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Insilico, photographed by PJ Trenton

Insilico, photographed by PJ Trenton

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 26th February, 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 2011.

This was the year when mesh began to enter the grid – although there were still many who couldn’t see it!  Saffia will be discussing this – and other issues with our resident historian, Marianne McCann. And Wildstar Beaumont will be showing more photos from his archives!

Fantasy Faire, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fantasy Faire, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And there will be plenty of other things to see and remember too, as we re-visit shows about various Second Life phenomenon, and art on another platform too. As it says in the Beatles’ song – some are gone, and some remain – so look for links below!

So do come and join us for a fascinating show in our special anniversary season at 2pm SLT.

One from the Archives: The Golden Oriole, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

One from the Archives: The Golden Oriole, 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.

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Places on the show that you can visit:
Grendel’s: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Avaria%20Tor/134/134/302
Garden of Dreams: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Garden%20of%20Dreams/167/84/36
Insilico: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/INSILICO/150/140/3595

SL8B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SL8B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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The new episode of Designing Worlds, as we continue our celebration of ten years of the show – looking back to 2010 – is now on the web!

DW360 – 10th Anniversary Special #3 – 2010 from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

In this episode we look back to 2010. It was billed by Linden Lab as the Year of Delight = and whether or not that was a true prediction will, we hope, emerge within the show. But here are some clues – two changes of CEO, massive lay-offs, viewer wars, rows at the SL7B … it all makes for a fascinating discussion with our resident historian, Marianne McCann.

The Museum (based on the British Museum) in Heritage Key

The Museum (based on the British Museum) in Heritage Key

And there are other treats in the shape of extracts from shows in 2010, including not just Second Life but visits to other grids like the Reaction Grid and the beautiful Heritage Key, as well as fascinating Second Life locations.

And there’s even a little fore-warning of the coming of mesh, with what was a very rare occurrence in those days – the appearance of a Linden on the show!

Remembering Our Friends

Remembering Our Friends

 

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The sculptures of Wizard Gynoid

The sculptures of Wizard Gynoid

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 19th February, 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 2010.

It was billed by Linden Lab as the Year of Delight = and whether or not that was a true prediction will, we hope, emerge within the show. But here are some clues – two changes of CEO, massive lay-offs, viewer wars, rows at the SL7B … it all makes for a fascinating discussion with our resident historian, Marianne McCann.

Marianne McCann and Saffia discuss Linden Lab's "Year of Delight"

Marianne McCann and Saffia discuss Linden Lab’s “Year of Delight”

And there are other treats in the shape of extracts from shows in 2010, including not just Second Life but visits to other grids like the Reaction Grid and the beautiful Heritage Key, as well as fascinating Second Life locations.

And there’s even a little fore-warning of the coming of mesh, with what was a very rare occurrence in those days – the appearance of a Linden on the show!

Remembering Our Friends

Remembering Our Friends

So do come and join us for a fascinating show 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.

Shekawahti

Shekawahti

Sadly, none of the places from this 2010 show remains on the grid, with the exception of the medical centre of Imperial College London, and that is now closed to visitors.

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A picture from Wildstar Beaumont's Archive

A picture from Wildstar Beaumont’s Archive

The new episode of Designing Worlds, as we continue our celebration of ten years of the show – looking back to 2008 and 2009 (Part 2) – is now on the web!

DW359 – 10th Anniv Special #2 – 2009 from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

In today’s episode we’ll be helped by Marianne McCann, Second Life historian, who will share with us some of the features that arrived and frictions that enraged the residents of Second Life in those years, and by Wildstar Beaumont who has ransacked his photo archive for us!

And you’ll have a chance to see extracts from those early shows, including our very first visit to the Home and Garden Expo, a glimpse of the 2008 Relay for Life builds, our very first Babbage show … and much more!

Anatomica at Relay for Life 2009

Anatomica at Relay for Life 2009

And we end with one of the most moving regions we have ever visited … and it’s still there!

Places to visit featured on today’s show:
Most of these have gone, but you can still visit New Babbage (although you’d be wish NOT to explore any tunnels that run under Clockhaven)
1st World War Poetry Archive

The First World War Poetry Archive

The First World War Poetry Archive

 

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Saffia talks Second Life History with Marianne McCann

Saffia talks Second Life History with Marianne McCann

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 12th February, 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 2008 and 2009.

In today’s episode we’ll be helped by Marianne McCann, Second Life historian, who will share with us some of the features that arrived and frictions that enraged the residents of Second Life in those years, and by Wildstar Beaumont who has ransacked his photo archive for us!

A picture from Wildstar Beaumont's Archive

A picture from Wildstar Beaumont’s Archive

And you’ll have a chance to see extracts from those early shows, including our very first visit to the Home and Garden Expo, a glimpse of the 2008 Relay for Life builds, our very first Babbage show … and much more!

And we end with one of the most moving regions we have ever visited … and it’s still there!

The very first appearance of Mr Biggins (in our inaugural New Babbage show)

The very first appearance of Mr Biggins (in our inaugural New Babbage show)

So do come and join us for (perhaps surprisingly) a rather beautiful show 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.

The First World War Poetry Archive

The First World War Poetry Archive

Places to visit featured on today’s show:
Most of these have gone, but you can still visit New Babbage (although you’d be wish NOT to explore any tunnels that run under Clockhaven)
1st World War Poetry Archive

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The room made over - from the first episode of Metamakeover

The room made over – from the first episode of Metamakeover

The first episode of the new season of Designing Worlds, as we begin our celebration of ten years of the show – right back to its beginnings as MetaMakeover, a show on SLCN – is now on the web!

DW358 – Designing Worlds 10th Anniversary Special #1 from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

In this episode we look back to the early years of 2008 to 2009, and we are helped by Marianne McCann, Second Life historian, who shares with us some of the features that arrived and frictions that enraged the residents of Second Life in those years, and by Wildstar Beaumont who has ransacked his photo archive for us!

Elrik learns about Seven Seas Fishing on his first show as co-host

Elrik learns about Seven Seas Fishing on his first show as co-host

And you have a chance to see extracts from the very first show, Mr Merlin’s first appearance as co-host, the story of the changeover from MetaMakeover to Designing Worlds … and much more!

This is the first in a two part show – the second part will be shown next week.

How it all began with MataMakeover

How it all began with MataMakeover

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How it all began with MataMakeover

How it all began with MataMakeover

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 5th February, for the first episode in the new season of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams in Second Life, as we begin our celebration of ten years of the show – right back to its beginnings as MetaMakeover, a show on SLCN.

In today’s episode we’ll be looking back to the early years of 2008 to 2009, and we’ll be helped by Marianne McCann, Second Life historian, who will share with us some of the features that arrived and frictions that enraged the residents of Second Life in those years, and by Wildstar Beaumont who has ransacked his photo archive for us!

Elrik learns about Seven Seas Fishing on his first show as co-host

Elrik learns about Seven Seas Fishing on his first show as co-host

And you’ll have a chance to see extracts from the very first show, Mr Merlin’s first appearance as co-host, the story of the changeover from MetaMakeover to Designing Worlds … and much more!

This is the first in a two part show – the second part will be shown next week.

So do come and join us for a fascinating start to our special anniversary season at 2pm SLT.

Our very first Makeover - Diva Regina's home

Our very first Makeover – Diva Regina’s home

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.

 

 

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Our very first Makeover - Diva Regina's home

Our very first Makeover – Diva Regina’s home

Designing Worlds will be back on Monday 5th February with the start of a very special season!

How it all began with MataMakeover

How it all began with Metamakeover

We’ll be celebrating ten years of the show – right back to its beginnings as MetaMakeover, a show on SLCN.

And other things are planned for later in the seaon, including special screening and a huge party! And we’ll be sharing an exciting new project we have planned for Designing Worlds too.

But we’ll be starting in our first show on Monday at 2pm in our studio in Garden of Dreams in Second Life, as we look back to how it all began …

Elrik learns about Seven Seas Fishing on his first show as co-host

Elrik learns about Seven Seas Fishing on his first show as co-host

 

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