Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Dekka Raymaker's installation at Brooklyn Is Watching

Dekka's Raymaker's latest installation at Brooklyn Is Watching is one of my favorite of his works yet.

Dekka Raymaker's installation at Brooklyn Is Watching

It addresses the proposed Geographical Separation of Adult Content in SL. An explanation, for my non- SL readers -- basically, Linden Labs (the company that owns and runs SL) wants to restrict what it considers Adult Content to certain areas, which would require a number of SL residents to obtain age verification on their accounts, which many people object to because they fear it will infringe on their right to privacy, and so on. It's a very complicated, controversial issue. One of the biggest questions raised is: What exactly defines Adult Content?

I personally think all of these potential restrictions are a bunch of bullshit, as I am vehemently opposed to censorship of any kind -- especially when it is imposed upon legal adults who are free to choose whether or not they wish to view certain content. Let people decide for themselves without having Big Virtual Government step in.

Dekka Raymaker's installation at Brooklyn Is Watching confronts these issues head-on. I urge you to go see this while it is still there.
*Update: Oh no! Unfortunately, it's been taken down already. Maybe he will have the opportunity to rebuild it somewhere else. Anybody out there who can offer some land to Dekka for awhile?


Check out a slideshow of the pictures I took while I was there:


(If you can't see the above slideshow, click here)

Some further reading about the proposed Geographical Separation of Adult Content in SL:

https://blogs.secondlife.com/community/community/blog/2009/03/12/upcoming-changes-for-adult-content

http://www.raulcrimson.com/2009/03/15/the-situation-of-adult-content/

4 comments:

mm said...

Thank you for posting this- the only time I was able to see it was apparently right before it disappeared, and my viewer was too lag-glitchy to take pictures. By the time I was able to return the installation was gone

Dekka Raymaker / Andrew MacLachlan said...

I have presently been able to place this at another site and possibly a second one soon. Presently it can be seen at: Fire Beach, Fire (94, 200, 21)

I'm made this installation site specific, so your invited to Fire Beach here, rather than Brooklyn is Watching.

Kanomi said...

slurl

here

Dekka Raymaker / Andrew MacLachlan said...

Adult Content Removed

It is now placed at two different sites, SLurls as follows

At the Fire Sim
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Fire/95/200/22

At the VLS Sim
http://slurl.com/secondlife/VLS/31/50/22