Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘non-profit’ Category

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

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The show goes live on Monday 1st 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.

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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 will be a wonderful photo display from Wildstar Beaumont!

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

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

You can find out more about the Relay for Life of Second Life here. 

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Read Full Post »

 

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/

Read Full Post »

The Shrine Tree, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Shrine Tree, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this, our 400th episode (!) of Designing Worlds, we pay our second of three visits to Fantasy Faire 2019.

The show goes live on Monday 10th June 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 Celestial Plain, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Celestial Plain, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We talk to the Faire organiser Zander Greene, who talks about the project the Faire was fund-raising for this year – the Kenyatta National Hospital Hope Lodge in Nairobi, Kenya – as well as discussing the Fantasy Faire Radio region, The Celestial Plain, and the many events that were staged there.

We also visit Bayounimba and talk to Stevie Basevi, who headed the Roleplay activities at the Faire about the different groups that were involved along with related activities in the region.

Bayounimba, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Bayounimba, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Then finally, we talk to Aisling Sinclair, who organised the Quest – The Lair of Lantoris – for the Faire this year, and Thornfast, the region in which it took place.

In addition we take flythroughs of several regions including The Shrine Tree by The Looking Glass.

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

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

More information about the Faire: https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/

Thornfast, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Thornfast, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Read Full Post »

Casa Miraflores

Casa Miraflores

In this episode of Designing Worlds we paid the second of our two visits to Second Life’s amazing Home and Garden Expo, which raises funds in aid of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

DW397-Home & Garden Expo 2019 II PR-HD 720p Production Xfer from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

In this show, we take the monorail to talk to Reven Rosca about the auction and other entertainment that took place at the Expo, we explore some of the designs on display and talk to undercoverlady, who designed our lovely Rainforest Cafe. We also take a look at the homes that were created for the Decorating Contest (and if you want to find out who the winners were, you can read all about them here: http://bit.ly/2YZksoj)

The auction

The auction

And once again, we conclude with a short visit to the beautiful Lantern Ceremony.

More information about the Second Life Home and Garden Expo
Website: https://slhomegardenexpo.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HomeAndGardenExpoSL/

The monorail

The monorail

Read Full Post »

Second Life Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Second Life Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this episode of Designing Worlds we’re paying the first of two visit to Second Life’s amazing Home and Garden Expo, which raises funds in aid of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

The show goes live on Monday 1st April at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel and 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.

Second Life Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Second Life Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We talk to one of the organisers, Kaerri Rae, and we’ll be seeing some fascinating stores, and meeting designers – and learning about the super-secret region that arrived for the opening!

Second Life Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Second Life Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And of course we’ll also be seeing our base at the Expo, the amazing Rainforest Cafe (designed by undercoverlady) on Hope 2.

Second Life Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Second Life Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And, of course, we’ll also be witnessing the much-loved Lantern Ceremony.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

More information about the Second Life Home and Garden Expo

Second Life Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Second Life Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Website: https://slhomegardenexpo.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HomeAndGardenExpoSL/

Places of Interest:
The Home and Garden Decorating Competition
The Theatre (where Talks and Discussions happen)
The Music Stage
The Auction Theatre
The Classroom
The Gachas
The Lantern Ceremony

Second Life Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Second Life Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

Read Full Post »

Jack and Elaine Whitehorn Memorial Library, Caledon Victoria City

Jack and Elaine Whitehorn Memorial Library, Caledon Victoria City

In this week’s Designing Worlds show, we are exploring and discussing Second Life libraries, especially the amazing network of libraries that has developed in the Victorian-themed estate of Caledon, under the curatorship of Sir JJ Drinkwater and his team of volunteers (popularly known as the Library Militant).

The show goes live at 2pm SLT, Monday 19th November on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist – and you can join the special viewing party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

Caledon Reading Garden, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Caledon Reading Garden, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In the show, we explore with Sir JJ Drinkwater some of the Caledon libraries, such as the Jack and Elaine Whitehorn Memorial Library and the HG Wells Memorial Library, as well as the Gertrude Jekyll Gardening Collection and the Steampunk Collection. We learn of the extensive renovation the Whitehorn is currently undergoing, and the reasons behind it.

We also hold a detailed discussion with a group of librarians and people interested in and supportive of the work of libraries from all over Second Life – including Sir JJ and Sere Timeless (Owner of the SL Regions of Rocca Sorrentina and the Bay of Naples), Valibrarian Gregg, Director of Community Virtual Library, Kghia Gherardi, Library Patron & Volunteer, and Beth Ghostraven, owner of the Book and Tankard Pub in Caledon Victoria and enthusiastic library supporter. Together they discuss the work of the libraries and how the concept of a library adapts itself to the possibilities and challenges of a virtual world.

HG Wells Memorial Branch Library, Caledon Wellsian, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

HG Wells Memorial Branch Library, Caledon Wellsian, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And our wonderful photographer, Wildstar Beaumont, gives us a glimpse of some of the many libraries available in Second Life.

It all makes for a fascinating show – make sure you don’t miss it. And, if you can, join the special viewing party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

If you would like to visit the Libraries of Caledon, here is a list:
The Jack and Elaine Whitehorn Memorial Library, Caledon Victoria City

The Caledon Library Reading Room in Caledon VIctoria City

Caledon Steampunk Collection, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Caledon Steampunk Collection, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Vannevar Bush Reading Garden, Caledon prime. Iinter-Library Loan Catapult, & a book of verses beneath a shady bough

The Marie Curie Memorial Branch Library: Science, Technolgy, Poetry, and the precursor literatures of the Steampunk genre

HG Wells Memorial Branch Library, Caledon Wellsian. “The Art of Going” Real and Imaginary voyages

Tinyville Library, Tinyville, Caledon Tanglewood: 19th century Children’s literature and Literature of the Fantastic

Caledon Welcome Centre, sponsored by the Caledon Library

Steampunk and Airships Dirigible: Steampunk Reference collection, Proto-Steampunk FIction from the 19th c; 19th & early 20th c books on Airships

Gertrude Jekyll Gardening Collection

Caledon Oxbridge, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Caledon Oxbridge, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Caledon Library at Oxbridge: Caledon Materials, Oxbridge Materials, Public School Novels.

Caledon Library Meeting Room

The H. P. Blavatsky Spiritualism Collection, Caledon Speirling

What happens in Special Collections *stays* in Special Collections

The Caledon Library is a Branch of the Alexandrian Free Library and is supported by the House of Wu and the Caledon Library Benefactors group.

H. P. Blavatsky Spiritualism Collection, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

H. P. Blavatsky Spiritualism Collection, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Other Second Life Libraries you might like to visit:
Community Virtual Library, Cookie
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cookie/54/117/21
Website: https://communityvirtuallibrary.org/

Virtual Ability Libraries
On Healthinfo Island, there is the Consumer Health Library. This library has disability, mental health, senior health, medication, and addiction resources. Actually, the entire island is a library of information. There are eight exhibits that are updated monthly with relevant health information. They also have a Path of Support with information from over 100 health peer support groups in SL. The Research Pavilion hosts health research presentations and shares information on studies that are recruiting subjects. Healthinfo Island also houses a Health & Wellness Center, an Herb Garden, a Farmer’s Market and a quiet reading room. You can find it here:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Healthinfo%20Island/128/128/24

In addition there is a library on Cape Serenity that features works by authors with disabilities. Next to the library is a lovely poetry garden. You can find it here:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cape%20Serenity/88/123/22

~~~~~~~~~~~~

Rosehaven Library, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Rosehaven Library, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Rosehaven Library, in Rosehaven Castle (formerly Winterfell)

Seanchai Library

Seanchai Library, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Seanchai Library, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

R.F. Burton Library, New Babbage

Accademia di Rocca Sorrentina

The Philomena Public Library

Nuba Archives, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Nuba Archives, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Nuba Archives
TV rec-room in the Gym – Nuba Archives

Trilby’s Moors Mausoleum Library

Chilbo Community Library

Chilbo Community Library, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Chilbo Community Library, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »