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Join us at 2pm today, Monday 23rd February for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, when we’ll be tracing the history of virtual world jewellery making with Abraxxa Anatine of Earthstones.

Butterfly rings by Earthstones

Butterfly rings by Earthstones

Abraxxa has been creating jewellery in Second Life for a very long time, and she takes us back to the days of prim torture as she demonstrates how jewellery was made before the advent of the sculptie (and why it was possible to crash a region with your ear-rings!). Theyn we look at the refinements possible with the development of sculptie prims, and finally to the amazing possibilities of mesh.

The Earthstones Gypsy set

The Earthstones Gypsy set

And along the way we discuss issues such as the use of bling (Second Life’s very own version of the Blink! tag), the pleasures and pitfalls of maintaining jewellery stores across virtual worlds (Abraxxa has a strong presence in Inworldz), the problems posed by the advent of mesh body parts, and the difficulties the use of display names has caused. In fact, some of the issues Abraxxa faces provide a fascinating microcosm of residents working with the changing face of virtual world economies, as we learn in a fascinating discussion with her.

So join us, at 2pm today for a fascinating show!

And visit Earthstones at: maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EarthBound/124/139/25

The Earthstones store, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Earthstones store, 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.

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Winter in New Babbage -photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Winter in New Babbage -photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm today, Monday 9th February for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, for a special Valentine episode that  show sees us returning to New Babbage in a show that we were originally intending for our Christmas special. But we had a change of heart when we realised that this is a very romantic tale …

It all begins with the annual delivery of presents for the urchins of New Babbage from The Primgraph magazine. Miss Widdershins delivers the presents while Mr Merlin decides to visit Mr Jon Weatherwax’s new Mayfair Theatre.

What could possibly go wrong?

It's surprising what you can discover beneath the streets of New Babbage ...

It’s surprising what you can discover beneath the streets of New Babbage …

It comes complete with, of course, the estimable Mr Jebediah Biggins (twin brother to Mr Obadiah Biggins, star of The Blackened Mirror) and the stalwart Assistant Maceholder, Mr Victor Mornington – and also features an appearance by those wonderful avatar horses, pulling the most beautiful troika from Ladies’ Pleasure, and driven by its creator, Miss H0ney Heart.

Many thanks to Mr Mavromichali Szondi, and to Miss Beq Janus for awesome design work beneath the streets.

Cast (in order of appearance):
Miss Saffia Widdershins … Herself
Mr Victor Mornington … Himself
Mr Elrik Merlin … Himself
Mr Jon Weatherwax … Himself
Aurora … Miss Garnet Psaltery
Mr Biggins … Himself
Troika driver … Miss H0ney Heart
Horses …. Dancer Ingelwood, Cherry Lastchance and Kalypso Whitesong

This is a New Babbage special for Valentine’s Day – 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.

 

 

 

 

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Water Tutorial by Strawberry Singh

Water Tutorial by Strawberry Singh

Join us at 2pm today, Monday 2nd February for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, when we’ll be exploring Second Life photography in the first of two programmes on this topic!

In our first show, we meet and talk to three different photographers about their work: Strawberry Singh, the well-kown fashion and portrait photographer, Honour McMillan, whose landscape pictures feature regularly on her popular blog, and Wildstar Beaumont, our team photographer who is also well known for event photos and seascapes.

The Forgotten City by Honour McMillan

The Forgotten City by Honour McMillan

In this first show, they talk to us about how they take their wonderful pictures – what elements are important, and what makes a really good picture. There are hints and tips – and maybe just a few surprises too!

And Saffia has her photograph taken … here is the result

Saffia Widdershins by Strawberry Singh

Saffia Widdershins by Strawberry Singh

The second show will be screened in two weeks time and that will look at post processing techniques and also ways of sharing your photographs with a wide audience.

This is a show for everyone who loves Second Life photography, whether to look at the pictures or even taking them! So join us, at 2pm today.

Winter in Winterfell by Wildstar Beaumont

Winter in Winterfell 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.

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Join us at 2pm today, Monday 26th January for the start of the new season of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, when we’ll be visting one of the best known Dr Who/Timelord roleplay regions of New Gallifrey.

New Gallifrey, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

New Gallifrey, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

This region houses several timelords’ privates Tardises (Tardes, perhaps?) but also the Panopticon, the focal point for the adventures of the Time;lords who, after the Time War, found themselves trapped in Second Life.  Time travel adapts rather well to Second Life – but in this episode we’ll be concentrating on New Gallifrey itself. The old Panopticon, which we visited way back in 2008 was destroyed as part of a summerlong storyline. Now the new New Gallifrey has emerged, and it really is spectacular.

New Gallifrey, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

New Gallifrey, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

We are given a guided tour by Sen Pixie, former Lord President of the High Council of New Gallifrey, Kylie Todriya, who in the New Gallifrey multiverse is the Pythia of the Sisterhood of the Jade Dreamers, and also Chancellor of New Gallifrey, and Rowan Thursday, the High Seeress of New Gallifrey and also Sister Dreamweaver to the Pythia. They are also the primary builders of this magnificent edifice, and of the landscape that surrounds it.

Inside the Tardis of Coordinator Deimos, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Inside the Tardis of Coordinator Deimos, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Then we are given a tour of the darkly stylish Tardis belonging to David Abbot, aka Deimos, head of the Celestial Intervention Agency.

This is a show for everyone who loves good design, the potential for roleplay in Second Life and – of course – the universe of Dr Who! So join us, at 2pm today, to travel through time and space.

Tardis on New Gallifrey, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Tardis on New Gallifrey, photograph 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.

New Gallifrey, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

New Gallifrey, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Visit New Gallifrey at:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/New%20Gallifrey/186/146/47
(Please note that this is an ADULT region)
Learn more about the roleplay at: New Gallifrey Public Record: https://ngpublicrecord.wordpress.com/

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The Cornfield – photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

The Cornfield – photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today, Monday 1st December at 2pm SLT in the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams as we talk to Troy and Danger Linden to learn all about the new experience tools provided by Linden Lab – and get a chance to try them out in The Cornfield and at Loki Eliot’s Escapades.

Many people have heard about the new experience tools but have yet to try them out. Yet a surprising number of Experiences have already been created by Second Life residents in the beta form currently on release. Some are art installations, some are educational applications, and some are gaming experiences.

In this show we talk to Troy Linden and Danger Linden about what these new tools are, how creators can use them, how users can join in the experiences, and how they can be protected.

Something in the Cornfield – photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Something in the Cornfield – photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

And we have a chance to try out the game Linden Lab have created in The Cornfield to demonstrate how experience tools work!

Then we head for Escaspades Island where Loki Eliot, the talented creator of a wealth of cool things (including the central stage at this year’s Second Life Birthday Community Celebration – has created a great series of games using the new tools, and we talk to him about how he is finding the new tool set, as well as trying the games out – or rather some of them!

Escapades – photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Escapades – photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today – it’s going to be a fascinating – and fun – show!

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.

The Cornfield – photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

The Cornfield – photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

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Thanksgiving Dinner at Aisling's home

Thanksgiving Dinner at Aisling’s home

Join us today, Monday 24th November at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams as we celebrate Thanksgiving with a special meal and conversation – and an exciting announcement!

This year, we’ve invited some of the people with roles to play behind the camera – Aisling Sinclair, our director, Wildstar Beaumont, our photographer, and LaPiscean Liberty, owner of SLArtist and Aview TV, two of the channels that screen Designing Worlds. They will be talking about their many projects and the fun things they have been doing.

Fantasy Faire Calendar Cover Heavenslough

Fantasy Faire Calendar Cover Heavenslough

And we are also joined by Elizabeth Tinsley, the organiser of Fantasy Faire, who has some very exciting news about the Fantasy Faire calendar which – very shortly – you’ll be able to obtain in Second Life – and in real life too – with profits going to support Relay for Life in Second Life. And here is one of the THREE choices of covers that you can have for your calendar!

Aisling hosts the event in her beautiful new home, designed by Pamela Galli of La Galleria – and Pamela also supplied the amazing dining table too!

Also this week’s photographs are very special; as fans of the Prim Perfect Jigsaw will already know, rather than sending Wildstar to photograph a location this week, we asked him to choose his favourite photographs from all the years that he has been taking pictures for the show … What has he chosen? You’ll have to watch the show to find out – but here’s a sneak peek!

SL10B Live Stage (The Turtle) - photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

SL10B Live Stage (The Turtle) – photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today – it’s going to be a terrific show!

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.

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Rescene at Arctic Greenhouse, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Rescene at Arctic Greenhouse, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today, Monday 17th November at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams as we visit Arctic Greenhouse (home of some really stunning plants) to meet its owner, Logan Bauer, and find out all about an amazing Second Life tool he has developed called Rescene.

Logan originally developed Rescene as a result of a hunt game he created, but then he realised that it could be used for tours and games, and, perhaps above all, for film-making. We certainly agreed – Rescene played a crucial part in staging The Blackened Mirror.

Season 2 Episode 1 of The Blackened Mirror

Season 2 Episode 1 of The Blackened Mirror

We’ll be talking to Logan about how Rescene works, and then we’ll be looking at Rescene in work, with the aid of Terra Volitant who was Rescene Director for The Blackened Mirror. There’ll be samples of different projects – including a test run of a mermaid ballet that is a work in progress.

And there’s a very special treat for all Blackened Mirror fans as we preview a Director’s commentary of Episode 1 of Season 2, explaining how we made the show.

Interrogation in Season 2 Episode 1 of The Blackened Mirror

Interrogation in Season 2 Episode 1 of The Blackened Mirror

Join us today – it’s going to be a terrific show!

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.

Arctic Greenhouse, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Arctic Greenhouse, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

 

 

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