To live our lives in the virtual
We can do better than only reading
nice description of a better life: we have a mean to actually live
it! Or nearby: virtual worlds.
Today virtual worlds allow for
building and showing wonderful landscapes, and also for like-minded
people to meet and share our lives in these places. It costs only a
few, save a good computer with a decent graphic card and a correct ADSL Internet connexion.
Virtual worlds exist under the form
of computer data, simulating landscapes and bodies, that we can see
thanks to a viewer. We can move in, encounter other people from
around the world, speak and have a life together. We can also build
our dream place, landscapes, homes, furnitures, machines, animals...
So, in order to realize the views of this site, I created an Elf group
«Elf Dream» in
the virtual, where we can share our ideal of
beauty, peace and kindness. We are just waiting for you...
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Which world to choose?
You may have heard of Second Life,
and a lot of nasty things about it. The other worlds that I describe here user the same
technology, but they are unrelated to it.
Virtual worlds look like multi-players Internet video games, but with a
fundamental difference: there are no imposed theme, rules or activities.
Right on the contrary, it is up to us to create our own places and to build our
own decors, with the proposed tools, and to set the theme and activities we want:
creativity, art, education, spirituality, discussions, friendship, love...
This makes that virtual worlds are growth places, and even educational places
(children, teens) instead of a mindless loss of time as many video games are.
Inworldz (and the defunct SpotOn3D) is the only virtual worlds where we can
create and have our Intellectual Property protected. This made it the most popular
for artists and creators.
How to join
-It is free, without commitments. There are today (2014) several solutions:
-I am active today in Inworldz.
Download and install the
Inworldz viewer here. Once in the world, mentors can help you
learn the basics: speak, walk, exchange private messages, search
for places, and teleport toward them.
-Once in world, you may not find
people in the places you like. This is because they cannot be online
24/7 (just like you) and virtual worlds are still in the beginnings. So that
you need to be patient: virtual worlds are not media where we sit and
«receive content»: it is up to us to create content,
after our purposes and ideals.
What you will find in the worlds
My virtual name is Yichard Muni.
I created an Elf group
and several sub-groups: «La Tribu d'Elfinesse» (french
speaking) «Elfin Love Tribe» (love) and «Elven
Bards and Storytellers»
and evenings). I also created a group to discuss
These groups exist into Inworldz, Second Life (not recommended), OpenSims, zandramax,
facebook (not recomended) and LinkedIn. However «Elf Dream» is active only into
Inworldz. If you are in facebook, you can friend me as «Richard Trigaux»
to receive invitations for events.
My elven stories calendar:
Images and visions
images from my realizations for Elf Dream, or
for other events:
This was a
mandala, a vision of paradise, made for an «Elysium»
event on the afterlife. It was build from «prims»,
predefined shapes like cubes, spheres, etc.
home into rocks, also made for an event on «wishing».
made a working train for the Winter Gala 2013, running throughout the
event. In the background is the main meeting hall.
wanderer was floating and swaying in an alien sky... It was made for
the Wings Festival in 2014. Note this time the use of a newly
available technology: meshes, which allow for random curved shapes.
temple was made for the IW5, in March
2014. It also uses meshes in some parts (gate, pinnacle, roof)
the altar of the above elven temple. It is dedicated to Shelenaë,
the elven goddess of My
stories of the Elves of the Dauriath. Being the goddess of
farming (among other things), she is represented with these
activities. This altar was served daily along the event, like a real
one. Note the mesh shapes of the walls and offering bowls.