A movie about my installation at sl11b. That is the eleventh birthday of second life.
‘The box’ is a fluke that I got after a friend (Veleda Lorakeet) made the black frame that forms the backbone of the exhibit. I thought the box with boxes insides looked a bit like self contained existence with smaller existences inside it and I somehow recalled the thought experiment of Schroedinger’s cat. In essence this experiment boils down to this: nothing happens to the cat until you take a look.. Hence just by looking at something you influence it.
Now you too can influence something and take a look inside the box by pressing on the prim with the EE symbol on it and, like an all powerful being, create existences -or not- for the mice. All imaginary of course. Just like SL.
Be in awe of the cat.
The box was an art installation we (that is Taubie and me) made for the anniversary of Emphatic Eccentricia. A slightly altered version was made for the eleventh birthday of second life. That is the one these pictures are from. The box started when Veleda Lorakeet made a frame in Osgrid from prims. She is currently making this frame in real life. The frame made me think of self contained worlds within a larger world. So after some fabrication I came up with an installation based on a thought experiment by Schroedinger know as Schroedinger’s cat. The experiment can be found here.
So here are picture of The box, the metaverse containing the universes for these mouse-like creatures.
The box works like this. When you press the red box you see floating in the above picture, the box will open and show a random set of universes brought to live.