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The University of Western Australia in Second Life, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The University of Western Australia in Second Life, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

First – we’ve had some great news … Following a lot of work in the background at the University of Western Australia (UWA) in real life, the UWA presence in Second Life has been extended through to 31st July 2017. Four of the five regions will remain part of the UWA cluster, and the 5th SIM (UWA Virtlantis) is being taken over by the University of San Jose & Sonicity Fitzroy, who have been occupying it for the last couple of years.

 

The University of Western Australia in Second Life, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The University of Western Australia in Second Life, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

As you’ll see in the show, it did look as though the presence of the this major art venue and supporter was – at the very least – going to be scaled back considerably. We’re delighted that this is no longer the case.

So please – enjoy the show!

 

 

We talk to JayJay Zifanwe, the academic at the UWA whose project this has been, and to long term curator FreeWee Ling as we look at some examples of the remarkable art that has been collected through challenges and exhibitions over the years, and we hear tributes from a number of leading artists and machinima makers whose artistic lives have been supported and developed through the work of the UWA.

 

The University of Western Australia in Second Life, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The University of Western Australia in Second Life, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

 

 

 

 

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Don’t miss the recent Designing Worlds show visit to the fantastic Art Walk in the tinies’ communiity of Raglan Shire, now on the web.

There was an amazing number of pieces on display, some by well-known artists … and others by artists at the starting of their careers. We explore the 2D and 3D art on display, spread over four different sims, in part from the back of the splendid hedgepillar (a cross between a caterpillar and topiary) created by Xavian Starsider, who joins us for part of the show. Our hosts and tour guides for the show were Teal Freenote and Kaydge (Kage Stratten), who told us not just about the art and the Art Walk, but also give us a fascinating insight into tiny culture.

Raglan Shire Artwalk 2014, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Raglan Shire Artwalk 2014, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And, of course, no event with tinies would be complete without a party, so the amazing tiny elephant that is Ganjo Mokeev playedus out with his band at the end of the show (which acquired an extra and possibly unexpected dinkie dancer!).

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Raglan Shire Artwalk 2014, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Raglan Shire Artwalk 2014, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today, Monday 26th May at 2pm SLT at the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams for a viewing party of our latest episode as we visit the amazing Art Walk in the heart of the tinies’ home of Raglan Shire.

There’s an amazing number of pieces on display, some by well-known artists … and others by artists at the starting of their careers. We explore the 2D and 3D art on display, spread over four different sims, in part from the back of the splendid hedgepillar (a cross between a caterpillar and topiary) created by Xavian Starsider, who joins us for part of the show.

Raglan Shire Artwalk 2014, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Raglan Shire Artwalk 2014, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Our hosts and tour guides for the show are Teal Freenote and Kaydge (Kage Stratten), who tells us not just about the art and the Art Walk, but also give us a fascinating insight into tiny culture.

And, of course, no event with tinies would be complete without a party, so the amazing tiny elephant that is Ganjo Mokeev plays us out with his band at the end of the show (which acquires an extra and possibly unexpected dinkie dancer!).

Raglan Shire Artwalk 2014, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Raglan Shire Artwalk 2014, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm for a fun and fascinating show.

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on Aview TV, 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 Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

Raglan Shire Artwalk 2014, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Raglan Shire Artwalk 2014, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

 

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Our visit to the art galleries and installations of the University of Western Australia in Second Life is now available on the web – with a chance to see some of the beautiful and evocative creations that have resulted from the art and machinima challenges issued over the last few years.

Guiding us round the build is Jayjay Zifanwe of the University of Western Australia (in real life Jay Jay Jegathesan, Physics UWA) who takes us on a tour of the Second Life version of the University, and shows us the winners in this year’s challenges for art and machinima, as well as some fascinating work from this year and earlier challenges.

Art and Machinima Challenges at the University of Western Australia in Second Life

Art and Machinima Challenges at the University of Western Australia in Second Life

It’s a fascinating show as we look at how the University has become a major centre for virtual world art from all around the world -n and learn a little of the impact that has had on the real life University and individuals too.

The University of Western Australia in Second Life

The University of Western Australia in Second Life

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Join us at 2pm today, Monday 28th May, for a episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams which looks at two businesses that are planning to transition from virtual to real worlds – and we also look at how such projects can be funded through Kickstarters.

The White Armory

The White Armory

The first of these is The White Armory – a well known store that specialises in medieval weaponry and beautiful costumes created by Colton Drechster and Bee Dumpling respectively.

The second is Jazzpaws, the initiative by Zayn Till and Wynx Whiplash of the tinies of Raglanshire, whose recent Kickstarter project garnered a great amount of interest across the grid.

Art Trail in Raglanshire, home of the Tinies

Art Trail in Raglanshire, home of the Tinies

We’ll be discussing these projects, and talking with Maria Korolov of Hypergrid Business about this new style of business transfer and the use of Kickstarter (and similar) funding.

It makes for a striking and very unusual show – so do come and join us at 2pm!

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in at 2pm SLT on Monday for the live show on http://treet.tv/live – where you can now chat with other audience members and even some of the participants during the show – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds – our very own version of the iPlayer!

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Today, Tuesday 15th May, we shall be recording a special edition of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams.

The show will be broadcast on May 28th, but you can watch the taping, and participate by putting questions to our guests.

The theme of the show is looking at two Second Life businesses which – in different ways – are planning to transition into the real world.

The White Armory

The White Armory

The first of these is The White Armory – a well known store that specialises in medieval weaponry and beautiful costumes created by Colton Drechster and Bee Dumpling respectively.

The second is Jazzpaws, the initiative by Zayn Till and Wynx Whiplash of the tinies of Raglanshire, whose recent Kickstarter project garnered a great amount of interest across the grid.

Art Trail in Raglanshire, home of the Tinies

Art Trail in Raglanshire, home of the Tinies

We’ll be discussing these projects, and talking with Maria Korolov of Hypergrid Business about this new style of business transfer and the use of Kickstarter (and similar) funding. And you will have a chance to join the discussion and put your questions to our guests.

Filming will start at around 1.30pm, but you should arrive by 1pm to make sure of a seat.

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