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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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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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One Billion Rising in Second Life, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2017, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

For the fifth year, on February 14, 2017, men and women in Second Life will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and people across the world to Rise, Resist and Unite as a show of unity, individual strength, and the need for change.

One Billion Rising first began in 2013 with the fierce struggle against sexual and physical violence – taking on the advocacy against rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation and sex trafficking that V-Day campaigns over 18 years have been at the forefront of. Over the last five years, as One Billion Rising has grown and the local campaigns deepened, it has also brought in economic violence and the violence of poverty, racial violence, gender violence, violence caused by corruption, occupation and aggression, violence caused by environmental disasters, climate change and environmental plunder, violence impacting women in the context of state sponsored wars, militarization, and the worsening internal and international displacement of millions of people, and violence created by corporate greed, among so many others.

RISE! RESIST! UNITE!

This year, One Billion Rising Revolution is giving sharper focus and visibility to the exploitation of women, and to harnessing even stronger global solidarity to demand an end to violence in all forms.

The Second Life event will feature a four-region stage where 200 people can come together to dance, surrounded by an area of art installations, an arena for poetry and dramatic productions, and informational exhibits. A variety of performers will play over the 24-hour period and poetry and dramatic events will be held at different times, enabling people all over the world to attend this virtual event no matter their timezone. The regions will have a General maturity rating to allow all residents an opportunity to participate. Pictures are welcome on the event’s Flickr group.

One Billion Rising in Second Life, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2017, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

If you would like to volunteer to support the event, go here to find out how you can join in.

If you would like to report on the event as a member of the press, go here.

The objective of the event is to raise awareness, not to raise funds; however, information about real-world organisations will be available for those wishing to donate.

We will be announcing the sponsors for One Billion Rising shortly. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, go here (please note, as we are not a fundraising event, we have a limited number of sponsorship spaces to cover costs of the 4 regions used for the 24 hours of music, dance, poetry, literature, art installations and shows).

One Billion Rising in Second Life, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2017, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Additional links:
Our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/One-Billion-Rising/493344827375934
Our Second Life Group: One Billion Rising
Our Twitter Stream: https://twitter.com/OBRinSL
Our Flickr Group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/2169739@N23/
Main One Billion Rising page: www.onebillionrising.org/

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Designing Worlds Special - Murder in the Muirsheen Durkin

Designing Worlds Special – Murder in the Muirsheen Durkin

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 1st January, for a special episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams in Second Life, as we become involved in solving a Murder in the Muirsheen Durkin – a special episode set in New Babbage!

The Muisheen Durkin is, of course, the restuarant/bar in Brunel Hall, the large hotel thatis part of the business empire of Mr Victor Mornington, the Assistant Maceholder of New Babbage. So when his temporary Christmas barman, Mr Biggins, discovers a murder victim … then they are duty bound to hand over the prime suspect to Miss Bookworm Heinrichs, the head of the Militia.

But has Mr Mornington’s pet rabbit Thumper turned vorpal? Or is there another explanation? Can Miss Widdershins and Mr Merlin help to solve the mystery, or will they just complicate things further?  Fortunately, there’s a formidable forensics expert they can turn to …

So do come and join us for our seasonal special 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.

 

 

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Winter Citadel, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Winter Citadel, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 18th December, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams in Second Life, as we explore some of the regions that are great places to visit to get you in the holiday mood!

Groenland Kangamiut, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Groenland Kangamiut, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

First of all we take a trip to Groenland Kangamiut, better known to many of you as Greenland, created by Kaelyn Alecto. Then we move on to Banditoswald Citadel, a beautiful winter region created for the season by Andrej, which contains some great rides, skating lakes – and even dragon rides – as Elrik finds out! We should point out, however, that this region is flagged adult as there are some private romantic spots that people can discover.

Dickens Project, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Dickens Project, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Then we visit The Dickens Project on LEA 7 and talk to the two people behind it – Caledonia Skytower and Aoife Lorefield before we take a super tour of the whole region. Then finally we visit the Linden Winter Wonderland region (accessed through the Portal Park), and talk to Xiola Linden about some of the treats that the region offers (and we try out the snowball fight and the snowboarding course) – and other Linden plans for Christmas, especially Second Life’s annual Holiday Shop & Hop event. It’s a chance to fill your stockings and your shopping bags with clothing, hair, furniture, decor, and more. Event held Dec. 15 to Jan. 1.

Winter Wonderland, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Winter Wonderland, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And that’s the end of this season – although we have a Designing Worlds session on Monday January 1st 2018 at our usual time of 2pm SLT. Watch this space for more information!

 

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Designing Worlds Christmas Ball 2017

Designing Worlds Christmas Ball 2017

 

The ballroom is decorated, Mr Merlin’s and Ktahdn Vesuvino’s dj rigs are in position, the Raglan Shire carollers are eyeing the mince pies, Oscar the Tookie is ready to greet you – all is prepared for the Designing Worlds’ Christmas Ball.

All that is missing is YOU! Come and join us – 2pm – 5pm SLT, Sunday December 17th 2017.

 

 

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Sansar Customs in Sansar, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Sansar Customs in Sansar, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 11th December, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams in Second Life, for a very special show as we pay the second of our visits to the new Linden Lab platform – Sansar.

114 Harvest in Sansar, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

114 Harvest in Sansar, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

In the first part of the show, we visit the Hall of Materials, a special resource for builders in Sansar, created the Linden Lab Sansar creative team, which aims to demsonstrate and explain how to set up Sansar’s many rendering and audio materials to achieve the desired artistic effects. Here we meet Jason Gholston who is heading up the Creative team at Linden Lab for Sansar. He talks to us about the development of Sansar and shows how different effects are being achieved – which necessitates Elrik taking a trip to Sansar Customs to explore various transportation devices! Meanwhile Saffia visits one of theearliest Experiences, Zen Garden, and tries some of the interactions here.

Hall of Materials in Sansar, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Hall of Materials in Sansar

Then we meet some of the creators already working in Sansar – Solas NaGealai, Ria, Loz Hyde and C3rb3rus. They discuss the challenges and pleasures of creating in Sansar – and we take a look at some of the amazing Experiences they have created (or are still in the process of creating).

So do come and join us for a fascinating show at 2pm SLT.

We’re planning to start covering Sansar on a regular process, so you’ll be able follow its development through our shows over the coming seasons.

Zen Garden in Sansar

Zen Garden in Sansar

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.

Picnic at Mr Darcy's in Sansar, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Picnic at Mr Darcy’s in Sansar, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

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Learn More:
Main Sansar site:
https://www.sansar.com/
Garden of Dreams in Sansar: https://atlas.sansar.com/experiences/kaylematzerath/garden-of-dreams
The Hall of Materials: https://atlas.sansar.com/experiences/sansar-studios/creator-academy-the-hall-of-materials
Sansar Customs: https://atlas.sansar.com/experiences/sansar-studios/sansar-customs
Picnic At Mr Darcy’s: https://atlas.sansar.com/experiences/solasnagealai/picnic-at-mr-darcy-s
The Grand Hall: https://atlas.sansar.com/experiences/lozhyde/the-grand-hall-gardens
The Grand Hall for VR headsets: https://atlas.sansar.com/experiences/lozhyde/the-grand-hall-for-vr-headsets
114 Harvest: https://atlas.sansar.com/experiences/draxtor/114-harvest
Darkwood Forest: https://atlas.sansar.com/experiences/c3rb3rus/darkwood-forest-wip

Lagnmoor in Sansar, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Lagnmoor in Sansar, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Blogs about Sansar:
Living in a Modem World by Inara Pey (Sansar section): https://modemworld.me/category/sansar/
Sansar Newsblog: https://sansarnewsblog.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

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