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Rescene at Arctic Greenhouse, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Rescene at Arctic Greenhouse, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today, Monday 17th November at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams as we visit Arctic Greenhouse (home of some really stunning plants) to meet its owner, Logan Bauer, and find out all about an amazing Second Life tool he has developed called Rescene.

Logan originally developed Rescene as a result of a hunt game he created, but then he realised that it could be used for tours and games, and, perhaps above all, for film-making. We certainly agreed – Rescene played a crucial part in staging The Blackened Mirror.

Season 2 Episode 1 of The Blackened Mirror

Season 2 Episode 1 of The Blackened Mirror

We’ll be talking to Logan about how Rescene works, and then we’ll be looking at Rescene in work, with the aid of Terra Volitant who was Rescene Director for The Blackened Mirror. There’ll be samples of different projects – including a test run of a mermaid ballet that is a work in progress.

And there’s a very special treat for all Blackened Mirror fans as we preview a Director’s commentary of Episode 1 of Season 2, explaining how we made the show.

Interrogation in Season 2 Episode 1 of The Blackened Mirror

Interrogation in Season 2 Episode 1 of The Blackened Mirror

Join us today – it’s going to be a terrific show!

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds, on the SLArtist.com channel,  the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

Arctic Greenhouse, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Arctic Greenhouse, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

 

 

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The latest episode of Designing Worlds – wherein we sample some of Yavanna Llanfair’s amazing podcar tours … and discover some of the hidden beauties of the mainland – is now on the web.

Yavanna’s podcars will be familiar to those of you who’ve visited the Second Life Birthday events, and we’ve talked to her before about the tours she has created – but this time we tried out some of her mainland tours for ourselves, with Yavanna as our expert guide!

Yavanna is a keen proponent of the mainland and she shared with us some of the extraordinary creations you can see on her tours, and we learnt more about the work that not only residents have done, but also that Linden Lab has done – and continues to do – in making the mainland an unexpectedly fascinating – and often beautiful – place to visit. And to help you discover more, you’ll find maps at each starting location that will help you discover further tours to try.

Podcar Tours, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Podcar Tours, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We actually try out three tours – and here are links for you to be able to take the tours for yourselves!  The first took us to Sansara Seas and Rivers, one of nine tours available from Yavanna’s podcar hub on the Sansara continent; the second was a fascinating tour on the little-visited teen grid (where the podcar turns into a ski lift – and then grows a ski to take us back down the mountain!); and finally we took a trip round the islands  of north western Maebaleia on the Southern Nautilus tour, one of two tours on the Maebaleia or Satori continent. And we also took a brief look at a fascinating railcar tour on the Heterocera continent – which would allow you to start exploring Second Life railways! But don’t just confine yourselves to the tours we took – there are many more fascinating areas to be discovered.

Podcar Tours, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Podcar Tours, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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Podcar Tours, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Podcar Tours, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today, Monday 10th November at 2pm SLT Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams for a spin – and a row and a flight and a submersion – around the mainland as we sample some of Yavanna Llanfair’s amazing podcar tours … and discover some of the hidden beauties of the mainland.

Yavanna’s podcars will be familiar to those of you who’ve visited the Second Life Birthday events, and we’ve talked to her before about the tours she has created – but this time we’re going to be trying out some of her mainland tours for ourselves, with Yavanna as our expert guide!

Podcar Tours, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Podcar Tours, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We actually try out three tours: the first taking us to Sansara Seas and Rivers, one of nine tours available from Yavanna’s podcar hub on the Sansara continent; a fascinating tour on the little-visited teen grid (where the podcar turns into a ski lift – and then grows a ski to take us back down the mountain!); and a trip round the islands  of north western Maebaleia on the Southern Nautilus tour, one of two tours on the Maebaleia or Datori continent. And we also take a look at a fascinating railcar tour on the Heterocera continent!

Podcar Tours, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Podcar Tours, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Yavanna is a keen proponent of the mainland and she shares with us some of the extraordinary creations you can see on her tours, and learn more about the work that not only residents have done, but also that Linden Lab has done – and continues to do – in making the mainland an unexpectedly fascinating – and often beautiful – place to visit. And to help you discover more, you’ll find maps at each starting location that will help you discover further tours to try.

Join us today – for a show that will really open your eyes to the extraordinary mainland!

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds, on the SLArtist.com channel,  the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

Podcar Tours, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Podcar Tours, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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The latest episode of Designing Worlds – our visit to Rocky Valley HighSchool – is now on the web.

This show might be nostalgic for some, and an American icon for others – the world of High School – and you can visit Rocky Valley High School here.

In this show we step into the world of jocks and cheerleaders, nerds and plastics, as we visit an American High School. We see the classes, the social activities and the sports, and we learn some of the reasons why people enjoy re-living their teen years, hang-ups, hang-outs, heartaches and all! There are other roles you can play in the community, and we learn something about that too from our two hosts – Kate Watson, Admissions Administrator and Michele Sabetha, Captain of the Cheer Squad.

Rocky Valley High School, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Rocky Valley High School, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And the community itself has a wider role to play. We first met the cheerleaders of Rocky Valley High School at Relay for Life when they had a campsite opposite the telethon studio and were doing enthusiastic cheers all weekend!

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Rocky Valley High School, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Rocky Valley High School, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today, Monday 3rd November at 2pm SLT Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams for what might be nostalgic for some, and an American icon for others – the world of High School – as we pay a visit to Rocky Valley High School!

In the past we’ve visited family communities and camps, even a school for younger children. This week we step into the world of jocks and cheerleaders, nerds and plastics, as we visit an American High School. We see the classes, the social activities and the sports, and we learn some of the reasons why people enjoy re-living their teen years, hang-ups, hang-outs, heartaches and all!

Rocky Valley High School, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Rocky Valley High School, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

There are other roles you can play in the community, and we learn something about that too from our two hosts – Kate Watson, Admissions Administrator and Michele Sabetha, Captain of the Cheer Squad.

And the community itself has a wider role to play. We first met the cheerleaders of Rocky Valley High School at Relay for Life when they had a campsite opposite the telethon studio and were doing enthusiastic cheers all weekend!

Rocky Valley High School: Saffia with cheerleading bear

Rocky Valley High School: Saffia with cheerleading bear

Join us for tonight’s show – and our audience members will receive special gifts too … the sports team are called the bears, and there will be special football and cheerleading bears for our audience to collect. So don’t miss it!

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds, on the SLArtist.com channel,  the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

Rocky Valley High School, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Rocky Valley High School, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

 

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View of Innsmouth, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

View of Innsmouth, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today, Monday 27th October at 2pm SLT Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams for our Halloween special – a trip to one of the moodiest and most sinister regions on the grid — the town of Innsmouth. And Europeans – remember that now the clocks have gone back, that’s an hour earlier than usual!

Innsmouth is a fascinating region – based on the horror stories of HP Lovecraft (whom many call the most influential horror writer of the 20th century), it has plenty of mysterious and hidden places to explore – all in the tradition of Lovecraft’s mysterious New England coastal towns. It was also, of course, an important location in Season 1 of The Blackened Mirror (as we shall learn).

View of Innsmouth, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

View of Innsmouth, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

But more recently, Innsmouth has been in danger of being lost. A campaign has begin to save this wonderful region by its supporters, led by Arik Metzger., who – together with Terra Volitant – joins us on the show.

Find out more about this campaign, the stories of HP Lovecraft and Innsmouth itself in tonight’s Halloween special show – don’t miss it!

View of Innsmouth, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

View of Innsmouth, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds, on the SLArtist.com channel,  the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

View of Innsmouth, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

View of Innsmouth, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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The latest episode of Designing Worlds – where we look back at some of the many, many highlights of recent seasons – is now on the web.

What have we chosen? We’ve chosen discussion shows, shows that are educational, shows that are beautiful and shows that are fun!

And yes … there’s a chance to see Mr Biggins too!

Chang High Trinity Sisters on Designing Worlds

Chang High Trinity Sisters on Designing Worlds

Are they some of your favourites? Do you agree with our choices? Watch this show and find out!

 

 

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