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Tales of New Babbage, Volume 2 By Citizens of New Babbage
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Welcome to New Babbage, a consensual hallucination of a Victorian-era steampunk city in a time that never was. Unlike most cities of the imagination, New Babbage exists within the virtual world of... More > Second Life. People “go” there on a daily basis to live out parallel lives as evil geniuses, swashbuckling airship pilots, clever street urchins and builders of wondrous machines. The citizens of New Babbage also tell stories. In fact, storytelling amounts to a national pasttime in our sooty cobbled streets. With this volume, the effort to bring together the ever-changing swirl of tales that is New Babbage continues.< Less
Tales of New Babbage By Citizens of New Babbage
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One one level, of course, New Babbage is a series of magnetic impulses imprinted on a set of disks in a nameless data center, running Linden Labs’ Second Life protocol. But that’s just... More > the physics of it. To say that New Babbage is ‘just’ a computer-generated environment would be like saying that Paris is ‘just’ stone and plaster. The City of New Babbage is a consensual hallucination of a Victorian-era steampunk city in a time that never was. It’s filled with airships, clockwork devices, submersibles, evil geniuses, street urchins, and the collective activities and imaginations of hundreds of people from all over the world. And they make it as real as Leeds or Pittsburgh or Warsaw. These are their stories.< Less
Tales of New Babbage, Volume 2 By Citizens of New Babbage
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Welcome to New Babbage, a consensual hallucination of a Victorian-era steampunk city in a time that never was. Unlike most cities of the imagination, New Babbage exists within the virtual world of... More > Second Life. People “go” there on a daily basis to live out parallel lives as evil geniuses, swashbuckling airship pilots, clever street urchins and builders of wondrous machines. The citizens of New Babbage also tell stories. In fact, storytelling amounts to a national pasttime in our sooty cobbled streets. With this volume, the effort to bring together the ever-changing swirl of tales that is New Babbage continues.< Less