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Erstwhile Station ships, photographed by Elrik Merlin

Erstwhile Station ships, photographed by Elrik Merlin

The latest episode of this season of Designing Worlds – the first episode of our autumn/fall season, where we take a look at the story behind ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES, the 15-minute machinima produced by Caledonia Skytower, Honey Heart and our very own Elrik Merlin, is now on the web!

DW379 – The Making of ‘Arrivals & Departures’ from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

Saffia Widdershins and guest co-host Corwyn Allen talk to the film-makers about how the production came about and how it was made, in the special theatre created by Honey Heart for the premiere; and we talk to Marcus Inkpen of in-world creators The Looking Glass who produced the build, Erstwhile Station, in which the story is set.

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES is a 15-minute machinima shot in Second Life®, based on a short story written as part of Fantasy Faire 2018, the tenth annual virtual world-based fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society.

Arrivals and Departures poster

Arrivals and Departures poster

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES presents a glimpse into two individual journeys that are brought together and shared one last time, in a story set in a vibrant, steampunk-inspired, fantasy environment. As the action transitions from a public encounter into a more personal, private exchange, the film highlights the vital importance of storytelling, harking back to an earlier time when tales were woven into a verbal tradition that was handed down by word of mouth.

Though the word is never uttered in the film, it addresses aspects of our attitudes towards death. Interwoven within is a reminder that while those who leave us pass beyond our reach, we may continue to carry them within us, breathing life into their passions and ideals, by teaching what we have learned from them, and inspiring others.

Erstwhile Lounge, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Erstwhile Lounge, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The programme includes the complete film, and a slideshow of production shots plus images from the premiere, taken by Wildstar Beaumont.

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Arrivals and Departures poster

Arrivals and Departures poster

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 24 September for Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams in Second Life, for the new episode of our autumn/fall season, we take a look at the story behind the 15-minute machinima produced by Caledonia Skytower, Honey Heart and our very own Elrik Merlin: ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES.

Saffia Widdershins and guest co-host Corwyn Allen talk to the film-makers about how the production came about and how it was made, in the special theatre created by Honey Heart for the premiere; and we talk to Marcus Inkpen of in-world creators The Looking Glass who produced the build, Erstwhile Station, in which the story is set.

Arrivals & Departures – Trailer from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES is a 15-minute machinima shot in Second Life®, based on a short story written as part of Fantasy Faire 2018, the tenth annual virtual world-based fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society.

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES presents a glimpse into two individual journeys that are brought together and shared one last time, in a story set in a vibrant, steampunk-inspired, fantasy environment. As the action transitions from a public encounter into a more personal, private exchange, the film highlights the vital importance of storytelling, harking back to an earlier time when tales were woven into a verbal tradition that was handed down by word of mouth.

Erstwhile Station, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Erstwhile Station, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Though the word is never uttered in the film, it addresses aspects of our attitudes towards death. Interwoven within is a reminder that while those who leave us pass beyond our reach, we may continue to carry them within us, breathing life into their passions and ideals, by teaching what we have learned from them, and inspiring others.

The programme includes the complete film, and a slideshow of production shots plus images from the premiere, taken by Wildstar Beaumont.

Erstwhile Lounge, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Erstwhile Lounge, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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.

More information on the film and the producers is available from the CEH Productions website, cehproductions.com

 

Erstwhile Station ships, photographed by Elrik Merlin

Erstwhile Station ships, photographed by Elrik Merlin

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From ColeMarie's particle performance

From ColeMarie’s particle performance

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 2 July for Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams in Second Life, as we revisit a show from 2015 where we looked at the career and particle magic of the well-known creator, muscian and machinima-maker, ColeMarie Soliel..

ColeMarie has had a fascinating career, both inworld and on the wider web, and she talks to us about this, as well as demonstrating some of her beautiful particle effects – and explaining why the development of particle scripting in Second Life made her enthusiastic to return and start creating again.

From ColeMarie's particle performance

From ColeMarie’s particle performance

Then she treats us to a full musical performance with stunning particle effects.

It’s a beautiful show so … do join us 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 Prim Perfect or Designing Worlds blogs.

From ColeMarie's particle performance

From ColeMarie’s particle performance

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One Billion Rising, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

One Billion Rising, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of this season of Designing Worlds – when we look back at the One Billion Rising in Second Life festival, held on February 14th 2018 – is now on the web!

Regular viewers will remember that this year our spring season was a series of retrospectives, celebrating ten years of Designing Worlds. We promised you then that we WOULD be sharing a show about OBR later in the year. Well, this is it!

We look at the events linked with OBR – the dance, the poetry, the music and the art. This year too we had the #MeToo Forest, where women could share their experiences, and the White Rose Challenge, in support of the Time’s Up movement.

One Billion Rising, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

One Billion Rising, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

What is One Billion Rising?

ONE BILLION RISING began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS.

Every February, we rise – in hundreds of countries across the world – to show our local communities and the world what one billion looks like and shine a light on the rampant impunity and injustice that survivors most often face.  We rise through dance to express joy and community and and celebrate the fact that we have not been defeated by this violence. We rise to show we are determined to create a new kind of consciousness – one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable.

One Billion Rising, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

One Billion Rising, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

To learn more, visit the One Billion Rising in Second Life website: https://onebillionrisingsl.wordpress.com/

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One Billion Rising, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

One Billion Rising, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 18th June, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams in Second Life, when we look back at the One Billion Rising in Second Life festival, held on February 14th 2018.

Regular viewers will remember that this year our spring season was a series of retrospectives, celebrating ten years of Designing Worlds. We promised you then that we WOULD be sharing a show about OBR later in the year. Well, this is it!

One Billion Rising, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

One Billion Rising, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We looks at the events linked with OBR – the dance, the poetry, the music and the art. This year too we had the #MeToo Forest, where women could share their experiences, and the White Rose Challenge, in support of the Time’s Up movement.

One Billion Rising, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

One Billion Rising, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

What is One Billion Rising?

ONE BILLION RISING began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS.

Every February, we rise – in hundreds of countries across the world – to show our local communities and the world what one billion looks like and shine a light on the rampant impunity and injustice that survivors most often face.  We rise through dance to express joy and community and and celebrate the fact that we have not been defeated by this violence. We rise to show we are determined to create a new kind of consciousness – one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable.

One Billion Rising, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

One Billion Rising, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we here in Second Life are part of this global movement.

To learn more, visit the One Billion Rising in Second Life website: https://onebillionrisingsl.wordpress.com/

Make sure you don’t miss it – by joining us at 2pm SLT.

One Billion Rising, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

One Billion Rising, 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 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.

One Billion Rising, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

One Billion Rising, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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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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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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