When I was young in Second Life and where restlessly on exploration tour fast I discovered the Berlin1920 project, which was in a skybox at that time if I remember right. I saw many rebuilds of historical and contemporary places since then and most of them vanished after a while, but not Berlin1920. The community grew to 4 sims and although I am not a big role player I appreciate the learning process which made me better understand how many parallels are to find between that time and nowadays: The unsafe economic situation, the growing difference between rich and poor and the growing strength of political radicalism as a result of this social imbalance as we could see with the election results in Europe. Germany as one of the richest countries worldwide today is at a point where 25% of the population not even can afford healthy nutrition. How long will it take until the first will start to starve here and nobody cares?
|The new Babylon cinema, finished RL in 1929 and still running|
I like the community which is aware of that but also of the fast that Berlin in the 1920s was the wildest, hottest and most sinful and attractive town worldwide. If people know how to party, it is them. The growing success of Berlin1920s is mostly due to the restless efforts of Jo Yardley, who was able from the beginning a real 1920s feeling by choosing structures and design from that era and to urge all role players and visitors to change to a realistic 1920s appearance.
Some people do not like to be forced to wear something special, usually arguing that the wide range of possible avatars is part of the amazing experience in Second Life. True! But who says that the fun is most when everything is everywhere possible? Since latest research gave us hints that the avatar influences our behavior it is another dimension of perception when we slip into another role for a while. This "immersion" is the real amazing experience! And exactly that is the reason why this RP sim has an ongoing, still growing success.
|We are Berlin residents. Come and have a look into our small apartment under the roof in Friedrichstrasse 7 D|
Read my post here!
If you are still not convinced, come today or next Monday for a visit with relaxed rules. Come as you are!
See here the full schedule of events for the 5 year celebration:
Today, Thursday, May 29: Open Door Day (Relaxed Rules)
On this day everyone is welcome to visit our sim ‘as they are’, with other words, you can ignore our strict 1920s dress code and you can also use non human avatars. Several of our tenants will also open their doors and an ‘Open House’ sign will show you where you can enter and explore how the people in the city live.
Friday, May 30
1:00 PM SLT – Kids’ Soap Box Derby @ Tiergarten *prizes*
2:00 PM SLT – 5th Anniversary Dance @ Pariser Platz (Brandenburger Tor) with DJ Myron Byron
4-ish PM SLT – After party @ Kling Studio
Saturday, May 31
11:00 AM SLT – Tea Dance @ Hotel Adlon
12:00 PM SLT – Miss Berlin Pageant rehearsal @ The Odeon
1:00 PM SLT – Happy Hour Talent Show @ Biergarten *prizes*
2:00 PM SLT – Eldorado Anniversary Special
Sunday, June 1
11:00 AM SLT – Scavenger Hunt @ Train station *prizes*
12:00 PM SLT – Miss Berlin Pageant @ The Odeon *prizes*
1:00 PM SLT – Flapperettes 2nd Anniversary Party @ Bauhaus rooftop, Unter den Linden 17
2:00 PM SLT – Benefit Auction Happy Hour @ Bauhaus rooftop, Unter den Linden 17
4:00 PM SLT – Church Service *a prize for all attendees*
5:00 PM SLT – Movie screening @ Babylon
7:00 PM SLT – Flapperettes 2nd Anniversary Party (part 2) @ Bauhaus rooftop
Monday, June 2: Relaxed Rules Day
On this day we forget the 1920s Dress code and allow all kinds of avatars.
But be warned!
We also allow our tenants to ignore all the other rules of the sim and this usually means they will go a little nuts…
More at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/265276560117/events/
Berlin1920s blog: http://1920sberlinproject.wordpress.com/2014/05/28/5th-anniversary/
Take the train to the roleplay sim!