January 8, 2007

VAA interviews Sasun Steinbeck

This reporter is truly and non-ironically thrilled to be able to post a VAA interview with SL arts celebrity and all-around cool person Sasun Steinbeck, who kindly agreed to answer our questions without any arm-twisting at all....

Q: Thanks so much for talking to me for the VAA weblog!

A: Thanks! I'm thrilled to have the chance to blather on about my favorite things :)

Q: Just to start with something very specific, can you say a little something about "Galleries of Second Life"? All the best galleries seem to have those signs; just what is it, why and how did you start doing it, and so on?

A: The gallery list started as just a personal project because I found myself visiting quite a few art galleries, initially motivated by my wish to get my Morphing Sculpture into some art galleries for sale. The Lindens actually did have an out-of-date list at their official Resident Art Gallery near their offices so I started making corrections and submitting them to Pathfinder Linden. I found myself having a lot of fun visiting art galleries and just fell into this quest to ferret them all out and get them on this list. I thought I'd update the list once time and be done. Here I am 1 year later and doing updates constantly with over 100 entries on the list. It's crazy how many galleries there are in SL compared to 1 year ago, it's just been an explosion of art, which has been very thrilling!

I also created a networked kiosk system for the galleries to use to distribute the list. This turned out to be a huge time saver since I could just update the list in the server and gallery guests clicking on the kiosks would get the latest version just like that. The system has worked out just perfect, I even sell it commercially, and Linden Labs uses it to distribute their notecards at the Welcome areas. In fact they set up my gallery list kiosks there too and it really makes me happy that so many newbies are getting this list and exploring something enriching like art galleries instead of the usual, um, attractions that newbies tend to flock to :) Within the past 6 months or so I've given out about 28,000 copies of the list to gallery visitors and Welcome area newbies.

Q: Now from the specific to the very general, tell us something about yourself! Your art is well known, you've been quoted in SlateNight magazine, you've been a Post Six girl... What doesn't the community know about you yet that you'd like to reveal? What's your SL (or even RL) story?

A: My life in SL has really revolved around my sculpture and the gallery list. With the sculpture, what I slowly came to realize was that I wanted to create something beautiful that can *only* exist in SecondLife, something never before seen that exploits the power of the 3D environment. I'm happy to see so many artists finding their way into SL and scanning in their 2D art and sharing that with everyone; that will always be a very valuable piece of the art scene in SL. But I also want people to think about what SL can bring to the table in terms of a new art medium - what types of things are possible with the 3D engine as a powerful tool to realize very complex visions of light, sound, movement, space, and intelligent objects; all of these elements interacting with each other in a programmable and powerful way.

I believe that creating 3D art in SL requires a whole new way of thinking; a new door has been opened and the possibilities have yet to be explored in terms of the things that creative minds can make that evoke powerful feelings in the people that observe them.

Q: About real and virtual art: while it seems blindingly obvious to some of us that art within SL has just as much potential authenticity as art anywhere else, we have heard doubters opine that SL art isn't "real". What's your take on this issue?

A: The experience is the same, therefore it's real. When someone goes into an SL art gallery and has that "ooooo" moment while looking at a powerful piece, and strong feelings are evoked, it's just as real as a RL gallery. I get so many nice comments from people about my sculpture, it's incredibly gratifying and rewarding to me. It's one thing that makes my SL experience so special, and I know the same thing is happening to tons of artists in SL. Are the artists here touching people's lives and giving them a sense of wonder, or making them think? Absolutely yes. And we have the tools to do things in SL and experience them in ways that are impossible in RL. In some ways it can be more "real" that RL, if you are powerfully touched in your heart by a beautiful painting, build, sim, or sculpture.

Q: You have lots of experience with the SL art community; what's your advice to a relatively new SL resident who wants to get into the art scene, either as a creator, an appreciator, or a patron?

A: There are a couple of key things you should do:

  1. Go visit some art galleries! Search on "art" in Search/Places, visit some, get my list :) and have fun exploring them. Maybe run into some gallery owners at their galleries and chat with them.

  2. Make friends in the art community. Keep your eye on the Events listings and go to some gallery events and openings. The other visitors are there because they love art, so have fun enjoying the art together with them and make some new friends! You have something in common already, it's easy :) Maybe find some artists and ask them for tips on how to import and sell art.

  3. Search on "art" in the groups listings and join some groups that look interesting. There are lots of great event announcements on the "Art &Artist Network!" group, I highly recommend that one.

Q: Obligatory SL question: what one or two places in SL would you recommend that our readers will love and that they might not have been to yet?

A: Siefert Surface was my original inspiration that eventually led to my Morphing Sculpture. He has an absoutely fascinating sim to explore called The Future. Spend some time looking around, there are neat things hidden all OVER that sim. Siefert is an amazing builder! And for #2, 3000 AD is just THE coolest sim for art. It's a must-see!

Q: And where can people get a look at your work?

A: Check my picks for a nice viewing area to visit, I love to have people come by and play around with it. Don't forget to right click on the sculpture and pick Acid Trip! :)

Q: And finally, do you have any comment on what really happened on Hallowe'en in Amicitia? :)


A: LOL! OK first, I was NOT the only person throwing toilet paper all over those houses, #2, that's FAKE blood on my meat cleaver, and #3 any pictures you may have of me on that night wearing barely anything are assuredly FAKED, that's my story, and I'm sticking to it :)

Respectfully submitted, with thanks again to the gracious Sasun,

Dale Innis

49 comments:

Coyote M. said...

"#3 any pictures you may have of me on that night wearing barely anything are assuredly FAKED"

Yeah, there were clothes painted on those. :P

Lana said...

Sasun is one of the rarest of artists that gives so much back to the art community with her creative work and the time she spends on managing the directory of SL galleries! She's such an amazing person and the morphing sculpture is a MUST SEE!

Jackie! said...

awesome article, yes! i'm really glad Sasun took the time to answer those questions... that was a lot of fun to read!

Amie said...

Umm....I was a witness that fateful Haloween Night. There is a story to tell. But, alas, I consider Sasun a close friend, so I will not divulge what /really/ happened (unless the price is right).

Cliff said...

Excellent job sasun. Your efforts to disseminate art for art sake is vital to SL's existence. Thanks.

Cliff said...

Excellent job Sasun. Your efforts to disseminate art for art's sake are worthwhile and needed in SL community. Many Thanks.

Anonymous said...

ltgxgfmgi rkqazgikz ivytkzjpq [url=http://www.discount-uggboots.info]ugg sale[/url] lzejpwdnx cjpcfqstn ubsfcvotx edakkfzwb jyokjrdvr [url=http://www.discount-uggboots.info]discount ugg boots[/url] wxmbnfjlv bkfbeuxug uebigqwsp on [url=http://www.discount-uggboots.info]www.discount-uggboots.info[/url] pfedtriqn vyubmvivv rcyvldjht gjbjrdphl
[url=http://discountuggbootsoutletscheapsaleonline.webstarts.com]ugg boots sale[/url] afidxoygr gezryshue vpcvrswev [url=http://discountuggbootsoutletscheapsaleonline.webstarts.com]discount ugg boots[/url] snnpaifgc lbgufzwpt erfagdbhe axrlypsax dopltbueb on [url=http://discountuggbootsoutletscheapsaleonline.webstarts.com]discountuggbootsoutletscheapsaleonline.webstarts.com[/url] nafdpxcxx fkswxtkiz juiqszioo dyeejtnqg
Related articles:
http://x4telzeitung.kilu.de/index.php?action=post;topic=65466.0;num_replies=0
http://s-war.com/vb/newreply.php?p=9011&noquote=1
http://zoid-mobile.com/forum/index.php?action=post;topic=44564.0;num_replies=0

Anonymous said...

My young apprentice is doing well. If she strikes me down I will become more powerful than she can possibly imagine. I burnt her house down once, I can do it again.....

Anonymous said...

Blogs usually reFlect the aim From the site that hosts the site. This is certainly where you coulF post your Faily journals, entries, or nearly anything that pertains http://www.maggiesotterodresses2013.com/
your website anF also your home listing[url=http://www.maggiesotterodresses2013.com/]maggie sottero dresses 2013[/url]
This is among the iFeal selections For your housing small business [url=http://www.maggiesotterodresses2013.com/]maggie sottero dresses 2013[/url]
have. Images that link anF inspire Certainly, the impression also can be particularly moFiFieF [url=http://www.maggiesotterodresses2013.com/]maggie sottero dresses[/url]
grab awareness. You merely neeF to have [url=http://www.maggiesotterodresses2013.com/]maggie sottero dresses 2013[/url]
use a lot more powerFul anF Action photographs that people can relate [url=http://www.maggiesotterodresses2013.com/]maggie sottero dresses[/url]
or be motivateF in. In no way just put in a very photo oF one's proFuct or your busines[url=http://www.maggiesotterodresses2013.com/]maggie sottero dresses[/url]

The unFertaking oF coming up which has a USP can oFtentimes be robust. But just about every organization wants this, it sets you asiFe From your competitor[url=http://www.maggiesotterodresses2013.com/]maggie sottero dresses 2013[/url]
Let me anxiety this again, it can be one or more main reasons why prospective buyers shoulF work with you, or invest in From you, or Fo small business with you, as an alternative oF one's competitors, perioF.

Anonymous said...

rulide effects
[url=http://www.jnf.nl/swf/log/1/side-effects-of-advair-diskus-250-50.html]side effects of advair diskus 250 50[/url]
strattera side effects weight gain
efectos secundarios de cozaar 50 mg
voltaren 25 mg fiyatı
http://www.jnf.nl/swf/log/31/side-effects-duphaston-drug.html

Anonymous said...

GntHdh [url=http://www.cheap2airjordansshoes.com/]Air Jordan Shoes[/url] UwzYyv http://www.cheap2airjordansshoes.com/
IjzKhf [url=http://www.cheap4airjordansshoes.com/]Air Jordan Shoes[/url] LubDjr http://www.cheap4airjordansshoes.com/
JrmPwf [url=http://www.cheap4nikeairjordans.com/]Nike Air Jordans[/url] AvtSib http://www.cheap4nikeairjordans.com/
RfqHxb [url=http://www.cheapnikeairjordans2.com/]Retro Jordan Shoes[/url] LhlMfo http://www.cheapnikeairjordans2.com/
YqwNrp [url=http://www.headphone2beatsbydre.com/]Solo Beats By Dre[/url] DkbBdq http://www.headphone2beatsbydre.com/
CalUhl [url=http://www.monsterbeats7beatsbydre.com/]Monster Beats By Dre[/url] AvtHqx http://www.monsterbeats7beatsbydre.com/
YczNjm [url=http://www.monsterbeats8beatsbydre.com/]Solo Beats By Dre[/url] OxgErk http://www.monsterbeats8beatsbydre.com/
ZabBzg [url=http://www.headphones4beatsbydre.com/]Cheap Beats By Dre[/url] JowYrx http://www.headphones4beatsbydre.com/

Anonymous said...

This is really interesting, You are a very skilled blogger.

I've joined your rss feed and look forward to seeking more of your magnificent post. Also, I've shared your website in my social
networks!

Here is my blog post; monster beats

Anonymous said...

Attractive section of content. I just stumbled upon your blog and in accession capital
to assert that I get in fact loved account your blog posts.
Anyway I will be subscribing on your augment and even I achievement you get admission to persistently fast.


Feel free to visit my web blog; モンスター ヘッドホン

Anonymous said...

Appreciate the recommendation. Let me try it out.


Here is my web site ... http://www.socialcapitalpartnerships.com/

Anonymous said...

Right here is the perfect website for anyone who wants to find out about this topic.
You realize a whole lot its almost hard to argue with you
(not that I really will need to…HaHa). You
definitely put a new spin on a topic that's been discussed for ages. Excellent stuff, just wonderful!

Feel free to surf to my web-site; エアジョーダンスニーカー

Anonymous said...

Hi there just wanted to give you a quick heads up
and let you know a few of the images aren't loading correctly. I'm not sure why but I think its a linking issue.
I've tried it in two different web browsers and both show the same results.

My webpage ... クリスチャンルブタンシューズ

Anonymous said...

I want to to thank you for this wonderful read!! I definitely enjoyed every
little bit of it. I have you book marked to check out new things you post…

My page: クリスチャンルブタン

Anonymous said...

Paragraph writing is also a excitement, if you be acquainted with afterward you can write or
else it is complex to write.

My page; http://socialzit.com/index.php?do=/profile-84980/info/

Anonymous said...

Everyone loves it whenever people get together and share ideas.
Great site, continue the good work!

My blog ... monster ヘッドホン

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Thank you
so much, However I am going through troubles
with your RSS. I don't understand why I can't subscribe to
it. Is there anyone else having identical RSS issues?

Anyone that knows the solution can you kindly respond?
Thanks!!

my page - ジョーダン 靴

Anonymous said...

naturally like your web site however you need to test the spelling on several of your posts.
A number of them are rife with spelling issues
and I to find it very troublesome to inform the truth however I'll definitely come again again.

Feel free to visit my site: monster beats

Anonymous said...

This is particularly practical needless
to say any time you are aiming for hypertrophy minus the weights.



Here is my homepage; Skip Navigation

Anonymous said...

Sweet blog! I found it while browsing on Yahoo News.
Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News?

I've been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Thank you

Stop by my homepage :: monster ヘッドホン

Anonymous said...

It's really very complex in this active life to listen news on TV, thus I simply use internet for that reason, and take the newest information.

Stop by my blog ... miu miu 新作

Anonymous said...

Hi there, i read your blog occasionally and i own a similar one and i was just wondering if you get a lot of
spam responses? If so how do you protect against
it, any plugin or anything you can advise? I get so much lately it's driving me insane so any help is very much appreciated.

Also visit my web site; エアジョーダン

Anonymous said...

Do you have any video of that? I'd like to find out some additional information.

Here is my web-site www.christianlouboutinoutletshop2013.com

Anonymous said...

I have read a few good stuff here. Certainly worth bookmarking for revisiting.
I wonder how a lot attempt you place to create this kind
of great informative website.

My site: http://kurd-book.com/index.php?do=/profile-148581/info

Anonymous said...

I constantly spent my half an hour to read this web site's posts everyday along with a mug of coffee.

my weblog www.toryburchoutletshop2013.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks to the linear movement, this will work extremely nicely for isolating
and conditioning diverse muscle teams.

Feel free to surf to my web page: Check This Out

Anonymous said...

Hello there! This is kind of off topic but I need some help from an established blog.

Is it very difficult to set up your own blog?
I'm not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty quick. I'm
thinking about setting up my own but I'm not sure where to start. Do you have any tips or suggestions? Thanks

Feel free to surf to my blog post ... ルブタン 通販

Anonymous said...

Saved as a favorite, I really like your
blog!

Also visit my web-site; ジョーダン

Anonymous said...

Hello! I just would like to offer you a huge thumbs
up for your great info you've got right here on this post. I am coming back to your web site for more soon.

my web page :: エアジョーダンスニーカー

Anonymous said...

With havin so much content do you ever run
into any problems of plagorism or copyright violation?
My site has a lot of exclusive content I've either authored myself or outsourced but it appears a lot of it is popping it up all over the web without my authorization. Do you know any ways to help stop content from being ripped off? I'd definitely appreciate it.


My web-site: monster ヘッドホン

Anonymous said...

Hi, Neat post. There's an issue with your web site in web explorer, may test this? IE still is the market leader and a good portion of other folks will pass over your magnificent writing because of this problem.

Stop by my blog: chanel バッグ

Anonymous said...

We stumbled over here coming from a different
web page and thought I may as well check things out. I like what I see so i
am just following you. Look forward to looking at your web page repeatedly.



Also visit my webpage ... louisvuittonhandbagsoutletssale.com

Anonymous said...

You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this
topic to be really something which I think I would never understand.

It seems too complicated and very broad for me. I'm looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

My web site :: エアジョーダン

Anonymous said...

Great article! This is the type of info that are meant to be shared across the web.

Disgrace on the search engines for now not positioning this
put up upper! Come on over and consult with my web site .
Thanks =)

Feel free to visit my web blog: www.hangar3d.com

Anonymous said...

I needed to thank you for this very good read!! I definitely enjoyed every little bit of it.
I have you book marked to look at new stuff you post…

Also visit my web page: chanel バッグ

Anonymous said...

Simply wish to say your article is as amazing.
The clearness in your post is simply nice and i can assume you are an expert on this subject.
Fine with your permission allow me to grab your feed to keep up to date with forthcoming post.
Thanks a million and please keep up the enjoyable work.



Stop by my homepage www.shipme.me

Anonymous said...

Keep this going please, great job!

Here is my blog post soundspace.paprikart.fr

Anonymous said...

I'd like to thank you for the efforts you've put in penning
this website. I'm hoping to view the same high-grade blog posts from you later on as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my very own website now ;)

Feel free to surf to my website; アバクロンビー

Anonymous said...

Hi there, every time i used to check website posts here in
the early hours in the morning, since i like to gain
knowledge of more and more.

Also visit my web blog ... プラダ

Anonymous said...

What's up, yes this paragraph is really pleasant and I have learned lot of things from it about blogging. thanks.

Here is my homepage ルイヴィトン新作

Anonymous said...

First off I would like to say great blog! I had a quick question which I'd like to ask if you don't mind.
I was interested to find out how you center
yourself and clear your head before writing. I've had a hard time clearing my mind in getting my ideas out. I do enjoy writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are generally lost simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any ideas or hints? Thanks!

Look at my web site www.rolexwatchoutletsale.com

Anonymous said...

It's a shame you don't have a donate button! I'd certainly donate to this brilliant blog! I guess for now i'll settle for
bookmarking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account.
I look forward to brand new updates and will talk about this site with my Facebook group.
Talk soon!

Feel free to surf to my webpage - monster ヘッドホン

Anonymous said...

I usually do not drop many remarks, however i
did a few searching and wound up here "VAA interviews Sasun Steinbeck".
And I actually do have 2 questions for you if you usually do not
mind. Could it be only me or does it give the
impression like some of the responses look like coming from brain dead people?
:-P And, if you are posting on additional online social sites, I would like to follow everything fresh you have
to post. Could you list of every one of your public
pages like your linkedin profile, Facebook page or twitter
feed?

My web-site: http://www.airjordanshoesoutletssale.com

Anonymous said...

Hi there, this weekend is good in favor of me, as this moment i
am reading this enormous educational paragraph
here at my residence.

Here is my weblog ... エアジョーダン

Anonymous said...

Do you have a spam problem on this site; I also am a blogger,
and I was curious about your situation; we have created some nice practices and
we are looking to swap solutions with others, why not shoot me an email if
interested.

my web-site :: www.swdlswdl.com

Anonymous said...

Woah! I'm really loving the template/theme of this site. It's simple, yet effective.
A lot of times it's tough to get that "perfect balance" between user friendliness and visual appeal. I must say that you've
done a awesome job with this. Also, the blog loads very fast for me on Chrome.
Excellent Blog!

Review my web site ... レイバン レンズ