Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for March 27th, 2017

Mont St Michel, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Mont St Michel, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 27th March, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, for n important and timely discussion on preserving Second Life.

We’ll be talking with guests including Patch Linden, of Linden Lab; Ran Heinrichs of the University of Washington’s iSchool; Arik Metzger, the owner of Innsmouth; and Tymus Tenk, the co-owner of Calas Galadhon.

Calas Galadhon, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Calas Galadhon, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we’ll be discussing the how and why of preserving iconic Second Life builds – and what, indeed, makes an iconic Second Life build.

What is Linden Lab’s role in this? Should they have a role? And what can residents on the grid do to preserve the places they love? Just how hard is it to preserve a beloved build?

Svarga, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Svarga, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We’ll be asking all these questions and more on the show – so join us at 2pm SLT in the studio.

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.

Innsmouth, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Innsmouth, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Locations Mentioned on the Show:
Calas Galadhon (starting point – there are ten regions to explore!): http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Calas%20Galadhon/137/233/22
Innsmouth: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Innsmouth/76/99/47 (but please note the region is currently undergoing renovation and much is currently closed to visitors)
Svarga: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Svarga/7/124/22
Mont St Michel: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mont%20Saint%20Michel/79/35/21
SS Galaxy: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Galaxy%20AFT/58/40/21
Ivory Tower Library of Primitives: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Natoma/210/163/27

Lost Gardens of Apollo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Lost Gardens of Apollo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

 

 

Read Full Post »

One of Elicio's paintings - which could be yours in Second and Real Life!

One of Elicio’s paintings – which could be yours in Second and Real Life!

We have been telling you about Filling the Cauldron, the special event to raise funds to support Elicio Ember, the creator of Ceridwen’s Cauldron.

As part of the fundraising event, we will be having an TWO auctions – a SILENT one (where you will be able to place bids throughout the event from April 1st – 9th, and also a LIVE auction, to be held from 10am – 12 noon on Sunday 9th April at Holly Kai island.

And we have something very exciting already that will be on sale at the auction – a selection of drawings by Elicio himself that will be available not just inworld, but can be sent to you in real life as well, as a very special treasure to keep.

A Unique Gift from Sweet Revolutions!

A Unique Gift from Sweet Revolutions!

We are currently looking for more items to add to the auction. These can be individual items … such as art, clothing, jewellery or furniture.  You’ll see above a really gorgeous item that has been donated an a unique gift by Sweet Revolutions – a beautifully detailed Mayan Temple.

But the items can also be special services – a boat trip around the Blake Sea; a hand designed scroll containing a favourite poem. We’ll be offering a Designing Worlds show made on the subject of your choice, and we also have two different and very exciting gifts from different dance troupes in Second Life!

Time and expertise can be just as valuable. For example, if you are a photographer, you could offer a lesson in SL photography or studio sitting; if you’re a machinima maker, you could offer to shoot a video on an event or a location of the bidder’s choosing; if you are a live singer, you might offer to give a private performance to the bidder and their friends. Just provide a description of what you’re offering in the form.

Whatever you’d like to donate for the auction, we’d love to hear about it – please complete the form below – or contact Saffia Widdershins inworld with any questions.

 

 

Read Full Post »

Civil Defence at the Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare

Civil Defence at the Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – a return visit to the fascinating Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare – is now on the web!

In this episode, we join the Director and Curator of the Museum, OtakuSenpai Button to take a look at how different nations have tackled the idea of civil defence against the dangers of nuclear warfare, and memorials at the Museum to the results of nuclear accidents. We conclude with a deeply moving display of drawings created by children who survived the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Civil Defence at the Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare

Civil Defence at the Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare

It’s a fascinating show – both in terms of the content Otaku has gathered, and also in terms of demonstrating how Second Life can be used for a learning experience.

You can see the earlier visit here.

Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

 

 

Read Full Post »