All around the world people are busy to build walls to protect what they think is theirs and exclude the ones who might want to participate or share.
A few artists in Secondlife had the pleasure to make movies which were selected for the real world event Supernova in Denver.
And just like the idea to copy Burning Man in Secondlife which is now a virtual jamboree run by white Christian boy scouts, one participant, NicoleX Moonwall decided to create a virtual equivalent. She asked her fellow participant to join but when SaveMe Oh offered to join this was the answer:
SaveMe Oh: I participated last year in Super Nova and 3 years ago too
NicoleX Moonwall: Cool , but your not invited
SaveMe Oh: Glad Supernova is not run by idiots
Beth Holmes: I was asked too and I was not interested because it was just not my thing although I did say I would do it if they included SaveMe Oh, only after they told me they would not include SaveMe Oh, as if that were a reason to do it.
That is exactly what I was told by Moonwall, Save contacted “Moonwall” and asked to be part of it and was told no and she also was banned from the land. So then I said that I would , without a doubt, not participate in this.
SaveMe Oh: This is exactly what happened, nothing more, nothing less!
Beth Holmes: This kind of stuff really infuriates me, and why I do not join group thought. It was set up from the beginning to divide people, over what? I told Moon awhile ago when Moon was thinking about doing this that I was not interested in being part of an exhibit about my being in Supernova in SL. I do not know Moon well but maybe I am getting a feel about it that I do not like. You cannot set up something that is about the “all” and exclude part of the “all”. It is messed up thinking.
Tizzy Canucci: Second Life is like living in a world of repelling magnets. If someone is in, someone else bounces out. I was unaware of discussions that had gone on before I (exceptionally) said yes to be in this. I was aware that Nicole and Save were not best buddies. But I steer my own course here. I’ve been harangued by Save about work I have done, and her alone. It doesn’t change what I think of her art, but I absolutely refuse to self-censor what I do because someone piles on the social pressure. For it is just as much censorship as banning, and even more insidious.
SaveMe Oh: Censor???? I am only giving some facts on which everybody is free to decide. Some flourish in freedom others prefer the protection of a dictator!