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Radio Riel, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Radio Riel, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – a celebration of the 10th Birthday of Radio Riel – is now on the web!

Designing Worlds has always had connections with Radio Riel, most notably, of course, through Elrik Merlin who is a leading member of the Radio Riel team. Gabrielle Riel, the founder, takes us through the history of Radio Riel, while we also talk to DJs Diamanda Gustafson. Otenth Paderborn and Edward Pearse.

It’s a chance to learn what goes into running a busy and popular radio station, with seven different broadcast channels. And we also be show photos from some of the Radio Riel events over the years.

Radio RIel Fifth Anniversary, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Radio RIel Fifth Anniversary, 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 Designing Worlds – as we pay the second of two visits to the Home and Garden Expo, held annually in support of Relay for Life – is now on the web!

In this episode, we explore the amazing Hunt that was created by the Meeroos and Be You (as well as talking to one of the organisers behind the Be You project); take a look at some of the displays and designers at the Expo, including the work of Alia Baroque, Garvie Garzo, Kaerri Rae and we reveal the identity behind the designer known as Akahata, the creator of the new store “also Known as”.

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Then we talk to some of the people who make the tools that designers use in creating the wonderful things we love to buy and use: full perm mesh template creator Lyrical Bizarre, texture maker Gerard Tunwarm, popularly known as Uncle Gerry, soundscape creator Meriadne Merlin and scripter Torgon Woodget.

Finally we end, of course, with shots of the tradional daily lantern release.

Home and Garden Expo - Lanterns Release, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo – Lanterns Release, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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Home and Garden Expo - Hope 2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo – Hope 2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – as we pay the first of two visits to the Home and Garden Expo, held annually in support of Relay for Life – is now on the web!

We look at the Prim Perfect/Designing Worlds build, created for us by Eliza Wierwight; the special display created by the Moles of the Linden Department of Public Works; the amazing pirate ships created by Max Graf; the beautiful house created by SkyeRider Varriale; the work of a new designer at the Expo, Lilycraft; and finally we talk to Kaerri Rae, the main organiser of the Home and Garden part of the Expo, before taking a look at the special lantern release that happens every day of the Faire.

Home and Garden Expo - Hope 1, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo – Hope 1, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Make sure to visit the Home and Garden Expo for yourselves – it’s open till June 4th.

And although the Expo is now officially finished, the regions (and the shopping!) may still be there for a few days yet!

Hope 1 | Hope 2 | Hope 3

Hope 4 | Hope 5 | Hope 6

Hope 7 | Hope 8 | Hope 9

And make sure you catch our second show on the Home and Garden Expo, shown later today!

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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All images by Wildstar Beaumont

LEA4 - Poetry of the planets - Mercury

LEA4 – Poetry of the planets – Mercury

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – a visit the Linden Endowment for the Arts – is now on the web!

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.

Currently, applications are open for Round 13 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.

LEA15 - Gardens By the Bay

LEA15 – Gardens By the Bay

So, in this episode, 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 travelled to the gateway region of LEA3 before exploring The Anthropic Principle, one of two fantastic installations created by Gem Preiz. Then we saw film and photos of a range of other installations (captured, of course, by Wildstar Beaumont!) before visiting the installation the Poetry of the Planets created by Caledonia Skytower.

LEA14 - Fragments of a Forest

LEA14 – Fragments of a Forest

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Ravens Perch, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Ravens Perch, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – where we pay the first of two visits to Fantasy Faire – is now on the web! The second part of this show will be in a few weeks’ time.

Designing Worlds DW335 – Fantasy Faire 2017

In this episode, we talk  to Elizabeth Tinsley, the organiser of Fantasy Faire, and talk  to Faireland Designer Beq Janus, Fantasy Quest organiser Aisling Sinclair, roleplay co-organiser Stevie Basevi, and Aelva, the organiser of the Dance and Particle Festival that’s also an important part of the Faire.

Chaddul Ro, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Chaddul Ro, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we explore some of the regions as well as talking to one person who was involved in region design (albeit on a small scale), the Quest, roleplay AND the Dance and Particle Festival (where he appeared in Much Ado About Nothing). Yes – the multi-talented Mavromichali Szondi – see if you can spot his various appearances!

Much Ado About Nothing, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Much Ado About Nothing, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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SS Galaxy, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SS Galaxy, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – an important and timely discussion on preserving Second Life – is now on the web!

We’ll talk with guests Patch Linden, of Linden Lab; Ran Heinrichs of the University of Washington’s iSchool; Arik Metzger, the owner of Innsmouth; and Tymus Tenk, the co-owner of Calas Galadhon.

And we’ll be discussing the how and why of preserving iconic Second Life builds – and what, indeed, makes an iconic Second Life build.

Innsmouth, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Innsmouth, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

What is Linden Lab’s role in this? Should they have a role? And what can residents on the grid do to preserve the places they love? Just how hard is it to preserve a beloved build?

Our guests discuss these issues and more, sharing their own experiences and their hopes too.

Calas Galadhon, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Calas Galadhon, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

It makes for a fastening show – make sure you take a look!

Designing Worlds is now on a break until the end of April when we’ll be returning with a show all about Fantasy Faire!

Svarga, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Svarga, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Civil Defence at the Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare

Civil Defence at the Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – a return visit to the fascinating Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare – is now on the web!

In this episode, we join the Director and Curator of the Museum, OtakuSenpai Button to take a look at how different nations have tackled the idea of civil defence against the dangers of nuclear warfare, and memorials at the Museum to the results of nuclear accidents. We conclude with a deeply moving display of drawings created by children who survived the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Civil Defence at the Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare

Civil Defence at the Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare

It’s a fascinating show – both in terms of the content Otaku has gathered, and also in terms of demonstrating how Second Life can be used for a learning experience.

You can see the earlier visit here.

Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

 

 

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