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The sculptures of Wizard Gynoid

The sculptures of Wizard Gynoid

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 19th February, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams in Second Life, as we continue our celebration of ten years of the show – looking back to 2010.

It was billed by Linden Lab as the Year of Delight = and whether or not that was a true prediction will, we hope, emerge within the show. But here are some clues – two changes of CEO, massive lay-offs, viewer wars, rows at the SL7B … it all makes for a fascinating discussion with our resident historian, Marianne McCann.

Marianne McCann and Saffia discuss Linden Lab's "Year of Delight"

Marianne McCann and Saffia discuss Linden Lab’s “Year of Delight”

And there are other treats in the shape of extracts from shows in 2010, including not just Second Life but visits to other grids like the Reaction Grid and the beautiful Heritage Key, as well as fascinating Second Life locations.

And there’s even a little fore-warning of the coming of mesh, with what was a very rare occurrence in those days – the appearance of a Linden on the show!

Remembering Our Friends

Remembering Our Friends

So do come and join us for a fascinating show in our special anniversary season 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.

Shekawahti

Shekawahti

Sadly, none of the places from this 2010 show remains on the grid, with the exception of the medical centre of Imperial College London, and that is now closed to visitors.

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Saffia talks Second Life History with Marianne McCann

Saffia talks Second Life History with Marianne McCann

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 12th February, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams in Second Life, as we continue our celebration of ten years of the show – looking back to 2008 and 2009.

In today’s episode we’ll be helped by Marianne McCann, Second Life historian, who will share with us some of the features that arrived and frictions that enraged the residents of Second Life in those years, and by Wildstar Beaumont who has ransacked his photo archive for us!

A picture from Wildstar Beaumont's Archive

A picture from Wildstar Beaumont’s Archive

And you’ll have a chance to see extracts from those early shows, including our very first visit to the Home and Garden Expo, a glimpse of the 2008 Relay for Life builds, our very first Babbage show … and much more!

And we end with one of the most moving regions we have ever visited … and it’s still there!

The very first appearance of Mr Biggins (in our inaugural New Babbage show)

The very first appearance of Mr Biggins (in our inaugural New Babbage show)

So do come and join us for (perhaps surprisingly) a rather beautiful show in our special anniversary season 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.

The First World War Poetry Archive

The First World War Poetry Archive

Places to visit featured on today’s show:
Most of these have gone, but you can still visit New Babbage (although you’d be wish NOT to explore any tunnels that run under Clockhaven)
1st World War Poetry Archive

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How it all began with MataMakeover

How it all began with MataMakeover

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 5th February, for the first episode in the new season of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams in Second Life, as we begin our celebration of ten years of the show – right back to its beginnings as MetaMakeover, a show on SLCN.

In today’s episode we’ll be looking back to the early years of 2008 to 2009, and we’ll be helped by Marianne McCann, Second Life historian, who will share with us some of the features that arrived and frictions that enraged the residents of Second Life in those years, and by Wildstar Beaumont who has ransacked his photo archive for us!

Elrik learns about Seven Seas Fishing on his first show as co-host

Elrik learns about Seven Seas Fishing on his first show as co-host

And you’ll have a chance to see extracts from the very first show, Mr Merlin’s first appearance as co-host, the story of the changeover from MetaMakeover to Designing Worlds … and much more!

This is the first in a two part show – the second part will be shown next week.

So do come and join us for a fascinating start to our special anniversary season at 2pm SLT.

Our very first Makeover - Diva Regina's home

Our very first Makeover – Diva Regina’s home

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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Our very first Makeover - Diva Regina's home

Our very first Makeover – Diva Regina’s home

Designing Worlds will be back on Monday 5th February with the start of a very special season!

How it all began with MataMakeover

How it all began with Metamakeover

We’ll be celebrating ten years of the show – right back to its beginnings as MetaMakeover, a show on SLCN.

And other things are planned for later in the seaon, including special screening and a huge party! And we’ll be sharing an exciting new project we have planned for Designing Worlds too.

But we’ll be starting in our first show on Monday at 2pm in our studio in Garden of Dreams in Second Life, as we look back to how it all began …

Elrik learns about Seven Seas Fishing on his first show as co-host

Elrik learns about Seven Seas Fishing on his first show as co-host

 

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Designing Worlds Special - Murder in the Muirsheen Durkin

Designing Worlds Special – Murder in the Muirsheen Durkin

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 1st January, for a special episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams in Second Life, as we become involved in solving a Murder in the Muirsheen Durkin – a special episode set in New Babbage!

The Muisheen Durkin is, of course, the restuarant/bar in Brunel Hall, the large hotel thatis part of the business empire of Mr Victor Mornington, the Assistant Maceholder of New Babbage. So when his temporary Christmas barman, Mr Biggins, discovers a murder victim … then they are duty bound to hand over the prime suspect to Miss Bookworm Heinrichs, the head of the Militia.

But has Mr Mornington’s pet rabbit Thumper turned vorpal? Or is there another explanation? Can Miss Widdershins and Mr Merlin help to solve the mystery, or will they just complicate things further?  Fortunately, there’s a formidable forensics expert they can turn to …

So do come and join us for our seasonal special 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.

 

 

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Winter Citadel, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Winter Citadel, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 18th December, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams in Second Life, as we explore some of the regions that are great places to visit to get you in the holiday mood!

Groenland Kangamiut, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Groenland Kangamiut, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

First of all we take a trip to Groenland Kangamiut, better known to many of you as Greenland, created by Kaelyn Alecto. Then we move on to Banditoswald Citadel, a beautiful winter region created for the season by Andrej, which contains some great rides, skating lakes – and even dragon rides – as Elrik finds out! We should point out, however, that this region is flagged adult as there are some private romantic spots that people can discover.

Dickens Project, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Dickens Project, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Then we visit The Dickens Project on LEA 7 and talk to the two people behind it – Caledonia Skytower and Aoife Lorefield before we take a super tour of the whole region. Then finally we visit the Linden Winter Wonderland region (accessed through the Portal Park), and talk to Xiola Linden about some of the treats that the region offers (and we try out the snowball fight and the snowboarding course) – and other Linden plans for Christmas, especially Second Life’s annual Holiday Shop & Hop event. It’s a chance to fill your stockings and your shopping bags with clothing, hair, furniture, decor, and more. Event held Dec. 15 to Jan. 1.

Winter Wonderland, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Winter Wonderland, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And that’s the end of this season – although we have a Designing Worlds session on Monday January 1st 2018 at our usual time of 2pm SLT. Watch this space for more information!

 

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Designing Worlds Christmas Ball 2017

Designing Worlds Christmas Ball 2017

 

The ballroom is decorated, Mr Merlin’s and Ktahdn Vesuvino’s dj rigs are in position, the Raglan Shire carollers are eyeing the mince pies, Oscar the Tookie is ready to greet you – all is prepared for the Designing Worlds’ Christmas Ball.

All that is missing is YOU! Come and join us – 2pm – 5pm SLT, Sunday December 17th 2017.

 

 

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