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Designing Worlds Christmas Party 2019

Designing Worlds Christmas Party 2019

You are all invited to three and a half hours of fun and frolics at the Designing Worlds Christmas Party!

We open at 2pm SLT with a live music set from the wonderful Agatha – you can read more about here here – and listen to her wonderful voice!

Then the incomparable Mr Elrik Merlin takes to the airwaves to give us a very special set at 3pm!

At 4pm SLT, we’ll be joined by the delightful Raglanshire Carollers, who will be entertaining us with their unique Christmas carols.

And to round the party off, the awesome DJ Briony will be giving us a rousing Christmas set at 4.15pm.

Dress is formal, so put on your glad rags and come and join us for a wonderful experience in our very special ballroom on Garden of Dreams.

And many thanks to Kayle Matzerath and Kilik Lekvoda for allowing us to host the Party here!

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From Installations at the LEA, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

From Installations at the LEA, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We’ve been covering the eminent closure of the Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA) at the end of August, and now the plans to save it in a redeveloped form. Today’s Designing Worlds feature-length episode – the last in our current season – pays a final visit to the LEA in its current form, and looks back at some of the fascinating projects and installations that have appeared there over the years.

The show goes live on Monday 29th July at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel, 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.

LEA15 – Failure to Thrive – The Gray Child, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

LEA15 – Failure to Thrive – The Gray Child, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Please note – this show was recorded in the aftermath of the closure announcement. At that point, we did not know about the plans that would emerge to continue the work of the LEA. If you would to learn more about that – please read further here: https://primperfect.net/2019/07/22/saving-the-linden-endowment-for-the-arts-how-you-can-help/

In this episode, we talk to JMB Balogh, before going on to look at work created over the years by Livio Korobase, Xinehop Guisse, Art Oluja, Frankx Lefavre, Ceakay Ballyhoo, Storm Septimus, Tansee, Mario2 Helstein and Jo Williams, Gem Preiz, Kicca Igaly & Nessuno Myoo.

LEA10 – Metamorfaces, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

LEA10 – Metamorfaces, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

As you can see, we have a fascinating and beautiful show for you today – make sure you don’t miss it by tuning in or joining us at 2pm SLT.

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Group to Save the LEA

Group to Save the LEA

Learn more about the closure here: https://primperfect.net/2019/07/18/the-linden-endowment-for-the-arts-announces-its-closure/
Learn more about the plans to re-form the LEA here: https://primperfect.net/2019/07/22/saving-the-linden-endowment-for-the-arts-how-you-can-help/

Join the inworld group by visiting LEA 5: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA5/247/89/21

Save the LEA at the LEA Sandbox on LEA5

Save the LEA at the LEA Sandbox on LEA5

 

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SL16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SL16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this episode, we pay the second of two visits to the Second Life 16th Community Birthday Celebration, or SL16B for short.

The show goes live on Monday 22nd July at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel, 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.

In this show, we visit some of the major Mole-built installations, such as the Welcome Area, the Main Stage and the Tapestry of Time. In addition we check out the latest in Linden Homes – the campers and trailers.

Tapestry of Time at SL16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Tapestry of Time at SL16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

These will be set out as part of the new (and rapidly growing) continent for new Linden Homes, but they have a very different landscape setting from the new houseboats and traditional homes. These have a more rustic, mountainous setting with more of a vacation feel and – on the individual 512 plots, the accommodation itself takes up far less space. Patch Linden told me that the idea was to encourage residents to create more outdoor activities – barbecues and campfires, as well as outdoor sports. And there will be lakes for boating … swimming … maybe fishing?

The new camper and trailer Linden Homes at Sl16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The new camper and trailer Linden Homes at Sl16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

It does strike me that these could be ideal Linden Homes for people who already have a nice home elsewhere in Second Life, but who would like to get away for the weekend!

Anyway, we’ll be taking a closer look at Linden Homes next season … let’s get back to the Birthday!

The Four Bridges Project at Sl16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Four Bridges Project at Sl16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Because we also visit some resident builds, including a botanical laboratory in space with a mystery story of its own (yes, it’s another great Loki Eliot build!). Then DNA Café, because of course, following the 1950s theme, the 1950s was the decade when the secrets of DNA were first discovered by Crick, Watson, Franklin and Wilkins. There’s the fascinating Four Bridges Project which, for SL16B, shares the story of Dooky Chase’s Restaurant. And we also visit a miniature replica of the UN Building created for the SL Newser team by Silvia Ametz, which is a very clever optical illusion! Finally, we explore a world of dragons and tinies, and catch up with the latest from the Isle of Wyrms – but sadly no dragon raids on a giant cake this year!

Picnic at Dragon's Glenn at Sl16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Picnic at Dragon’s Glenn at Sl16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

As you can see, we have a fascinating and packed show for you today – make sure you don’t miss it by tuning in or joining us at 2pm SLT.

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See more about SL16B here: https://strawberrysingh.com/2019/06/20/sl16b/
Read the SL Newser here: http://slnewser.blogspot.com/
Learn more about the Four Bridges Project here: http://www.fourbridgesproject.org/
Learn more about the Second Life Virtual Genealogical Society (SLVGS): https://slvirtualgenealogy.org/
Learn more about Loki Eliot, his creations (and Escapades) here: http://www.lokieliot.com
Explore the Isle of Wyrms from here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cathedral/127/7/72

Space Explored by Loki Eliot at Sl16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Space Explored by Loki Eliot at Sl16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

 

 

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Welcome Area at SL16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Welcome Area at SL16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this episode, we make the first of two visits to the Second Life 16th Community Birthday Celebration, or SL16B for short.

The show goes live on Monday 15th July at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel, 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.

The Auditorium at SL16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Auditorium at SL16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

While Saffia is away in the auditorium presenting interviews with various leading Lindens, our Director Aisling Sinclair joins Elrik Merlin for some excursions around the many regions and builds. This year, the theme (it being the 16th Birthday of Second Life) is “Sweet Sixteen”, inferring, perhaps paradoxically, a 1950s feel.

Nonprofit Commons at SL16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Nonprofit Commons at SL16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We start at the beautiful retro televsion studio that was created for Designing Worlds by undercoverlady. Then we’ll enjoy some Non-Profit Commons ice creams; take one of Yavanna Llanfair’s always enjoyable Pod Car Tours of the site; visit LitFest, a little bit of Fantasy Faire at SL16B which looks at some of the great fantasy novels that were first published in the 1950s; and take a look at a remarkable installation created by Pokofy Neva that highlights a darker period in the 1950s – one that is seemingly almost forgotten today – the Korean War.

The Forgotten War at SL16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Forgotten War at SL16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

It makes for a fascinating show, so so please tune in or join us at 2pm SLT.

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See more about SL16b here: https://strawberrysingh.com/2019/06/20/sl16b/

Fantasy Faire LitFest celebrates the 1950s at SL16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fantasy Faire LitFest celebrates the 1950s at SL16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this episode of Designing Worlds, we revisited the fabulous Relay for Life of Second Life Weekend.

DW402 – RFL Weekend 2019 from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

In this episode we explore many of the amazing builds, and talk to organisers and builders, among the Nikki Mathieson and Stingray Raymaker (from the America Cancer Society); MamaP Beerbaum and Trager Alter, who tell us all about Five Days of Relay; Elizabeth Tinsley, who talks about the One Team initiative, and Jenneh Micelf of the team Meli’s Maniacs.

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And, of course, there is a wonderful photo display from Wildstar Beaumont!

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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, photographed by Wildstar BeaumontSL9B - Lotus Stage

SL9B – Lotus Stage, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Today on Designing Worlds we’re looking back to 2012, with a look back to one of our special 10th Anniversary shows from 2018.

This year the Lab have played a major role in creating SL16B, but in 2012, they stepped back, and the residents took control for the first time.

DW362 – Designing Worlds 10th Anniversary Special #5 – 2012 from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

In this special show, we’re also looking back at some of the fabulous places and events in Second Life – and we’ll be re-visiting one of the other Prim Perfect projects that started in 2012 – The Blackened Mirror. And there’s also the chance to see part of one of the much-loved Babbage Christmas Tales …

SL9B – Egypt Stage, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Plus there’s an overwiew of the year in Second Life as Saffia talks with our resident historian, Marianne McCann.  And Wildstar Beaumont shows more photos from his archives!

And, rather than a Watch Party in the studio this week, you’re all invited to the Auditorium on SL16B, where Saffia will be speaking live to Patch Linden as one of our exciting programme of talks!

Talks at SL16B: Meet the Lindens: Patch

Talks at SL16B: Meet the Lindens: Patch

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Waiting for the Fairelands to disappear into the mists, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Waiting for the Fairelands to disappear into the mists, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this episode of Designing Worlds, we paid our final visit to Fantasy Faire 2019.

DW401 – Fantasy Faire 2019 Part III from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

We talked to the Faire organiser David Abbot, in charge of operations, and he explains what a mammoth task it is keeping something like the Faire running, and how the community comes together to help.

Twilight Spring, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Twilight Spring, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We also visited Genesia and talked to its creators, Haveit Neox and Lilia Artis, about the amazing worlds they created above and below the waves – and the dance performances they staged there.

Beneath the waves in Genesia, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Beneath the waves in Genesia, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And finally, we explored the stunningly beautiful Midas, created by Alia Baroque.

Midas, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Midas, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

You can read more about Fantasy Faire here: https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/

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