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Garden of Dreams in Sansar

Garden of Dreams in Sansar

The latest episode of Designing Worlds, a very special show as we pay our first ever visit to the new Linden Lab platform – Sansar, is now on the web!

In this first (or two) episodes, we explore the studio that Kayle Matzerath has created for us in Garden of Worlds in Sansar. Then Saffia talks to Jenn, Lead Community Manager for Linden Lab on Sansar, who talks about the way that the grid is developing, and shows her own Experience, Starry Stars & Stuff (a work in progress), built with items already available on the Sansar marketplace.  And we also take a look at two more of the Sansar Experiences – the Diner, created by C3rb3rus and Stasis Interrupted Chapter 1 by Tyler Scarborough, which is a game (where Saffia, inevitably, dies).

Stasis Interrupted - Chapter 1 in Sansar

Stasis Interrupted – Chapter 1 in Sansar

Saffia says: “Sansar is fascinating, but still very clearly a creator beta with a long way to go yet. In some ways, it is awesome – the quality of the design, for example. In other ways, it’s primitive – there are no animations that let us sit down, for example, and although we could stand on Jenn’s carousel and be whirled around, we couldn’t ride the horses. Jenn’s facial expressions as she talked were as good as any I’ve seen in Second Life and needed no HUD to drive them. But I couldn’t capture my own lip movements as I filmed.”

You’ll also notice some other hic-cups in filming. For example, at one point you’ll see the very simple interface on the screen. That’s because Sansar doesn’t automatically set screen size to a filming friendly ratio (that’s on the Advanced menu in Second Life), so setting screen size up was a bit hit and miss. And the avatars are a little crude – although they are to some extent customisable and – in the next major Sansar update, scheduled for mid-December, fashion related elements will be introduced (and will be available for sale). You can see the details on Inara’s Pey’s blog here.

The Diner in Sansar

The Diner in Sansar

We’re planning to start covering Sansar on a regular process, so you’ll be able follow its development through our shows over the coming seasons.

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Learn More:
Main Sansar site:
https://www.sansar.com/
Garden of Dreams in Sansar: https://atlas.sansar.com/experiences/kaylematzerath/garden-of-dreams
The Diner: https://atlas.sansar.com/experiences/c3rb3rus/the-diner
Stasis Interrupted Chapter 1: https://atlas.sansar.com/experiences/tylerscarborough/stasis-interrupted-chapter-1
Starry Stars & Stuff: https://atlas.sansar.com/experiences/jennifer/starry-stars-stuff-wip

Views of Sansar, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Views of Sansar, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Blogs about Sansar:
Living in a Modem World by Inara Pey (Sansar section): https://modemworld.me/category/sansar/
Sansar Newsblog: https://sansarnewsblog.wordpress.com/

 

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Starry Stars and Stuff in Sansar

Starry Stars and Stuff in Sansar

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 4th December, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams in Second Life, for a very special show as we pay our first ever visit to the new Linden Lab platform – Sansar.

Garden of Dreams in Sansar, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Garden of Dreams in Sansar, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

In this first (or two) episodes, we explore the studio that Kayle Matzerath has created for us in Garden of Worlds in Sansar. Then Saffia talks to Jenn, Lead Community Manager for Linden Lab on Sansar, who talks about the way that the grid is developing, and shows her own Experience, Starry Stars & Stuff (a work in progress), built with items already available on the Sansar marketplace.  And we also take a look at two more of the Sansar Experiences – the Diner, created by C3rb3rus and Stasis Interrupted Chapter 1 by Tyler Scarborough, which is a game (where Saffia, inevitably, dies).

The Diner in Sansar

The Diner in Sansar

Sansar is fascinating, but still very clearly a creator beta with a long way to go yet. In some ways, it is awesome – the quality of the design, for example. In other ways, it’s primitive – there are no animations that let us sit down, for example, and although we could stand on Jenn’s carousel and be whirled around, we couldn’t ride the horses. Jenn’s facial expressions as she talked were as good as any I’ve seen in Second Life and needed no HUD to drive them. But I couldn’t capture my own lip movements as I filmed.

Stasis Interrupted - Chapter 1 in Sansar

Stasis Interrupted – Chapter 1 in Sansar

You’ll also notice some other hic-cups in filming. For example, at one point you’ll see the very simple interface on the screen. That’s because Sansar doesn’t automatically set screen size to a filming friendly ratio (that’s on the Advanced menu in Second Life), so setting screen size up was a bit hit and miss. And the avatars are a little crude – although they are to some extent customisable and – in the next major Sansar update, scheduled for mid-December, fashion related elements will be introduced (and will be available for sale). You can see the details on Inara’s Pey’s blog here.

We’re planning to start covering Sansar on a regular process, so you’ll be able follow its development through our shows over the coming seasons.

Views of Sansar, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Views of Sansar, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

So do come and join us for a fascinating show 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.

Views of Sansar, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Views of Sansar, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

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Learn More:
Main Sansar site:
https://www.sansar.com/
Garden of Dreams in Sansar: https://atlas.sansar.com/experiences/kaylematzerath/garden-of-dreams
The Diner: https://atlas.sansar.com/experiences/c3rb3rus/the-diner
Stasis Interrupted Chapter 1: https://atlas.sansar.com/experiences/tylerscarborough/stasis-interrupted-chapter-1
Starry Stars & Stuff: https://atlas.sansar.com/experiences/jennifer/starry-stars-stuff-wip

Blogs about Sansar:
Living in a Modem World by Inara Pey (Sansar section): https://modemworld.me/category/sansar/
Sansar Newsblog: https://sansarnewsblog.wordpress.com/

Views of Sansar, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Views of Sansar, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

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Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 27th November, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, for a special show from the archives.

Feed A Smile Island, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Feed A Smile Island, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We are not telling you in advance what it is – although the picture might provide a clue!

But just because we are running a show from the archives, it doesn’t mean we have been idle! No, we are working on a major show filmed in Sansar, which will be shown over two separate episodes in the coming weeks.  And then, of course, there are our plans for Christmas and the New Year!

So come and join us for a catch-up at 2pm SLT – and also some news about our trip to Sansar!

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.

 

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Celebrating Thanksgiving

Celebrating Thanksgiving

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – when we meet up with some old friends for a special Thanksgiving show– is now on the web!

Saffia, Elrik and Aisling attend a beautiful Thanksgiving Dinner organised by Honey Heart and Aisling, and catch up with Honey herself, Kess Crystal and Victor Mornington.

Honey tells us about her new pasture pets, available at her store of ~Ladies Pleasure~ , while Kess has news of the new project from the Blogger and Vlogger Network – the BVuNiversity. And Victor Mornington (also known as the Assistant Maceholder of New Babbage) shares with us his other internet project – Vaping with Vic!

And we all talk about the aspects of Second Life that make us grateful this year … and what we are hoping for from Second Life.

Celebrating Thanksgiving

Celebrating Thanksgiving

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Learn More:
Blogger and Vlogger Network website – http://www.bvnsl.com/

BVuNiversity – http://www.bvnsl.com/bvuniversity/
Blogger and Vlogger Network in Second Life – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Inspired%20Dreams/224/75/3002

Vaping with Vic – https://www.youtube.com/user/VapingVic

~Ladies’ Pleasure~ Blog – https://ladiespleasure.wordpress.com/
~Ladies’ Pleasure~ in Second Life – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cherry%20Island/40/77/31 (Please note – Adult region)

Celebrating Thanksgiving, photographed by Magnus

Celebrating Thanksgiving, photographed by Magnus

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Celebrating Thanksgiving

Celebrating Thanksgiving

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 20th November, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, when we will be meeting up with some old friends for a special Thanksgiving show.

Saffia, Elrik and Aisling attend a beautiful Thanksgiving Dinner organised by Honey Heart and Aisling, and catch up with Honey herself, Kess Crystal and Victor Mornington.

Celebrating Thanksgiving

Celebrating Thanksgiving

Honey tells us about her new parture pets, while Kess has news of the new project from the Blogger and Vlogger Network – the BVuNiversity. And Victor Mornington (also known as the Assistant Maceholder of New Babbage) shares with us his other internet project – Vaping with Vic!

And we all talk about the aspects of Second Life that make us grateful this year …

So do come and join us at 2pm for a show that’s packed with feasting and fun!

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.

Celebrating Thanksgiving, photographed by Magnus

Celebrating Thanksgiving, photographed by Magnus

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Learn More:
Blogger and Vlogger Network website – http://www.bvnsl.com/

BVuNiversity – http://www.bvnsl.com/bvuniversity/
Blogger and Vlogger Network in Second Life – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Inspired%20Dreams/224/75/3002

Vaping with Vic – https://www.youtube.com/user/VapingVic

~Ladies’ Pleasure~ Blog – https://ladiespleasure.wordpress.com/
~Ladies’ Pleasure~ in Second Life – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cherry%20Island/40/77/31 (Please note – Adult region)

Celebrating Thanksgiving, photographed by Magnus

Celebrating Thanksgiving, photographed by Magnus

 

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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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