- About Virtually Olivia -

Welcome to the chronicle of places I go, and events I attend in my Second Life travels. I post lots of photos and landmarks to get to stops I recommend. Most of this blog - but not all - is dedicated to educational builds or places pertaining to education. I am an ardent Second Life traveler, and this blog reflects that. Olivia Hotshot. Get yours at bighugelabs.com/flickr

28 February 2009

Lindenworld 2001

worth a look
our ancestors


garden2_001.jpg, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.

the second show at the art garden was a great success!!

from left:
Mister, Avery, Olivia, Omen, and Lolly

27 February 2009


oh_no_001.jpg, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.


this person was head butting next to the Emporium for a few hours. Poor soul!

26 February 2009


Anomaly, originally uploaded by Omen Crow.

fractal art by Omen Crow and created with Apophysis, a freeware program

25 February 2009

Art Garden - 2nd Installation Opening Feb 28, 3 - 5 SL

Youre invited!

Come see the newness:


Building a House 101

23 February 2009

21 February 2009

FREE March 2009 Desktop Calendar

Your calendar for the taking. This is my SL, Brother's ship. He has excellent taste in flying vehicles.


Omen and I have a new 7Seas fishing area. He has already created 2 custom fish. Come check it out!

19 February 2009


bespa_001.jpg, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.

we had two visitors zip between the Garden and Emporium and wave hello.


thinC_001, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.


Books are in my future.

18 February 2009


standford_tour_001, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.

here we are at the ucla library awaiting our next stop

17 February 2009


camping hair - literally

I sat for 15 minutes in a salon chair to get these locks, not that I actually need new hair, but more to see if i can recommend it for others to do.



Lorelei Junot - featured speaker


from the _2_17_09 meeting

Today's Modern Librarian

Linden Lab's in-world Christmas Card picture (2002)

Philip Linden is on the left. I think eventually he got nudged out of the frame.

Ethereal Teal

Ethereal Teal, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.


Jopsy Pendragon, the person who created particle lab, created this area as a show of what & how SL works in the background, if you look to the right side it lists the servers and what runs on them and how many. This is an old map in the display area.

Ethereal Teal

Ethereal Teal, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.

# Private Islands
#Mainland Regions
#Regions per Rack
as of 10/31/08

16 February 2009

FREE April 2009 Desktop Calendar


as always, download if you like it.

FREE March 2009 Desktop Calendar

Taken at alien invasion

15 February 2009


Eye of the Storm_012.jpg, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.

in the eye of the storm



tempora_003a.jpg, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.


Eye of the Storm

Eye of the Storm_006.jpg, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.

Douglas Story and Desdemona Enfield's newest creation "StormEye," the centerpiece of which is composed of approximately 1000 primitive objects which are coated in moving video accompanied by a densely layered sound effects bed. This complex and dynamic object floats over a landscape which is composed of a grid of interlocking sculpty megaprims which Enfield manufactured using mathematical data. This derived from her work using real-world data from the USGS and NASA to create accurate models of actual landscapes within Second Life. As with every other Story/Endfield collaboration, BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS and take the build-specific umbrella by Bryn Oh

alien invasion

alien invasion_024.jpg, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.


Fishing for custom fish at the enhanced Plasma 3 sim

11 February 2009

Cocos Island Submersible

Cruising the reef in Costa Rica - virtually of course.

10 February 2009

i think i recognize the one in the middle

sledroundtable2_10_014, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.

SL Ed Roundtable 2.10.09

all alts



Georg Janick's remarkable one day exhibition of his newest installation - This Artwork is a Victim... - at Arena

sl ed roundtable 2_10_09

sledroundtable2_10_015, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.

the topic for today was all about Alts.
personally I do not use one, but i recommend them if you need an escape.

Chief Moonshiner

sledroundtable2_10_005, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.

SL Ed Roundtable 2.10.09

09 February 2009


narnia_008.jpg, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.

go through the wardrobe and enter the snow kingdom


08 February 2009

the spaces between_the_trees

between_the_trees_005.jpg, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.


Cocos Island

Cocos Island_016.jpg, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.

virtual Costa Rica


art_maniacs_011.jpg, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.

floating in the pond on the third floor

art maniacs


freakshow_011.jpg, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.


wonderfully creative artist, four Yip's Freakshow is worth a visit.


Thinking of volunteering in SL - Check the Peace school


04 February 2009

Linked Campuses International Network Field Trip

lcin_field_trip1_001, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.

This was the first adventure for the group. Here we are pictured in the Intel core.

The Trip Itinerary

Today, Feb 4, 2009, we will tour 3 sims (4 stops) built by Yadni Monde.

[Pronounce YAD-NEE-MOND (like in pond or bond) =)]

His blog is at:
And in his own words:

"All my Buildings say I LOVE YOU to the Eyes of who Looks, and I Do, Look Closely =)

You can check the WEB tab on this profile to learn much more about me (check ON "automatically load web profiles")

I am over Four years old and am the Proud Owner of YadNi s Junkyard, the Koolest and Eldest Freebie Place in SL, but also I am a Sim Builder of all styles, like you can see on my PICKS tab on this profile.

I am always pleased to answer a Good Question. "

Sim 1:
(purpose - to see an amazing simulated environment)

Sim 2:
(purpose - to see an amazing build & used of multi-media)

Sim 3:
(purpose - to landmark a great freebie spot & see the SL world map)

Sim 4:
(purpose - to see a well-done commercial sim)

For more information:
The slurl photographs can be found on my blog after the tour:

03 February 2009

SL Educators Roundtable

SL Educators Roundtable, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.

Feb 3 Meeting
Pathfinder Linden

A transcript of this meeting is available courtesy of Iggy, the SL Educator Roundtable scribe.


Synthetic_World_001, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.

take the Indiana University survey and make 250L



unintended_water_001, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.


using the environment editor to create my version of the world.

02 February 2009


Explore, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.

An automotivator picture created with wigflip.com

01 February 2009

Lollygagger - Home Sweet Slum

Lollygagger_009.jpg, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.


still in the process of being built - laggy but fun

So this is where you're all from!

Inspire Park with Cotton Dover

I took Cotton Dover to see Inspire Park last night. I think everyone who is new to SL should take a trip there to see the power of Immersive education.