Friday, February 27, 2015

2015 PEOPLE: Crowdfunding OpenSim development. It works.

Crowdfunding OpenSim development.  It  works.
In OpenSim:  A scripting function was generally unusable because of a serious bug.  Talla Adam, in Opensim Virtualproposed a crowdfunding solution:  Donors would collectively pledge money to create a bounty of $2000 (USD), to be paid to the person developing a solution to this problem.


What  happened?


Thursday, February 26, 2015

2015 ART: VIDEO: Hobo Island Rebuild

Hobo Island Rebuild  
Updated 10/24/2015
A video of the new Hobo Island, recently rebuilt. 

Ride the cart

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

2015 HELP: HYPERGRID: Kitely: A simple way to move the landing point from center

A simple way to move the landing point from center
Kitely world pages and hypergrid landing points default to 128,128,nn.  You can put the welcome site at that point.  But you may want another place.  Here is a simple way to move it. 

  • Kitely web pages and hypergrid arrivals default to 128,128,z
  • If you want it elsewhere, try this:
  • Create a parcel to includes both the 128,128,z and your choice.
  • Use About Land - Options Tab to reset the landing point in the parcel 
  • The tools are Landing point and Teleport routing 
  • This only creates a force landing spot in the parcel you use.
  • People can TP freely to other parts of your world 

Monday, February 23, 2015

2015 ART: MUSIC: 1st and 3rd Tues of the month: 11 am--1 pm PST. Cookie II welcomes Wizards Retreat, Roxy Geller, and music

1st and 3rd Tues of the month: 11 am--1 pm PST  
Cookie II welcomes Wizards Retreat:
Roxy Geller, and music 
  • NMA & The Sun & Moon Group Present!
  • 1st and 3rd Tues of the month at Wizards Retreat on Cookie II, Kitely Grid
  • Matthew Broyles 11AM PST The Matthew Show Returns!
  • Joe Rizzo 12PM A Man, A Guitar & sometimes a looper!
  • Guest performers from time to time 

To reach Wizards Retreat on Cookie II:


Sunday, February 22, 2015

2015 ART: VIDEO: Bill Bailey Sweet Emma and Her Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Art by Arcadia Asylum

Bill Bailey Sweet Emma and 
Her Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Art by Arcadia Asylum
Combining existing music with a video made in a virtual world is becoming an art.  The art lies in selecting the scene and creating the video to match the music.  

The Hobo Pawn Shop, the Bodega Supermarket, and lots of other things in this vide are the work of Arcadia Asylum,  available free in many places in Second Life and in OpenSim. This work is always free from legitimate distributors.
Music  "Bill Bailey" by 

Friday, February 20, 2015

2015 WRITE: Virtual Outworlding, this blog, just passed 5 million hits

Virtual Outworlding, this blog,
just passed 5 million hits
So it is time to thank my readers.  And the people who put my blog posters on their land.  And the people who pass on the links to my articles in Google+ and Facebook.  And the people who use my curation features to research something about virtual worlds.  BTW, the count has been going for nearly 5 years, so the blog is averaging over a million hits a year.
Objective: The goal of this blog is to show people what they need to know to get the best out of virtual worlds and to suggest lines of creative thinking on how to exploit the potential of virtual worlds.
  • Updating
  • Main themes, below
  • I post invited articles (see below)
  • Blogroll Right side, scroll down
  • How to search this blog 
  • Translate: Right side, scroll down

Thursday, February 19, 2015

2015 STAGE: A.R.T. presents "NORTH OF BOSTON" (Robert Frost)

A.R.T. presents "NORTH OF BOSTON" (Robert Frost)
From a hired hand who finally comes home, to a man who will never walk the New England woods again for his beloved native orchids, Robert Frost paints his metaphors into the lives of country people in a rich and formidable land.

AVATAR REPERTORY THEATER PRESENTS presents Frost's 1915 modernist masterpiece "NORTH OF BOSTON".

  • Adapted for virtual theater by Judith Adele (Ada Radius)
  • ACTORS: Em Jannings, MadameThespian Underhill, Sodovan Torok and Ada Radius.
  • SETS by Ada Radius, featuring the artwork of Aley. All pieces free to copy.


  • The Pasture - Em Jannings
  • The Death of the Hired Man - MadameThespian and Em Jannings
  • A Hundred Collars - Sodovan Torok, Em Jannings and MadameThespian
  • Blueberries - MadameThespian and Ada Radius
  • Home Burial - Em Jannings and Ada Radius
  • The Generations of Men - MadameThespian and Sodovan Torok
  • The Housekeeper - Ada Radius, MadameThespian, Em Jannings
  • The Self-Seeker - Em Jannings, Sodovan Torok, MadameThespian and Ada Radius
  • Good Hours - Sodovan Torok

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

2015 MUSIC: A musician's life in virtual worlds. From Durango to the world. Drax files.

A musician's life in virtual worlds.  
From Durango to the world.  Drax files
"I can do a world tour in one day", he says about his gigs in Second Life, where he plays solo shows as well as collaborative 'multi-streams' with fellow musicians from all over the world: "I can feed my chickens during the day and play concerts at night."

"I do not see a conflict between the virtual and the natural world!" says Indie Musician Oblee. 
He lives - with wife, chickens and a brand new puppy - on a remote 7 acre piece of land in Durango Colorado, but through virtual reality he can connect to a global audience: "I can do a world tour in one day", he says about his gigs in Second Life, where he plays solo shows as well as collaborative 'multi-streams' with fellow musicians from all over the world: "I can feed my chickens during the day and play concerts at night."

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

2015 ART: Cookie II (Kitely) Expands its Arcadia holdings/offerings

Cookie II (Kitely)  Expands its 
Arcadia holdings/offerings
The work of Arcadia Asylum, Aley, Aley Arai (all the same artist). On display in a 515 x 512 Sim.  All available free.  And much more stuff is available in packaged form.  All free of course.    And licensed to anyone: Do anything you want with it, as long as you don't offer it for sale. (New Media arts will use it for video sets.)
Galactic truck stop
Click image to enlarge

Coming soon: Music!

Ghazal Poetry Workshop - Tue 2/17-7pm SLT 

This week Ngagpa Writer is guest host at the Short Poetry Workshop for the Ghazal, which is a Persian poetry form from the 10th century. The Ghazal has couplets with a recurring word or phrase throughout the poem. Ngagpa will teach us all about this ancient form, so come learn, write and share the Ghazal.

Monday, February 16, 2015

2015 STAGE: Comedy: Make-Thinkerer-break-up challenge. You can write something so funny Thinkerer can't read it

"Make Thinkerer break up" challenge.  
You can write a thing so funny Thinkerer can't read it
Or can you?  You can try.  And maybe do it.  Write (or find) a short narrative that tells of a funny situation.  Put it on a note card, bring it to Lauren's show. Thinkerer will read it as part of the comedy show.  If Thinkerer can't read it for laughing, you win. No prize, but you get kudos as one of the top comedy writers in Second Life.  

Lauren's Place


  • Come to enjoy the comedy.
  • Come to perform (and later show your friends the video).
  • Come to hear Thinkerer try to read your funny narrative without breaking up.
  • Or take the stage and read your own material.
  • If you can read it without breaking up.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

2015 ART: Cog & Grog Arcadia Asylum Freebie Center. Video showing what you can do with background music

Cog & Grog Arcadia Asylum Freebie Center
Video showing what you can do with background music


Current list of public collections of work by Arcadia Asylum (scroll down)


Our own Kayden O'Connell is nominated for the AviChoice Awards!
Vote for him here:
the Arts voting will close on Monday, February 23rd at 5pm SLT

Cast Spotlight – Kayden O’Connell


Friday, February 13, 2015

2015 OPENSIM: VIDEO: Gotta Dance! Dancing in the virtual worlds

Gotta Dance!    
Dancing in the virtual worlds.
In virtual worlds, you dance with an animation.  Or at least your avatar does. Your avatar needs the skill, so your avatar gets the animation.  Really beats dancing school



  • Somebody asked why we don't show dancing in virtual worlds. 
  • So here is dancing in virtual worlds.
  • "Gotta dance" is a song from "Singing in the Rain."


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

2015 PROMO: HG: HGProject. The HG BeatThis List. Kitely Market. One stop shopping for the virtual worlds

The BeatThis List.  Kitely Market.  
One stop shopping for the virtual worlds
Update 6/9/2015
"Our mission is to create a critical mass of buyers, sellers and content in order to help the Metaverse evolve from a collection of separate virtual worlds to a unified ecosystem."


The HG BeatThis list

We need things to make the Hypergrid serve us better. (See Maria's report.)  In the BeatThis List, I will develop a list of what we need and what I think is the best we have now.  I may be wrong.  If so, people will tell me in the comments section.  And this short list can't be all we need.  So I expect to be updating this article.  So use the comments section to suggest more needs.  
  • HG market.  Buyers want lots of choices.  As in
  • Kitely market
  • Vehicle Physics.  TBD


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

2015 OPEMSIM: Bulletsim: Simulated KEVA builds collapsing in slow motion

Simulated KEVA builds collapsing in slow motion   
Keva Planks collapse.  How does the physics look to you?

  • In virtual worlds, you can make a copy before you crash them
  • Build once, destroy many times.
  • Try many ways to destroy.  
  • Entrepreneurs alert:  
  • Could you make a marketable package out of this?
  • Copy perms, of course.  
  • Bigger Bowling: knock down all the buildings with 3 balls
  • Maybe insert some other events besides collapse
  • (See Rube Goldberg)
  • The pool hall from Hell

Monday, February 9, 2015

2015 PROMO: Promote your Hypergrid place on the web

Promote your Hypergrid place on the web
  • You must promote your Opensim activity if you want to draw an audience.
  • There is no big advertising campaign drawing people into your grid.
  • If you want a promotional campaign, it is up to you.
  • At least until there is a Hypergrid Chamber of Commerce.
  • Maybe there will be one soon: OpenSimUnited

What to ask yourself about promoting your Opensim activity  

  • What is your target audience?  What kinds of people will be interested in this?
  • How can you reach these people at low cost?
  • Why would these people be interested in what you have to offer?
  • What would catch the attention of these people?
  • How can you reach people via the web?
  • How can people easily get to your place? Can you make it easier?
  • Promotion: from virtual worlds. Summary

Sunday, February 8, 2015

2014 ART: VIDEO: MachinimUWA VII: Chic Aeon's "The Ghost in The Machine"

MachinimUWA VII: Chic Aeon's 
"The Ghost in The Machine"
  • Only Mind - Only Thought 
  • This film asks "what if?" Only you can decide.

  • Watch on YouTube
  • Music: Stranger's Moments "the vastness of the cosmos" 
  • downloaded from JAMENDO and used under the creative commons license.
  • by Chic Aeon

Friday, February 6, 2015

2015 HOBBIES: VIDEO: B52 bomber in 'Nam. WW2 Dogfight competition. Flying Circus.

B52 bomber in 'Nam.  Flying Circus.  WW2 Dogfight.
SL Aviation news 
SL Aviation news presented in TV news magazine format. This issue features an interview with Darim Darkfold on the release of his new B52 bomber, highlights of the finals of the DOR WW2 Dogfight competition, and Sweetwater's Flying Circus


Thursday, February 5, 2015

2015 STAGE: Thurber carnival. Avatar Repertory Theater.

Thurber carnival  Friday, 5 pm SLT
Feb 6th, Avatar Repertory Theater.

James Thurber was one of the most popular humorists of his time, writing for the New Yorker for almost 30 years. The actors of ART will be exploring his work, including short stories like "The Unicorn in the Garden" and "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty".  Please join Corwyn Allen, Ada Radius, Sodovan Torok, MadameThespian Underhill and Kayden Oconnell as they perform live and in voice, using an adapation of The Thurber Carnival, done by Ada Radius. The fully staged production includes some of the remarkable sets built by the artist Aley.  It all starts at 5 pm SLT on Friday, Feb 6. 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

2015 ART: The Hudson Line. Surreal trip from Tarrytown to Manhattan

Surreal trip from Tarrytown to Manhattan.
The Hudson Line
The Hudson line is a collaborative creation by poet Karima Hoisan and scripter Dale Innis.  Based loosely and surrealistically on a train line from Tarrytown New York to Manhattan, it is a fanciful flight of fancy at every station.
Starting point
Click image to enlarge

Visit the Hudson line 

  • Paste the line below into the Firestorm address bar, press return
  • Hudson Line
  • This should work whether you are in Kitely or coming via hypergrid
  • This may work in other viewers, but I have not tested them.
  • If not, paste the line into the world map search bar, teleport if found.
  • World webpage:
  • Right click the globe and select Teleport to go to Tarrytown station
  • Turn on  media to play automatically and turn up sounds.
  • Each station platform plays a short video on the billboard there
  • Set draw distance to 350 +
  • Region default is early morning sunrise. You may prefer midday.
  • Use the teleport in front of the sign to go to the train.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

2015 OPENSIM: PROMO: BIZ: HGProject. Should your grid have a Chamber of Commerce?

OpenSim Community. 
Should your grid have a Chamber of Commerce?
A Chamber of Commerce (US and others) works to foster the interests of the local community (a city, for example)  A virtual world grid is much like a city--I like the term virtual village.  It might make sense for people in a grid to organize a community group for the purpose of promoting and growing the grid.   

What is a Chamber of Commerce?

chamber of commerce (or board of trade) is a form of business network, e.g., a local organization of businesses whose goal is to further the interests of businesses. Business owners in towns and cities form these local societies to work on behalf of the business community. They generally interpret this mission broadly, assuming that working in the interests of the city (say, for population growth) is also in the interests of the business community.

Monday, February 2, 2015

2015 PEOPLE: Where is everybody? Space makes virtual worlds look empty.

Where is everybody?  
Space makes virtual worlds look empty.  
Updated 11/20/2015
That is a picture of a crowd?  Actually, there are fewer that 20 people there.  If they were in a virtual world, they would probably be spread over hundreds of sims.  The place would look empty.  Hundreds or thousands of sims make for mostly empty space.  

Sunday, February 1, 2015

2015 VIDEO: Comedy: ѠƳ ƝƠṰṰ with Lauren and Friends live

ѠƳ ƝƠṰṰ with Lauren and Friends live
  • Live video capture Thinkerer Studios 
  • 60+ 1 hour videos from Lauren and Friends live
  • To keep up with Lauren's activities, join G+: Lauren is Funny:

"Lauren's Place" on Cookie Island, ever Tuesday at 5:00 PM SL time

Catch Lauren at "Lauren's Place" every Tuesday at 5:00 PM Pacific time 
on Cookie Island: