AM Radio has sent a message to his group announcing that he will be closing his spaces in Second Life in six months time, to allow people time to visit and to say goodbye to the luminous and much-loved creations.
The message reads:
The Quiet and The Far Away
I know there are folks who visit my sims daily, weekly, or monthly and that these spaces have become a part of their experience in Second Life. I am announcing the closing of my spaces 6 months in advance so that it won’t come as a surprise, drama, or rumor.
It is merely the end of a series of artworks. I continue to paint, sketch, photograph and write about my time here on this little rock collection that’s spinning and hurtling through space.
IDIA Labs of Ball State University has been gracious to host my work without demand or requirement. The sunsetting of the IDIA Lab sim is the result of positive and thoughtful input from IDIA, myself, and many of you.
I have archived the work already, and I appreciate the impulse to want to save the work.
The work though was as social as any avatar in SL, making friends with many of you and enabling so many positive experiences many of you have let me know about. ALL OF YOU are what the artwork really was. It isn’t in the prims, the textures, or scripts. It was in your willingness to explore and experience the world in a way I tried to share it. My time in SL has been like having hundreds of people analyzing my dreams every morning. I have learned so much about many of you, but truly learned so much about myself.
Please feel free to continue to visit. Please encourage anyone you know who will miss the spaces to visit them with you. See my picks in my profile for landmarks.The extent of my estate is a foothold by the water. All are welcome to the infinite within it.
Visit the spaces at:
The Quiet – http://slurl.com/secondlife/IDIA%20Laboratories/150/79/23
The Far Away – http://slurl.com/secondlife/Dreamworld%20North/220/130/22
A Little Further Than Before: http://slurl.com/secondlife/IDIA%20Laboratories/145/229/3476
The Ferry: http://slurl.com/secondlife/IDIA%20Laboratories/133/160/1309