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iLab, University of Washing, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

iLearn Lab, University of Washington, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 8th February, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams when we will be visiting iLearn Lab, the immersive world of the iSchool at the University of Washington.

We’re given a guided tour by Ran Hinrichs, specialist in immersive information environments at the iSchool Faculty, University of Washington, who takes us on a guided tour to meet fellow faculty, teaching assistants, avalumni and students who take the course offered in Second Life as we learn about the history and content of the fascinating inworld course of which they are all a part.

We see the students at work and discover some of the projects they have created, and also learn about the theory of information that underlies the work they do.

iLab, University of Washing, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

iLearn Lab, University of Washington, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

One of the most fascinating aspects of this show is that it was produced in association with the iLearn Lab to an unusual degree!  After discussions, and reading earlier scripts, the students worked to create the script for this episode (with guidance from the Designing Worlds team); they not only appear in the show but also undertook production tasks including set design and costume.

Guests:
Ran Hinrichs, iSchool Faculty, University of Washington
Mano Barkovics, Student iSchool, University of Washington
Nicole Tilly, Student at iSchool, University of Washington
Shannon Garcia, TA, University of Washington
Bob Boiko, iSchool Faculty, University of Washington
Raven Luna, Avalumni, Certificate in Virtual Worlds, University of Washington

UW Production Team:
Juan Cai, Student at iSchool, University of Washington
Sang-Tse Wu, Student at iSchool, University of Washington
Shannon Garcia, TA, University of Washington
Mano Barkovics, Student iSchool, University of Washington

iLab, University of Washing, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

iLearn Lab, University of Washington, 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.

It makes for a fascinating show that you won’t want to miss!

To find out more visit the University of Washington campus at: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/UW%20Avalumni/145/117/25

iLab, University of Washing, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

iLearn Lab, University of Washington, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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The Banyan House, designed by Eliza Wierwight, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Banyan House, designed by Eliza Wierwight, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 1st February, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams when we will be visiting a rather special house that is new on the grid.

Eliza Wierwight of Patron is a leading Second Life artist and creator – and she has also made some of the most beautiful homes on the Second Life grid. She doesn’t release new homes very often, so the launch of a new one is always a cause for celebration. And now, with the Banyan House, a build that has been two years in the making, she has excelled herself.

The Banyan House, designed by Eliza Wierwight, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Banyan House, designed by Eliza Wierwight, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

It’s huge, with a whole complex of rooms and levels and pools (Eliza always includes awesome water features). It features experience tools used in a new and fascinating way – which I think might become a standard in home design. And it’s not only sumptuously furnished (the bathroom! the white bedroom! the lounge!), but Eliza has included many little details and art works that makes it a very personal creation that she’s sharing with those who purchase the house.

The Banyan House, designed by Eliza Wierwight, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Banyan House, designed by Eliza Wierwight, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

When a house like the is launched, representing a high level of achievement and a lot of work, we love the opportunity to explore in depth (as we did with Dutchie‘s Utrecht Villa back in September 2014). And Eliza gives us a fabulous tour – as you’ll see.

So do join us, at 2pm today.

The Banyan House, designed by Eliza Wierwight, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Banyan House, designed by Eliza Wierwight, 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.

If you want to find out more about the house, you can see it here: www.elizawierwightpatron.com/
Eliza’s store Patron is here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Patron/59/140/27/

The Banyan House, designed by Eliza Wierwight, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Banyan House, designed by Eliza Wierwight, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Unia, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Unia, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 25th January, for the first episode in the new season of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams when we will be learning about MadPea, the long established Second Life group behind some of the best and most memorable games in Second Life.

This is the first of two shows, and this is more an exploration of what Mad Pea does – including a look at their fantastic Unia game (two years in the creation) with its haunting Dreamscenes, designed by some of Second Life’s best known artists. Later in the season we’re going to be coming back to explore just how they create their games!

Unia, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Unia, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we will be taking a peek behind the curtain with Kiana Writer, the founder of Mad Pea, and Kess Crystal, the marketing director today … and it’s fascinating!

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.

Peatonville, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Peatonville, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Find out more about MadPea here: www.madpeagames.com/
Visit Peatonville at: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Neogene/128/214/23
Visit Unia here: maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/MadPea%20Base/215/90/22

 

 

 

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Giant Cats in New Babbage, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Giant Cats in New Babbage, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We invite you to join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 21st December, for a seasonal episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams when we’ll be revisiting New Babbage for a whole new Christmas special.

The citizens of New Babbage are preparing for Christmas and a special carol concert.  But mysterious monsters are lurking out there on the streets …

Giant Cats in New Babbage, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Giant Cats in New Babbage, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Can Saffia and Elrik come to the rescue – with the aid of Mr Biggins and various other old friends?

With many thanks to Callie Cline, Dennis Lagan and KittyCatS for their help in making this programme.

Giant Cats in New Babbage, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Giant Cats in New Babbage, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Cast:
Miss Bookworm Heinrichs
Miss Garnet Psaltery
Miss Saffia Widdershins
Mr Jebediah Biggins
Mr Emerson Lighthouse
Mr Elrik Merlin
Master Timothy Sootworth
Mr Mavromichali Szondi

and the KittyCatS and citizens of New Babbage

So join us, at 2pm today, to learn the truth behind … The Cats that Ate Babbage!

Giant Cats in New Babbage, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Giant Cats in New Babbage, 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.

Giant Cats in New Babbage, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Giant Cats in New Babbage, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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Image from ColeMarie's performance

Image from ColeMarie’s performance

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 7th December, for Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams as we look at the career and particle magic of the well-known creator, muscian and machinima-maker, ColeMarie Soliel.

ColeMarie has had a fascinating career, both inworld and on the wider web, and she talks to us about this, as well as demonstrating some of her beautiful particle effects – and explaining why the development of particle scripting in Second Life made her enthusiastic to return and start creating again.

Then she treats us to a full musical performance with stunning particle effects.

Image from ColeMarie's performance

Image from ColeMarie’s performance

It’s a beautiful 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.

You can visit ColeMarie’s store at: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Horizon%20Dream/176/144/2004
See ColeMarie’s work on Aview: http://aviewtv.com/category/cole-marie-soleil
ColeMarie’s YouTube channel of Second Life related content: https://www.youtube.com/user/rockerfaerie
ColeMarie’s YouTube channel of her music: VideoCoMa – https://www.youtube.com/user/VideoCoMa/videos

Image from ColeMarie's performance

Image from ColeMarie’s performance

 

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Firestorm Community Gateway, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Firestorm Community Gateway, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 30th November, for Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams as we explore the fascinating new project from the Firestorm team – their Community Gateway.

Firestorm, makers of the hugely popular Firestorm viewer, were given the opportunity to create their own new user experience – and they have certainly done a fantastic job over five whole regions. Some of this will be familiar to any of you who took part in the Firestorm Hunt (which finishes today, incidentally).

Firestorm Community Gateway, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Firestorm Community Gateway, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We’re joined by Jessica Lyon, the head of Firestorm, and by two of the team working on the Gateway, Horseplay Yamauba and Flossy Andrew. Together we explore how the regions give basic instruction, and then encourage new residents to explore some of the pleasures of Second Life for themselves!

There’s some fantastic creativity on display here and some interesting discussion about how best to introduce new users to Second Life! So … do join us at 2pm today.

Firestorm Community Gateway, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Firestorm Community Gateway, 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.

Firestorm Community Gateway, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Firestorm Community Gateway, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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At the Seanchai Library, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

At the Seanchai Library, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join Designing Worlds at 2pm today, Monday 16th November at our studio in Garden of Dreams, as we visit the Seanchai Library – a home for spoken word storytelling in Second Life.

We first visited the Library (as part of a trip to the West of Ireland) back in 2010, and there are some familiar elements.  But much has changed as our guide, Caledonia Skytower explains, with a variety of venues now available for spoken performances. We learn about regular popular events, and join the audience for an extract from Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, read by Corwyn Allen, which forms part of the very popular Tea Time at Baker Street series, and a story read by Caledonia herself.

At the Seanchai Library, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

At the Seanchai Library, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Finally, we learn about the plans for the year’s Dickens Festival for Christmas.

It is going to be a really interesting show, with some great storytelling, so make sure you 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.

At the Seanchai Library, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

At the Seanchai Library, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Learn more about the Seanchai Library at: http://www.irelandslstory.blogspot.co.uk/
Visit the Library in Second Life: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/102/208/28

At the Seanchai Library, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

At the Seanchai Library, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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