At =IcaruS=, February Is For Lovers

February 3, 2012

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon! To celebrate, we are offering our =IcaruS= couples watch sets on sale at 50 percent off our regular price – if purchased from the vendor at the shoppe in our castle at Magna Carta, Avalon Town. The same items sell at their regular prices on our shoppe on the Second Life Marketplace. Below you’ll see a list of the different his & hers watch sets we have available and their prices.

=IcaruS= Monaco Triton Couples Watch Set
In-shop price: L$1000
Marketplace: L$2000
=IcaruS= Milan Triton Couples Watch Set
In-shop price: L$750
Marketplace: L$1500
=IcaruS= Chelsea Triton Couples Watch Set
In-shop price: L$625
Marketplace: L$1250
=IcaruS= Monaco Primo Couples Watch Set
In-shop price: L$700
Marketplace: L$1400
=IcaruS= Milan Primo Couples Watch Set
In-shop price: L$500
Marketplace: L$1000
=IcaruS= Chelsea Primo Couples Watch Set
In-shop price: L$400
Marketplace: L$800

Which set is right for you?
Each style – Monaco, Milan and Chelsea – has unique style characteristics; we have styles to suit almost any taste, from the ultimate in luxury to easy casual. See all three styles on the vendor at our castle for a closer look before you decide.

Additionally, you have a choice between the Primo and Triton models. The difference between the two is that the Primo watches show you the time in the wearer’s part of the world; the Triton watches can tell time in up to three zones! For those lovers in different time zones, this is especially desirable.

Come and See Our Watches
When you come to our castle to see the watches, you’ll land just outside the main gate. Once you’ve rezzed, walk through the gate, up the curved stairway and through the main entrance, then inside you’ll see a glass case with a display of our watches.

=IcaruS= House Main GateStairway to =IcaruS= Main Entrance=IcaruS= Shoppe Watch Vendor

Imagine the delight of your sweetheart when you present a beautiful matching pair of watches as a gift this Valentine’s Day – we are sure you will both love wearing and using them!


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=IcaruS=, Art and Art Education in SL

January 26, 2012

If you come to visit =IcaruS= House in Magna Carta, Avalon Town, you will see a new building on our property. It’s the =IcaruS= Parthenon Art Gallery building. Situated on the hill overlooking the river, the Neo-classical style building will be used as a virtual classroom and art gallery by students at SUNY-New Paltz, under the guidance of their professor, Nana Chingseng.

=IcaruS= Parthenon Gallery, View from Castle=IcaruS= Parthenon Gallery, View from River=IcaruS= Parthenon Gallery, Inside

Since we are located in a community of artists, we want to show our support for the arts and encourage students to explore the creative expression possibilities of a 3D virtual world. The students may put on an exhibition toward the end of their semester. Watch for news about that in a few weeks – the display will be open to the public.

There are a number of excellent in-world teaching aids available. We have one, the =IcaruS= CyberSlide which is a combination presentation tool, slideshow and item giver all in one handy and easy-to-configure device. While showing any given slide, educators can have students click on that slide to receive an item to supplement the instruction; it can be an object or notecard that is specific to that particular slide. We have a working demo of the CyberSlide in the =IcaruS= Art Gallery, just inside the main gate, and if you’re interested in purchasing one, it is available on our SL Marketplace shoppe.

We continue to show selections of art in our own gallery inside the castle. Visitors are welcome any time.

=IcaruS= Art Gallery

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January 18, 2012: Blackout Day Protest of SOPA, PIPA

January 17, 2012

In protest of possibly the two worst pieces of cybersecurity legislation ever to be introduced as bills in the United States Congress, a daunting roster of Internet and technology industry heavy hitters have announced a Blackout Day to take place on the 18th of January, 2012. Prominent sites like Wikipedia, Reddit and Boing Boing will go dark for a day.

The bitterly contested bills are known as the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA). Almost from the day they were announced, public reaction was swift and visceral, a furious backlash the likes of which has not been seen since the the political mess in 2003 over implanting copy protection technology into personal computers.

There is another piece of legislation, the OPEN Act, which is a bipartisan, collaborative effort to construct a bill that attempts to do a better job. Whether it does, remains to be seen.

There is no middle ground on these proposed bills.

Educate yourself. You WILL be affected. Follow these links for more information:


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