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Tansee makes some very special particles!

Tansee makes some very special particles!

Join us at 2pm today, Monday 27th April for the first show in the new season of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, when we’ll be meeting the installation and particle artist Tansee and learning about her work.

We’ll be learning all about how particles can be created, and Tansee will be showing us work that she has created in collaborations with 2Lei, the Italian group that produces an annual series of installations for the Elimination of Violence Against Woman Day – and also appears at One Billion Rising in Second Life. And we’ll be looking a little more at the collaborative project that Tansee is part of currently on the Linden Endowment for the Arts regions – the Starfall Collaborative Group on LEA8.

Tansee makes some special particles!

Tansee’s art installation on LEA8

And Tansee will be giving us a sneak preview of the particle displays that she is working on for this year’s Fantasy Faire, currently in progress.  You can read more about Fantasy Faire here. By the time of this show, Tansee will have given her first performance, but she will be appearing again on Wednesday 29th April at 1pm SLT and on Saturday 2nd May at 3pm.

And you can get a taste of that show on tonights Designing Worlds – so so do join us, at 2pm today!

Preparing for Fantasy Faire!

Preparing for Fantasy Faire!

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.

Useful Links:
Starfall Collaborative Group on LEA8
2Lei in Second Life

Making particles!

Making particles!

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The final show in the current season of Designing Worlds – where we meet the film-maker and broadcaster Draxtor Despres – is now on the web.

 

 

Draxtor is now probably best known for his two series, the Drax Files podcasts and the series of the Drax Files Worldmakers – a series of brilliant short, energising films about some of the awesome creators in Second Life.

But Drax has been filming in and discussing Second Life and virtual worlds for a very long time. We take a look at some of his early films, and talk about his evolution as a film-maker – and about Second Life’s evolution too. And along the way we’ll be talking about Flufee on a Meshion, creating comedy in a virtual world, the importance of radio … and how Drax puts the Worldmaker videos together.

Draxtor Despres on Designing Worlds, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Draxtor Despres on Designing Worlds, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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Designing Worlds with Draxtor Despres, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Designing Worlds with Draxtor Despres, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm today, Monday 30th March for the new episode of Designing Worlds (and the last in our current season) at our studio in Garden of Dreams, when we’ll be meeting meeting the film-maker and broadcaster Draxtor Despres.

Draxtor is now probably best known for his two series, the Drax Files podcasts and the series of the Drax Files Worldmakers – a series of brilliant short, energising films about some of the awesome creators in Second Life.

But Drax has been filming in and discussing Second Life and virtual worlds for a very long time. We take a look at some of his early films, and talk about his evolution as a film-maker – and about Second Life’s evolution too. And along the way we’ll be talking about Flufee on a Meshion, creating comedy in a virtual world, the importance of radio … and how Drax puts the Worldmaker videos together.

Draxtor Despres on Designing Worlds, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Draxtor Despres on Designing Worlds, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

This is a fascinating show, so do join us, at 2pm today!

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.

Useful Links
The Drax Files podcasts
The Drax Files Worldmakers
Flufee on a Meshion
Documenting Second Life (including some fascinating videos from as far back as 2007)

 

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Designing Worlds’ meeting with Patch Linden and exploration of the fantastic builds created by the Linden Department of Public Works (otherwise known as the Moles) is now on the web!

We hoped we would meet some of the elusive Moles … but that was not to be.  However … some did sneak into the show so you can play the Chocolate Mole game as you watch this episode – every time you see a Mole – eat a chocolate!

The elusive Moles are creative residents of Second Life who – with special Mole surnamed avatars – work on Linden infrastructure, events and gifts.  Recently, a special island for the Moles has opened, known as the Meauxle Bureaux, which residents can visit.

Inside the Meauxle Bureaux, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Inside the Meauxle Bureaux, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

But the work of the Moles extends over (and under) the mainland, as well as projects around the Portal Park – like the Haunted House for Halloween, the Winterfair, the Linden Realms and the Cornfield.  They have worked in partnership with residents on major developments like Bay City and Nautilus.

We talk to Patch Linden about the work of the Moles, and about his own work at Linden Lab.  He talks about the future of Second Life (as its own entity – and in relation to the new platform Second Life are buildingg) and about plans for development within Second Life – including in the Welcome Areas.

Ahab's Haunt, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Ahab’s Haunt, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Some Mole-created links for this show:
Meauxle Bureaux – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Meauxle%20Bureaux/157/123/29
Statue to the Heroic Mole in Bay City – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bay%20City%20-%20Falconmoon/81/56/25
Portal Park (gateway to many Linden experiences – and Mole Builds) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Portal%20Park%202/135/134/23
Ahab’s Haunt – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ahab%27s%20Haunt/128/128/0
Sea of Fables – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bohol/219/88/27
Linden Homes – Elderglen – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Elderglen/128/128/29
Space Base, Mos Ainsley – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mos%20Ainsley/134/131/49
Pyri Peaks Funfair Dock – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sandeulbaram/217/228/23

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Statue to the Heroic Mole in Bay City, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Statue to the Heroic Mole in Bay City, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm today, Monday 23rd March for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, when we’ll be meeting Patch Linden and exploring the fantastic builds created by the Linden Department of Public Works (otherwise known as the Moles).

The elusive Moles are creative residents of Second Life who – with special Mole surnamed avatars – work on Linden infrastructure, events and gifts.  Recently, a special island for the Moles has opened, known as the Meauxle Bureaux, which residents can visit.

The Meauxle Bureaux, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Meauxle Bureaux, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

But the work of the Moles extends over (and under) the mainland, as well as projects around the Portal Park – like the Haunted House for Halloween, the Winterfair, the Linden Realms and the Cornfield.  They have worked in partnership with residents on major developments like Bay City and Nautilus.

We talk to Patch Linden about the work of the Moles, and about his own work at Linden Lab.  He talks about the future of Second Life (as its own entity – and in relation to the new platform Second Life are buildingg) and about plans for development within Second Life – including in the Welcome Areas.

Underwater Mole work, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Underwater Mole work, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

This is a really exciting show, so do join us, at 2pm today!

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.

Who knows … you may even see an elusive mole!

Ahab's Haunt, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Ahab’s Haunt, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Some Mole-created links for this show:
Meauxle Bureaux – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Meauxle%20Bureaux/157/123/29
Statue to the Heroic Mole in Bay City – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bay%20City%20-%20Falconmoon/81/56/25
Portal Park (gateway to many Linden experiences – and Mole Builds) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Portal%20Park%202/135/134/23
Ahab’s Haunt – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ahab%27s%20Haunt/128/128/0
Sea of Fables – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bohol/219/88/27
Linden Homes – Elderglen – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Elderglen/128/128/29
Space Base, Mos Ainsley – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mos%20Ainsley/134/131/49
Pyri Peaks Funfair Dock – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sandeulbaram/217/228/23

Mole Build in the Wilderness, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Mole Build in the Wilderness, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Designing Worlds’ exploration of the phenomenal popularity of gacha events, machines and yard sales in Second Life is now on the web!

 

 

We talk to creators Sway Dench of Sway’s and Robin Sojourner of R(S)W about the experience of creating for gacha events – and also running gachas in their own stores, while Marianne McCann explains how gacha machines are set up for the big gacha event running at the moment, The Arcade.

Then we visit two of the gacha Yard Sales  – Gacha Grove to meet яєуηα Ήσℓίdąƴ  and the Epic Gacha Market to meet Jëẅël̈ Br̈öök̈s̈ and June Marais. Gacha Yard Sales are where people who have bought excess gacha items can re-sell them, sometimes at a large profit, one of the reasons for the continuing popularity of gachas.

From Matthew Anthony's Gacha Collection, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

From Matthew Anthony’s Gacha Collection, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Finally, we’ll be visit Matthew Anthony, a keen fan of gachas – and owner of the Gacha Haus, where he sells all of the goodies he get playing gachas around the grid. But it’s his displays of rare gachas that make a visit to his home (and his food court!) so exciting – and he not only shows off his gachas, but tells the fascinating stories behind many of them.

And as we explore all these aspects of the gacha phenomenon, we ask whether gachas can be considered as a form of gambing in Second Life, and asking those involved whether these events are helping or harming the virtual world economy.

From Matthew Anthony's Gacha Collection, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

From Matthew Anthony’s Gacha Collection, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Whether you love or loathe gachas, we think you’ll find this a very interesting show!

Links for this show:
Creator’s stores
Sway’s: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SwayLand/188/136/27R(S)W: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Livingtree/104/128/24/

Yard Sales
Gacha Grove: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hawaiian%20Islands/201/78/2502
Epic Gacha Market: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dixfield/131/129/3337
Gacha Haus: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Isere/19/37/1999

 

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Join us at 2pm today, Monday 16th March for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, when we’ll be exploring the phenomenal popularity of gacha events, machines and yard sales in Second Life.

Sway's Gacha machines, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Sway’s Gacha machines, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We’ll be talking to creators Sway Dench of Sway’s and Robin Sojourner of R(S)W about the experience of creating for gacha events – and also running gachas in their own stores, while Marianne McCann explains how gacha machines are set up for the big gacha event running at the moment, The Arcade.

Gachas at Robin Sojourner's R(S)W, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Gachas at Robin Sojourner’s R(S)W, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Then we visit two of the gacha Yard Sales  – Gacha Grove to meet яєуηα Ήσℓίdąƴ  and the Epic Gacha Market to meet Jëẅël̈ Br̈öök̈s̈ and June Marais. Gacha Yard Sales are where people who have bought excess gacha items can re-sell them, sometimes at a large profit, one of the reasons for the continuing popularity of gachas.

Epic Gacha Market, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Epic Gacha Market, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Finally, we’ll be visiting Matthew Anthony, a keen fan of gachas – and owner of the Gacha Haus, where he sells all of the goodies he get playing gachas around the grid. But it’s his displays of rare gachas that make a visit to his home (and his food court!) so exciting – and he not only shows off his gachas, but tells the fascinating stories behind many of them.

From Matthew Anthony's Gacha Collection, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

From Matthew Anthony’s Gacha Collection, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And as we explore all these aspects of the gacha phenomenon, we ask whether gachas can be considered as a form of gambing in Second Life, and asking those involved whether these events are helping or harming the virtual world economy.

Whether you love or loathe gachas, we think you’ll find this a very interesting show, so do join us, at 2pm today!

Gacha Grove, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Gacha Grove, 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 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.

From Matthew Anthony's Gacha Collection, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

From Matthew Anthony’s Gacha Collection, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Links for this show:
Creator’s stores
Sway’s: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SwayLand/188/136/27R(S)W: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Livingtree/104/128/24/

Yard Sales
Gacha Grove: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hawaiian%20Islands/201/78/2502
Epic Gacha Market: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dixfield/131/129/3337
Gacha Haus: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Isere/19/37/1999

From Matthew Anthony's Gacha Collection, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

From Matthew Anthony’s Gacha Collection, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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