Our two shows from SL6B (Second Life Sixth Birthday) are now available on the web on the Designing Worlds website at the Treet TV archives – and can also be downloaded free of charge from iTunes.
In our first show, we started off with one of our own: the Prim Perfect/Designing Worlds exhibit, created by Dellybean North, which rose high above SL6B Aeon like a gigantic plant, with many fronds, each containing displays from Prim Perfect & The Primgraph magazines, and Designing Worlds (with its predecessor, Meta Makeover). At ground level there was a series of panels introducing the new in-world graphic adventure, The Quest for the Golden Prim, and a TV screen on which you could watch a recent Designing Worlds episode.
Then in the second part of the programme, we visited Jackie Rexen’s fascinating exhibit, Maslow’s Hierarchical Hideaway. Jackie is involved in teacher training and she created this amazing exhibit as an example of how Second Life can go way beyond the limitations of traditional teaching techniques, by offering extensive opportunities for interactivity and co-creation.
And finally on this show, we saw something very different – a remarkable steampunk “Yesterday’s City of Tomorrow”, created by Blakopal Designs of New Babbage. In keeping with the space theme of this year’s exhibition, the city represented an outpost of this thriving steampunk community, built on an asteroid far out in deep space.
In our second show, we talked to three key figures involved in the event: Dusty Linden, Linden Lab Liaison for Residents organising events like SL6B and Burning Life; Phaylen Fairchild, the Project Manager for SL6B and Poid Mahovlich, responsible for much of the infrastructure at SL6B; as well as Dellybean North, of True North Designs, who was definitely key to us, as she built our exhibit! – and who has spent the week finding some fascinating builds. And we’ll also be taking a look at some of the fantastic builds that we’ve discovered, through film and also the stunning photographs of PJ Trenton.