SL Dumpster (2008)

by eteam

In Second Life each avatar has a trash folder. Items, that get deleted end up in that folder by default. The trash folder has to get emptied as often as possible, otherwise the avatars performance might diminish. But, where do deleted things end up? What are those things? And, would avatars care to throw their trash into dumpsters instead of just hitting the "delete" button?

Full Description

We actively operated the SL Dumpster for one year in Second Life. It opened on November 5th 2007 and was scheduled to close on November 8th 2008. During that time we kept a daily log of what was going on, the problems (prim limit) we ran tinto, the solutions (decay script) we came up with, the avatars we met, (Dunn Bing, Relder Waco, Whooter Walworth and many more) and documented the kind of trash that was thrown out, (Entertainment Center, Gift Box, soft cock, Linden Dollar, popcorn, horse head, black sexy dancer outfit, rolled up newspaper, Obama Hope Poster, etc.). From time to time the Second Life dumpster materializes in First Life in form of random trash heaps reminding us that objects and lives in worlds that copy each other are often just versions and ways to search for lost originals.

Work metadata

  • Year Created: 2008
  • Submitted to ArtBase: Tuesday Oct 21st, 2008
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  • Work Credits:
    • Franziska Lamprecht, Creator
    • Hajoe Moderegger, Creator
    • Relder Waco, Collaborator
    • Whooter Walworth, Collaborator
    • Dunn Bing, Collaborator
  • Collective: eteam
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