I've been exploring and creating in Second Life since early 2006. I've decided to post some of my discoveries and observations here.
In real life I'm a software engineer. I've been building distributed systems since before there was a World Wide Web, and pretty much as long as there has been an Internet (but ARPANET predates me by a bit).
Virtual Words interest me from a technical perspective. However, it is the emergent social and artistic aspects of Second Life that make it a very special thing.
The moment I first logged on and started shaping Eye Ree, my avatar, Second Life became a tool for my personal artistic expression. It is a medium as pliable as software, while aspiring to be as tangible as the physical.