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Home and Garden Expo – Decorating Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo – Decorating Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of this season of Designing Worlds – when we pay the second of two visits to the Home and Garden Expo – is now on the web!

DW372 – Home & Garden Expo 2018 Part II from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

We look at the Hunt (organised by the Meeroos and BeYou), the Breedables Fair, the Art Gallery andone of the great courtyard spaces that were prominent this year – this time for FIN. And we also talk to the designer SkyRider Varriale, who exhibited at the Expo this year, sponsored a region, and donated two houses to the popular Home Decoration competition.

Home and Garden Expo – Decorating Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo – Decorating Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we take a good look at the twelve houses that were featured in the Decorating contest, including a fantastic slideshow from Wildstar Beaumont. And we discuss the contest with Reven Rosca who was one of the organisers, with Kaerri Rae and Saffia.

You can read details of the results of the Decorating competition here.

Home and Garden Expo – Decorating Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo – Decorating Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

The latest episode of this season of Designing Worlds – when we pay the first of two visits to the Home and Garden Expo – is now on the web!

DW371 – Home & Garden Expo 2018 I from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

We talk to the organiser of the Expo, Nikki Mathieson, and to Stingray Raymaker, the ACS representative in Second Life, who tells us about some of the changes Relay for Life in Second Life has seen this year. We also talk to two of the designers who were at the Expo – Robert Galland and Cassie Eldamar, and of course, there’s a lantern release to see!

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And there’s plenty to see of the Expo itself, including a fantastic slideshow from Wildstar Beaumont.

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Interview with Ebbe Linden, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Interview with Ebbe Linden, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of this season of Designing Worlds – a very special show as Saffia talks to the CEO of Linden Lab, Ebbe Altberg, better known inworld as Ebbe Linden – is now on the web!

You can see (and hear) an edited transcript of this interview here on Inara Pey’s website, Living in a Modem World, or watch it in full on the Vimeo link below, or at slartist.com.

DW370 – Ebbe Interviewed from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

Linden Lab have recently issued a “Fifteen Reasons to Celebrate” fifteen years of Second Life (the fifteenth birthday is coming up very shortly), which has been seen as a road map for the future of Second Life. Saffia and Ebbe discuss the different elements of this – looking in some detail at proposed changes to the structuring of the Second Life economy – something that will affect us all.

Interview with Ebbe Linden, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Interview with Ebbe Linden, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

There’s also time to talk about the return of second names, the re-vamping of Linden Homes, and introduction of new innovations such as animesh and bakes on mesh. We even squeeze in some discussion of the progress being made on Sansar!

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Demiurge & Sapiens by Gem Priez on LEA29, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Demiurge & Sapiens by Gem Priez on LEA29, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The second episode of this season of Designing Worlds – as we visit a really stunning range of installations at the Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA) – is now on the web!

DW369 – LEA May 2018 from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

We talk to Fakey Jewell and Dorian Cao of the Jewell Theatre, who take us on a guided tour of their installation, Snow, on LEA 25, who don’t just tell us about the production they will be hosting and the real life issues that lie behind the play, but also take us to see various projects about Second Life Theatre that they are running here – and introduce us the the world of the story of Snow!

Entropy V - Diabolus Juvante by NaTaS Janus on LEA 21, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Entropy V – Diabolus Juvante by NaTaS Janus on LEA 21, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Then Saffia meets Solkide Auer at his installation, The Cave on on LEA19, while Elrik explores The Philosophy of Furniture by Daark Gothly, Mazie Halpern and Cienega Soon on LEA 18. And Saffia takes a stroll through Ediola on LEA24, created by Livio Korobase with Footnotes by Arts Oluja – a really fascinating study of visions and ways of seeing. Finally, they visit Unititled on LEA28, created by Storm Septimus, another monumental and stunning installation, this time about the nature of pain.

In addition, Wildstar Beaumont explored three further installations to create a truly wonderful slideshow for this episode: Demiurge & Sapiens by Gem Priez on LEA29; Seductions by Lorys & Alo on LEA 23; and Entropy V – Diabolus Juvante by NaTaS Janus on LEA 21.

Seductions by Lorys & Alo on LEA 23, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Seductions by Lorys & Alo on LEA 23, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

You’ll be able to see all these installations until the end of June when a new round of Artists in Residence begins. And if you have been inspired by what you have seen at the LEA and would like to apply for a six month grant of a region of your own, check out the application form here: http://lea-sl.org/form/lea-air-land-grant-application-round-fifteen

The LEA welcomes established and first time artists.

Demiurge & Sapiens by Gem Priez on LEA29, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Demiurge & Sapiens by Gem Priez on LEA29, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Places to visit from today’s show:

Snow, by Fakey Jewell and Dorian Cao of the Jewell Theatre on LEA 25 – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA25/45/206/26

The Cave by Solkide Aueron on LEA19 – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA19/136/167/983

The Philosophy of Furniture by Daark Gothly, Mazie Halpern and Cienega Soon on LEA 18 – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA18/171/199/2

Ediola by Livio Korobase with Footnotes by Arts Oluja on LEA24 – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA24/87/125/21

Unititled by Storm Septimus on LEA28 – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA28/58/155/1990

Demiurge & Sapiens by Gem Priez on LEA29 – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA29/132/131/22

Seductions by Lorys & Alo on LEA 23 – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA23/36/202/3501

Entropy V – Diabolus Juvante by NaTaS Janus on LEA 21 -http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA21/136/116/664

Entropy V - Diabolus Juvante by NaTaS Janus on LEA 21, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Entropy V – Diabolus Juvante by NaTaS Janus on LEA 21, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Fairelands Junction, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fairelands Junction, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The first episode of this season of Designing Worlds, as we pay the first of two visits to the fabulous Fantasy Faire – is now on the web!

DW368 – Fantasy Faire 2018 Part I from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

We’ll be talking to some of the people behind the Faire, including Elizabeth Tinsley, Da5id Abbott, OldeSoul Eldamar, Stevie Basevi, Zeelia Ysabel, Caledonia Skytower and Aoife Lorefield, to talk about the Faire and the work that goes into creating a multi-region, multi-day, multi-timezone event, including events such as parties, shopping, roleplay, performances, a Literary Festival and much, much more.

Tiny Town, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Tiny Town, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fantasy Faire raised over US$48,000 (that’s over $12,000,000 Linden) and on tonight’s show we’ll be sharing with you, in part, how this was done.

Ardessa, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Ardessa, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Ships in Rosehaven, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Ships in Rosehaven, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The final episode of this season of Designing Worlds, as we conclude our celebration of ten years of the show – looking back to 2017 – is now on the web!

DW367 – Designing Worlds 10th Anniversary Special #10 – 2017 from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

We look back to our visits to the Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare, Rosehaven, Feed a Smile, Octoberville and the Linden Endowment for the Arts. We celebrate another 10th Anniversary – that of Radio Riel, which occurred in 2017. And we travel off-grid to Inworlds, and we look forwards too with a visit to Linden Lab’s new platform – Sansar.

Antfarm on Sansar, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Antfarm on Sansar, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Saffia will be in discussion with our resident historian, Marianne McCann, and Wildstar Beaumont shows more photos from his archives!

And we remember some people we have known over the past decade who are now, sadly, no longer with us in either the virtual or the physical worlds.

Feed a Smile, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Feed a Smile, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And that’s the end of this season – but we will be back in late May with the start of our new season – so watch out for that!

 

 

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Rocca Sorrentina, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Rocca Sorrentina, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The new episode of Designing Worlds, as we continue our celebration of ten years of the show – looking back to 2016 – is now on the web!

DW366 – Designing Worlds 10th Anniversary Special #9 – 2016 from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

 

DW366 – Designing Worlds 10th Anniversary Special #9 – 2016 from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

We look at some beautiful locations, such as Cerridwen’s Cauldron and Rocca Sorrentino, as well as looking at events such as the Home and Garden Expo and Fantasy Faire. There’s a new location and a new game from Linden Lab, a visit to Halloween locations and even a little touch of New Babbage.

Prim Perfect at Home and Garden 2016. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Prim Perfect at Home and Garden 2016. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Saffia is in discussion with our resident historian, Marianne McCann, and Wildstar Beaumont shows more photos from his archives!

Horizons - the Game, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Horizons – the Game, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Places on the show that you can visit:
Cerridwen’s Cauldron: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cerridwens%20Cauldron/127/18/984
Rocca Sorrentino: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rocca%20Sorrentina/85/162/2801
Horizons: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Horizons%20Dione/138/131/24
Horizons – Game: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Horizons%20A1/134/224/70
Ironwood: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lost%20Boys/140/208/33
New Babbage: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Wheatstone%20Waterways/46/83/101

Mad Pea. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Mad Pea. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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