Our recent programme from Giverny was the last show from Meta Makeover – but don’t despair, we’re back with a new look and a new name from May 5th: Designing Worlds!
Over the past months, Meta Makeover has been broadening its scope. We have been doing makeovers, but we are also doing a lot more: visiting some of the most beautiful builds and seeing some of the highest quality designs; meeting top designers; visiting prime examples of how quality design and planning in a virtual world can enhance activities in the real world, such as at the Dresden Gallery; and we’ve been tackling serious issues such as intellectual property in the virtual environment. And we’ve been looking beyond Second Life to other virtual worlds.
The Designing Worlds name recognises what Meta Makeover has become: it says all the above and more. And as our new logo (above) suggests, Designing Worlds builds on the best of Meta Makeover and adds a new breadth of coverage that we hope will interest you even more.
The opportunity arose to re-frame the show because we and our partner network, SLCN are moving up to the next level of in-world video, and when we return on May 5th with the first edition of Designing Worlds, we’ll be in widescreen 720p High Definition TV. If you visit the SLCN web site, you’ll see that some of our sister SLCN shows – like Music Academy onLive – have already made the switch, and they look great.
There will be further developments a little later in the year and as soon as we can tell you more about them, we will.
In the meantime, we will be working hard on redesigning our sets, graphics and other aspects of the show to be back with you with a brand-new look on Tuesday, May 5th at 2pm. Join us – and now you can follow @DesigningWorlds on Twitter to get the latest updates.