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One Billion Rising 2019, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

One Billion Rising 2019, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this week’s Designing Worlds, we’re visiting the wonderful 24 hour event that was One Billion Rising 2019.

The show goes live on Monday 25th February at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist – and you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

On February 14, 2019, women and men in Second Life joined people across the world to Rise as a show of unity, individual strength, and the need for change. The event featured a four-region stage where 200 people could dance together, surrounded by an area of art installations and informational exhibits.

One Billion Rising 2019, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

One Billion Rising 2019, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

This year the One Billion Rising event continued last year’s theme – we RISE in Solidarity Against the Exploitation of Women in a world where governments and leaders seem to be increasingly anti-women. And we also had a special tribute to the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize laureates – Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad – for their work against sexual violence as a weapon of war.

As in previous years, we asked a variety of performers to play over the 24-hour period, which let people all over the world attend the event no matter their timezone. The regions had a General maturity rating to allow all residents an opportunity to participate.

One Billion Rising 2019, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

One Billion Rising 2019, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

This programme documents OBR in SL 2019 and includes interviews with leading contributors and co-creators.

We think you’ll find it a fascinating show, so please tune in or join us at 2pm SLT.

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One Billion Rising 2019, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

One Billion Rising 2019, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

You can read more about this here:
Oue website: https://onebillionrisingsl.wordpress.com/
Our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/One-Billion-Rising/493344827375934
Main One Billion Rising page: www.onebillionrising.org/
Nobel Peace Prize 2018: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_Nobel_Peace_Prize

One Billion Rising 2019, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

One Billion Rising 2019, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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American Cancer Society Memorial Garden

American Cancer Society Memorial Garden

In this week’s episode of Designing Worlds we look at a sadly all too real phenomenon: when people disappear from Second Life and – often – from real life too.

DW391 – Legacy from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

What legacy do they leave behind? And what steps should we be taking to protect our legacy – and make sure our friends understand what has happened?

We talk to Jo Yardley, who has written a fascinating article on this issue, and other people who have been affected too – both by people who have died, and people who have suddenly disappeared, sometimes with devastating consequences for those who knew them, worked with them, and loved them.

Guest on the show include Jo Yardley, KT Syakumi, Stevie Basevi, Kess Viiperi, and Adele Ward.

Linden Memorial Park

Linden Memorial Park

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You can see the full Ladyslipper Constantine tribute, featured in the show, at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mX3c8RVB0iI
You can visit the Day of Remembrance Menorial Garden here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Varna/179/35/24

 

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The Sojourner Memorial, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Sojourner Memorial, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this week’s Designing Worlds, we’re looking at a sadly all too real phenomenon: when people disappear from Second Life and – often – from real life too.

The show goes live on Monday 18th February at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist – and you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

Here’s a short preview of today’s show:

In the show, we’ll be discussing what legacy they leave behind, and what steps we should be taking to protect our legacy – and make sure our friends understand what has happened.

We’ll be talking to Jo Yardley, who has written a fascinating article on this issue, and other people – KT Syakumi, Kess Viiperi, Adele Ward and Stevie Basevi – who have been affected too both by people who have died, and people who have suddenly disappeared, sometimes with devastating consequences for those who knew them, worked with them, and loved them.

We think you’ll find it a fascinating show, so please tune in or join us at 2pm SLT.

American Cancer Society Memorial Garden, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

American Cancer Society Memorial Garden, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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You can see the full Ladyslipper Constantine tribute, featured in the show, at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mX3c8RVB0iI
You can visit the Day of Remembrance Menorial Garden here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Varna/179/35/24

 

 

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Sanctuary, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Sanctuary, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In the first episode of our new season, we discover a fascinating desert location,the setting for Sanctuary, a very successful roleplay community that has been running for eleven years.

We talk to some of the people behind the roleplay, Stevie Basevi, Belial Darwinian, Ŝĥαďє χ Rαιη (assisted by Tanith Rosenbaum) as we explore the streets and marketplaces – and learn all about the beautiful immersive world of Sanctuary. There are humans and demons and a rich backstory that has been in progress for eleven years.

There’s also an amazing HUD system in place too, that allows people to fight, craft, farm and generally immerse themselves in a whole rich way of life. And don’t miss Elrik exploring the terrors of the underworld!

Sanctuary, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Sanctuary, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Visit Sanctuary for yourself!
Start at the information centre in the sky: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sanctuary/205/158/506

Sanctuary, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Sanctuary, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Sanctuary, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Sanctuary, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In the first episode of our new season, we discover a fascinating desert location,the setting for Sanctuary, a very successful roleplay community that has been running for eleven years.

The show goes live on Monday 11th February at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist – and you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

Sanctuary, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Sanctuary, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We talk to some of the people behind the roleplay, Stevie Basevi, Belial Darwinian, Ŝĥαďє χ Rαιη (assisted by Tanith Rosenbaum) as we explore the streets and marketplaces – and learn all about the beautiful immersive world of Sanctuary. There are humans and demons and a rich backstory that has been in progress for eleven years.

Sanctuary, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Sanctuary, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

There’s also an amazing HUD system in place too, that allows people to fight, craft, farm and generally immerse themselves in a whole rich way of life. And don’t miss Elrik exploring the terrors of the underworld!

Join our Watch Party for a fun time, or watch it on the web!

Sanctuary, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Sanctuary, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Visit Sanctuary for yourself!
Start at the information centre in the sky: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sanctuary/205/158/506

Sanctuary, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Sanctuary, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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The Streets of Sanctuary

The Streets of Sanctuary

Designing Worlds will be back for a whole new season, starting on Monday 11th February!

In this episode of Designing Worlds we’ll be visiting a fascinating desert location: the setting for Sanctuary, a very successful roleplay community that has been running for eleven years.

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