The “No Man is an Island” is aimed at that social creature in Second Life created by such a creature called an avatar. It is an experiential exhibit in that the avatar participates rather than merely observes. Once inside the outer walls there is one way out and it is through the wall of fear, past the comments of the others, and up together on the ladder.

On my way to heaven

On my way to heaven

When the avatar approaches the tower he is given a notecard explaining, not so much, but beginning the journey. Whispers surround the avatar saying free me, love me , respect me, in English and Italian. The fear tower changes to love as the avatar approaches. Proximity affects the message. Text begins to appear in the chat window making statements about the avatar apparently by other avatars nearby.

Statements of Love and statements of Fear. There 100′s of drawings and text in each cube activated by touching. Continuous touching on certain boxes pulls up the picture of the avatar and a message allowing him entry in to the column.

Tower of Fear

Tower of Fear

Inside the column is a scroll with visual message telling you to turn on your video stream and asking you to sit on the poseball which has your avatar climb the ladder. The ladder allows you to climb right through the roof which is the only way out of the column and the box which enclosed it in the original exhibition. As you climb there are faces floating up with you to wherever the ladder leads.

The tower of fear/love

The tower of fear/love

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