Sonntag, 14. Dezember 2014

World Culture Hub and Turing Project by maikelkay

The whole evening (according to MET) has been filled with a considerable event in the German writer community at Kreativdorf: SL resident maikelkay aka Michael K. Iwoleit in RL has presented his recently built "World Culture Hub" and the sky building "The Turing Galaxy" to the public. The World Culture Hub is a project in progress and will present changing and permanent exhibitions and live events from different cultures all over the world. Even the architecture is related to specific cultural parts of the world and in the future there will be readings, music performances, art exhibitions related to these areas:
The entrance of the World Culture Hub has some introductive information and clearly arranged tp-pads.
The building representing African cultures looks like made from adobe and has already a corner with some musical instruments and information on African drums provided by an ethnomusicologist (Asmita Duranjaya).
A so called long-house represents Native American cultures.
A tiki-bamboo-house stands for the Pacific region.
Middle and South-American cultures can be explored here in the future.
The opposite part of the massive building shows Asian sections, starting with Near-East and India, presented by an Indian dancer and the musical instruments sitar and tabla.
The playable musical instrument guzhen and video-information can be found in the Chinese room.
Passing a zen-garden the visitors reach the last room in a typical Japanese style with a Geisha playing a koto and additional remarks about the koto and the shamisen. The sound can be switched on and off by clicking.
Between the two wings of the WCH is a club area with a small stage, a dance floor and comfortable chairs. It was opened by an ambient-concert of maikelkay himself, who is an active musician too. The room was also a suitable frame for the after-show party with DJane Miriam and her variety of attractive world culture tunes.

WCH-Club and DJane Miriam
The second huge event has been the presentation of the Turing-Galaxy-Project.
This sky building will become a center for research on cyber culture. 
Three exhibitions and two readings introduced this part of the program. The first exhibition showed pictures by SF-illustrator Christian Günther.
Well known SL artist Harter Fall presented some cyber-objects.
Marcus Hammerschmitt is not only a great SF-author but also a talented photographer.
The readings have been in German language, so I could not join them unfortunately, but I am sure, the quality was excellent like all what I have found. Yes, there were guests, but when I see sims with dubiously purposes crowded to overflowing, then I am asking why not more people could also find an attraction in visiting cultural events like this one, that maikelkay has accurately prepared with hours and hours of work.
At last: One building seems mysterious for me:

What could be the purpose of that? Maybe maikelkay will solve this puzzle soon.

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