Re: An Invitation to the Shengri La Spirit Exhibit
Hello everyone. To celebrate its 2nd birthday, the Fashion Research Institute (to which I belong) is holding a day of
special events on its islands on the Linden Lab grid.
One of these events is an exhibition of artistic images taken from an OpenSim build called Shengri La Spirit, starting
12 noon SLT, in Shengri La Hope on Saturday 4th April (tomorrow for most of us).
Shengri La Spirit is a region containing over 40000 prims that runs on OpenSim. Shenlei built it up with the help of
Zha Ewry from IBM back some time ago (when OpenSim was still in the 4400s!). Unlike a straight performance test using
plain prims, this was hand built as a real world artistic load to stretch out OpenSim.
We recently managed to disinter it and bring it up to run on a modern OpenSim revision (which was quite an adventure in
itself). It's actually very impressive how much OpenSim has improved in the last 4000 revisions, prim data loading,
for instance, is soooo much faster.
Though we're not able to give direct access to the region right now, we're hoping that professional pictures will be the
next best thing to show one of the many nice things that OpenSim is capable of :) And so Shenlei and I would like to
warmly extend the invitation below to the whole OpenSim community of supporters and developers. Without you guys none
of this would be possible.
> Fashion Research Institute is pleased to host a new exhibit of images of
> Shengri La Spirit shot by Callipygian Christensen. The exhibit of
> imagery opens to the public at 12 noon SLT, in Shengri La Hope. I would
> like to invite you to attend on Saturday to meet the artist, and to view
> these compelling images of a historical largescale authentic build
> created wholly on the OpenSim platform during the code's early days.
> The exhibit will run for the month of April.
> The SLURL in SL is here:
> http://slurl.com/secondlife/Shengri%20La%20Hope/122/58/46 >
> With warm regards,
> Shenlei Winkler
> *Fashion Research Institute, Inc.
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> New York City, NY 10013
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> (917) 604-0500