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Demiurge & Sapiens by Gem Priez on LEA29, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Demiurge & Sapiens by Gem Priez on LEA29, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 21st May, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams in Second Life, as we visit a really stunning range of installations at the Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA).

We talk to Fakey Jewell and Dorian Cao of the Jewell Theatre, who take us on a guided tour of their installation, Snow, on LEA 25, who don’t just tell us about the production they will be hosting and the real life issues that lie behind the play, but also take us to see various projects about Second Life Theatre that they are running here – and introduce us the the world of the story of Snow!

Entropy V - Diabolus Juvante by NaTaS Janus on LEA 21, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Entropy V – Diabolus Juvante by NaTaS Janus on LEA 21, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Then Saffia meets Solkide Auer at his installation, The Cave on on LEA19, while Elrik explores The Philosophy of Furniture by Daark Gothly, Mazie Halpern and Cienega Soon on LEA 18. And Saffia takes a stroll through Ediola on LEA24, created by Livio Korobase with Footnotes by Arts Oluja – a really fascinating study of visions and ways of seeing. Finally, they visit Unititled on LEA28, created by Storm Septimus, another monumental and stunning installation, this time about the nature of pain.

In addition, Wildstar Beaumont explored three further installations to create a truly wonderful slideshow for this episode: Demiurge & Sapiens by Gem Priez on LEA29; Seductions by Lorys & Alo on LEA 23; and Entropy V – Diabolus Juvante by NaTaS Janus on LEA 21.

Seductions by Lorys & Alo on LEA 23, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Seductions by Lorys & Alo on LEA 23, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

This really is a show not to be missed! So please join us at 2pm SLT.

You’ll be able to see all these installations until the end of June when a new round of Artists in Residence begins. And if you have been inspired by what you have seen at the LEA and would like to apply for a six month grant of a region of your own, check out the application form here: http://lea-sl.org/form/lea-air-land-grant-application-round-fifteen

Demiurge & Sapiens by Gem Priez on LEA29, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Demiurge & Sapiens by Gem Priez on LEA29, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The LEA welcomes established and first time artists.

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.

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Entropy V - Diabolus Juvante by NaTaS Janus on LEA 21, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Entropy V – Diabolus Juvante by NaTaS Janus on LEA 21, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Places to visit from today’s show:

Snow, by Fakey Jewell and Dorian Cao of the Jewell Theatre on LEA 25 – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA25/45/206/26

The Cave by Solkide Aueron on LEA19 – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA19/136/167/983

The Philosophy of Furniture by Daark Gothly, Mazie Halpern and Cienega Soon on LEA 18 – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA18/171/199/2

Ediola by Livio Korobase with Footnotes by Arts Oluja on LEA24 – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA24/87/125/21

Unititled by Storm Septimus on LEA28 – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA28/58/155/1990

Demiurge & Sapiens by Gem Priez on LEA29 – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA29/132/131/22

Seductions by Lorys & Alo on LEA 23 – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA23/36/202/3501

Entropy V – Diabolus Juvante by NaTaS Janus on LEA 21 -http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA21/136/116/664

Seductions by Lorys & Alo on LEA 23, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Seductions by Lorys & Alo on LEA 23, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Fairelands Junction, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fairelands Junction, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The first episode of this season of Designing Worlds, as we pay the first of two visits to the fabulous Fantasy Faire – is now on the web!

DW368 – Fantasy Faire 2018 Part I from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

We’ll be talking to some of the people behind the Faire, including Elizabeth Tinsley, Da5id Abbott, OldeSoul Eldamar, Stevie Basevi, Zeelia Ysabel, Caledonia Skytower and Aoife Lorefield, to talk about the Faire and the work that goes into creating a multi-region, multi-day, multi-timezone event, including events such as parties, shopping, roleplay, performances, a Literary Festival and much, much more.

Tiny Town, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Tiny Town, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fantasy Faire raised over US$48,000 (that’s over $12,000,000 Linden) and on tonight’s show we’ll be sharing with you, in part, how this was done.

Ardessa, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Ardessa, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Halls of Story, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Halls of Story, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 14th May, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams in Second Life, as we return for our new season with a visit to the glorious Fantasy Faire!

We’ll be talking to some of the people behind the Faire, including Elizabeth Tinsley, Da5id Abbott, OldeSoul Eldamar, Stevie Basevi, Zeelia Ysabel, Caledonia Skytower and Aoife Lorefield, to talk about the Faire and the work that goes into creating a multi-region, multi-day, multi-timezone event, including events such as parties, shopping, roleplay, performances, a Literary Festival and much, much more.

The Willows of Nienna, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Willows of Nienna, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fantasy Faire raised over US$48,000 (that’s over $12,000,000 Linden) and on tonight’s show we’ll be sharing with you, in part, how this was done.

So come and join us for this beautiful first show in our new season at 2pm SLT.

Tiny Town, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Tiny Town, 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 Designing Worlds blog.

Severina, photographed by Aoife Lorefield

Severina, photographed by Aoife Lorefield

You can find out more about Fantasy Faire on the Fantasy Faire website.

 

Inside our new studio

Inside our studio

As part of Designing Worlds’ ongoing Tenth Birthday celebrations, we’ll be interviewing Ebbe Linden (aka Ebbe Altberg, the CEO of Linden Lab) for a show to be broadcast on May 28th.

We’ll be talking principally about the roadmap for Second Life released recently, and we’d like to put some of your questions about this to Ebbe.

If you’re interested in adding to the conversation, please add your questions to the form below before midnight on Thursday May 10th.

Prim Perfect and Designing Worlds have run talks at the Home and Garden Expo since (gulp) 2011 … and we’d like to invite YOU to be a part of this year’s series of talks with designers, landscapers and creatives within the Home and Garden market.

We’re planning to host events at 2pm (and, if needed, 5pm) every day. If you would really LOVE to give a presentation, but can’t make that time, contact us and we will see if we can fit you in.

We are happy to host talks, presentations, interviews, question and answer sessions and show and tell events. It’s an opportunity for designers to share ideas, for people to meet their favourite creators, for communities to come together and talk about their culture and ideas. We’re very open to hosting what YOU want to tell us about!

We are also planning to have some of our popular “Show and Tell” events and hopefully some panel discussions on Second Life.

If you would like to be a part of our programme at the Expo, please complete the form below with your topic and preferred dates and times. We will try to fit in as many people as we can!

Closing date: May 17th.

Ships in Rosehaven, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Ships in Rosehaven, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The final episode of this season of Designing Worlds, as we conclude our celebration of ten years of the show – looking back to 2017 – is now on the web!

DW367 – Designing Worlds 10th Anniversary Special #10 – 2017 from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

We look back to our visits to the Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare, Rosehaven, Feed a Smile, Octoberville and the Linden Endowment for the Arts. We celebrate another 10th Anniversary – that of Radio Riel, which occurred in 2017. And we travel off-grid to Inworlds, and we look forwards too with a visit to Linden Lab’s new platform – Sansar.

Antfarm on Sansar, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Antfarm on Sansar, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Saffia will be in discussion with our resident historian, Marianne McCann, and Wildstar Beaumont shows more photos from his archives!

And we remember some people we have known over the past decade who are now, sadly, no longer with us in either the virtual or the physical worlds.

Feed a Smile, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Feed a Smile, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And that’s the end of this season – but we will be back in late May with the start of our new season – so watch out for that!

 

 

Art at the LEA, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Art at the LEA, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 10th April, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams in Second Life, as we continue our celebration of ten years of the show – looking back to 2017.

Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We’ll be looking back to our visits to the Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare, Rosehaven, Feed a Smile, Octoberville and the Linden Endowment for the Arts. We’ll be celebrating another 10 Anniversary – that of Radio Riel, which occurred in 2017.  And we’ve travelled off-grid to Inworlds, and we looked forwards too with a visit to Linden Lab’s new platform – Sansar.

Picnic at Mr Darcy's on Sansar, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Picnic at Mr Darcy’s on Sansar, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Saffia will be in discussion with our resident historian, Marianne McCann, and Wildstar Beaumont shows more photos from his archives!

And we remember some people we have known over the past decade who are now, sadly, no longer with us in either the virtual or the physical worlds.

Ivory Tower of Prims, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont, built by Lumiere Noir, sadly no longer with us

Ivory Tower of Prims, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont, built by Lumiere Noir, sadly no longer with us

So do come and join us for the last show in in our special anniversary season 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 Designing Worlds blog.

Inworldz,  photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Inworldz, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Places on the show that you can visit:
Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Xemia/69/220/22
Rosehaven – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rosehaven%20Park/106/24/22
Feed a Smile – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Feed%20A%20Smile/67/101/22
Linden Endowment for the Arts – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA3/130/120/21
– the best landing point for starting to explore the 29 regions

Castle in Rosehaven, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Castle in Rosehaven, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Some websites related to this show:
Radio Riel – http://radioriel.org/
Octoberville – http://www.octoberville.com/
Sansar – https://www.sansar.com/