  January 8th.

        Intervening in an online forum Flickr’s Ceo, Don MacAskill, btw, denied this rumor: “virtual photographers are photographers” explained MacAskill. “I don’t know where the idea that you aren’t “real” photographers, or that virtual photography is somehow spam, came from but that’s not from me. You are welcome at Flickr” he added. fotografia virtuale flickr bis

        From January new and more binding Tos

        Be considered in all respects photographers also means being subject to all the new Flickr’s Terms of service  (Tos), particularly where you are asked not to use Flickr for unauthorized commercial activities.

        If you have a free account and don’t have a Flickr Pro account, you may not link directly to a shopping cart, checkout page, or pricing pages on other sites, and you may not list prices on your Flickr photo descriptions”.

        In short, Flickr loves Second Life and virtual worlds in general, the “virtual photosand the many and still very active communities that have arisen around them.

        For instance the group Mondi Virtuali – Virtual Worlds (to discover follow this link: https://www.flickr.com/groups/mondivirtuali) from which the images of this article are also drawn by Paola Mills, Giovanna Silvestri, and Brida Skynny.

        But as other social media, Facebook for first, the new owner decided to try to monetize its services better. Free meals, if they ever existed, are now a memory also on the web.

        If you want to know how it will end continue to follow Mondivirtuali.it, also through our account on Twitter and our fanpage on Facebook (but remember: Mondivirtuali is also on Flickr, on Pinterest, on Scoop.it and on Paper.li, as well as on Youtube) and maybe subscribe our newsletter!

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          Halloween Cosplay 2018 cover

          At Halloween in United States and in more and more countries in the world boys and girls love to dress up in the most imaginative ways. It’s a boon for cosplay fans, horror, fantasy, cartoon or sexy themed.

          Do you already know what to dress for this year?Or what would be the character you would like to knock on your door to ask you: trick or treat?Halloween Cosplay 2018 In any case we think to do something nice to show you a new gallery of characters, also considered the approval obtained both by our first selection bothy by our second selection of the best cosplay.

          As always let us know if you liked our proposals and if you suggest new characters and cosplay to talk about, continuing following Mondivirtuali.italso through our account on Twitter and our fanpage on Facebook (but remember: Mondivirtuali is also on Flickr, on Pinterest, on Scoop.it and on Paper.li, as well as on Youtube) and maybe subscribe our newsletter! And now, have a nice view!

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            It has been the title track of Prisoner 709, the seventh album by the Italian rapper Caparezza: very catchy song (better: “a bit too much radio, who cares until“), Ti Fa Stare Bene (literally: it makes you feel good) has also obtained excellent feedback on Youtube with overe 32 million views a year after launch, thanks to a very nice video in which, among other things, an animatronic puppet.

            An animatronic for Caparezza

            You got it right: an animated puppet like those in the video game Fnaf (Five Nights at Freddy’s) of which we have so often spoken to you, but fortunately of a very different nature from the latter. One of the most frequent questions also among the comments posted on the Youtube channel of the singer-songwriter of Molfetta concerns who made this puppet. Luna's Puppets Caparezza

            Let’s know Otto better

            It is the Otto puppet produced by Luna’s Puppets in 17 color variations for the body (and 8 color variations for the animatronic eyes), at the base price of $ 280 without electronic components (with electronic components the price rises to $ 1,150 for thefull body” version, like the one used in the Caparezza video, to $ 1,080 for the puppet with only the upper part of the body).

            Very versatile animatronics

            The American society created ten years ago by Kevin and Andrea Gorby produces all its puppets strictly by hand, over the years also used for Kia commercials, for many theatrical performances and for animation activities for children like KidzWorld. animatronico ti fa stare bene

            Many have already appreciated them

            A list of satisfied customers that has now been enriched with a further prestigious name, that of the Italian rapper Caparezza, in fact, that for the realization of the video of Ti Fa Stare Bene turned to Videoproject and to the direction of Fabrizio Conte (who with Morris Bragazzi also edited the screenplay for the video). Nicolò Lo Cicero (Vitaminaeci), who we owe the image of our cover, was the animator of Otto.

            We liked a lot the video and the presence of Otto and you? If you want to stay tuned on these and other topics, continue to follow Mondivirtuali.it, also through our account on Twitter and our fanpage on Facebook (but remember: Mondivirtuali is on Flickr, on Pinterest, on Scoop.it on Paper.li and also on Youtube too) and maybe subscribe our newsletter!

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            OMG, how long I have not been back in Second Life to visit a virtual artistic exhibition! his time the opportunity was offered to me by Bryn Oh (Canadian artist active in the Linden Lab virtual world

            of whom Mondivirtuali.it talked about on several occasions) exhibition entitled “What the Orphans Sawhosted as always at Immersiva.

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            What the orphans saw

            That the orphans of Bryn see are paintings, rides, unicorns fighting with clouds and cats and strange animals that look like a cross between giraffes and Salvador Dalì‘s elephants with very thin legs.

            If you go to see the show, be careful: Bryn set the environment so that you are at twilight, with very little light available.

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            Darkness holds little secrets

            Serve, this poor light, to encourage an orphans game of hide-and-seek, to make their presence and their secrets more intimate, to make their imagination fly outside the physical limits of the orphanage and their condition.

            This at least is what I saw there, you go to see and tell me what feelings has caused you.

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            15 years of Second Life have not passed in vain

            It is a pleasure to see that despite 15 years of activity and despite the hype for Second Life has died and buried long ago, Linden Lab’s platform is still a prolific environment in terms of the creativity of its most active users. So another 15 of these years, Second Life (and congratulations to Bryn Oh, as always).

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            Holograms and AR viewer at work

            Do you remember John Anderton, police captain who in the 2054’s Washington described in Minority Report viewed information on potential criminals simply by shaking hands in the air, hanks to a futuristic hologram system and manual controls? Well, 2054 is still far away, but the idea of replacing office equipment with holograms has made its way.

            In San Francisco, in particular, u startup, Meta, developed augmented reality devices that overlap holographic images to the real world. In this way, a user can manipulate a 3D model with his own hands, or browse web pages, send mail, write codes that float on a virtual screen.

            Chinese investors like Meta

            The idea, as stated in an interview with Bloomberg by Meta’s founder and Ceo, the thirty-one year old Israeli Meron Gribetz (who you can see in this photo of Abhi Suryawanshi), is to “abolish the tyranny of the modern officereplacing monitors, keyboards and tomorrow the same locations with holograms.

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            Gribetz decided to start from his employees, who more and more often see their cubicles replaced with virtual reality and holograms devices. Founded in 2012, Meta collected 50 million dollars last year from Chinese investors like the Lenovo group and Tencent Holding, confirming China’s interest in the race to virtual reality and augmented reality.

            Goal: an AR more usable than an iPhone

            Meta’s ultimate goal is to make its augmented reality technology an extension of the real world that allows people to interact with holograms in the same way that they interact with real objects. Gribetz has no doubt that the AR hardware will quickly become a widespread product, so he decided to focus on perfecting the software, with the goal of making reality augmented ten times easier to use than an Apple iPhone.

            The beginnings were not the easiest: the first tests were performed on Meta engineers, whom used software that was not always compatible with holographic devices. In addition, many found it difficult to continue to develop codes while they were testing devices which for some created confusion and gave the feeling like being on a boat.

            The beginnings were not easy

            At the end Gribetz he had to give his engineers to go back to using computers and keyboards, experimenting with his new devices on smaller groups of employees of other functions like marketing or sales.

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            Gradually, hand tracking and image stability have improved, while Meta employees thanks to a company hackathon developed many apps including a 3D data visualization tool and an app for holographic post-it.

            It has been realized that for now the technology of augmented reality and holograms facilitate the carrying out of some works, but they make other tasks more difficult. If convincing Meta employees to adopt holographic virtual reality devices it was in some cases difficult, you can well understand how difficult it is to convince the general public.

            The perfect office according to Meta

            This is why many companies in the sector use an evangelist” (those who are familiar with Second Life maybe will remember that for years Linden Lab too used some like Reuben Steiger), who for Meta is the vice president, Ryan Pamplin.

            If in reality the office, like that of Gribetz, isminimal”, with only a white desk with some prize on it and a few newspapers, Wearing his headset, though, Pamplin enters an ideal office, with photos of his girlfriend on the walls, a Steve Jobs holographic bust, a Tesla 3 model floating nearbye and a YouTube video of Katy Perry playing from a midair screen. John Anderton would have found it very well.

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            Bendy and the Ink Machine, 4th chapter is coming

            Bendy and the Ink Machine is continuing to make the news: waiting for the launch of the 4th chapter, announced days ago by an official trailer (you can watch it at the end of this articl), TheMeatly Games, developer of the now famous firt person puzzle action horror video game (if you like, you can also buy a lot of gadgets in the official store) presented several updates regarding the previous chapters.

            First chapter remastered

            First chapter, that you can download for free from Steam (here) for a few more days, will be subjected to a “gigantic remaster”, available at the same time as the lauch of the 4th chapter. Bendy and the Ink Machine chapter 1

            Huge refresh of the second chapter

            Not satisfied, TheMeatly Games announced also a huge refresh of the second chapter of Bendy and the Ink Machine, that will make it “broader and better”. Like the first, the original second chapter of the video game is still downloadable at low cost from Steam (here). Bendy and the Ink Machine chapter 2

            Also the third chapter will be expanded

            Could a surprise miss also for the third chapter of Bendy and the Ink Machine? Of course not, so TheMeatly Games announced also enhancements for that, as for the previous chapters of the video game, will be released at the same time as the 4th chapter. If you want to download at low cost from Steam the original third chapter, you can find it for a few days more (here). Bendy and the Ink Machine chapter 3

            Bendy and the Ink Machine: the new trailer

            By reminding you that recently is available also an adventure of Bendy and the Ink Machine developed to be played on your smartphone or tablet (Bendy in Nightmare Run), we suggest you to download the first three chapters of the video game from Stream before they are removed with the lauch of the fourth chapter. Meanwhile, here is the trailer of the fourth chapter of Bendy and the Ink Machine all for you.

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