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    burning man victor habchycover

    They say that a picture is worth a thousand words: it is certainly true for the Burning Man, festival created in 1986 by Larry Harvey and Jerry James, from 1997 organized by Black Rock City, Llc, which annually, in the week before the Labor Day (the first Monday of September) gather at Black Rock City, temporary community created over the salt expanse of the Black Rock Desert, in Nevada, thousands of geek managers and creative people from all over the world, eager to prove that they are members of the community “that matters” (according to a urban legend Google does not hire managers who have not been here at least once to participate in the Burning Man).

    Burning Man through Victor Habchy’s eyes

    Yet there are different kind of pictures: you could try to cover the Burning Man with istant pictures suited to the most important tabloids or to mainstream news sites from all over the world, or si you can try to take pictures taking the mood of the event, as in the case of the photographer Vicktor Habchy who on his site  published a selection of the most surreal and dazzling at the same time picturers the world has ever seen of the most beloved party of the American upper class, a party which inspired Philip Rosedale in creating Second Life as he repeatedly stated.

    Surreal images in Nevada desert

    Judge for yourself through our selection, or visit Vicktor Habchy’s site to watch the complete gallery and of course if you wanna stay up to date, continue to follow Mondivirtuali.it, even through our account on Twitter and our fanpage on Facebook (but remember: Mondivirtuali is also on Flickr, on Pinterest, on Scoop.it, on Paper.li and also on Youtube). Share this article, you will help us to follow always better topics that you are interested in!! burning man victor habchy 01burning man victor habchy 02burning man victor habchy 03burning man victor habchy 04burning man victor habchy 05burning man victor habchy 06burning man victor habchy 07burning man victor habchy 08burning man victor habchy 09burning man victor habchy 10

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    Should you invest in the development of contents that take advantage of virtual reality and augmented reality technologies applying to the Italian artistic and cultural heritage? Many startups and SMEs think so and have long been creating contents and platforms to allow tourists and fans from enjoying a exhibition or an archaeological site in enhanced mode, as in the following examples.

    Ikon and the Old Aquileia

    Ikon with Nudesign realized already in 2013 for Fondazione Aquileia (organization that manages the assets of the old Roman city) Antica Aquileia 3D (Old Aquileia 3D, ndr), iOS and Android mobile app that allows you to watch monuments through smartphones or tablets viewing 3D reconstructions in interactive mode. If you want to get a taste of what it means, enjoy the video below.

    SpinVector and the Roman theater in Benevento

    SpinVector, of which Mondivirtuali has already talked about, besides scoring in 2011 the virtual reconstruction of Pompeii for Mav (Museo archeologico virtuale) of Ercolano, has developed more recently with the Departmental center Urban Eco of the Università Federico II of Naples a project concerning digitization and display of the Roman theater in Benevento.

    ARtGlass, from the Royal Villa of Monza to Caravaggio

    rediscover caravaggioARtGlass – Capitale Cultura Group has instead focused on augmented reality to enhance in an innovative and engaging way the San Francesco in Meditazione of Caravaggio, recently restored and exhibited at the Museo Civico Ala Ponzone of Cremona, through the initiativeRiscopri Caravaggio” (Rediscover Caravaggio, ndr) presented September 30, 2016. But since the beginning of February visitors to the Royal Villa in Monza can follow an immersive path in the environments of the Villa itself, realized by ARtGlass as well.

    Regium@Lepidi, from Reggio Emilia to the States

    The Musei Civici di Reggio Emilia May 30, 2015 opened instead the virtual museum Regium@Lepidi 2200 the result of an international project, which lasted two years, on the virtual reconstruction of the Roman city of Regium Lepidi (Reggio Emilia), which involved the cooperation of Duke University (particularly of Dig@Lab, founded by Professor Maurizio Forte), of Musei Civici di Reggio Emilia and of Lions Club Host Città del Tricolore, Reggio Emilia. After over two years of workpartly in Reggio but largely at the Dig@Lab laboratory in Durham, USA, the virtual museum on the Roman city sees the light.

    LD brings the Forbidden City in Turin

    LD multimedia citta proibitaIn Turin, from February 24 to March 28, 2016, thanks to the cooperation between Fondazione Torino Musei and LD Multimedia, startup founded by Luca Licata and Fulvio Castellaro dedicated to the production of virtual reality scenarios, it was possible to virtuallyvisit the Forbidden City using an Oculus Rift viewer.

    It was also possible to buy (for 9 ) a cardboard viewer produced by the same LD Multimedia that with the same 360 degrees files delivers superior visual quality by 20% compared to the better known Samrung Gear VR, so to use your smartphone to download the dedicated apps and live again the “journeyalso outside the museum.

    Virtual and augmented reality for art, there is room for many

    Combining virtual reality / augmented reality and artistic heritage is therefore richer and vital than ever, although the sector is still very fragmented. Which while it may initially limit the economic capacity of the individual projects, on the other hand still leaves rooms to SMEs and startups who want to advance innovative proposals, so what are you waiting for?

    Obviously if you want to stay up to date, continue to follow Mondivirtuali.it, even through our account on Twitter and our fanpage on Facebook (but remember: Mondivirtuali is also on Flickr, on Pinterest, on Scoop.it, on Paper.li and also on Youtube). Share this article, you will help us to follow always better topics that you are interested in!

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      TerryGold Windows SolodonnaWindows is the title of an exhibit at Solodonna Club in Second Life, dedicatet to the “photo shoots” of th Italian artist TerryGold; to visit it you have to take a teleport since the set where the shoots are displayed is over 2.800 meters above the Solodonna Club. By the time you got there, set the viewer as “Ambient Dark” and activate lights: you’ll be enjoying the most this exhibition where, litterally, avatars looks like hanging out  from windows emerging, mysterious, from the dark.

      The luscious windows of TerryGold

      Windows is an exhibition really sensual and charming, which I’m sure cannot fail to interest both graphic art fans, both those who love immersive environments typical of virtual reality simulator like Second Life. In activity for years, the Solodonna Club continues therefore to provide us delightful surprises after the exhibition dedicatet to the reinterpretations by Second Life’s users of Giovanna Casotto‘s artworks of which Mondivirtuali.it already talked about.

      Be sure to visit the exhibit in Second Life

      TerryGold Windows SolodonnaPersonally I suggest you to login “in world” (follow this link)  and to enjoy the TerryGold’s exhibition in person, like I have been enjoying, but for the most intrigued I made e preview gallery which I hope you will like (but which not include all the works exhibited). Have a nice view and if you want to keep track of the latest news about virtual worlds, virtual and augmented reality and video games, you just have to keep following Mondivirtuali.it, even through our account on Twitter and our fanpage on Facebook (but remember: Mondivirtuali is also on Flickr, on Pinterest, on Scoop.it e su Paper.li and also on Youtube). Share this article, you will help us to follow always better topics that you are interested in.!

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        shuperheroes Naples exhibition cover

        How to approach ancient and modern art and to recall public of every age, creating a virtual path that connects the heroes of the ancient myth to the superheroes of the contemporary fantastic world?

        Naples succeeds in doing it with the exhibition “Days of Future Past” (the fans of the comics will have understood the reference to the homonym saga of the X-Men), anthological exhibition devoted to the works of Adrian Tranquilli edited by Eugenio Viola, from on April 2 to June 6, 2016 at the Archaeological Museum of Naples (MAN).

        Adrian Tranquilli artworks at MAN

        superheroes all is violent all is brightWe of Mondivirtuali.it went some days ago and took the opportunity of the visit to take some photos that an you see in this article, enjoying to “discover the outsiders”, the modern supererois, between the statues and to the busts of the heroes of the antiquity, from Hercules to Atlas, from the emperor Hadrian to Claudius.

        Welcomed at the front door by the reproduction of the St Peter’s Basilica made by 50 thousand Jocker cards, we have found Batman, Superman, Spider Man, Yoda, Anonymus and others in the gardens and in the rooms of the wonderful Neapolitan museum.

        Tranquilli’s artworks (Italian artist born in Melbourne but living in Rome) like “Futuro imperfetto”, “Age of Chance”, “All Is Violent, All Is Bright”, “In Excelsis”, “The End of the Beginning” succeed in conversing with the architecture of the Archaeological Museum of Naples and the statuary classical made of bronzes, white and multi-coloured marbles, but also with the mosaics and ancient frescos exposed in its rooms without being crush of it, even if at times the comparison appears arduous.

        Relationship of heroes and superheroes with the power

        superheroes in excelsis bisSuperheroes portraied by Adrian Tranquilli don’t display the strength that the portraits of the classical heroes show with boldness, more than mighty and powerful they often seem tired, suffering or defeated; they are a metaphor of the relationship among the individuals and the “strong powers” (whether religious, political or economic) attempting to destroy them and in this sense they are in contrast to the classical heroes or to the principles and emperors, which represented instead the incarnation of these powers.

        Adrian Tranquilli seems to have interpreted the theme of the superheroes as the narrative archetype of a culture, the western, that loves from millennia tell itself using individualistic and redundant tones, but often stays fragile in front of the challenges of the existence and to the struggle for the conquest of one some form of power.

        A theme that of the heroes and superheroes and of their relationship with the power, explored by Adrian Tranquilli with his rich and already appreciated (also commercially) production, on which also the digital and virtual worlds artists should be questioned perhaps more often than they don’t already do.

        Photogallery: modern superheroes and classical myths

        Enjoy you our photogallery and if you want to stay informed on the themes of the art, digital or not, continue to follow Mondivirtuali.it, even through our account on Twitter and our fanpage on Facebook (but remember: Mondivirtuali is also on Flickr, on Pinterest, on Scoop.it, on Paper.li and on Youtube).

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          zucche di halloweenAt Halloween pumpkins are not just pumpkins, but come to life thanks to the creativity of some artists to become spirits and characters in the fantasy world of fairy tales.

          At Halloween pumpkins remember Jack o’ Lantern, according to legend, an Irish blacksmith stingy but cunning that one day met the devil at the pub and ended up selling his soul, but thanks to a series of tricks eventually achieved before another 10 years of life, then the promise that his soul would never go to hell.

          zucche di halloweenOnce dead Jack, refused from Paradise because of the sins committed, was also left out of Hell in the cold and dark, with only the “comfort” of a firebrand of Hell that since then brings a turnip (in the American tradition became a pumpkin) with the ember in, like a lamp, looking just at Halloween, the night when the world of the dead and that of the living can come into contact, a refuge for his eternal rest.

          Carved pumpkins serve as lanterns indicate that the houses that are not exhibiting the place where Jack can rest. They are angry or happy faces, grotesque or kind, lit from within, or simply carved in low relief, Halloween pumpkins are becoming a true art form among the most curious of all those related to virtual worlds and fantastic, look at the gallery of Mondivirtuali.it if you don’t believe us!


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            Summer: it’s the season to go to sea, have sea bathing, sunbathing and make sand sculptures. The latter likes everyone, children as adults and time seem to have become a real art, with a plethora of festivals from the US to China via Europe.


            Some people with their own sand castles likes to play authentic castles, other invents fantastic, some creates real sand sculptures with the most different style. At Mondivirtuali.it we tought to celebrate the approaching end of this hot Summer 2015 providing a selection of the most beautiful sand sculptures ever seen, that you find yourself, along with hundreds of others, looking on image sharing sites like Pinterest or Flickr if the ones below are not enough for you.


            Enjoy it and, for those still at sea, have a good bathrooms course! For all others, the appointment is as always on the pages of Mondivirtuali.it, that you can follow even through our account on Twitter and our fanpage on Facebook (but remember: Mondivirtuali is also on Flickr, on Pinterest, on Scoop.it e su Paper.li and also on Youtube).

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            MIC-Imagin@rium dawnVery last days for visiting and taking pictures of MIC-Imagin@rium, sim conceived and managed in these years by Marina Bellini (aka Mexi Lane) which already had inherited the legacy of Experience Italy, wich in 2010-2011 was able to “going out” virtual reality and join “real” events like Ars in Ara and Ars in Ara 2 and, once he turned into the Musei 2.0 project, a series of exhibitions organized simultaneously in Museums of Rome Capital and, of course, in Second Life.

            Ended even Musei2.0, in 2012, Marina Bellini did not give up and continued with his own strength, but with the help of a good part of the community of Italian creatives, to carry forward MIC-Imagin@rium as a place to organize meetings, set up exhibitions, host artistic performances or just stop a moment to admire the beauty of the digital reconstructions of some of the most famous monuments of ancient Rome.

            MIC-Imagin@rium bisAt the end, by the way, Marina had to give up and announce, on Facebook, thatfrom Sunday, July 19 MIC-Imagin@rium there will be no more”, no longer having Marinathe resources to let it live, in the absence of a project RL that delays to materialize”. Among the many comments, that the announcement has raised, struck us that of William Nessuno (aka MacEwan Writer) who wrote: “we wrote projects in many different ways in the hope that the situation will unlock, we were in meetings, but we could not get anything concrete”.

            Many times, remembers William, “people did not even understand our speeches. We made a number zero to let you know what you speak” but even in this case “did not do anything. I ended up moving to, among other things. In difficult times, more black in terms of economic”. Periods whenit is even more the rule that manage to get by just the usual suspects”. What are we surprised, we might say: “that’s Italy”. You anyway rather than cry, go to MIC-Imagin@rium to take a few photos and remember the best.

            MIC-Imagin@rium Roman domusFor the future Marina has already promise : “our projects are not dead, rather they are more alive than ever and there is much interest that I am sure will lead to something good in Autumn”. So we await the return of Marina and of aMIC3.0” “more concretely”, because, ends Marina, “at the bottom of the MIC he was losing on the road with the aim of its birth. And 15.000 prims lost certainly are not equivalent to the loss of a project”. We are sure, then see you soon again Marina, in SL, other virtual world or RL you want. Teleport button

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              moya at caserta in SLIf you are even remotely attracted to digital art, the name of Patrick Moya, aka Moya Janus in Second Life, will already be familiar to you. The French artist, who in the virtual world of Linden Lab is also avirtual galleristhosting works by other artists in addition to his accomplishments in his lands of Iles Moya, Moya Land, Studio Moya and Moya Museum, has long been an avant-garde artist who loves to experiment with the latest forms of media and technology. moya at caserta in SLBefore Second Life, Patrick, exponent since the Seventies of theÉcole de Nice”, has pioneered from video art to cinema, from ceramics to comics, even creating his own manga alter ego, Petit Psy, which in many ways reminiscent of the character of Pinocchio. A prolific artist, Moya in almost 45 years in business has created more than 4,000 works of art including dolls for Unicef, a painting for the church of Saint Jean Baptiste in Clans and various paintings that adorn public buildings such as the Princess Grace hospital at Montecarlo. moya at caserta in SLFrom April 30 to May 24, Patrick Moya is the focus of an exhibition called Moya Circus housed in two distinct locations in Caserta: at Mac3, the Contemporary Art Museum of Caserta, are exposed paintings of the Montecarlo Circus, while at Galleria Arterrima are exhibited other smaller paintings. Of course, given the multifaceted nature of its production Moya has also produced videos dedicated to the exhibition being held in Caserta, uploaded on his Youtube channel, in which he joined the real art to its virtual versionas already happened several times in recent years, for example with Rinascimento Virtuale first and with numerous installations curated by Marina Bellini (aka Mexi Lane) at Experience Italy and Mic then. moya at caserta in SLCuriosity inside curiosity: the video of the Caserta’s exhibition opening, set near a partial digital reproduction in Second Life of the famous Reggia di Caserta, is populated not only by digital reproductions of works of real Moya (popularization choice shares from other artists such as the Sicilian Marisa Falbo aka Aquila Faulds whom Mondivirtuali’s readers surely remember) also by a multitude of characters and machines taken from the Star Wars set (the same Patrick‘s harlequin avatar in the video arrives at the vernissage on a spaceship of the saga). moya at caserta in SLEven Patrick seems to prepare to celebrate the return to the big screen of the famous franchisee of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas (now part of the Disney team), which is already populating other digital platforms such as TheSims4.

              While we suggest if you can to visit the exhibition at Caserta or at least going to see the digital reproduction at Moya Land in Second Life, if you want to know more artistic events SLRL you just have to continue to follow Mondivirtuali.it even through our account on Twitter and our fanpage on Facebook (but remember: Mondivirtuali is also on Flickr, on Pinterest, on Scoop.it e su Paper.li and also on Youtube).

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                Martin Back superheroes - Ironman

                Who would not like to be, at least once, a superhero? Some make use of virtual worlds such as Second Life where you can create your own avatar as seems best to you, assuming the appearance of any real or fantastic character you want, or more simply recreating  you according to ourinner self”, maybe 20 years younger and shaped like a model.

                Martin Beck superheroes - FlashOthers just need a costume and a little imagination to revive even just at a party, or carnival, the role of hero who, as children, we have deeply impressed.

                Martin Back superheroes - BatgirlSuperheroes and common people

                Here on Mondivirtuali we have already shown to you the Sacha Goldberg’s superheros in costume in addition to the cosplayer portayed like superheroes and movie characters by Antti Karppinen, but this time we want to show you something really different.

                Normal people, living among us, portrayed by Martin Beck in the role of superheroes more or less improbable but no less authentic (indeed).

                The idea of the Scottish / South African photographer, currently living in Dubai, for years famous portraitist but also attracted by the world of rock music and films, is that we all can be heroes.

                Martin Back superheroes - SpidermanPoetical portraits

                Sure, maybe his Flash will not exactly lightning to fix machines, his Batgirl will be a little overweight and his Spiderman seems more coming from a domestic quarrel that from a fight to the last knock out with some supervillain.

                But his couple of elderly Superman and his lady is extremely poeticlike his Ironman that everything appears to be less than a playboy billionaire, while “missCapitan America certainly does not seem the embodiment of the American dream as the Marvel character to which she is inspired.

                Martin Back superheroes - SupermanWe all can be superheroes

                Martin Beck’s images make a collection of 20 portraits, put on display and sold at Middle East Film & Comic Con 2015 between April 9 and 11, 2015.

                With this project, the photographer wanted to humanize the superheroes, because “despite our flaws and failurs, each of us, in our own way, can be heroes to our family, our friends, our collegues and we all have the potential to help others. My heroes are regular people not restricted by race, religion or beliefs. They live among us, they surround us, they are everywhere. Everyone is a superhero”.

                Martin Back superheroes - Capitan AmericaIf you liked Martin Beck’s superheroes, as those of Antti Karppinen or Sacha Goldberg, and you wanna see more, continue to follow Mondivirtuali.it even through our account on Twitter and our fanpage on Facebook (but remember: Mondivirtuali is also on Flickr, on Pinterest, on Scoop.it e su Paper.li and also on Youtube).

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                Transformers cover

                The passion for the robot characters is not only typical of Japan and is not limited to Gundam or to “ufo robots” of the Eighties’ manga. In China, for instance, for some time now is considered cool to create replicas, more or less loyal, of Transformers, Marvel characters created inspired by the same name toys initially produced by the Japanese Takara/Tomi (initially included in the Microman line) and then by the Us Hasbro (to which is due the name Transformers).

                Transformers in ChinaAlready proposed as well as comics, cartoons and video games, the Tranformers after nearly two decades of oblivion are back among the most beloved by the world public thanks to a successful film franchise that for the moment has produced four films: Transformers, in 2007, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, in 2009, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, in 2011, and Transformers: Age of Extinction in 2014. Altogether the franchisee so far grossed over 3.76 billion dollars, having cost 755 million in total, but a fifth movie, which like the previous four will be directed by Michael Bay, is already planned for 2016.

                Transformers in ChinaChinese seem to have taken terribly seriously these charactersafter the success of the fourth movie (that in China alone grossed over 300 million dollars, surpassing even Avatar on the list of highest grossing of all time) last Summer a group of farmers and workers of Xiaoye (a village in the Shandong province) leaded by Wang Shizun reproduced Bumblebee, Optimus Prime and many of their opponents Decepticons starting from scratch using old machines pieces. It was necessary to work very hard, but it seems that the replicas (genuine works of of modern art) are then resold at prices between 1,600 and 16,000 dollars each.

                Transformers in ChinaThen there were further developments: a few days ago the British press reported that another farmer, Yu Zhilin, who along with his son Yu Lingyun live in Hengyang, in Hunan province, have created two other great replicas of Bumblebee and Optimus Prime, they say after downloading from the web construction instructions, always extracting them from scrap metal and parts of old cars, selling them for 1 million reminbi (equivalent to about 160,000 dollars).

                Is therefore likely to hear more about themade in China” Transformers: if you want to stay up to date, continue to follow Mondivirtuali.it also through our account on Twitter and our fanpage on Facebook (but remember: Mondivirtuali is even on Flickr, on Pinterest, on Scoop.it and on Paper.li, as well as on Youtube).

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