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Virtual Ability Welcome Area, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Virtual Ability Welcome Area, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 23rd January, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams – for the first show in the new season, when we’ll be paying a visit to Virtual Ability.

We’ll be hearing from Gentle Heron, one of the three founders of Virtual Ability, how the Iasland – and the nonprofit  – came to be founded, and something of the design principles that underlie the islands, making them accessible to many kinds of disabilities. And we’ll be learning how they support new residents coming in to Second Life too.

Virtual Ability Induction Course, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Virtual Ability Induction Course, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We take a look at Health Island and explore the reading rooms, libraries and displays of various kinds – and above all the Path of Support that offers links the the myriad organisations that have a Second Life presence for a wide range of conditions.

Health Info Island, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Health Info Island, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Then we visit some of the residential islands that form a part of Virtual Ability, and meet some of the residents there who talk about their experiences, together with Stepinwolf Darkstone, the Cape Heron Apartments Manager.

Art Gallery on Cape Able, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Art Gallery on Cape Able, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Finally, accompanied by Gentle Heron and Suellen Heartsong, we visit a fascinating – and very informative – research project that has been developed on Virtual Health Adventures with Virtual Ability supporting a research project on diabetic foot health – a really important issue for the growing number of people with diabetes.

It all makes for a really interesting start to our Designing Worlds season – so do join us to watch it at 2pm SLT.

Health Info Island, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Health Info Island, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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.

If you want to find out more about Virtual Ability, you can visit the website here: http://www.virtualability.org/
Or visit Virtual Ability Island here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Ability/127/138/23
Orientation Center: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Ability/170/100/23
Consumer Health Library: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Healthinfo%20Island/109/128/24
Path of Support: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Healthinfo%20Island/150/66/23
Fenimore Art Museum: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cape%20Able/131/125/23
Diabetic Foot Health: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Health%20Adventures%20I/148/216/25

Health Info Island, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Health Info Island, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Relay for Life 2016, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life 2016, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

The first episode of the new season of Designing Worlds –as we look back at some of the great builds we saw this year at the amazing Relay for Life of Second Life weekend – is now on the web.

 

 

We travelled along the track meeting some of the designers of campsites and special designer builds, including Eclair Martinek, Thanatos Souldrinker, Ariana Petrova, and WyldChild Raven of Madd Vibes, Heath and Rory Matters (aka Heath Pevensey and Rory Lamia) and Darkstone Aeon and Bibi Woodford.

 

Relay for Life 2016, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life 2016, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

The theme of this year’s Relay was Once Upon a Cure – and many of the designers and builders used this to explore stories and fairytales, with stunning results! As you’ll see as we find some beautiful, fascinating and thought-provoking builds along the way.

 

Relay for Life 2016, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life 2016, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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

 

 

We talked to Elizabeth Tinsley, the Faire organiser, about the Faire and how it works. And we meet region designers Jaimy Hancroft and Eowyn Swords, who created the amazing Dangarnon, Judi Newall, one of the organisers of the Lierary Festival – and the person responsible for the Guides that assisted people who made the Literary Tours to ten of the regions, OldeSoul Eldmar, the Chief of the Fairelands Pawlice, and AineMarie Flanagan, who talks about bringing a store to Fantasy Faire.

 

The Golden Delta - Fantasy Faire 2016 - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Golden Delta – Fantasy Faire 2016 – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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$30,857) 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!

 

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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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OBR 2016b

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 29th February, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams when we will be visiting the festival for One Billion Rising in Second Life, which took place on 14th February.

 

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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 today’s 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 Lost Pleiads cast

The Lost Pleiads cast

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.

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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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