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Our visit to the art galleries and installations of the University of Western Australia in Second Life is now available on the web – with a chance to see some of the beautiful and evocative creations that have resulted from the art and machinima challenges issued over the last few years.

Guiding us round the build is Jayjay Zifanwe of the University of Western Australia (in real life Jay Jay Jegathesan, Physics UWA) who takes us on a tour of the Second Life version of the University, and shows us the winners in this year’s challenges for art and machinima, as well as some fascinating work from this year and earlier challenges.

Art and Machinima Challenges at the University of Western Australia in Second Life

Art and Machinima Challenges at the University of Western Australia in Second Life

It’s a fascinating show as we look at how the University has become a major centre for virtual world art from all around the world -n and learn a little of the impact that has had on the real life University and individuals too.

The University of Western Australia in Second Life

The University of Western Australia in Second Life

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You can now see the first of our special shows from the Second Life 10th Birthday Community Celebrations – on the web!

In this show, we talk to exhibitors Honey Heart who tells us all about the fascinating art of Second Life dressage, and Catbboy Qunhua who talks about his forthcoming machinima, Flying Saucers from Outer Space, a patische of 1950s science fiction movies. We meet David Abbot, who tells us about the Long Walk – an exploration of the regions that make up the SL10b Community Celebrations – with gifts to find.

Reactor Stage

Reactor Stage

And we look at two of the fantastic stages – the Live/Turtle/A’stra Stage (created by Flea Bussy and Toady Nakamura of Grendels) and the Reactor Stage (created by KT Syakumi).

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Celebrating Thanksgiving in Second Life

Celebrating Thanksgiving in Second Life

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 19th November, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams. This week our friends in the United States will be celebrating Thanksgiving, so we decided to have our annual Thanksgiving meal on the show – which gives us a chance to sit round the table for a discussion. Elrik and Saffia meet with Aisling Sinclair (the show’s producer) and Zander Greene to discuss machinima and what is involved in creating the popular treet tv series, The Blackened Mirror.  And, of course, we all enjoy a gorgeous meal (courtesy of Pamela Galli’s La Galleria designs) on Aisling’s deck.

From The Blackened Mirror

From The Blackened Mirror

It’s a lovely setting – and a fascinating discussion about how far the boundaries of machinima can be stretched – and there are a few behind the scenes stories too! So do come and join us at 2pm!

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in at 2pm SLT on Monday for the live show on http://treet.tv/live – where you can now chat with other audience members and even some of the participants during the show – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds – our very own version of the iPlayer!

Celebrating Thanksgiving in Second Life

Celebrating Thanksgiving in Second Life

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