Friday, 3 April 2009

Second Life as a Cultural Petri Dish

Many of us have heard how the tango evolved in Argentina. Well, I recently witnessed the birth of another kind of dance, this time one that is particular to Second Life. This is how it happened -

On Thursdays I usually go to the Mayhem Club in Mayfair, when DJ Ruskin Thor is there. At some point he always plays “Jump Around” by House of Pain and directs everyone in the club to jump.

Ruskin Thor: turn off that dance anime

"Jump Around" starts playing

Ruskin Thor: jump
Ruskin Thor: jump
Ruskin Thor: jump

Avatars leap up into the air in joyous abandon. And on this Thursday, April 2, 2009 DJ Rus declared:

Ruskin Thor: unique sl dance invented right here in the Mayhem Club :)
Ruskin Thor: that’s culture that is :)

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