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Medical Training at Imperial College London

Medical Training at Imperial College London

This week on Monday 30th March at 2pm SLT, we take a look into the archives, to see again our show from 2010 on the uses that Imperial College London have made of virtual worlds (Second Life) for medical training to help doctors, nurses – and vulnerable patients.

Imperial College have been world leaders in modelling the path of the coronavirus pandemic; this show gives you a chance to see some of their other work.

Medical Training at Imperial College London

Medical Training at Imperial College London

You can watch it on this blog, and you can also see the show on the Designing Worlds Archive Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/373063396. And you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

#109 Medical training with Imperial College London – 29th November 2010 from Saffia Widdershins on Vimeo.

In this show we explore a fascinating series of projects relating to medical education and public health awareness from one of the UK’s most highly regarded universities.

We will be looking at projects they have developed for their own Postgraduate Medical Training Centre, and in partnership with a whole range of other organisations including the government agency NHS for London, the University of Brighton, Sussex Partnerships NHS, the Grace Eyre Foundation and even the Royal College for Art!

Medical Training at Imperial College London

Medical Training at Imperial College London

These projects seek to use Second Life in innovative ways for training doctors, nurses and other health professionals in areas ranging from crisis management on hospital wards to the most effective forms of signage in hospital corridors.

And there are also projects that relate to patients too.  We’ll be seeing how a re-creation of Brighton sea-front is used to help patients with learning difficulties understand how hospital procedures will affect them – and how Second Life can be used to demonstrate to Londoners how a Polyclinic can improve their healthcare.

All in all, this is a fascinating programme – and one that you shouldn’t miss! So do tune in or join us at 2pm SLT at the Watch Party in Garden of Dreams!

Medical Training at Imperial College London

Medical Training at Imperial College London

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

You can now see both shows from the Second Life Home and Garden Expo on the web.

At a very difficult time for the world, the Home and Garden Expo raised more than 2,272, 300 Lindens for Relay for Life of Second Life (as of today). That’s approximately 8,900 US dollars.

DW415 – Home & Garden Expo 2020 II from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

In our second show,In the show, Saffia talks to Mike of Loggin’ Off Homes, one of the organisers of the Expo, and she and Elrik look around some of the amazing exhibits at the Expo, including talking to Cassie Eldamar of Little Big Designs.

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We take a look at the Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest, which was then in full flow, and we talked to a couple of the decorators, Prokovy Neva of Ravenglass Rentals and Dee of Dictatorshop.

The Competition raised raised 159,288 Lindens – that’s US$615.93 in total!

And you can also still see our first show!

It’s available here:

DW414 – Home & Garden Expo 2020 I from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

In this show, we explore our beautiful Designing Worlds cafe at the Expo, created by undercoverlady.

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We talk to Kaerri, the main organiser of the Expo, about the work that goes into the event, and Maxwell Graf, an old friend who’s recently returned to Second Life with a stunning new build.

And we take a ride on the monorail to explore a special selection of Linden Homes. All this, and more – including a selection of Expo photos from the wonderful Wildstar Beaumont.

The Second Life Home and Garden Expo has now ended, but you can still read about it here … and be among the first to find out about next year’s event!

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

This week, Designing Worlds is paying the second and final visit to the wonderful Home and Garden Expo!

From 2pm today, Monday 23rd March, you can see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/channels/dworlds and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist at: https://www.slartist.com/browse-dw-videos-1-date.html.

And you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

At a very difficult time for the world, the Home and Garden Expo raised more than 2,272, 300 Lindens for Relay for Life of Second Life (as of today). That’s approximately 8,900 US dollars.

In the show, Saffia talks to Mike of Loggin’ Off Homes, one of the organisers of the Expo, and she and Elrik look around some of the amazing exhibits at the Expo, including talking to Cassie Eldamar of Little Big Designs.

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We take a look at the Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest, which was then in full flow, and we talked to a couple of the decorators, Prokovy Neva of Ravenglass Rentals and Dee of Dictatorshop.

The Competition raised raised 159,288 Lindens – that’s US$615.93 in total!

Decorating Contest - House 8, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Decorating Contest – House 8, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The winners of the Decorating contest were:
1st Place: Jarrod Beck for House 8: Lil Victorian by Painted Pixels
2nd Place: Ororeia Resident & Kyra Nachtigal for House 4: The Skwer by Cain Maven
3rd Place: House 5: Aja Direwytch for Barn House by RVi Design

We also had a second contest, for the best story that accompanied the homes you decorated. This was judged by a panel – me; Kaerri; Cain Maven (designer); Terra Volitant (scripter), Briony (LaNez Writer).

Decorating Contest - House 7, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Decorating Contest – House 7, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The results were:
1st Place: Prokofy Neva for House 7 Martha’s Vineyard Cottage by Little Big Designs
2nd Place: DevinVaughn resident for House 13: Natane by Glas Houses
3rd Place:- Joint Winners:
Dame Roxan for House 3: The Winter Cabin by Loggin’ Off Homes
and
Alec Rogue and Roshy Aura for House 11: The Beach Cabin by Loggin’ Off Homes

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

There’s also a swift look at the new Linden Homes – the log homes.

Sadly, the one thing you can’t do is visit the Expo itself as it closed today.

But it’s a very impressive show, so do tune in or join us at 2pm SLT at the Watch Party in Garden of Dreams!

Have you seen the first part of the show yet?  It’s available here:

DW414 – Home & Garden Expo 2020 I from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

Part One is also available on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/395410400 and SLArtist at: https://www.slartist.com/designing-worlds-dw414-home-garden-expo-2020-i_a4031c532.html

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

 

 

Second Life Railways, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Second Life Railways, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

This week, we take a look into the archives, to see again our show on Second Life Railways, first shown in 2012.

Second Life Railways, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Second Life Railways, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

You can watch it on this blog, and you can also see the show on the Designing Worlds Archive Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/375405889. And you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

#DW153 Second Life Railways from Saffia Widdershins on Vimeo.

Saffia and Elrik further explore the extensive railway tracks that spread across the continents of the Second Life mainland, in the company of Marianne McCann and Moundsa Mayo of the Virtual Railways Consortium.

Second Life Railways, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Second Life Railways, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

In addition to seeing some amazing locos, riding the rails and visiting numerous locations along the way, we learn about the history, organisations and technologies that lie behind the railways of Second Life.

Second Life Railways, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Second Life Railways, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we took with us the brilliant photographer Wildstar Beaumont – who fell in love with the trains just as much as we did – and here’s a wonderful slideshow to prove it (you can see it full size here).

Second Life Railways, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Second Life Railways, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

This week, Designing Worlds is paying the first of two visits to the wonderful Home and Garden Expo!

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

From 2pm today, Monday 9th March, you can see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/channels/dworlds and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist at: https://www.slartist.com/browse-dw-videos-1-date.html.

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) for this week only at the Theatre on Hope 3, part of the Home and Garden Expo.

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We explore our beautiful Designing Worlds cafe at the Expo, created by undercoverlady.

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We talk to Kaerri, the main organiser of the Expo, about the work that goes into the event, and Maxwell Graf, an old friend who’s recently returned to Second Life with a stunning new build.

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we take a ride on the monorail to explore a special selection of Linden Homes. All this, and more – including a selection of Expo photos from the wonderful Wildstar Beaumont.

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

So do join us for our special watch party at the Expo, or watch on the web!

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Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Visit the Expo at: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/170/35/23 (or, indeed, any of the regions Hope 1 – 9)

Find out more at the website: https://slhomegardenexpo.com/

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Come and see the houses in the Home & Garden Decorating Contest – and then vote for your favourite!  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%203/5/41/23

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

 

 

All photos by Wildstar Beaumont

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

In the first episode of our new Season, we pay a visit to the fantastic event of One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020!

Note that this programme includes still images representing violence against women, which some viewers may find upsetting.

DW413 – One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020 from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

We talk to the organisers of the event (and Saffia was one of them!), Briony, Dawny Daviau, Stevie Basevi and AvaJean Westland.

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

Stevie tells us about the vital role of volunteers, while Dawny talks about dance – and we have clips of the various dance acts, and Briony tells us about the amazing music this year. Kess Crystal talks about the special photography installation “I Rise”, and we talk about the Poetry and Prose events organised by Adele Ward.

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

We discuss the art installations, and we take a look at these, as well as visit the amazing Heroes’ Pavilion with its contents created and curated by AvaJean.

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

And Dawny and Briony talk about the wonderful promotional video, which this year was filmed by Chantal Harvey – and which also has a very special remix version.

To find out more about One Billion Rising in Second Life, visit the website.

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

All photos by Wildstar Beaumont

Designing Worlds is back! And in our first episode, we pay a visit to the fantastic event of One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020!

From 2pm today, Monday 2nd March, you can see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/channels/dworlds and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist at: https://www.slartist.com/browse-dw-videos-1-date.html. And you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

We talk to the organisers of the event (and Saffia was one of them!), Briony, Dawny Daviau, Stevie Basevi and AvaJean Westland. Stevie tells us about the vital role of volunteers, while Dawny talks about dance – and we have clips of the various dance acts, and Briony tells us about the amazing music this year. Kess Crystal talks about the special photography installation “I Rise”, and we talk about the Poetry and Prose events,

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

We discuss the art installations, and we take a look at these, as well as visit the amazing Heroes’ Pavilion with its contents created and curated by AvaJean.

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

And Dawny and Briony talk about the wonderful promotional video, which this year was filmed by Chantal Harvey – and which also has a very special remix version.

It’s a very impressive show, so do tune in or join us at 2pm SLT at the Watch Party in Garden of Dreams!

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To find out more about One Billion Rising in Second Life, visit the website.

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020