Sometimes they come back, thankfully: with the official opening, Saturday March 7 from 21.30 Rome time, in Craft (italian virtual worlds in Opensim, developed and maintained online by Raffaele Macis, aka Licu Rau), is back in full activity after a break of a couple of years MdM – Museo del Metaverso (metaverse museum), project about dissemination and promotion of media art native of virtual worlds conceived by Rosanna Galvani (aka Roxelo Babenco) that in this rebirth has already gathered around him 36 artists, from William Nessuno to Marco Manray, from Wizardoz Chrome to Pallina60 Loon, from Giovanna Cerise to Paola Mills, from Mistero Hifeng to Miguel Rotunno (aka RocapC), rather than Frieda Korda, Simotron Aquila or Bruno Cerboni (the former owner of the historic Italian sim of Parioli, once in Second Life) just to name a few.
The new home of MdM was designed and built by a well known name in the “virtual” art as that of of the Turkish artist Elif Ayiter (aka Alpha Auer), whose works are not by now among the most admired in Second Life and take full advantage of the possibilities offered by the editor of digital platforms 3D online to create a “new” architecture whose aesthetics are not bound to the mere reproduction of the real ones. The opening itself went very well: there were 69 avatars logged in Craft, while many others have followed the evening stream (the related video is still online) and even more have the opportunity to review the video created for the event by Patrick Moya (is the first of two videos that you see in this article) and by Adam Time (whose video you see in the bottom of the article).
A post of Rosanna/Roxelo herself on the MdM blog returns once again to reiterate the importance of doing community and to seek unity and cooperation in pursuing a common goal. We agree, but we are also aware that for years these same concepts were repeated by Mondivirtuali.it and not only, without ever being able to achieve them. Rosanna/Roxelo, tireless, argues that the evening was “even a meeting between old friends who shared a common interest, that of media art” but it was not “just” this. We sincerely hope to her and we will follow developments, if you want to know them you just have to follow, unitarily, 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). If they are roses bloom, as they say.