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Archive for June 21st, 2021

Join us today, Monday 21st June 2021 at 2pm SLT in our beautiful studio in Garden of Dreams as we journey back into the past for a show first shown in February 2015, when we traced the history of virtual world jewellery making with Abraxxa Anatine of Earthstones.

You can watch it on this blog, and you can also see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/119801178. And you can join the special Watch Party at 2pm SLT in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

Abraxxa has been creating jewellery in Second Life for a very long time, and in this show 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.

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 had 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 an interesting microcosm of residents working with the changing face of virtual world economies, as we learn in a fascinating discussion with her.

So join us, at 2pm today for a fascinating show!

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You can visit Earthstones at: maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EarthBound/124/139/25

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