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LEA3 - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

LEA3 – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 23rd May, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams as we visit the Linden Endowment for the Arts.

The Linden Endowment for the Arts (known as the LEA) is a group of 29 regions, donated by Linden Lab to the residents for the promotion of the arts on the grid, and managed by residents. There are two groups of regions – the Core Regions, which consist of nine regions that are generally occupied for three months at a time (although people can occupy them for shorter periods or apply for extensions), and twenty AIR Regions (or Artist in Resident Regions) which are granted to residents for a six month period.

LEA23 - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

LEA23 – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Currently, applications are open for Round 11 of the AIR Land Grants (they close on May 3oth). That means that if you would like a full prim region on which you can build an installation, you can find out more and apply here.

So this week, Designing Worlds takes a trip to the LEA to see what sort of installations and events people have used their LEA land grants to create.

Firstly, we travel to the gateway region of LEA3 talk to one of the committee members behind the LEA, Secret Rage, who tells us some of the background to the LEA estate, including the difference between the Core regions (which are aimed at more community projects) and the AIR regions, which give individual artists or small groups of artists the chance to express themselves.

LEA9 - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

LEA9 – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Then we meet someone who is currently occupying a Core region – Caledonia Skytower of the Seanchai Library – who tells us how bringing this well-known library for the spoken word to the LEA has worked. You can find the Seanchai Library on LEA9 until the end of May – and they are hosting a fantastic number of events there.

After this, we explore four very different regions created by artists to show just some of the possibilities for creation that a six month tenure of an LEA AIR region offers. Firstly we look at Gravity is a Mistake on LEA21, created by Eupalinos Ugajin – and here we meet TheDove Rhode who tells us a little about being a mentor for artists who are awarded LEA AIR Grants.

LEA21 - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

LEA21 – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Then we travel to Serontonin Reuptake Inhibitor on LEA23, where Frankx Lefavre, the artist, tells us some of the inspiration for this beautiful and moving work. Following this we take a look at the fascinating Game of Second Life, based on John Conway’s algorithm and created in Second Life by , created by Tangle Giano on LEA18.

Next, and in strong contrast, we visit the fun and chaotic world of Funky Junk on LEA22, created by a group of artists – Carmsie Melodie, ElizabethWallington, Dusty Canning and Freewee Ling – an installation that reaches out from Second Life into social media – it is, for example, supported by a fascinating blog.

LEA22 - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

LEA22 – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And finally we explore Light Thoughts on LEA20, created by Mario2 Helstein and Jo Williams – a stunning exhibition that draws together mesh and particles and light in a stunning combination.

All of this is really just a taste of what is possible at the LEA – if you want to see more for yourselves, head for the gateway on LEA3, choose one of the destination boards that looks interesting, jump over there and start to explore.

And don’t forget to apply for your own region too if you have the creative itch!

LEA20 - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

LEA20 – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

This all makes for a really stunning show so come and join us at 2pm – it’s one that you won’t want to miss!

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds, on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The latest episode of Designing Worlds – the second of our visits to Fantasy Faire (recorded before the Faire closed on May 1st) – is now on the web.

 

In this show, we talk to Zander Greene, one of the co-founders of the Faire and also now one of the people behind the fabulous Fantasy Faire Radio, Sweetgwendoline Bailey and Eldowyn Inshan, who designed Twilight Illusion – one of the fourteen amazing regions, Aelva, who organised (and participated in!) the amazing Festival of Dance and Particles, Aisling Sinclair, who produced this year’s much-loved Quest, and Stevie Basevi and other roleplayers who joined us from the mud of Echtra to tell us about roleplay at the Faire.

Sapphire Mirror Lake - Fantasy Faire 2016 - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Sapphire Mirror Lake – Fantasy Faire 2016 – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And there is an extract from the wonderful production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which was presented at Fantasy Faire by the Faireland Players.

Ironically, we filmed this show in the quiet days before the Faire opened … so no-one was quite sure that it would be the fantastic success that it was, raising over L$7,714,000 (US$30,875) and producing some amazing stories – many of which you can read on the website.  In fact, the whole website is filled with the story of Fantasy Faire, and well worth a look!

Malfience - Fantasy Faire 2016 - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Malfience – Fantasy Faire 2016 – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Sapphire Mirror Lake - Fantasy Faire 2016 - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Sapphire Mirror Lake – Fantasy Faire 2016 – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 16th May, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams as we pay our final visit to to Fantasy Faire (recorded before the Faire closed on May 1st).

Lucentia - Fantasy Faire 2016 - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Lucentia – Fantasy Faire 2016 – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this show, we talk to Zander Greene,one of the co-founders of the Faire and also now one of the people behind the fabulous Fantasy Faire Radio, Sweetgwendoline Bailey and Eldowyn Inshan, who designed Twilight Illusion – one of the fourteen amazing regions, Aelva, who organised (and participated in!) the amazing Festival of Dance and Particles, Aisling Sinclair, who produced this year’s much-loved Quest, and Stevie Basevi and other roleplayers who joined us from the mud of Echtra to tell us about roleplay at the Faire.

Ecthra - Fantasy Faire 2016 - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Ecthra – Fantasy Faire 2016 – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And there will be an extract from the wonderful production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which was presented at Fantasy Faire by the Faireland Players.

Ironically, we filmed this show in the quiet days before the Faire opened … so no-one was quite sure that it would be the fantastic success that it was, raising over L$7,714,000 (US$30,875) and producing some amazing stories – many of which you can read on the website.  In fact, the whole website is filled with the story of Fantasy Faire, and well worth a look!

Malfience - Fantasy Faire 2016 - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Malfience – Fantasy Faire 2016 – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

But before you do that – come and join us at 2pm for the final show from Fantasy Faire 2016 – it’s one that you won’t want to miss!

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds, on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

Twilight Illusion - Fantasy Faire 2016 - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Twilight Illusion – Fantasy Faire 2016 – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Cerridwen's Cauldron, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Cerridwen’s Cauldron, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 21st March, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams when we are visiting the beautiful Cerridwen’s Cauldron, designed by Elicio Ember.

Cerridwen’s Cauldron holds a beautiful and fascinating store high in the sky, where you can purchase Elisio’s wonderful creations, but in this show, our focus is on the ground level.

Cerridwen's Cauldron, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Cerridwen’s Cauldron, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Elicio’s creation of a landscape that showcases his products (and his skills!) was always beautful, but now, as a result of a two year project, the whole of the island has been redesigned.  We explore the different levels and admire his work with glass, with mesh and with materials.

There’s elements to explore above and below the waves, and reaching up into the sky too.

Cerridwen's Cauldron, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Cerridwen’s Cauldron, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

So do join us at 2pm today for superior eyecandy in an exceptionally beautiful show!

And then you really should visit the Cauldron for yourself!

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds, on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

Cerridwen's Cauldron, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Cerridwen’s Cauldron, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Home and Garden Expo

Home and Garden Expo

All photographs by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 14th March, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams when we will be paying the second of our two visits to the Home and Garden Expo in Second Life.

Sadly, the Expo is now over, but we hope to show you some of the amazing things that were on display there, and which also took place during the Expo. And our brilliant photographer, Wildstar Beaumont, will show yet more!

Home and Garden Expo

Home and Garden Expo

In this second show we explore some of the builds and talk to designers Kaerri Rae, Bee Cauldron Law and Garvie Garzo, while Reven Rosca of the free perm template store Meshopotamia takes us on a tour of the amazing stores selling various kinds of building aids that were located on Hope3.

Home and Garden Expo

Home and Garden Expo

And we take a quick peek at the Breedables region (Hope10), which helped to raise a wonderful total for Relay for Life. To date, the Home and Farden Expo has raised a staggering L$ 4,015,966, the equivalent of US$ 16,064.

Then we end the show with a last look at the beautiful lantern ceremony.

Home and Garden Expo

Home and Garden Expo

It makes for a fascinating show, so do join us, at 2pm today.

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds, on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

Home and Garden Expo

Home and Garden Expo

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All photographs by Wildstar Beaumont

 

The Theatre at the Home and Garden Expo

The Theatre at the Home and Garden Expo

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 7th March, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams when we will be paying the first of two visits to the Home and Garden Expo in Second Life.

Sadly, the Expo is now over, but we hope to show you some of the amazing things that were on display there, and which also took place during the Expo. And our brilliant photographer, Wildstar Beaumont, will show yet more!

Maven Homes at the Home and Garden Expo

Maven Homes at the Home and Garden Expo

In this first show we talk to the three organisers of the Expo, Reven Rosca, Kaerri Rae and Cain Maven about the backbones of the Expo. We also talk to SisterButta about the innovation of including art installations, and to Eku Zhong for Culprit about her display this year.

Culprit at the Home and Garden Expo

Culprit at the Home and Garden Expo

And we explore the Prim Perfect build created by Eliza Weirwight – and the beautiful lantern release ceremony that took place each day at 4pm.

Prim Perfect at the Home and Garden Expo

Prim Perfect at the Home and Garden Expo

It makes for a fascinating show, so do join us, at 2pm today.

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds, on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

The Lantern Release at the Home and Garden Expo

The Lantern Release at the Home and Garden Expo

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The latest episode of Designing Worlds – where we visit the festival for One Billion Rising in Second Life, which took place on 14th February – is now on the web.

One Billion Rising in Second Life is a twenty-four hour one day event in support of the international event One Billion Rising, which aims to build awareness of the violence that women and girls across the globe are subjected to.  In Second Life, across four regions there were art installations and exhibitions,  poetry sessions, storytelling events,  live dance  performances, twenty four hours of music – and also information kiosks that shared information about organisations devoted to promoting justice for women across the globe, and stories of events that were happening around the world.

 

Filming the video for One Billion Rising

Filming the video for One Billion Rising

 

In the show, we look at some of the elements that went into the event – the amazing video that was shot ahead of the event, part of the particle display by Tansee that was given at the event, one of the dances that were performed in the beautiful Sunflower Theatre, and a full performance of a special play by Bhelanna Blaze, performed by the Cold Shot Ensemble – and, of course, the beautiful and thought provoking art installations that were located all around the perimeter of the event.

The Dance Theatre

The Dance Theatre

 

Find out more about One Billion Rising in Second Life:
Website: https://onebillionrisingsl.wordpress.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/One-Billion-Rising/493344827375934
Second Life Group: One Billion Rising
Twitter Stream: https://twitter.com/OBRinSL
Flickr Group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/2169739@N23/
Main One Billion Rising for Justice page: http://www.onebillionrising.org/

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