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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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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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Garden of Dreams in Sansar

Garden of Dreams in Sansar

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

In the first part of the show, we visit the Hall of Materials, a special resource for builders in Sansar, created the Linden Lab Sansar creative team, which aims to demsonstrate and explain how to set up Sansar’s many rendering and audio materials to achieve the desired artistic effects. Here we meet Jason Gholston who is heading up the Creative team at Linden Lab for Sansar. He talks to us about the development of Sansar and shows how different effects are being achieved – which necessitates Elrik taking a trip to Sansar Customs to explore various transportation devices!

Sansar Customs in Sansar, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Sansar Customs in Sansar, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Meanwhile Saffia visits one of the earliest Experiences, Zen Garden, and tries some of the interactions here.

Then we meet some of the creators already working in Sansar – Solas NaGealai, Ria, Loz Hyde and C3rb3rus. They discuss the challenges and pleasures of creating in Sansar – and we take a look at some of the amazing Experiences they have created (or are still in the process of creating).

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 Hall of Materials: https://atlas.sansar.com/experiences/sansar-studios/creator-academy-the-hall-of-materials
Sansar Customs: https://atlas.sansar.com/experiences/sansar-studios/sansar-customs
Picnic At Mr Darcy’s: https://atlas.sansar.com/experiences/solasnagealai/picnic-at-mr-darcy-s
The Grand Hall: https://atlas.sansar.com/experiences/lozhyde/the-grand-hall-gardens
The Grand Hall for VR headsets: https://atlas.sansar.com/experiences/lozhyde/the-grand-hall-for-vr-headsets
114 Harvest: https://atlas.sansar.com/experiences/draxtor/114-harvest
Darkwood Forest: https://atlas.sansar.com/experiences/c3rb3rus/darkwood-forest-wip

The Diner in Sansar

The Diner in Sansar

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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Sansar Customs in Sansar, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Sansar Customs in Sansar, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 11th 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 the second of our visits to the new Linden Lab platform – Sansar.

114 Harvest in Sansar, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

114 Harvest in Sansar, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

In the first part of the show, we visit the Hall of Materials, a special resource for builders in Sansar, created the Linden Lab Sansar creative team, which aims to demsonstrate and explain how to set up Sansar’s many rendering and audio materials to achieve the desired artistic effects. Here we meet Jason Gholston who is heading up the Creative team at Linden Lab for Sansar. He talks to us about the development of Sansar and shows how different effects are being achieved – which necessitates Elrik taking a trip to Sansar Customs to explore various transportation devices! Meanwhile Saffia visits one of theearliest Experiences, Zen Garden, and tries some of the interactions here.

Hall of Materials in Sansar, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Hall of Materials in Sansar

Then we meet some of the creators already working in Sansar – Solas NaGealai, Ria, Loz Hyde and C3rb3rus. They discuss the challenges and pleasures of creating in Sansar – and we take a look at some of the amazing Experiences they have created (or are still in the process of creating).

So do come and join us for a fascinating show at 2pm SLT.

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.

Zen Garden in Sansar

Zen Garden in 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.

Picnic at Mr Darcy's in Sansar, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Picnic at Mr Darcy’s in 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 Hall of Materials: https://atlas.sansar.com/experiences/sansar-studios/creator-academy-the-hall-of-materials
Sansar Customs: https://atlas.sansar.com/experiences/sansar-studios/sansar-customs
Picnic At Mr Darcy’s: https://atlas.sansar.com/experiences/solasnagealai/picnic-at-mr-darcy-s
The Grand Hall: https://atlas.sansar.com/experiences/lozhyde/the-grand-hall-gardens
The Grand Hall for VR headsets: https://atlas.sansar.com/experiences/lozhyde/the-grand-hall-for-vr-headsets
114 Harvest: https://atlas.sansar.com/experiences/draxtor/114-harvest
Darkwood Forest: https://atlas.sansar.com/experiences/c3rb3rus/darkwood-forest-wip

Lagnmoor in Sansar, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Lagnmoor in 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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Exodus, a Trip for Life, by Kicca Igaly & Nessuno Myoo

Exodus, a Trip for Life, by Kicca Igaly & Nessuno Myoo

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 13th November, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, when we will be exploring some of the Artist in Residence regions of the Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA).

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.

OUTRAGE!!! by Rage Darkstone

OUTRAGE!!! by Rage Darkstone

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).

Baskinta: An Experiment in World Peace by WrenNoir Cerise

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.

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

The Plant, by Eupalinos Ugajin and Friends

The Plant, by Eupalinos Ugajin and Friends

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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Learn More:
LEA Website: http://lea-sl.org/
LEA Blog: http://lindenarts.blogspot.com/
LEA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1708756609405987/

The White Cliffs of Dover by Tahiti Rae

The White Cliffs of Dover by Tahiti Rae

How to apply for an LEA AiR Grant: http://lea-sl.org/form/lea-air-land-grant-application-round-fourteen

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
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!!!)
Chic Aeon: A Steamy Mystery at Terradale: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA12/152/92/21
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
Kicca Igaly & Nessuno Myoo: Exodus, a Trip for Life: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA24/120/125/23

It’s A Steamy Mystery at Terradale by Chic Aeon

It’s A Steamy Mystery at Terradale by Chic Aeon

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!

Faces - by Illyra Chardin

Faces – by Illyra Chardin

 

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Home and Garden Expo - Hope 2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo – Hope 2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – as we pay the first of two visits to the Home and Garden Expo, held annually in support of Relay for Life – is now on the web!

We look at the Prim Perfect/Designing Worlds build, created for us by Eliza Wierwight; the special display created by the Moles of the Linden Department of Public Works; the amazing pirate ships created by Max Graf; the beautiful house created by SkyeRider Varriale; the work of a new designer at the Expo, Lilycraft; and finally we talk to Kaerri Rae, the main organiser of the Home and Garden part of the Expo, before taking a look at the special lantern release that happens every day of the Faire.

Home and Garden Expo - Hope 1, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo – Hope 1, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Make sure to visit the Home and Garden Expo for yourselves – it’s open till June 4th.

And although the Expo is now officially finished, the regions (and the shopping!) may still be there for a few days yet!

Hope 1 | Hope 2 | Hope 3

Hope 4 | Hope 5 | Hope 6

Hope 7 | Hope 8 | Hope 9

And make sure you catch our second show on the Home and Garden Expo, shown later today!

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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