Cyberserenity´s blog

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Cyberserenityś blog

The virtual art blog

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My work today is a fusion of my old work in media and twenty five years of working with computers and my work as a artist.‭  ‬I find that‭ ‬computers are one of the most creative tools you can use.‭ ‬As a digital artist i do work on the web,‭ ‬in several virtual worlds and as a indie game developer.‭

‬I have started over‭ ‬10‭ ‬company's and i guess i will be a entrepreneur in the future‭ ‬as well.‭ ‬I always find new interesting projects in art and technology.‭

‬I explore community's in virtual worlds and simulators.‭ ‬Creating graphics,‭ ‬scripting and software.‭ ‬Second life,‭ ‬Opensim and game‭ ‬technology give me a chance to work on the edge of both the social web and all the different soft and hardware needed to run the new worlds i like to create.‭ ‬I am lucky to live in a age with a technology that I understand and love.‭ ‬

My work as a artist have found new ways in the digital era and to my surprise older artworks and paintings have gone full cycle and show up at quality auctions making them a foundation for new work and a inspiration for me that people still like my work.

 

 

My work

My work is mostly experimental. I always want to know what happens if you put this thing on this one. Will there be some great art then?

I have worked forever trying to find what art is all about and new media and computers are one of my greatest friends. Hacking art and soceity to find the basic code behind it all. I use  my knowledge of building hardware and writing software to do experiments in digital art and research our lifes and death.

 

The creation process is the same if you paint or use digital media. My work spans a lot of areas. Sometimes maybe they are to many. After art school i started out as a painter but i quickly got in to computers and the Internet. I still like to work with digital media. Exploring virtual worlds and create art for the web and games. Today i got the Oculus rift that makes it possible to bee in a alternate reality. I think art willl never be the same.

Light test for painting

I do a lot of graphic design for digital media in gaming and virtual worlds. And i love the digital camera. I do not have to work in a smelly darkroom anymore if i do not want to. I do many purely digital pictures in software and as a photographer at the hypergrid. And i also have a gallery there where i can show of my work. It is all net, servers and streaming information.

 

The road is open.

 

The work continues.

Art space Magazine

La Perla. the Italian way.

This sim is really texture heavy but if you can wait you can get some nice pictures. It is a go and see. But not for the weak computer.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/La%20Perla/106/71/39

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Cyberserenity Vella

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Virtual world artist and blogger. Developer of software and stuff. Read more at My blog

When i am inworld i use my Oculus rift so if i do not answer the chat it is because i cant see my keyboard. Try voice.

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Anna Lorentzson. Now in Second life.

Anna Lorentzson is now at the Nilsart gallery The exibition that was at the Opensimfest have now moved over to SL. It is a bug.

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Anna

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Hypergrid travelleling reporter and photographer for art space Magazine. VATSIM pilot and IVAO Tower controller. Building my own simulator.

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I am @ Opensim fest.

I am the fest and then the exhibition moves to Second life . More to come.

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The future of virtual worlds if any? Will Second lifer survive?

Finally a few minutes over before the big Xmas starting. Metaplace is closing. I have tested it since the beginning and i never understood why anyone should use it. A very nice little world, nice graphics, simple ,running in your browser. But no real idea behind it. Technology because its possible. In the end it all comes down to the money.


That takes me to my favorite topic Second life. The money people came in to make it profitable and the succeeded but then it all came to a halt. No more growth. No more people are using Second life today than last year. This supposed to be the new 3D Internet.

The new creation of a Second life sprawl really shows how development stopped. I think its like the Apple - Steve Jobs story. You have to have people with ideas and vision working together with production and money people. Maybe its time to try to get Philip Rosedale back.

There are many problems with Second life and Linden Labs.
As a developer i find the question about content and who really owns it really important. And also who owns my account. Linden lab can throw me out of Second life at any time, for any reason. I have no rights. It very difficult for me a small developer and a citizen of Sweden to go through US court system to get my right in a content or account case. And i do not think international law will change very fast.

I do not think that the big developers will risk there content in the hands of Linden lab. Thats why we do not see any of them in Second life.

Or the very stupid strategy to take over Onrez and Xstreet. Yes it is fine for the money people at Linden lab but it sends the wrong message to the community. If you do something good we will take you over or push you out.

I thought it was the users who create and think out new business plans and Linden lab supply the technology.

The solution is software. On my island on the OSGrid i own all of the content and the server is located in my server room right here in Sweden. Its a Opensim installation. I believe Opensim and its clones are the 3D Internet of the future. But it needs support of a big company like Google or even Microsoft. The developers are doing a great job but its a difficult to do all the work needed.

What we need are a few things. As in real life supported by many laws:
My avatar is mine on my hard drive. The things i buy for it are also mine. Is copyrighted maybe encrypted to protect the creator but its mine and i can use it at any grid i want. I own my avatar.

If i create something it is mine and i have the right to sell it or give it away or whatever i want to.
Its on my hard drive and backup. And i can use it on any grid. Its like a web page. I create a web page and test it on my own servers and when its ready i upload it on the net. But the content, pictures and text are still copyrighted, its still mine if i do not sell it.

There will always be content theft and there will be new ways to counter it. I think many young people today think that everything on the net should be free. Probably because their parents pay the bills so the do not understand the need for earning money. But as we all know they will get there too.

Information wants to be free, but i have to eat.

If it is going to be Opensim ,Second life or maybe some new solution we have not seen yet? I do not really care. I have found a great way for me as a artist to make some extra money. I love to paint but it is extremely difficult to survive on it. So i do content, Its fun and a great job. But my customers must feel that they are doing a good deal when they buy my stuff. That they own it and can use it in the way its intended.

I think Linden lab thought they could corner the virtual world and be the only supplier world wide. With the explosion in virtual worlds, that time have past. Second life is still the far best world of them all. Just look at the avatar creation system. Its totally beyond all the other worlds where everybody just look the same.
There are so many good ideas in Second life and as virtual worlds grow my market grows. So of course i want it to be bigger.

Its time for a new vision in Second life. Maybe is time to hire Steve Jobs?
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And of course. Hav a nice holiday.
See you next year. Have a blast.
 
Maybe i see you i Second life.

About the Author

Cyberserenity Vella

Cyberserenity Vella Google Plus

Virtual world artist and blogger. Developer of software and stuff. Read more at My blog

When i am inworld i use my Oculus rift so if i do not answer the chat it is because i cant see my keyboard. Try voice.

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