From the website:
MetaHarpers can often by recognized by strange and bizzare instruments strapped onto their backs. These instruments are called “MetaHarps”. They are not real instruments, but an object of science fiction that we wear for fun. Some MetaHarps have various unique scripted powers! The MetaHarps have their own creation story and make appearances in a few other fictional stories within Second Life.
So the recent ‘live’ concert in Second Life was one of the first events I’ve ever attended where I saw more than three MetaHarpers together at once. I think what I found most interesting (oh yes, the concert was grand too!), was the sense of a group of Wanderers having arrived from an infinite Multiverse.
Anyone who has walked through worlds will have a sense of what I mean. Fans of Dr. Who would have been ‘right at home’ with the enthusiastic, visually complex, and diverse crowd at the venue. (SLURL here)
So at a level of ‘community’, the best part of building and wearing a MetaHarp is: terrific conversation starter….without much risk of offending or breaking genre… as long as the genre play can flex to accomodate ‘big strings’.
Flickr images here: