I managed to get another trip into Burning Life before it fizzled into a sprig of charcoal. I spent my time riding the Carousel of Progress reproduced in Second life by Jandai Writer. The juxtaposition of entertainment mediums was thought provoking to say the least. There was my avatar within the virtual world of Second Life watching the Disney animatronic avatar discussing (in folksy Disney fashion) technological progress in the Twentieth Century. Jandai Writer provided two ways to experience the Carousel. You could perch your avatar upon her virtual carousel and watch sets depicting kitchens through the century pass you by. Alternatively, you could sit in a tent and watch the movie that shows the original carousel experience as seen by a theater audience. (How is that for layers of ‘mediums’ piled upon each other?)
As Burning Life ends today you will have to watch the ‘Carousel of Progress’ via YouTube instead (see below).
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