The Field - Part I

"Out beyond ideas of right and wrong, there is a field. I'll meet you there." - Rumi

Virtual reality is a technology that could actually allow you to connect on a real human level, soul-to-soul, regardless of where you are in the world.” - C Milk

I’ve been writing about my adventures in virtual reality for more than 13 years now, and let me tell you it’s been a wild ride! From building immersive learning environments for organizations such as The National Library of Medicine and US Bank to hosting international conferences, I’ve done it all. But I’ve never gotten more pleasure or been more challenged by a project than I am by “Pass Along Songs.”

About Pass Along Songs
In addition to researching and sharing music and related themes, I wanted to feature live concerts in virtual spaces. Why? Because unlike just text or a video, coming together as avatars in 3D worlds creates a sense of place, community, and presence. There is a real person behind each avatar and that makes for some pretty dynamic and fun interactions. Plus, you can hug as avatars, which in this time of COVID is lovely.

About six months ago I created a music venue on a piece of property called, “Goldland.” It features a floating wooden stage, the Tree of Hugs (where people can enter the names of loved ones), and the sound of waves crashing against rocks in the distance. It is a cozy, welcoming place where folks can dance, spend time sitting around the campfire or chatting in the memory garden.

To date, I’ve welcomed a wide range of musicians from around the world to my music venue (see previous posts), but I’m particularly excited about Max and Rock. You will see from the brief bios I included above that they are both consummate pros who share a passion for music that makes a difference in people’s lives. If you are able to join us, the information is below. If not, I will be sharing the recording of the concert and interviews with both musicians tomorrow. Stay tuned!

When: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM (PST)
Where: The Music Road Trip venue in Second Life
SLURL (can only be used while in SL): http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/GoldLand/36/22/24
Dress Code: Casual
Questions? Email me at JenaBall@CritterKin.com
Inworld: JenaiaMorane

About Second Life: Second Life is free, though it does take a bit of time to get your avatar set up and to be able to move around comfortably. However, if you are feeling adventuresome, here is the link to get an account and an avatar: https://secondlife.com/

See you tomorrow!