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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

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 21st May, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams in Second Life, as we visit a really stunning range of installations at the Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA).

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

This really is a show not to be missed! So please join us at 2pm SLT.

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

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

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

The LEA welcomes established and first time artists.

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist – or catch it later in the week on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Prim Perfect or Designing Worlds blogs.

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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

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

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

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

Art at the LEA, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 10th April, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams in Second Life, as we continue our celebration of ten years of the show – looking back to 2017.

Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We’ll be looking 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’ll be celebrating another 10 Anniversary – that of Radio Riel, which occurred in 2017.  And we’ve travelled off-grid to Inworlds, and we looked forwards too with a visit to Linden Lab’s new platform – Sansar.

Picnic at Mr Darcy's on Sansar, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Picnic at Mr Darcy’s 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.

Ivory Tower of Prims, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont, built by Lumiere Noir, sadly no longer with us

Ivory Tower of Prims, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont, built by Lumiere Noir, sadly no longer with us

So do come and join us for the last show in in our special anniversary season at 2pm SLT.

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

Inworldz,  photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Inworldz, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Places on the show that you can visit:
Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Xemia/69/220/22
Rosehaven – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rosehaven%20Park/106/24/22
Feed a Smile – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Feed%20A%20Smile/67/101/22
Linden Endowment for the Arts – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA3/130/120/21
– the best landing point for starting to explore the 29 regions

Castle in Rosehaven, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Castle in Rosehaven, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Some websites related to this show:
Radio Riel – http://radioriel.org/
Octoberville – http://www.octoberville.com/
Sansar – https://www.sansar.com/

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One Billion Rising in Second Life, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2017, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

For the fifth year, on February 14, 2017, men and women in Second Life will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and people across the world to Rise, Resist and Unite as a show of unity, individual strength, and the need for change.

One Billion Rising first began in 2013 with the fierce struggle against sexual and physical violence – taking on the advocacy against rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation and sex trafficking that V-Day campaigns over 18 years have been at the forefront of. Over the last five years, as One Billion Rising has grown and the local campaigns deepened, it has also brought in economic violence and the violence of poverty, racial violence, gender violence, violence caused by corruption, occupation and aggression, violence caused by environmental disasters, climate change and environmental plunder, violence impacting women in the context of state sponsored wars, militarization, and the worsening internal and international displacement of millions of people, and violence created by corporate greed, among so many others.

RISE! RESIST! UNITE!

This year, One Billion Rising Revolution is giving sharper focus and visibility to the exploitation of women, and to harnessing even stronger global solidarity to demand an end to violence in all forms.

The Second Life event will feature a four-region stage where 200 people can come together to dance, surrounded by an area of art installations, an arena for poetry and dramatic productions, and informational exhibits. A variety of performers will play over the 24-hour period and poetry and dramatic events will be held at different times, enabling people all over the world to attend this virtual event no matter their timezone. The regions will have a General maturity rating to allow all residents an opportunity to participate. Pictures are welcome on the event’s Flickr group.

One Billion Rising in Second Life, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2017, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

If you would like to volunteer to support the event, go here to find out how you can join in.

If you would like to report on the event as a member of the press, go here.

The objective of the event is to raise awareness, not to raise funds; however, information about real-world organisations will be available for those wishing to donate.

We will be announcing the sponsors for One Billion Rising shortly. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, go here (please note, as we are not a fundraising event, we have a limited number of sponsorship spaces to cover costs of the 4 regions used for the 24 hours of music, dance, poetry, literature, art installations and shows).

One Billion Rising in Second Life, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2017, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Additional links:
Our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/One-Billion-Rising/493344827375934
Our Second Life Group: One Billion Rising
Our Twitter Stream: https://twitter.com/OBRinSL
Our Flickr Group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/2169739@N23/
Main One Billion Rising page: www.onebillionrising.org/

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LEA Artist in Resident Round 14

The LEA Land Grant is a program to distribute 20 regions (LEA10-LEA29) generously donated by Linden Lab to promote art and artistic endeavors in Second Life. These full regions of virtual land are made available to in-world artists for a six month period.

If you would like to find out more about the application process and what holding a grant entails, join committee members for a question and answer session on Wednesday 22nd November at 2pmSLT in the LEA Theater: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA3/11/8/22

Currently, applications are open for Round 14, which will run from January 1st – June 30th, 2018. You’ll find the application form here: http://lea-sl.org/form/lea-air-land-grant-application-round-fourteen

The Plant, by Eupalinos Ugajin and Friends

The Plant, by Eupalinos Ugajin and Friends

You can also find out more about the LEA on the website: http://lea-sl.org/ or the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1708756609405987/

To see some of the recent installations and hear some of the artists in residence talk about the experience, you can watch Designing Worlds: LEA November 2017: http://bit.ly/2AZobGz

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The White Cliffs of Dover by Tahiti Rae

The White Cliffs of Dover by Tahiti Rae

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – when we explore some of the Artist in Residence regions of the Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA) – is now on the web!

Artists in Residence at the LEA are holders of an LEA Land Grant. This is a six monthly program to distribute 20 regions (LEA10-LEA29) donated by Linden Lab. These regions are to be used to promote art and artistic endeavors in Second Life.

Full regions of virtual land are made available to in-world artists through an application process.  The AiR Land Grants are held for six months, and artists are free to use that time to create, amend, develop and display their work. Application cycles are announced through various LEA channels – and we’re in the middle of an application process right now!

Go to http://lea-sl.org/form/lea-air-land-grant-application-round-fourteen to find out more (and if you would like to apply yourself).

OUTRAGE!!! by Rage Darkstone

OUTRAGE!!! by Rage Darkstone

Artists may be experienced and well-known in Second Life, or they could be new and exploring Second Life’s potential. On the show you’ll meet both artists who have held AiR grants before – and artists for whom this is their first AiR grant. And there’s a fascinating range of installations to seem, from The White Cliffs of Dover to a steampunk psychological mystery, from angular prim installations to an exploration of a project to promote world peace, from an examination of the avatar experience and narratives, to a visualisation of the experience of real life exile.

You can see the regions here:

Artists in Residence whose work appears on the show include:
Tahiti Rae: The White Cliffs of Dover: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA14/121/82/3207
See also: website: https://ecalpemas.wixsite.com/dover

Rage Darkstone: The Mind of the Machine, Earth & OUTRAGE!!! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA19/125/128/1001 (NB – the landing seems currently locked to OUTRAGE!!!)

It’s A Steamy Mystery at Terradale by Chic Aeon

It’s A Steamy Mystery at Terradale by Chic Aeon

Chic Aeon: A Steamy Mystery at Terradale: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA12/152/92/21
See also: website:  http://terradale.blogspot.com

Ilyra Chardin: Faces: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA23/128/129/23

WrenNoir Cerise: Baskinta: An Experiment in World Peace: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA11/227/39/40
See also: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Baskinta-An-Experiment-in-World-Peace-356766844753788/
Flicker: https://www.flickr.com/groups/4147385@N25/

Baskinta: An Experiment in World Peace by WrenNoir Cerise

Kicca Igaly & Nessuno Myoo: Exodus, a Trip for Life: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA24/120/125/23

A numbers of the photos shown in the slideshow come from The Plant, which was not open to the public at the time of filming, but now can be visited here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA21/129/128/3000

Other photos in the slide show come from various artists currently exhibitions at the LEA – we will leave you to explore and discover!

The Plant, by Eupalinos Ugajin and Friends

The Plant, by Eupalinos Ugajin and Friends

Learn More about the LEA:
LEA Website: http://lea-sl.org/
LEA Blog: http://lindenarts.blogspot.com/
LEA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1708756609405987/

How to apply for an LEA AiR Grant: http://lea-sl.org/form/lea-air-land-grant-application-round-fourteen

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