From Christy Dena over at Writing About Virtual Words at WRT: Writer Response Theory we learn that:

SLATE Magazine (Second Life Arts & Total Entertainment Magazine) is a new Second Life magazine that covers the arts in SL. There are 14 authors in the collective so far and we’re a mixed bunch of artists, academics, writers, business people and designers….

The Magazine is now online at http://www.slatenight.com/. It will be available inworld and in pdf format very soon. Advertising space is available too. My first article is: ‘A Commanding Conversation’ and is a continuation of the ideas discussed here previously in this post on the poetics of keywords. In future articles I will be looking at how the gallery space and curatorial dynamics change in a virtual world and the writing and games specific to inside virtual spaces.

This is a great development as the most common references to Second Life arts events seem to be open invitations or simple reporting of what took place – as Christy points aout at WRT the analytical and academic perspectives seem to never arrive – hopefully SLATE will begin to address that shortfall.

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