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From Installations at the LEA, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

From Installations at the LEA, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We’ve been covering the eminent closure of the Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA) at the end of August, and now the plans to save it in a redeveloped form. Today’s Designing Worlds feature-length episode – the last in our current season – pays a final visit to the LEA in its current form, and looks back at some of the fascinating projects and installations that have appeared there over the years.

The show goes live on Monday 29th July at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel, on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist – and you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

LEA15 – Failure to Thrive – The Gray Child, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

LEA15 – Failure to Thrive – The Gray Child, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Please note – this show was recorded in the aftermath of the closure announcement. At that point, we did not know about the plans that would emerge to continue the work of the LEA. If you would to learn more about that – please read further here: https://primperfect.net/2019/07/22/saving-the-linden-endowment-for-the-arts-how-you-can-help/

In this episode, we talk to JMB Balogh, before going on to look at work created over the years by Livio Korobase, Xinehop Guisse, Art Oluja, Frankx Lefavre, Ceakay Ballyhoo, Storm Septimus, Tansee, Mario2 Helstein and Jo Williams, Gem Preiz, Kicca Igaly & Nessuno Myoo.

LEA10 – Metamorfaces, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

LEA10 – Metamorfaces, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

As you can see, we have a fascinating and beautiful show for you today – make sure you don’t miss it by tuning in or joining us at 2pm SLT.

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Group to Save the LEA

Group to Save the LEA

Learn more about the closure here: https://primperfect.net/2019/07/18/the-linden-endowment-for-the-arts-announces-its-closure/
Learn more about the plans to re-form the LEA here: https://primperfect.net/2019/07/22/saving-the-linden-endowment-for-the-arts-how-you-can-help/

Join the inworld group by visiting LEA 5: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA5/247/89/21

Save the LEA at the LEA Sandbox on LEA5

Save the LEA at the LEA Sandbox on LEA5

 

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SL16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SL16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this episode, we pay the second of two visits to the Second Life 16th Community Birthday Celebration, or SL16B for short.

The show goes live on Monday 22nd July at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel, on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist – and you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

In this show, we visit some of the major Mole-built installations, such as the Welcome Area, the Main Stage and the Tapestry of Time. In addition we check out the latest in Linden Homes – the campers and trailers.

Tapestry of Time at SL16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Tapestry of Time at SL16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

These will be set out as part of the new (and rapidly growing) continent for new Linden Homes, but they have a very different landscape setting from the new houseboats and traditional homes. These have a more rustic, mountainous setting with more of a vacation feel and – on the individual 512 plots, the accommodation itself takes up far less space. Patch Linden told me that the idea was to encourage residents to create more outdoor activities – barbecues and campfires, as well as outdoor sports. And there will be lakes for boating … swimming … maybe fishing?

The new camper and trailer Linden Homes at Sl16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The new camper and trailer Linden Homes at Sl16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

It does strike me that these could be ideal Linden Homes for people who already have a nice home elsewhere in Second Life, but who would like to get away for the weekend!

Anyway, we’ll be taking a closer look at Linden Homes next season … let’s get back to the Birthday!

The Four Bridges Project at Sl16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Four Bridges Project at Sl16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Because we also visit some resident builds, including a botanical laboratory in space with a mystery story of its own (yes, it’s another great Loki Eliot build!). Then DNA Café, because of course, following the 1950s theme, the 1950s was the decade when the secrets of DNA were first discovered by Crick, Watson, Franklin and Wilkins. There’s the fascinating Four Bridges Project which, for SL16B, shares the story of Dooky Chase’s Restaurant. And we also visit a miniature replica of the UN Building created for the SL Newser team by Silvia Ametz, which is a very clever optical illusion! Finally, we explore a world of dragons and tinies, and catch up with the latest from the Isle of Wyrms – but sadly no dragon raids on a giant cake this year!

Picnic at Dragon's Glenn at Sl16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Picnic at Dragon’s Glenn at Sl16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

As you can see, we have a fascinating and packed show for you today – make sure you don’t miss it by tuning in or joining us at 2pm SLT.

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See more about SL16B here: https://strawberrysingh.com/2019/06/20/sl16b/
Read the SL Newser here: http://slnewser.blogspot.com/
Learn more about the Four Bridges Project here: http://www.fourbridgesproject.org/
Learn more about the Second Life Virtual Genealogical Society (SLVGS): https://slvirtualgenealogy.org/
Learn more about Loki Eliot, his creations (and Escapades) here: http://www.lokieliot.com
Explore the Isle of Wyrms from here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cathedral/127/7/72

Space Explored by Loki Eliot at Sl16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Space Explored by Loki Eliot at Sl16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

 

 

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Welcome Area at SL16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Welcome Area at SL16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this episode, we make the first of two visits to the Second Life 16th Community Birthday Celebration, or SL16B for short.

The show goes live on Monday 15th July at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel, on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist – and you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

The Auditorium at SL16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Auditorium at SL16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

While Saffia is away in the auditorium presenting interviews with various leading Lindens, our Director Aisling Sinclair joins Elrik Merlin for some excursions around the many regions and builds. This year, the theme (it being the 16th Birthday of Second Life) is “Sweet Sixteen”, inferring, perhaps paradoxically, a 1950s feel.

Nonprofit Commons at SL16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Nonprofit Commons at SL16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We start at the beautiful retro televsion studio that was created for Designing Worlds by undercoverlady. Then we’ll enjoy some Non-Profit Commons ice creams; take one of Yavanna Llanfair’s always enjoyable Pod Car Tours of the site; visit LitFest, a little bit of Fantasy Faire at SL16B which looks at some of the great fantasy novels that were first published in the 1950s; and take a look at a remarkable installation created by Pokofy Neva that highlights a darker period in the 1950s – one that is seemingly almost forgotten today – the Korean War.

The Forgotten War at SL16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Forgotten War at SL16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

It makes for a fascinating show, so so please tune in or join us at 2pm SLT.

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See more about SL16b here: https://strawberrysingh.com/2019/06/20/sl16b/

Fantasy Faire LitFest celebrates the 1950s at SL16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fantasy Faire LitFest celebrates the 1950s at SL16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this episode of Designing Worlds, we revisit the fabulous Relay for Life of Second Life Weekend.

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The show goes live on Monday 1st July at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel, on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist – and you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this episode we explore many of the amazing builds, and talk to organisers and builders, among the Nikki Mathieson and Stingray Raymaker (from the America Cancer Society); MamaP Beerbaum and Trager Alter, who tell us all about Five Days of Relay; Elizabeth Tinsley, who talks about the One Team initiative,  and Jenneh Micelf of the team Meli’s Maniacs.

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And, of course, there will be a wonderful photo display from Wildstar Beaumont!

It all makes for a beautiful  and fascinating show, so please tune in or join us at 2pm SLT.

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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You can find out more about the Relay for Life of Second Life here. 

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Masked Ball on Genesia, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Masked Ball on Genesia, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

In this episode of Designing Worlds, we pay our final visit to Fantasy Faire 2019.

The show goes live on Monday 17th June at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel, on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist – and you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

We talk to the Faire organiser David Abbot, in charge of operations, and he explains what a mammoth task it is keeping something like the Faire running, and how the community comes together to help.

Genesia, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Genesia, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We also visit Genesia and talk to its creators, Haveit Neox and Lilia Artis, about the amazing worlds they created above and below the waves – and the dance performances they staged there.

And finally, we explore the stunningly beautiful Midas, created by Alia Baroque.

Midas, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Midas, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

It all makes for a beautiful show, so please tune in or join us at 2pm SLT.

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More information about the Faire: https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/

Waiting for the Fairelands to disappear in to the mists, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Waiting for the Fairelands to disappear in to the mists, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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The Shrine Tree, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Shrine Tree, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this, our 400th episode (!) of Designing Worlds, we pay our second of three visits to Fantasy Faire 2019.

The show goes live on Monday 10th June at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel, on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist – and you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

The Celestial Plain, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Celestial Plain, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We talk to the Faire organiser Zander Greene, who talks about the project the Faire was fund-raising for this year – the Kenyatta National Hospital Hope Lodge in Nairobi, Kenya – as well as discussing the Fantasy Faire Radio region, The Celestial Plain, and the many events that were staged there.

We also visit Bayounimba and talk to Stevie Basevi, who headed the Roleplay activities at the Faire about the different groups that were involved along with related activities in the region.

Bayounimba, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Bayounimba, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Then finally, we talk to Aisling Sinclair, who organised the Quest – The Lair of Lantoris – for the Faire this year, and Thornfast, the region in which it took place.

In addition we take flythroughs of several regions including The Shrine Tree by The Looking Glass.

It all makes for a beautiful show, so please tune in or join us at 2pm SLT.

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More information about the Faire: https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/

Thornfast, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Thornfast, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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All photographs by Wildstar Beaumont

New Lindens Homes on Bellisseria

In this episode of Designing Worlds Special we’re visiting the new continent of Bellisseria, and finding out all about the new Linden Homes!

The show goes live on Tuesday 16th April at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel (and, for technical reasons, later on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist) – and you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams, where we are sure there will be lots of lively discussion!

Here’s a taster …

 

In the first part, we take a look at the original Linden Homes, and talk about some of the problems they encountered – the cramped feel of the regions, the lack of surrounding space for each home, and the lack of a community feel.

Then we move to the first two types of Linden Home released – the traditional homes and the houseboats. We talk with Patch Linden about the ideas that have gone into their construction, and the way that community spaces have been developed, centering around activities and places to visit, within the community itself.

New Lindens Homes on Bellisseria

And, of course, we take time to explore some of the possibilities you have with the homes, easily changing the styles and redecorating at will!

It all makes for a fascinating and informative show, so please tune in or join us at 2pm SLT.

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New Lindens Homes on Bellisseria

More information about the Homes:

Linden Labs release notice: https://community.secondlife.com/blogs/entry/2528-fresh-new-linden-homes-are-here-with-new-themes-and-larger-options/
Read Inara Pey’s excellent article about the Homes here: https://modemworld.me/2019/04/15/lab-launches-new-linden-homes/
Linden Homes registration page: https://secondlife.com/land/lindenhomes/member.php

New Lindens Homes on Bellisseria

 

 

 

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