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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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Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 6th November, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, when we visit the fabulous Burn2, the Second Life representation of the famous Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert.

The theme this year was Radical Ritual, and the Burners celebrated that theme amazingly!

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Saffia was unwell for the filming of this episode, so Elrik is joined by our old friend Caledonia Skytower. to explore the art and the iconic events that form essential parts of the Festival. We talk to artists and organisers, and we also have footage of the amazing Burns themselves – the Man Burn and the Temple Burn, with extracts from the dances of the Lamplighters.

It all makes for a stunning show, so do come and join us at 2pm!

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Burn2, 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 Designing Worlds blog.

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Find out more
Burn2 on the web: www.burn2.org/
Burn2 on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BURN2BURNERS
The Burning Man Festival in Nevada: https://burningman.org/

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont in Octoberville

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont in Octoberville

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – with a spooky tale in a very spooky location (Octoberville!) – is now on the web!

We start by talking to Cherub Spectre and Master Kaos, the owners of Octoberville, who tell us all about the wonderfully spooky – and hugely popular – region they create for one month every year to celebrate Halloween. We explore Octoberville and learn something of its history – with roots in the real world, as well as its developments in Second Life. And we find out all about the amazing community that has grown up around it.

There’s still time to visit as Octoberville will be open till 5th November!

Octoberville, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Octoberville, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In the second Part of the show, we have a spooky tale for Halloween (filmed largely in Octoberville). It’s the famous story by Washington Irving – The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, adapted especially for the show by Caledonia Skytower.

You can also view the Legend of Sleepy Hollow as a standalone tale here.

Enjoy – and have a Happy Halloween!

 

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SL14B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SL14B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – where we visit some of the amazing builds and installations of Second Life’s 14th Birthday celebrations – is now on the web!

We explore some of the open public builds, including the Auditorium and Max’s Mystery Island and of course the amazing Russian fairytale Cake Stage, as well as the Welcome Area, where we speak to Darkstone Aeon and BB Woodford and the Left Stage (The Guardian), where we talk to Walton F. Wainwright.

SL14B: TJ's Magic and the Cake Stage, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SL14B: TJ’s Magic and the Cake Stage, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We also take a look at a small selection at the wealth of the individual installations, including iSkye Silverweb’s Hippie Carnivalesque and Loki Elit’s The Stuff Inside His Head, and we talk to Baron Jiminy and xJessicax Harvy about the Shakespeare Theatre; to Daark Gothly about the installation she created with Dream Wrexen as a Memorial to Ladyslipper Constantine; and to Thoth Jantzen about his installation TJ’s Media Magic.

SL14B: the Guardian (the Left Stage), photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SL14B: the Guardian (the Left Stage), photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Sadly, we only have time to show a small sample of what was on display at SL14B, but fortunately Wildstar Beaumont was on hand with his trusty camera to show much, more more!

In addition, you can see the talks Saffia did with Lindens from the Lab at SL14B on the Second Life YouTube channel.

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The latest episode of Designing Worlds – when we return to a very special event that happened last month – the 14th February One Billion Rising in Second Life  – is now on the web!

We explore the making of the OBR video. the work of the group 2Lei (a regular partner in OBR), as well as the poetry, the art and the dance events. Guests include Samantha Ohrberg, AvaJean Westland, Kess Krystal, Rubin Mayo, Adele Ward, Judi Newall, Aelva, Stevie Basevi, Tea Gupte, Akay Utu, and a whole host of OBR volunteers and attendees!

One Billion Rising in Second Life, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

One Billion Rising in Second Life, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

 

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A Special Story for Halloween, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

A Special Story for Halloween, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 31st October, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams  –  and a very special story for Halloween!

Written by Caledonia Skytower (of the Seanchai Library), it’s read by Caledonia herself and Corwyn Allen, together with Saffia and Elrik. With haunting photographs by Wildstar Beaumont, this is a real Halloween treat from us to all our viewers.

So join us for today’s show at 2pm – you won’t want to miss it!

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.

And we also have news of a special show coming this Thursday, November 3rd at 2pm – with discussion of an announcement from the Lab that will impact all our Second Lives!

And Patch Linden will be in the Designing Worlds studio after the show on Thursday to discuss the announcement.

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SL13B The Auditorium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SL13B The Auditorium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of Designing Worlds –as we pay the second of two visits to the Second Life 13th Birthday Community Celebrations – and explore the great public areas: the Stages, the Welcome Area and the Auditorium – is now on the web.

We talk to the creators of these unique and stunning areas: Anthony, Designer of the Auditorium, Catboy Qunhua, Designer of the Welcome Area, Mikati Slade, Designer of the Cake Stage, Cube Republic, Designer of the Dazzle Live Stage, Zuza Ritt, Designer of the Linden Tree Stage and Walton F. Wainwright, Designer of The Automaton, Stage Left.

SL13B The Cake Stage, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SL13B The Cake Stage, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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