Digital artlife

Anna Lorentzson art and design

  • Shopping at the hypergrid

    Today I wanted to take some time of and go shopping on the hypergrid. There are some nice shops out there now.





    Really nice shops. It is so nice to see well built shops not just a lot of pics on the walls like a catalog.

    This is what going shopping means. If you never have done it in real? If you do not need anything just go for the nice shops. This is what virtual shopping should look like.



    And now nice things are on the hypergrid too. Not so afraid if they close down SL anymore. I can go shopping on the HG Ler

  • Avatarfest i be there

    theairportopensim_001 Tomorrow Avatarfest starts. I have a exhibition and i will try to be around as much as i can. hypergrid: Tomorrow i will do new uploads of 2worlds city and the airport OAR:s. Some new uploads and making them work together. Bridges. There will also be a new OAR called Paradise but it is a big sandbox or whatever you want it to be. It fits with the other islands. looking forward to a party on the grid.

  • Avatarfest i be there

    theairportopensim_001 Tomorrow Avatarfest starts. I have a exhibition and i will try to be around as much as i can. hypergrid: Tomorrow i will do new uploads of 2worlds city and the airport OAR:s. Some new uploads and making them work together. Bridges. There will also be a new OAR called Paradise but it is a big sandbox or whatever you want it to be. It fits with the other islands. looking forward to a party on the grid.
  • So what to learn from Opensim conference.


    Just got of the grid and thinking about all the stuff I have learned from the last two days. I have to say I am feeling a lot of mixed feelings. The conference is of course a success. TY guys well done.

    But listening to Philip and the new tech developments I am not that sure about the evolution of Opensim. It is a big and complicated nest of code guarded by very few people. Can it change enough to be relevant in a few years? The new Second life and I suppose there will be a few new worlds will make it even more difficult to be something to spend time running and developing. On the other hand I see a lot of dedicated people using Opensim for business and recreation.

    My artist me say that this is a great platform for different art projects but my CEO of 2worlds2go say maybe to do something else. I did think that I would come out of the conference inspired and full of energy to create more stuff on my own grid. But instead I just feel conflicted.

    One big thing is the Oculus rift. I know it really works best in Second life and Opensim but I have this strange feeling it will not be the game changer people think.. A lot of talk about it but nobody really used it. Its like a great idea, but only on paper.

    I am going to get some sleep it is late in Sweden and see if I feel the same way tomorrow. I am sad to say I think I will do so. It is the future of Opensim and Second life that bothers me not the fantastic and great Opensim conference that was really fun. That’s one good thing.

  • First day at Opensim Conference


    It have been really good and is not over yet. Try to stay up for a few hours more. Of course Philips keynote was a eye opener. It is like where do we go from here. Loved the Avatars face animations in real time.

    Some minor problems with the tech as at all RL conferences but that is normal. Little bit disappointed about that nobody talks about the very world driving topic of SEX . It did probably build Second life in the beginning. Somebody should talk about it.

    Been a good day any away.

  • Moving or leaving. That’s the question?


    Now when we have to move the stores and gallery again I have been thinking hard about if I should scrap the total project. No more virtual worlds. Leaving Second life and close the Opensim servers. It is a lot of work to run everything and maybe I can make better use of my time and money. I can log in now and then but I do not have to be a creator.

    My problem is that I really believe that virtual worlds have a future. Today it is hard to make a buck and keep it going. Opensim have great potential and many dedicated developers working on it. But there is not many applications outside a few education and entertainment grids. We are a exclusive group that do this.

    Everything in my body, brain and business sense tells me to give this up.

    Well, I am probably a idiot. But I think I keep going. As a artist you always have to fight the odds  so I am used to it. I have decided to continue to believe in virtual worlds against every good reason. See you around the grid and hopefully on the next Opensim conference.

  • My fav art place in SL closing down. Avalon town.


    Avalon town is closing down. Avalon have been the home for Nilsart gallery, Art space magazine and 2worlds2go for many years and I am very sorry to see it go. Of course it is a lot of work to run a a large community with art gallery's and shops.

    And Avalon town have always been very well managed. A very nice build and I have been proud to make it a home for Nilsart gallery. I like to walk around in this nice build with very little clutter but I suppose at the end of the year that’s over.

    A sad day for Second life.

  • Aurora sim. Big areas to fly around in.

    I am waiting for the day when I can sail and wind and weather makes a difference. My ship moves as it should on beautiful simulated waves.


    I have been testing Aurora sim and I used it on a 64 bit Linux install. It is my developer machine for Linux so I have a lot of library's on it and Aurora compiled just fine. No problem to set it up but I never go the database to work so I just switched to MySQL and it worked great.


    I wanted a 1024*1024 sim and that was no problem. I got a lot of space. Made a terrain file and installed also worked great. And I loaded some IOR files and then I was in some trouble. Worked for a while and then I got some asset loss. Textures and buildings disappeared. But it is a alpha software so that’s ok I guess. Could be some database or connection problems.

    The big think with Aurora sim is that you can get big areas to sail or fly around in and you can move between sims.

    The bad thing is that like Opensim and Second life the physics sucks big time.

    I have been trying to make skies, surf boards, boats, planes and trucks and it is no use. It is just to bad. I have even tried to make my own physics but the only thing that interacts with the sim is push() and it is not responsive enough to get any feeling.

    In Opensim you can run several sims as one but it is a little bit of a hack.


    This is my from the OSgrid I have added a island I am building right now. What structure that will finally win Opensim or Aurora I do not know. The developers say that the problem is in the viewers not the servers.

    I will continue testing the Aurora installation. Big areas makes it possible to do fun stuff together with friends and There world have a great working physics engine for vehicles so it is possible to make it work. But I think it must be in the viewer.

  • Second life in my phone.

    Just got Lumiya And it works great. I have a very cheap phone and it works anyway. So now i have SL in my pocket. Just waiting for a graphic app to my Ipad.
  • My plan was that they should pry my dead fingers from my last keyboard.

    But now I can see this will not happen. Maybe.

    CyberinSLI have been to Barcelona for a few day looking at art, meeting friends and eating a lot of Tapas. The pain in my body slowly disappeared and came back when I got home again.

    I have been working with computers for over 25 years and as a pro artist for almost 20. It really takes its toll on the body. Hands, arms, shoulders and neck and the worst one. The back.

    I want to continue. This is what I do. But I have to find a totally new way of working. I have tried the usual stuff. Breaks, exercise, a desk that you can raise and lower, many different chairs. It just do not help anymore.

    I can see 3 ways to do some change. Tech stuff that makes the work easy. But I have already tried that. I even tried the Kinect to work in SL as a 3d tool.

    Do other stuff. Go back to photography. But being a pro means hauling endless amount of equipment.

    Rearrange the workflow and create other products. Could be something.

    My problem nr two is that I am a middle aged woman and I am not really the thing in the industry anymore. Not game, computer or art.

    I am taking a break before I hurt my self really bad and have to stop working all together.

    Is there a upside. Yes there is. I have always been working on the side as a problem solver and I think that is really my biggest talent. So now I really have to push that.

    See you soon.

  • Stuck in the Forgotten City

    Back in SL

    I should have worked but a trip to the Forgotten city had me walking around for hours.


    It is a great build and I did as I do in RL city's. Walked around and found new exciting stuff around every corner. The build feels very big because the use of different elevations and everything connects by elevators. I did not want to flyForgotten2 around and waited nice for all elevators. Just the feel of discovering made it so much more worth it.

    And I am a Steampunk buff so I loved it so much more there was a model railway to and I was totally hooked.

    A airship ride shows of the city nicely from the air.


    Me and some of the excellent 3d sculptures. Yes I was dressed for the occasion.

    This could have been a setting for a game. There are several games in there somewhere and I think it is possible to do some gaming in SL even on a one island build if it is clever.

    The build is done by Jenne Dibou she got a blog at and a store with a lot of very nice designs in the Forgotten city. You just have to go and see it.

  • The new blog tools


    After a trip to the computer store I got a few new blog tools. A keyboard and a pen. I have downloaded a few apps to help me and this is going to be interesting to see if a pad can challenge my notebook. I cant write software on it and a more serious fault. I cant go in to Second life and Opensim to take nice pictures. But I guess I have to work around that for now.

    As I write on several websites and blogs I do a lot of work on the go. Less stuff to carry around but is it as good?

  • The place where the magic happens.


    Sometimes I think I should get my head examined. This is where I have spent a lot of my life. Or places like it. This is my workplace. Yes it is magic.

    I really want another interface to my computer and maybe a nice chair or sofa. You are probably nuts if you spend your life like this. Ok that is what I am. But now it is TGIF. But tomorrow I am back at my desk again. I want to create magic.

  • Another visit to cloud party.


    My house in Cloud Party is looking ok now. And it works on my windows machines but not on Linux.

    I still do not know what to do. I find it difficult to get around. The layout with small islands is good from a programmers perspective but not as a visitor. It is just must simpler to understand the concept of a world with a landmass.

    It looks great and goes easy on the graphics card even with everything on.

    I think that many avatars goes back to MMO gaming now. It is nice to meet friends and do a quest or just hang out in Ogrimmar,

    As I am going deep into Opensim developing right now I really try to find the future for all these virtual worlds. There must be more than sex and role play,

    We need things to do.

  • Loopia nowork again

    Loopia the webservice provider in Sweden have problenms again. So almost everything is down until the have fixed it. our own server is up. Maybe its time for a change.

  • Sorry i made a mistake.

    I have for some reason pushed one of the switches so the contacts connected to metal. Total network except the wlan have been out for more than a day. and some other functions unreachable.
    I have pushed it back so up and running again.
    Things happen.
  • Second, life cycle

    When I read the Second life blog about Q3

    I realize that Second life goes thru the same cycle as any other product. Plateau and now slowly down. Most other game company´s makes new and better patches or write something new and better. I really hope that the Lindens realize that its time to do something more than the patches the get out today.

    Of course as a developer I would like some more and better ways to use the platform for games and products but the server structure and Linden labs stubborn way to keep to it makes it difficult.

    This could be done.

    Bigger islands for games like driving and golf courses. The islands are isolated so the size does not matter. Trying this out in Opensim already.

    A more flexible system for land tiers. Pay for database use and communication not for just sqm.

    Continue work on making mainland more drive able, flight able, shoot able and sail able. people need stuff to do more than partying.

    Develop or trash LSL scripting. Its really not good enough.

    Avatars are getting a lot better in all worlds. I have always said that Second life avatar creation system is the best. But very soon its time for a upgrade.

    Stop mainstreaming Second life it will never ever be for the masses. Most people I know will never go in to Second life. When I demo SL people think its very cool but they never ever get a account themself  Instead be very good on the market that really is there.

    Just a few ideas there are probably more great ideas out there I anyone listens.

  • The new store

    New main store att Alpha Centauri. Another build by Nils Ophelia. Looks good and have space for the advertising agency and maybe the magazine. SAving space at the moment.
  • New websites growing fine.

    New 2worlds2go websites  New server for digital art. Its not really stable. Thats the point or what.

    Working on a new community for digital artist working in Second life or the web. 
    Its in Beta, really want to open it for logins soon.

    Things still happening.
  • My little Sweden taking shape

    My little Sweden taking shape
    Originally uploaded by nikki_webmistress

    I am rebuilding my little village. The new build is inspired of Mollevangen in Malmoe Sweden and almost all medium size citys in Sweden. The city square almost look the same everywhere. The buildings are in place but i have to rebild the harbour next week. I am trying to get the special Swedish things so i think it is going to be a Korvkiosk (hot dog stand,,big in Sweden) somewhere. Anybody have any good ideas? From cyberserenity Vella via

  • Saturday is alright for dancing.


    After a wild shopping spree

    i found some nice new clothes that's alright for dancing.


    I wanted to go for the rock look tonight.

    The Jacket was a steal for 450L made by Sasha Gopheller its really well done.

    And then the jeans and the biker boots just fell in to place.

    I am do a small warm up at Club atlantic its live and i wish i had stayed at home and then later i will hit the town.

    But first some food and a nice Chablis.

    Yes i am ready.

  • Great party in Second life

    Annabella party_001

    I was at a great party yesterday Annabella celebrated here new place in Second life and there was a crowd joining in.

    Everybody is complaining about Linden lab but you can join in for free. No ads no fees. Just joining the party. And it’s free. A very complicated software and network product that you can use when ever you want.

    I find it amazing that it works and that we can all have a Second life.

  • New small office in Second life


    Not to big not to flashy. Its in Nilsart village. Right by the harbour.

    Its a copy of a Swedish train station where i grew up. Made it for the Station competition. So its nice to get to use it now.

  • First Thursday of the month at Cetus.

    Cetus thur

    Once again a great first Thursday. DJ Doubledown Tandino playing his special sounds.
    Some people strolling around on the streets and in the gallery’s. Chatting about the art and the Second life.
    Great way to spend a few hours and you are invited.

  • 44'444 Prims ART Exhibition


    Eifachfilm Vacirca made this big installation on the OSGrid at the d-oo-b sim. He did it by the copy and paste method. 44444 prims thats many prims. Cool stuff.
  • Return to Babbage.

    I returned to Babbage to do some more exploring. Its really nice to see what you can do with a sim when you keep it together on a theme. Its a pity that there are so few sims that are made like this.
    And the build is done with great imagination and beautiful texturing. Its like a game world you just want to see whats around the corner. A nice place to actually walk around in. Exploring every piece of land. Go there yourself. I think its worth it.
  • So of course.

    When i saw that Second life looks so good using the new windlight client. I just have to re shoot many of the pics for the magazine. It just have to look the best it can. So of course this delay the release date even further in to the future. Well its just to do it. Right now i hope to finish the mag before Christmas. But you never know. I am also moving all of the stuff from Second life to a new website HTTP:// So its all in days work.

    Ohh and i found the most beautiful place called Babbage today. A four island theme. Looks just great. I will go there and explore it more. When i get the time.
  • Finally new Windlight

    Oh yes! Finally the new Windlight in Second life and it looks great if you have a graphics card that can run it. The water really looks like real water but better. Glittering and shimmering reflecting everything around. Its like paradise. Even if Second life is not anymore. But this is a real improvement. Now its time to start updating the avatars. The new ones in Entropia looks good maybe thats the way to go. Anyway a Windlight picture with the crew in Second life. Just love the look of it all.


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