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SL15B - DJ Stage South - The Cake, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SL15B – DJ Stage South – The Cake, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of this season of Designing Worlds – as we visit the amazing resident builds of the Second Life 15th Birthday Community Celebration – is now on the web!

DW376 – SL15B Part II from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

Last week we explored resident builds (you can see that show here) and this we focused on the public areas.

We tour the main stages, the Welcome Area, the Auditorium (where Saffia interviewed the Lindens – (you can see those on SL4Live TV – their SL15B playlist is here). We talk to ADudeNamed Anthony and Dawny Daviau about the auditorium, and to Marianne McCann about the Linden-created Tapestry of Time.

SL15B - Main Stage, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SL15B – Main Stage, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And, of course, as this was a special year, two much-loved locations – the Cornfield and Bear Island – made a welcome return!

SL15B - DJ Stage North, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SL15B – DJ Stage North, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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SL15B - the Cake and Main Stage, seen from the Cornfield, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SL15B – the Cake and Main Stage, seen from the Cornfield, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 16 July for Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams in Second Life, as we return to the Second Life 15th Birthday Community Celebration to explore the public builds.

We tour the main stages, the Welcome Area, the Auditorium (where Saffia interviewed the Lindens – (you can see those on SL4Live TV – their SL15B playlist is here). We talk to ADudeNamed Anthony and Dawny Daviau about the auditorium, and to Marianne McCann about the Linden-created Tapestry of Time.

And, of course, as this was a special year, two much-loved locations – the Cornfield and Bear Island – made a welcome return!

SL15B - DJ Stage South - The Cake, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SL15B – DJ Stage South – The Cake, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

It’s another beautiful show so … do join us at 2pm SLT.

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist – or catch it later in the week on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Prim Perfect or Designing Worlds blogs.#

SL15B - Left Stage - Serpent, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SL15B – Left Stage – Serpent, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SL15B Community Celebration, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SL15B Community Celebration, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of this season of Designing Worlds – as we visit the amazing resident builds of the Second Life 15th Birthday Community Celebration – is now on the web!

DW375 – Second Life 15th Birthday Community Celebration Part I – Resident Builds

We talk to some of the creators – to Marianne McCann, about her History Walk and the Bay City exhibit, and to Stevie Basevi, about the Sanctuary exhibit.

SL15B Community Celebration, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SL15B Community Celebration, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we also explore the work of artists and creators including Silas Merlin, Suzan Juel. Thoth, Holocluck Henley, Jo Yardley, Lorin Tone and Elicio Ember, Giovanna Cerise. Livio Korobase, Kristali Rabeni and Mantis Oh.

 

SL15B Community Celebration, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SL15B Community Celebration, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 9 July for Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams in Second Life, as we visit the amazing resident builds of the Second Life 15th Birthday Community Celebration.

We talk to some of the creators – to Marianne McCann, about her History Walk and the Bay City exhibit, and to Stevie Basevi, about the Sanctuary exhibit. And we also explore the work of artists and creators including Silas Merlin, Suzan Juel. Thoth, Holocluck Henley, Jo Yardley, Lorin Tone and Elicio Ember, Giovanna Cerise. Livio Korobase, Kristali Rabeni and Mantis Oh.

SL15B Community Celebration, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SL15B Community Celebration, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

It’s a beautiful show so … do join us at 2pm SLT.

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist – or catch it later in the week on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Prim Perfect or Designing Worlds blogs.

SL15B Community Celebration, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SL15B Community Celebration, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

From ColeMarie's particle performance

From ColeMarie’s particle performance

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 2 July for Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams in Second Life, as we revisit a show from 2015 where we looked at the career and particle magic of the well-known creator, muscian and machinima-maker, ColeMarie Soliel..

ColeMarie has had a fascinating career, both inworld and on the wider web, and she talks to us about this, as well as demonstrating some of her beautiful particle effects – and explaining why the development of particle scripting in Second Life made her enthusiastic to return and start creating again.

From ColeMarie's particle performance

From ColeMarie’s particle performance

Then she treats us to a full musical performance with stunning particle effects.

It’s a beautiful show so … do join us at 2pm SLT.

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist – or catch it later in the week on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Prim Perfect or Designing Worlds blogs.

From ColeMarie's particle performance

From ColeMarie’s particle performance

Ravenglass - Celtic Mystical Forest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Ravenglass – Celtic Mystical Forest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of this season of Designing Worlds – when we meet Prokofy Neva, a longstanding resident in Second Life, the owner of Ravenglass Rentals and the moving force behind the Second Life Public Land Preserve – is now on the web!

DW374 – Prokofy Neva & Ravenglass from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

Prokofy Neva is well known for his determined stand on his principles relating to issues ranging from the iniquities of gachas to the problems with group structure within Second Life. He has faced ferocious griefing – including doxing and vile imagery as well as concentrated efforts to destroy his business. But what emerges in our conversation is his passionate love of Second Life and his determination to make residential life better not just for his residents, but for all residents.

Second Life Public Land Preserve - the female Cross, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Second Life Public Land Preserve – the female Cross, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Prok takes us on a exploration of Ravenglass and shares some of his concepts for rentals – including the way he uses groups to manage land, and his concepts of themed and even furnished rentals.

He has long had an interest in home and landscape decoration, and is a strong believer in the power of stories creating environments – as we saw recently in his second-placed entry at the Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition. This is very apparent in many of the places we visit in the course of the show.

Ravenglass, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Ravenglass, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we also explore areas within his rentals and beyond where he has created open public land for the benefit of all residents – the Second Life Public Land Preserve – where we see, among other places, a newly created Celtic Mystical Forest, a pretty Italianate waterfront area, a wonder of the Ancient World and a stunning Belarussian witches’ house, with a mysterious Female Cross.

Prok talks openly about his ideas – and about the relationship with the woman behind the avatar and her work in the real world, which particularly shows in the Belarus region, where Prok has a display about the oppression in the real life Belarus, as well as some fascinating displays that showcase Belarussian and related regions’ culture and folklore.

Second Life Public Land Preserve - the Belarus Witches' House, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Second Life Public Land Preserve – the Belarus Witches’ House, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Ravenglass - Celtic Mystical Forest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Ravenglass – Celtic Mystical Forest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 25th June, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams in Second Life, as we meet Prokofy Neva, a longstanding resident in Second Life, the owner of Ravenglass Rentals and the moving force behind the Second Life Public Land Preserve.

Prokofy Neva is well known for his determined stand on his principles relating to issues ranging from the iniquities of gachas to the problems with group structure within Second Life. He has faced ferocious griefing – including doxing and vile imagery as well as concentrated efforts to destroy his business. But what emerges in our conversation is his passionate love of Second Life and his determination to make residential life better not just for his residents, but for all residents.

Ross Info Hub - the Pharos Lighthouse, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Ross Info Hub – the Pharos Lighthouse, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Prok takes us on a exploration of Ravenglass and shares some of his concepts for rentals – including the way he uses groups to manage land, and his concepts of themed and even furnished rentals.

He has long had an interest in home and landscape decoration, and is a strong believer in the power of stories creating environments – as we saw recently in his second-placed entry at the Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition. This is very apparent in many of the places we visit in the course of the show.

Ravenglass Rentals - Bed and Breakfast on Grote, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Ravenglass Rentals – Bed and Breakfast on Grote, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we also explore areas within his rentals and beyond where he has created open public land for the benefit of all residents – the Second Life Public Land Preserve – where we see, among other places, a newly created Celtic Mystical Forest, a pretty Italianate waterfront area, a wonder of the Ancient World and a stunning Belarussian witches’ house, with a mysterious Female Cross.

Second Life Public Land Preserve - the female Cross, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Second Life Public Land Preserve – the Female Cross, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Prok talks openly about his ideas – and about the relationship with the woman behind the avatar and her work in the real world, which particularly shows in the Belarus region, where Prok has a display about the oppression in the real life Belarus, as well as some fascinating displays that showcase Belarussian and related regions’ culture and folklore.

It makes for an absolutely fascinating show, so make sure you don’t miss it – by joining us at 2pm SLT.

Second Life Public Land Preserve - Alice - Alchemist's Lab, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Second Life Public Land Preserve – Alice – Alchemist’s Lab, 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 catch it later in the week on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Prim Perfect or Designing Worlds blogs.