I’m Morris Vig. Or, more accurately, my Second Life avatar is Morris Vig. I’m the guy who owns the former Oyster Bay Sculpture Garden and Aquarium. I’m fortunate that I found my footing in Second Life through its art community and enjoy the many friendships I have with some of SL’s most creative minds.
Until I chose to close Oyster Bay, this blog had been largely about the venue and the people and works that we promoted there. Now, I have a blog and no venue. The blog must change as a result. I’m going to use it to promote the arts in general in Second Life. If I see a work that I like – or a gallery/art venue that deserves attention – I’ll offer it up for consumption. I’ll also use it to comment on the many issues in Second Life that affect the creative community and larger culture of the grid.
I also attempt to be a little bit of an inworld photographer and machinimatist, which is a challenge as I have no formal training and have made a habit of hanging out with people who have much more talent. I’ve shown at the old (Oyster Bay-adjacent) Second Arts photo gallery and am showing a collection of my photos at Jazz Calhern’s Jazz by the Sea gallery.
Second Life right now is, in my opinion, the cutting edge of web-based social and creative development. This is a magic moment in the history of the Internet. I’m glad to share what little I know with all of you. Enjoy the blog.
I’m probably more prolific than I should be on the web…look at the left-hand column for me on different social networking and image-sharing sites.
Emails can go to me directly at morrisvig[at]sbcglobal[dot]net, but I also love to see comments to individual blog entries as well.