5 Responses to “Second Life Sketches: From Hell’s Kitchen To Dune”

  1. Usually I have to pay good money to watch someone beat off a Toxic Waste Thing.

  2. The Lynch vision seems to have impressed even Herbert. Geidi Prime in the latest book (out in 1984) looks a lot like Lynch’s.

  3. I’m a member of the Dune Project sim in SL. There is actually a moving sandworm that appears, rears up, then burrows back under the sand. It’s a nice animation.

    We’ve also been struggling with our disparate visions of what the sim should look like, but the owner is a die-hard Lynch fan.

    Thanks for the mention!

  4. I didn’t see much of Children of Dune, but I did just watch the preceding Sci-Fi version of Dune, and have seen Lynch’s several times. Are you saying the Sci-Fi adaptation is better, or just its design of Arrakis?

  5. Ah yes! That nasty “reality-catches-up-with-Ellisian-fiction” effect crops up yet again… And this time its personal… Spider Jerusalem’s time in the reserves becomes Mr. Ellis’ time in Second Life thematic sims…. Digital social networking is perhaps a degree or two of refinement above retro-engineering entire human populations and cultures and caging them just BECAUSE, but there is an almost perfect match between Transmet and the Reuters columns…

    AND YES BEFORE YOU TAKE MY HEAD OFF I AM WELL AWARE THAT TRANSMETROPOLITAN IS NOT AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL AND THAT YOU ARE NOT SPIDER JERUSALEM….

    But there is a convergence of intent… of this raw and crystalline interest of Man towards Man… We only got a smattering of anthropology at Journalism school… a shame…