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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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SS Galaxy, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SS Galaxy, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – an important and timely discussion on preserving Second Life – is now on the web!

We’ll talk with guests Patch Linden, of Linden Lab; Ran Heinrichs of the University of Washington’s iSchool; Arik Metzger, the owner of Innsmouth; and Tymus Tenk, the co-owner of Calas Galadhon.

And we’ll be discussing the how and why of preserving iconic Second Life builds – and what, indeed, makes an iconic Second Life build.

Innsmouth, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Innsmouth, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

What is Linden Lab’s role in this? Should they have a role? And what can residents on the grid do to preserve the places they love? Just how hard is it to preserve a beloved build?

Our guests discuss these issues and more, sharing their own experiences and their hopes too.

Calas Galadhon, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Calas Galadhon, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

It makes for a fastening show – make sure you take a look!

Designing Worlds is now on a break until the end of April when we’ll be returning with a show all about Fantasy Faire!

Svarga, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Svarga, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Mont St Michel

Mont St Michel

On Tuesday March 14th at 1pm SLT, we’ll be recording a very special show in the Designing Worlds studio on Garden of Dreams – and you’re invited!

We’ll be talking with guests including Patch Linden, of Linden Lab; Arik Metzger, the owner of Innsmouth; Tymus Tenk, the co-owner of Calas Galadhon.

Svarga

Svarga

And we’ll be discussing the how and why of preserving iconic Second Life builds – and what, indeed, makes an iconic Second Life build.

What is Linden Lab’s role in this? Should they have a role? And what can residents on the grid do to preserve the places they love? Just how hard is it to preserve a beloved build?

SS Galaxy

SS Galaxy

We’ll be asking all these questions and more on the show!

It’s looking like being a fascinating discussion so please join us in the studio!

Lost Gardens of Apollo

Lost Gardens of Apollo

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The Future of Second Life discussion, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Future of Second Life discussion, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 5th December, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams – where a specially invited panel comes together to discuss the future of Second Life.

Saffia is joined by Patch Linden, Linden Lab’s Senior Director of Product Operations; Jessica Lyon, the person behind the Firestorm browser and the Firestorm new users’ experience; Gentle Heron, of the nonprofit Virtual Ability; Jo Yardley of 1920s Berlin; and Cain Maven of Maven Homes and Quantum Luxury Homes, who was one of the organisers of this year’s Home and Garden Expo.

The Future of Second Life discussion, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Future of Second Life discussion, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We talk about the recent innovations in Second Life, how we can move forward – and what innovations residents would like to see. We discuss questions from the audience too!

The importance of shows like this can be seen in the impact this show has already had. The Radegast Second Life text viewer played an important role for the blind community in using voice. It boasts an impressive set of speech to text and text to speech integrations and can be integrated with other devices such as braille screen readers. Sadly, Latif Kalifa, Radegast’s creator, passed away earlier this year and despite the code being open source, no-one had yet stepped forward to maintain it at a time when the Lab viewer is moving ahead in leaps and bounds, with the risk that non-maintained viewers and client might lose functionality. A signicant effect was that Voice with Radegast was breaking down as it was failing to install the all important SLVoice extensions.

The Future of Second Life discussion, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Future of Second Life discussion, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Beq Janus, who was filming the show, volunteered to help, and you can read here how Beq, working with Whirly Fizzle of Firestorm, was able to create two workarounds. Beq ended her account of how they achieved that with a plea to C# developers to find a way to have Radegast install the correct Voice extensions automatically, as a part of the client install process. Cinders Roxley, a TPV developer and open-source contributor to Linden Lab stepped forward – and you can read about the happy conclusion here.

It all proves that residents can achieve an enormous amount to help each other with the right communication. And the show discusses how the Lab too is working to improve our experience (and ways in which it would be problematical – for example, why we are unlikely to have true mirrors).

The Future of Second Life discussion, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Future of Second Life discussion, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

It makes for a fascinating show, so do do join us to watch it 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 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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Horizons Info Island, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Horizons Info Island, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – where we visit the new Horizons Experience, created by Linden Lab and the Moles – is now on the web!

Join us as we explore the info areas, the social areas and the residential locations – and then explore the games that lie at the heart of the regions.

We’re joined by Patch, Dee, Kona and Shaman Linden – as well as a number of the Moles, including Naughty, Garden, Abnor, Ancient, Magic and Squishy! And, I’m afraid, there’s an awful lot of Saffia being killed in various gruesome ways!

Horizons Gaming Experience, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Horizons Gaming Experience, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And if you want to visit the Horizons Experience for yourself, you can start at the info islands here:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Horizons%20Dione/131/134/23 or here:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Horizons%20Supernova/136/130/23
Or explore the game region here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Horizons%20A1/132/225/69

Horizons residentials, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Horizons residentials, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Join us at 1pm SLT today, Tuesday 22nd November, for a special live recording of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams as a specially invited panel comes together to discuss the future of Second Life.

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Saffia will be joined by Patch Linden, Linden Lab’s Senior Director of Product Operations; Jessica Lyon, the person behind the Firestorm browser and the Firestorm new users’ experience; Gentle Heron, of the nonprofit Virtual Ability; Jo Yardley of 1920s Berlin; and Cain Maven of Maven Homes and Quantum Luxury Homes, who was one of the organisers of this year’s Home and Garden Expo.

We’ll be talking about the recent innovations in Second Life, how we can move forward – and what innovations residents would like to see. There will be a space for questions from the audience too.

So please come and join us at 1pm SLT … and be part of the discussion too!

Note: This is a show about Second Life; we will not be discussing Sansar, and the panel won’t be taking questions about Sansar.

This recording will be shown as part of the Designing Worlds season on Monday 5th December.

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Horizons Gaming Experience, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Horizons Gaming Experience, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 21st November, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams – where we will be visiting the new Horizons Experience, created by Linden Lab and the Moles, exploring the info areas. the social areas and the residential locations – and then exploring the games that lie at the heart of the regions.

Horizons Info Island, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Horizons Info Island, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We’re joined by Patch, Dee, Kona and Shaman Linden – as well as a number of the Moles, including Naughty, Garden, Abnor, Ancient, Magic and Squishy!

And, I’m afraid, there’ll be an awful lot of Saffia being killed in various gruesome ways!

It’s a fun and fascinating show, so do do join us to watch it at 2pm SLT.

Horizons Gaming Experience, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Horizons Gaming Experience, 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.

And if you want to visit the Horizons Experience for yourself, you can start at the info islands here:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Horizons%20Dione/131/134/23 or here:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Horizons%20Supernova/136/130/23
Or explore the game region here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Horizons%20A1/132/225/69

Horizons social island, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Horizons social island, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And tomorrow, Tuesday 22nd November, we’ll be hosting a special Discussion show in the Designing Worlds studio, debating the Future of Second Life with Patch Linden, Jessica Lyons (of Firestorm), Jo Yardley (of 1920s Berlin), Cain Maven (of Maven Homes) and Gentle Heron (of Virtual Ability). Join us at 1pm SLT to be part of the filming!

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