Some might argue that computer generated characters and toons are just random pixels placed on a screen–but in Second Life–the users behind these dancing pixels breathe new life to a beloved pop star taken from us too soon, Micheal Jackson.
In Second Life tons of places, people and events are recreated through user created content. Whole cities and fantasies alike are created in this sim, creating digital memorials and tributes to various things.
With all the theatrics of a real live performance, these Second Life residents pulled out all the stops combined with skilled keyboardest to sync this show together that would make MJ himself smile. (Video Below)
Showcasing a range of stars preforming, ‘Michael Jackson & Friends’ this show is surely one to remember for digital pixels.
Second Life is an online virtual world, developed by San Francisco–based company called Linden Lab; which in 2014 had about 1 million regular users, according to Linden Lab, which own Second Life, according to Wikipedia. In many ways, Second Life is similar to MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games); however, Linden Lab is emphatic that their creation is not a game: “There is no manufactured conflict, no set objective”.
The virtual world can be accessed freely via Linden Lab’s own client programs, or via alternative Third Party Viewers. Second Life users (also called Residents) create virtual representations of themselves, called avatars and are able to interact with other avatars, places or objects. They can explore the world (known as the grid), meet other residents, socialize, participate in individual and group activities, build, create, shop and trade virtual property and services with one another. It is a platform that principally features 3D-based user-generated content.