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Rocca Sorrentina - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Rocca Sorrentina – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 27th June, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams as we visit the beautiful island of Rocca Sorrentina, an imagining of a late eighteenth century island in the Bay of Naples.

We are joined by two of the people behind Rocca Sorrentina (or Principal Magistrates as they are called) Aldo Stern and Sere Timeless. They take us on a journey of discovery as we learn about the rich culture that flourished in the Kingdom of Naples (much visited on the Grand Tour), and the history that lay behind it, reaching back to the lost cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Vesuvius.

Rocca Sorrentina - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Rocca Sorrentina – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we also learn about the culture and exhibitions staged by Rocca Sorrentina, as Elrik explores a fascinating exhibition on the history of the Tarot … and we learn of upcoming exhibitions too.

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

Rocca Sorrentina - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Rocca Sorrentina – 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.

Rocca Sorrentina - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Rocca Sorrentina – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Ian and Amy's Amusement Park, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Ian and Amy’s Amusement Park, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – as we visit Ian and Amy’s Amusement Park, a three region amusement park designed for all the family – is now on the web.

 

 

We’re joined by the owners of the Park – Amy Tuppakaka and Ian Bleac – who will be showing us around and telling us about how the Park has developed. And we’ll be going on lots of rides. Lots and lots of amazing rides!

 

Ian and Amy's Amusement Park, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Ian and Amy’s Amusement Park, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Ian and Amy's Amusement Park, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Ian and Amy’s Amusement Park, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 20th June, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams as we visit Ian and Amy’s Amusement Park, a three region amusement park designed for all the family.

We’ll be joined by the owners of the Park – Amy Tuppakaka and Ian Bleac – who will be showing us around and telling us about how the Park has developed. And we’ll be going on lots of rides. Lots and lots of amazing rides!

Ian and Amy's Amusement Park, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Ian and Amy’s Amusement Park, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

So come and join us at 2pm for a show that promises to be a real treat for anyone in Second Life, young or old, who is looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon!

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.

Ian and Amy's Amusement Park, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Ian and Amy’s Amusement Park, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Visit Ian and Amy’s Amusement Park for yourself!

Talks at SL13B

Talks at SL13B

As always, Prim Perfect is running several series of Talks at the Second Life Thirteenth Birthday Community Celebrations (SL13B for short).

This year, in addition to our popular series of Meet the Lindens, Meet the Designers, Meet the Communities, Meet the Artists and Meet the Nonprofits, we will be hosting a series of Meet the Musician talks (in association with MadPea Productions).

Below is our outline program – you’ll see there are still a few gaps, and we’ll be updating this list on the Prim Perfect website, with more details of the speakers, throughout the week.

Come and join us at the Auditorium!

Day Time (all in SLT) Talk Track Guest/s
Sunday 19th June 12 noon Meet the Designer Froukje Hoorenbeek of Dutchie
3pm Meet the Musician Suzen Juel ‘Resistance’
5pm Meet the Community Fantasy Faire (Elizabeth Tinsley and Zander Greene)
Monday 20th June 9am Meet the Nonprofit TBC
12 noon Meet the Designer Eku Zhong of Culprit
3pm Meet the Lindens Brett and Torley Linden
5pm Meet the Community Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA)
Tuesday 21st June 9am Meet the Nonprofit TBC
12 noon Meet the Designers MadPea (Kiana Writer and Kess Crystal)
1pm Meet the Musicians Music Fest Preview
3pm Meet the Lindens Ebbe Linden
5pm Meet the Community Writers
Wednesday 22nd June 9am Meet the Nonprofit TBC
12 noon Meet the Designers Designing Dance (Aelva, Amethyst Dovgal and Shadow Tarber)
2pm Meet the Musicians Geo
3pm Meet the Lindens Landon and Oz Linden
5pm Meet the Community Historical Roleplay
Thursday 23rd June 9am Meet the Nonprofit TBC
12 noon Meet the Designers Second Life Berlin (Jo Yaedley)
1pm Meet the Musicians Saintless Iarnia
3pm Meet the Lindens Pete and Xiola Linden
5pm Meet the Community Firestorm (Jessica Lyon)
Friday 24th June 9am Meet the Nonprofit TBC
12 noon Meet the Designers TBC
3pm Meet the Lindens Patch and Dee Linden
5pm Meet the Community Bloggers (Saffia Widdershins, Kess Crystal, Katya Valeska; and
Caitlin Tobias)
Saturday 25th June 12 noon Meet the Designers Patron and Rustica (Eliza Wierwight and Maxwell Graf)
1pm Meet the Artist TBC
5pm Meet the Community Second Life Kids
Sunday 26th June 12 noon Meet the Designers La Vian
1pm Meet the Musicians Talleysin
3pm Meet the Artist TBC
5pm Meet the Community Fantasy Roleplay

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – as we meet Oz, Troy and Vir Linden to talk about the exciting possibilities of project Bento – is now on the web.

 

 

We also meet some of the resident creators already working on exciting Project Bento features – Mahadma, Medhue Simioni, Teager, and Aki Shichiroji.

Essentially, Project Bento adds a wealth of attachment points to avatars that can also be animated. But more – it’s about extra bones to the entire skeleton. This gives the possibility for anything from a single ironically raised eyebrows to an amazingly flexible wyvern to ride.

Oz, Troy and Vir Linden talk about Project Bento

Oz, Troy and Vir Linden talk about Project Bento

You’ll see the potentials – from beautifully expressive faces to amazing control and detail possible in wings, tails, hands, and so on!

As Troy Linden says: “Project Bento is about the reinvention of the Second Life skeleton. Think of it as the long awaited version 2.0.”

Saffia and Elrik talk about Project Bento with Oz, Troy and Vir Linden

Saffia and Elrik talk about Project Bento with Oz, Troy and Vir Linden

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 6th June, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams as we meet Oz, Troy and Vir Linden to talk about the exciting possibilities of project Bento.

And we’ll also be meeting some of the resident creators already working on exciting Project Bento features – Mahadma, Medhue Simioni, Teager, and Aki Shichiroji.

 

See how expressive a wolf can be!

See how expressive a wolf can be!

Essentially, Project Bento adds a wealth of attachment points to avatars that can also be animated. But more – it’s about extra bones to the entire skeleton. This gives the possibility for anything from a single ironically raised eyebrows to an amazingly flexible wyvern to ride.

You’ll see the potentials – from beautifully expressive faces to amazing control and detail possible in wings, tails, hands, and so on!

 

Aki Shichiroji shows her wyvern

Aki Shichiroji shows her wyvern

As Troy Linden says: “Project Bento is about the reinvention of the Second Life skeleton. Think of it as the long awaited version 2.0.”

Bento may well be the new mesh – so join us to find out what it’s all about!

 

Oz, Troy and Vir Linden talk about Project Bento

Oz, Troy and Vir Linden talk about Project Bento

To find out more see:
https://community.secondlife.com/t5/English-Knowledge-Base/Enhanced-Skeleton-Project-Bento/ta-p/2975160

To download the viewer see:
http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Linden_Lab_Official:Alternate_Viewers#Second_Life_Project_Bento_Channel

 

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – as we visit the newly redesigned region of Horizon Dreams to explore the beauties of The Looking Glass, created by Marcus Inkpen and Sharni Azale – is now on the web.

 

 

Recently Marcus and Sharni have done a complete redesign that has been two years in the planning, and several months in the execution and – as we discovered when Marcus showed us around – the end result is gorgeous.

 

The Looking Glass, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Looking Glass, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

Sharni was unable to join us (she’s based in Australia and was soundly asleep when we filmed) but Marcus was able to share with us many of the beauties and the fun things that await visitors to The Looking Glass. It makes for an amazing eye-candy episode as he shows us the Art Gallery, the hidden upper streets, the towers, the bridge, the performance areas, the landscaping … and we certainly didn’t have time to cover everything!

The Looking Glass, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Looking Glass, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

So make sure you don’t miss this show!

The Looking Glass, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Looking Glass, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

 

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