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A Child’s Metropolis

October 15th, 2010 by Marianne McCann

Inner Child Camp 2010

This is the third year for Inner Child Camp on Second Life’s virtual Playa. It takes several nods from the first life Burning Man event and their KidsVille camp, while also attempting to be faithful to the theme.

Burning Man, and the virtual version called Burn2, chose the theme
Metropolis: The Life of Cities” for the 2010 event.

With this in mind, we chose to portray the theme from a child’s perspective, creating an imaginative view of the big city — but recasting it as the Biggest Darn Box Fort on the Playa! In silhouette, it could be the skyscrapers of a modern urban metropolis — but seen full on, it is all cardboard boxes and packing tubes, held in place to form a play space for and by the kids of the Second Life world.

Explore the nooks and crannies of our box fort metropolis for tons of fun surprises — and if you get lucky, you might even find a very special necklace hidden in there, too!

Events:
October 16th – EVENT OPENS at noon
October 16th – Transmogrify yourself!
October 17th – Random Blurtophones!
October 19th – DJ Evry at 2:00 p.m. SLT
October 20th – DJ Gemini at 2:00 p.m. SLT
October 22nd – The Mini Man burns at 8:00 p.m. SLT
October 23rd – watch the man burn from our camp!
October 30th – It’s all comin’ down, and Mari want BIG BOOM!

Watch for the return of the ball pit and the trampolines, and maybe even a mini thunderdome battle, too!

Fpr those in the kid community who may not know much about Burning Man — and I know there’s some — the real life event takes place in the Black Rock desert of Nevada. for one week, a city appears there. It’s a very free place, built on a lot of very utopian ideals and with a very progressive view of the world. People dance. the man – a giant wooden effigy – burns, and as soon as it appeared, the city on the Playa vanishes for another year. Okay, it’s hard to explain: just come experience it!

Come see us at Inner Child Camp. Think of it as a place away from home, where you can set off on your adventures in the Black Rock desert. Grab one of our bracelets (designed after the first life KidsVille bracelets), a shirt, some water — maybe even some face paint — and join this wild party in the virtual desert!

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