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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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      Both that you love to elaborate the images of the avatars and the virtual environments Second Life, World of Warcraft o The Sims, both that you prefer real images, if you want to get amazing results with your photos and digital images sooner or later you must resort to photo ediors. Besides the famous Adobe Photoshop there’s lots of those, for payment or free of charge. So this is our selection of the ten best free photo editors that you can find online.

      Best 5 free photo editors

      Paint.net, the best fo Windows

      photo editors paintnetPaint.net initially had to be only an alternatives for the classical Microsoft Paint, but over the years as added further characteristics as multiple levels management and advanced tools of image editing. Among free photo editors is the easiest for Windows, ideal for fast retouches as to take care of your photographic album day by day.

      Apple Photos, the best for Apple

      Photos is the new app, packaged with OS X, which replaced Aperture and iPhotos. It’s fast, full of image editing tools and easy to use, it has several filters Instagram style and it offers the possibility to share your images with iCloud, transfer with AirDrop or publish directly on Facebook and Twitter.

      Gimp, the best opensource

      photo editors gimpGimp it has been being for 20 years the best among the opensource photo editors, thought for being used on computer that uses  GNU/Linux, OS X and Windows operative systems. it has numerous tools photo editing that nothing have to envy to their for payment equivalent. And since you can modify the native code of the program and to redistribute it, endless versions can be created customerizzate of the program, suited for the demands of whoever.

      Aviary Photo Editor, the best mobile

      Aviary, available both for Android and for iOS, it’s probably the best among the mobile photo editors. With just a “touch and resize”, it offers Instagram style filters as well as other interesting tools to modify directly from your smartphone or tablet pictures you had just been taken.

      Autodesk Pixlr, the best for browsers

      photo editors pixlrPixlr is a kind of free jack of all trades of photo editors, with a lot of tools set for almost any project you can have. Available both in online edition both for mobile devices or for being used on your pc, it has the backing of Autodesk and it also foresees the possibility of further expansions behind the payment of a subscription (1,99 dollars for one month, 14,99 dollars for one year).

      Other 5 free photo editors you can’t lose

      Picasa is the photo editor of Google+, you can use it both through app both web (even with mobile devices). It has photo editing tools as well as a short selectio of filters. Prewiew, which Apple put in OS X, it doesn’t limit to give you the possibility to see a preview of your images but it also allows you to modify the images themselves. Microsoft Paint is perhaps the first among all the photo editors which whoever has learned to know; in the years has been modified and is still good for those who basic necessity of photo editing. Ribbet is an online free photo editor very easy to use and very complete, it’s ideal for those learing the ropes. Fotor it is one of the best free photo editors for the one who seeks a good selection of tools and a great user-friendliness. Moreover, is virtually available for any platform through app or web.

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        Halloween pumpkin cover

        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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        7D hologram cover

        7d hologram - womanHolography, i.e. the technology who bring us holograms, was developed since the Forties of the Twentieth century by the Hungarian scientist Dennis Gabor based on the registration of a web of very fine interference fringes by use of laser lights to recreate three-dimensional representations (technically speaking effect of parallax of the image) of the subject photographed.

        The development of the laser since the sixties of the last century made it possible to make huge advances in this technology, so much so that some years holographic avatars are used to animate the windows of some clothing stores, as Mondivirtuali.it already told you.

        7D hologram to create movies

        Originally fixed, the holographic images (“holograms”) now are also movies more and more realistic because recently a team of Japanese scientists led by Professor Yoichi Ochiai develop holograms safe to touch, that can be touched without causing burns through the use of laser-fast combination of cameras and mirrors arriving at a resolution up to 200,000 points, or “voxels” (volumetric pixels) per second.

        The latest applications of 7D holograms are in 7D movies, i.e. three-dimensional films to which are added more special effects such as weather conditions and approach the objects (or “gliding walk”). If you want an example of the degree of realism obtained by 7D holograms and movies, watch this video, made in 2014 in a shopping mall in Dubai.

        Compared to viewers 3D virtual reality viewers do not have to adopt any device and therefore this technology is ideal for virtual themed parks or interactive movies.

        7D movies even on tv?

        Hologram F4 Phantom JetAccording to some in a few years even the normal televisions may be made so as to be able to project 7D movies, allowing you to watch three-dimensional shows while sitting in your living room.

        A fascinating perspective, but some fear that such technology could be used (or has already been used) in a distorted manner, for example for military purposes or to achieve conspiracies, staging fake accidents that could lead to more or less wide conflicts.

        If you want to know how it will end, 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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        Baal Zobel edreams factoryVenexia goodbye: the sim created, as Golgothica, Kingdom of Sands, Midiam City and other famous Second Life island hosting role playing games, by eDream Factory Llc of John C. Falgate (aka Baal Zobel) and Paola Cerioli (aka Kora Zenovka), is going to close.

        June 16, 2015, will be the last day in which Venexia, wich like other sims created and managed by eDream Factory was built around a proposal for a role-playing game (RPG) using the Socionex Gaming System (SGS) developed by the same firm, i.e. an hud (heads up display) that facilitates the fighting with meter and other functions of RPG, will be visitable (by everyone, not only by the participants in the role play, of course). Kora Zenovka edreams factory

        Venexia is inspired in name but very different (more gothic and dark, in some ways similar to that seen in the episode The Vampires of Venice of the sixth Doctor Who season) from the real Italian city, Venezia, of which it partially reproduces some monuments mostly modifying details and textures, as well as insert elements entirely fanciful as secret crypts graves of vampires or demonic sculptures, useful for those who want to take part in the role-playing game set in the sim.

        Venexia satanicaOpened in November 2011 (it was one of the last sim enriched with great architectures built before the advent of the meshand renewed in 2013, Venexia has seen in years donated voluntarily by its visitors 139.497 linden dollars, that is to say a few less than 500 euros, sign that the work of Baal and Kora was appreciated.

        Venexia skeletronBut over time, as happened to other sim that housed RPGs, he has seen a decrease in regular players (you could choose from five different roles: Cainaanite, i.e. the original vampires of 2011, Lilitu, a demoniac vampire race, Jakaal, i.e. venexian Licans, in addition to Paesani and Borghesiaand it went looking like a ghost town, except for the occasional presence of some casual visitor or virtual photography enthusiast.

        Suggesting to go and see for yourself the sim as long as you can, we propose to follow a gallery with some of the most interesting, waiting to see, maybe on Mondivirtuali group on Flickr your works. VenexiaVenexiaVenexiaVenexiaVenexiaVenexiaVenexiaVenexiaVenexiaVenexia

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        Strawberry Singh 2015Meme what a passion, but at least try to be careful. That meme work, fans of Strawberry Singh, who has repeatedly proposed very nice ones on her blog about Second Life, know very well but if anyone doubts it would be enough to remember the memethe dress” which between 26 and 27 February 2015 surpassed 25 million likes/tweets/followers/plus on major social media. But before throwing yourself headlong into the next meme, read the warnings in small print.

        So if you‘re having fun with “how-old.net” (also known as Howoldthe app of the homonymous website that allows you to assign an age to the picture of a face (no matter if real or vitual, as we already Howold Nunzia Mayosaid), it is good to know that the site is owned by Microsoft and that posting or by uploading a picture ownersare granting Microsoft, its affiliated companies, and necessary sublicensees permission to use your submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses”.

        In your granting it is inclueded rights to “copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, editand to transfer these rights to others. Nothing serious, according to some, since virtually every online servicewhether it’s Second Life rather than Facebook, we are already warned by Tos, which no one reads any longer, that by placing our content we lose the exclusive right to the same (while remaining responsible in case such content offensive or found to behave of indictable offenses).

        howold Lukemary SladeBut it’s always good to know that if tomorrow you were to see your photos in some banner ad for a product or service that maybe you do not even know it has not been a theft but your permission to use your photo inserted perhaps precisely on How-old.net (which has behind it a very interesting story). All in all if it bothers you, do like us and only upload theface” of your avatar, to get an idea of how old or young may seem.

        How old or young you look you should be able to tell you so much more reliable, your friends and family, don’t you? If you liked this and other articles on the meme, 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).

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          Tataouine StarwarsThere are some natural locations in the world with incredible features that are used as a set from your marriage photos to science fiction moviesIf recently it has talked about the risk posed by Isisthat between Tunisia and Libya have signed the fighting near the town of Tataouine, where in 1976 were filmed the first shootings of Star Wars (particularly of Tatooinehome planet of Luke Skywalker whose fonia happens to remember that of the town where it was set up, and never dismantled, the set of George Lucas) in the Nevata desert, near Las Vegasthere is a location where are made from music videos (as “Stupid Little Thing” of Anastacia) to marriage photos. Anastacia Dry LakeThis location is th Eldorado Valley Dry Lake Bed, which as the name suggests is the bottom, now dry, a lake that once existed near what is today the town of Boulder, a few tens of kilometers from Las Vegas, in Nevada. A location much loved by the young American couples who are getting married in Las Vegas and here set their wedding photo albums, or in neighboring Nelson Ghost Town (which is southeast of the Eldorado Valleyin the neighboring Clark County), former mining town now inhabited by only 35 residents with saloon, gas pumps, old cars and vans that are rust and even the (fake) remains of a plane crashing to the ground. Nelson Ghost Town Wedding PhotoBoth locations can be reached through Us Route 95 and how you can easily find yourself on the web or on Flickr we have been used as locations of photos and video of any kindIf you find yourself in the area you could make pictures in this picturesque town, otherwise you could try some of the virtual world as Second Life if the Dry Lake Bed or Nelson Ghost Town were rebuilt. Since these locations are similar now entered the collective imagination should not be difficult. DrylandSome years ago Anita Witt, for examples, had created and kept open for some time (the sim were closed in February 2014 for economic reasons as remembered by the same Anita) Drylanda sort of outdoor art gallery set in the scenario of a bottom of a dried up lake that could be the Aral Sea or the Eldorado Valley Dry Lake, while an El Dorado Dry Lake is available in the locations where is set the action in the videogames of the franchisee Fallout, set in a post-atomic 2161. Who knows in the future are not set up new scenarios or sim game that recreates the magic of these fantastic locations. Eldorado Dry LakeIf you liked this article and want to continue to read more about such fantastic locations as the Eldorado Valley Dry Lake or its virtual reproductions, yoy just need 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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            Since there are professional tools for photo editing virtual worlds are between us in a way sometimes imperceptible but constant.

            The workd of Antti Karppinen

            Take for instance the work of Antti Karppinen (and of his studio, Alias Creative), Finnish photographer who lives and works in Cardiff and it claims to belong toa new generation of image artisans, to whom all things are possible” and who loves to create “complex visual concepts and images with unlimited imagination”.

            You have to have a lot of imagination to create a virtual world (“your world, your immagination” was the original motto of Second Life, do you remember?) but Antti certainly is not lacking, whether it be weddingphotos or wanna be “superheroes” posters.

            Antti Karppinen wedding alternative perspectiveIn the first case just take a look at “Wedding Alternate Perspective”, already among the three finalists World Photographic Cup of this year precisely for the weddingcategory.

            Alternative perspective

            What about the portraits of cosplays that interpret superheroes (or supervillains) and characters of the most successful films? Would take too long to explain the secrets of each photo, which you can still learn about visiting Antti site, so here’s a small selection of the best images of superheroes and fantastic characters created by Antti Karppinen – Alias Creative.

            Enjoy our gallery

            Enjoy and if you’re curious to see other images created by the new digital artists, continue to follow Mondivirtuali.it even through our account on Twitter and our fanpage on Facebook (but remember: Mondivirtuali is even on Flickr, on Pinterest, on Scoop.it on Paper.li and on Youtube).

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