Sunday, December 20, 2009


Winternight -
the Sound
of the fridge

Kjøleskapets lyder
- vinternatt

This Haiku is also published at the swedish website "Haikurymden".

Arm Strom

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Video "Numb by numbers", Hiv Manifesto Norway. Annie Lennox.

Song: Annie Lennox "Something So Right".

Video: Per Eidspjeld "Numb by numbers".

Hiv manifesto Norway.

Friday, November 20, 2009 Geography / Statistics

London, Hanoi, Katmandu, Jakarta, Bucuresti, Hawaii and the Faro islands. Manchester, Toulouse, Oslo ...

4665 visitors around the globe, from 13th March to 11th November 2009. A total of 16617, since 12th March 2008.  

Click on maps to enlarge. 

Sunday, November 15, 2009

"Sexism, Strength and Dominance: Masculinity in Disney Films"

Images of Masculinity in Disney Films. Inequality Project by Sanjay Newton. Presented on You-tube April 12, 2007.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Machinima from Second life,"Eye of Newt". And, a recipe for spells and enchantments.

Among my first experiences in Second life, as a newbie two years ago, was the celebration of halloween. And this snapshot was one of my first in Second life.

Yesterday, on Halloween, i published a machinima:
"Eye of Newt".  

The environment in this machinima/video is made by Beatrix Newt, a magical virtual artist and Rezzable contentcreator. 

Arm Strom

...and the recipe "for
a charm of powerful trouble" :-) 

"Eye of newt and toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of dog"

The archetypal recipe for spells and enchantments.

This is the well-known incantation of the Three Witches in Shakespeare's Macbeth, 1605:

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Second Witch:
Fillet of a fenny snake, 
In the cauldron boil and bake; 
Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, 
Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting, 
Lizard’s leg, and howlet’s wing, 
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

We now see the three witches' brew as a hocus-pocus spell, much imitated by spoof witches in comedies and hardly to be taken seriously. In Shakespeare's day the effect would have been rather different and he could have expected a significant proportion of the audience to have taken the magic potion storyline literally".

Quote from:

Eye of Newt.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Halloween in Second Life, or a new version of Wilhelm Tell

Sunday, October 4, 2009

"The Temple of the Prim" by Soror Nishi at the sim Magoo in Second life. Color, textures, botany and terraforming

The project of Soror Nishi, the colors and shapes appeals to me. It is artistic.

The landscape is fantastic and cartonish. The geology and the botany credible. The world of Soror is natural, organic and imaginative at the same time.

"The Temple of the Prim" is hosted by Mab MacMoragh at the sim Magoo in Second life.

Text and snapshots: Arm Strom

Sunday, September 20, 2009

SLon des Refusés, Brooklyn is watching. Mab MacMoragh, her Soup blogg and Flickr links ... Second life

Second life and real life snapshot: Arm Strom

There has been a pleasure participating at Brooklyn is watching, and at "the SLon des Refusés" this summer. I have to admit that it has been an overwhelming experience too.

I did meet this heavy loaded vehicle in real life last week (picture above). Place and date: Råde, Norway Sept.10. I got inspired to sort my memory and inventory.

SLon des Refusés: organized by digital curator MonCherrie Afterthought with Dekka Raymaker, Arahan Claveau, and Mab MacMoragh.  We were invited to the sim Magoo.

Mab MacMoraghs pictures at Flickr:   Mab MacMoragh Art links

Slon party Aug.8 / Tuna Oddfellow's spectacular show

... and MacMoraghs "Soup" blogg.  

Thank you.

Arm Strom

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

"SLon des Refusés 2009" 6.-23. August. Butterflysmasher Dana and more artists from the Brooklyn is watching 1.year

"SLon des Refusés 2009" by MonCherrie Afterthought on August 1st, 2009. 

Landmark/The Second life sim Magoo

Snapshots: Arm Strom

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Lainy Voom, machinima artist and joint creator of The Virtual Build Archive

"Avatar (Mini project 1)".

Avatar (Mini Project 1) from Lainy Voom on Vimeo.

Trace Sanderson (known in virtual space as Lainy Voom). 

Trace Sanderson/Lainy Voom is a digital artist based in the UK with a focus on animation captured in real time within virtual worlds and game engines. 


Lainy Voom is also joint creator of The Virtual Build Archive, which documents some of the most beautiful builds within the virtual world, Second Life.

The Virtual Build Archive (VBA): 

Monday, July 13, 2009

For Sofian "Pipe dream" animusic video

Pipe dream. Animusic. Music driven computer animation.

Artists: Wayne Lytle and David Crognale.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Best of Brooklyn is Watching Year 1 festival. 72 Second life artists nominated

Footprints, iceblock, wasps and "fur objects".

In february 2009 i did show various builds, under water,  at the sim Brooklyn is watching in Second life. Among them the project on the picture above.

The Best of BIW Year 1 festival.

I am among the 72 avatar - builders/artists nominated. I am happy and proud. 

Arm Strom

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Slide show, Pride art, Skeive kunstnere, Oslo, Brooklyn is watching, Second life

Digital graphic art and slideshow: Arm Strom

I am combining ink drawings, photos, and Second life snapshots taken at the sim Brooklyn is watching, "BIW", in Second life.

Snapshots of  "Cuboid shark eats cuboid goldfish" by Dekka Raymaker, "Member" by Selavy Oh, and my project "Weights and wasps". 

I am intrigued by the underwater "atmosphere" of virtual environments. The freedom, the weightlessness and lights. 

And, i am concerned abouth the future of the sea, this "aquarium", the vulnerable system...

Arm Strom

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Don McCullinn in the national media museum, 8May -27 September 2009

"Donald McCullin, FRPS CBE (b. October 9, 1935, London, England), is an internationally-regarded British photojournalist, particularly recognised for his war photography and images of urban strife. His photojournalism career, which began in 1959, has specialised in examining the underside of society, and his photographs have depicted the unemployed, downtrodden and the impoverished". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

"Photography for me is not looking, it's feeling. If you can't feel what you're looking at, then you're never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures". - Don McCullin, Sleeping With Ghosts : A Life's Work in Photography by Don McCullin (Photographer), Mark Haworth-Booth (Introduction), Donald McCullin , ISBN: 0893816590 , Page: 96

More quotations,Don

Monday, May 4, 2009

Grace Jones - Corporate Cannibal, the video


"I am the ink in the squid": Grace Jones.  

Corporate Cannibal, from the album "Hurricane" 2008.

 "State of Grace", by Miranda Sawyer.  The Saturday 11th October 2008. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Brooklyn is watching in Second life, at the Boston CyberArts Festival april 24th - may 10th

"Virtual Reality Brings Interactive, Immersive Art to the 2009 Festival".

Visit Artropolis, and the online virtual reality environment Brooklyn is watching in Second life. 

"Boston Is Watching," Saturday, April 25th,  at the Boston Public Library. The event presents in-depth look at a kind of art that is simply not possible in real life. "Boston Is Watching" is a mixed reality presentation, highlighting artwork created in Second Life at Brooklyn is watching. 

The snapshot above is my contribution to the project "I,am Not Here". The snapshot was taken inside the installation of Juria Yoshikawa.  Photoes of Jurias project, are also shown in real life at CounterpArt Gallery in Lowell MA. 

Arm Strom

Monday, April 13, 2009

Snapshot: Theodor Kittelsen, ... and some kitsch

Snapshot: Arm Strom

Theodor Kittelsen, painter (1857-1914).  Well known for his illustrations of Trolls among other "things", in the norwegian Fairy Tales collected by Asbjørnsen and Moe. 

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Avatar, identity, "the church of Whoami", Arthole in Second life

Installation art: Dekka Raymaker

Cartonish and iconic avatars. Hightech equipment. Sharp lines and tools, ... but i could not find the jigsaw.

Do you miss the church? Go there and have a look!

Snapshots: Arm Strom

Church of Whoami
Video by

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Blogging, statistics, visits and visitor locations, "Second life at hand"

Some statistics for the blogg "Second life at hand". 10034 visits, from the 12. of march 2008 until the 13. of march 2009.  Not bad Sofian! Were do we go from here?

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Avatars and art in Second life, Filthy Fluno

Snapshot: Arm Strom

Filthy Fluno and his art in Second life. An interesting link:  "Portrait of an Artist as an Avatar", by Sara Corbett. Published: March 5. 2009 in The New York Times.

I found a snapshot in my inventory too, from March 28. 2008 (last year). I wonder why some men approach me with horns and helmets?

Saturday, February 14, 2009

"What is art exactly" ? Podcast. Brooklyn is Watching, Second life. Jack the Pelican, New York

Snapshots from Brooklyn is Watching (BIW), and some of the art discussed in their Podcast 45 and 46 and shown in the video published at the 13 th of February 2009.

Artists: Ichibot Nishi and Arm Strom. Dekka Raymaker did later on, add his syringes.  I think the syringes do contribute to the project in a brilliant way.  

Podcasts from Brooklyn is watching. The regulars Jay Van Buren (Jay Newt) and Boris Kizelshteyn were joined by Alpha Auer, the artist and blogger of NPIRL.  There was a conversation about the wealth of interesting art on the SIM. 

"Every story should have something icky about it, otherwise its not a story": Alpha Auer.

I have removed the teapot with the script. It was partly ment like a disguice for more serious matter. The english word "disguise", was new for me when i started to play in Second life.

Later on i have added a new version of my insect, some sort of a parasitize wasp.

I have a playful aproach to Second life, and here i use a script from Arcadia... I have had a lot of fun with "the animated states of A..." Thank you!

Text and snapshots: Arm Strom.

The website of the New York gallery Jack the Pelican presents: Brooklyn is Watching.

Podcast BIW 45: 7 th of February 2009: "Every story should have something icky about it, otherwise its not a story".

Podcast BIW 46: 14 th of February 2009: "Cadavre exquis de l’espace".

Friday, February 13, 2009

Ichibot Nishi and "the polkadotproject" at Brooklyn is watching, in Second Life

Snapshots: Arm Strom

In december 2008 there was an artinstallation, "a polkadotproject" under the sealevel.

I meet the artist Ichibot Nishi for the first time. (His/her avatar, left).


Since last summer, i have visited the gallerylandscape "Brooklyn is watching" several times.

This virtual gallery do interact with the gallery "Jack the Pelican Presents" in Brooklyn New York. 

In the real life gallery, visitors will be able to see and interact with anything that happens at the sim in second life, on a 52 inch monitor.

I went berserk with my camera,...

Ichibot Nishi is one of my favourite builders in Second life. 

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Pavig Lok, Ichibot Nishi and the Second life art exibition landscape - Brooklyn is watching - at Popcha

Art: Ichibot Nishi

Snapshots: Arm Strom 

By "tracking" the Second life mentors Pavig Lok and LittleToe Bartlett, i found Popcha. Popcha and Broocklyn is watching, with ever changing modelling projects, art installations and educational profile.


Some days ago i put up my yellow and black walls, and got an interesting message from Ichibot Nishi, ... in the shape of a pink chainsaw. Ishibot is one of the artists i really have recognized at Popcha.

It reminds me of the first project i saw by Ichibot Nishi, in july 2008. I wonder what the artist likes to tell us?

When spellchecking some names i found this link: Broocklyn is watching Podcast # 45 from yesterday 7.february 2009.