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Archive for March 1st, 2015

The latest episode of Designing Worlds –  tracing the history of virtual world jewellery making with Abraxxa Anatine of Earthstones – is now on the web!

Designing Worlds Episode 263 – The Ages of Second Life Jewellery from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

Abraxxa has been creating jewellery in Second Life for a very long time, and she takes us back to the days of prim torture as she demonstrates how jewellery was made before the advent of the sculptie (and why it was possible to crash a region with your ear-rings!). Then we look at the refinements possible with the development of sculptie prims, and finally to the amazing possibilities of mesh.

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And along the way we discuss issues such as the use of bling (Second Life’s very own version of the Blink! tag), the pleasures and pitfalls of maintaining jewellery stores across virtual worlds (Abraxxa has a strong presence in Inworldz), the problems posed by the advent of mesh body parts, and the difficulties the use of display names has caused. In fact, some of the issues Abraxxa faces provide a fascinating microcosm of residents working with the changing face of virtual world economies, as we learn in a fascinating discussion with her.

Butterfly rings by Earthstones

Butterfly rings by Earthstones

Visit Earthstones at: maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EarthBound/124/139/25

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The Avi Choice Award 2015

The Avi Choice Award 2015

At Designing Worlds, we take enormous pride and pleasure in sharing the beauties of the grid with you, discussing new innovations, and highlighting issues of concern to residents.  It means we get to visit the most amazing places and meet the most creative and ingenious people. Making the show is a treat every episode, and to be rewarded for doing what we love so much is a particularly fine cherry on on cake.

Thank you so much to everyone who voted for us in the Avi Choice Art Awards 2015 for Favourite Television Programme. Your support for Designing Worlds makes this very, very special for us.

 

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