“Many worlds, only one soul”. This is the motto that Asia Connell has always applied in her philosophy of life.
Journalist, reporter, geopolitical analyst, international operator and qualified advisor for the application of International Humanitarian Law, Asia Connell joined the Second Life platform in July 2006 and has since been involved in combining the experiences of the so-called real world with the virtual one through the use of massive metaverses in full immersion projects.
Asia Connell in her RL has been involved in volunteering both in the Catholic world in Salesian organizations, and in the civil world within the Tribunal for the Rights of the Sick and the Federative Democratic Movement, and within the anti-mafia coordination that led to the birth of anti-racket associations in Sicily after the attacks of judges Falcone and Borsellino (1992).
Political activist, she has dedicated over a decade to painting. “The world of colors had taken possession of my senses and diluting on canvases and cartoons was a liberating act – she says in a note – so importing some of my artworks into Second Life immediately seemed to me like the most instinctive of actions, devoid of any recognition that it was not the personal pleasure of those colors that stained the canvases ».
She has documented, as a reporter, some activities of the Italian Armed Forces, such as the Mare Nostrum mission (2014) and Kosovo in the post-war period (2017).
Today she collaborates with some rl magazines and takes care, assisted by a support team, of the management of Camp Italia, an educational region in Italian language on the Second Life platform.
She founded the “Connell Project Foundation” in Second Life as a meeting point between the real and the virtual for experimental projects and civil, humanitarian and cultural commitment, joining and supporting projects such as the “Nassiriya Memorial” and organizing conferences and exhibitions of art of various authors inworld even before the birth of LEA.