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Alien Isles

Alien Isles

This week, Monday 6th July at 2pm SLT, we are taking a look back at Alien Isles, a marvellous place with wonderful quirky art created by Lorin Tone, Judi Newall and their friends – such as Madcow Cosmos, Glyph Graves, Alazarin Mobius & Photon Pink. It was a place where some of Second Life’s most notable artists came to have fun.

Unavailable on the web for a number of years, it recently found a home on our new Archive channel (which is full of goodies!).

You can watch it on this blog, and you can also see the show on the Designing Worlds Archive Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/375390270. And you can join the special Watch Party (at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

#DW132 Alien Isles 18th July 2011 from Saffia Widdershins on Vimeo.

Many people were sad when the beautiful – and fun! – Alien Isles announced its closure back in 2011.  We decided then that we would make our planned return to the region to visit again Lorin Tone and Judi Newall (who had featured in an earlier show about sound creation – sadly, no longer available).

Alien Isles

Alien Isles

The end of live filming by Treet.TV provided a few hic-cups, but we found a brilliant cinematographer who joined our team – Laslopantomik Yao – and with Elrik acting as our sound engineer as well as co-presenter, we got our footage in the can before the Isles closed!

It’s a fun show (with a tiny invasion!) so do join us in the studio at 2pm SLT!

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Have you visited the Designing Worlds site at SL17B? The regions are still open till July 12th!

Designing Worlds at SL17B!

Designing Worlds at SL17B!

You can read all about it here (and find out how to collect our special collectible postcards!)

The front of the Alien Isles postcard

The front of the Alien Isles postcard – one of the collectible Designing Worlds postcards at SL17B

The message on the back of the Alien Isles postcard

The message on the back of the Alien Isles postcard

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Designing Worlds Archive graphic

Today we have very exciting news. Recently, Designing Worlds have created a separate Archive site on Vimeo to make available what we think will eventually be over 40 of our old shows, most of which have been unavailable on any channel for some years.

You’ll be able to see the channel at https://vimeo.com/channels/designingworldsarchive – and for our show tonight … well we are asking our viewers at home to choose which show they want to watch – you can choose your highlights, or have a good old binge on your favourite shows. And our regular Watch Party in the Designing Worlds studios on Garden of Dreams at 2pm SLT can choose which of those shows they would like to see again!

Alchemy Immortalis

Alchemy Immortalis

A Little Bit of History

Over the years, a great many things have changed or Designing Worlds. Well, WE’VE changed for one – originally for the first fourteen months of the show, we were MetaMakeover! Then, when our original producers and hosting channel SLCN became Treet TV, we became Designing Worlds. And our early shows appeared on the Treet TV channel, and were re-routed to our blogs using a service called Vopod – which eventually failed.

Treet.TV ceased production services in July 2011, with many of its shows closing. Designing Worlds and the Giant Snail Races both decided to go it alone. But Treet continued to host our new shows (and archive our old ones) until 2014, when shows were hosted by Aview.TV and then by SLArtist, where they continue to appear until now, and have also more recently on our main Vimeo channel.

Travelling the Second Life Railroads

Travelling the Second Life Railroads

But when the main Treet channel also closed, many of our old videos disappeared. They were stored on a remote server and, over the years, retrieving them became a hideously complex process for the erstwhile Treet team, who had moved on to new and demanding projects. Over the last few years, though, we have managed to retrieve some of our favourite and most popular shows.

Now these shows are available again as we launch our new channel – Designing Worlds Archive on Vimeo.

Designing Worlds Archive graphic

30 shows have already been uploaded to the channel – the process is a little slow as we can only upload 5gb each week. So more will be coming!

Today, we invite you, rather than watching a specific show, to dip into our archives and explore our old shows. Perhaps you’ll want to see how things looked back in the really early days when we went Seven Seas Fishing, the hot new game that was taking Second Life by storm, with a newcomer to the show called Elrik Merlin. Or maybe you’ll want to take a look at the remarkable re-creation of the Dresden Art Museum. Perhaps you’ll want to recall the time when Saffia, Elrik and Wildstar were besieged in a tower by a horde of pitchfork wielding Tinies, marvel at the beauties (and crazy sheep) of Alchemy Immortalis, fly with the Flying Tigers, or when we paid visits to other long-gone grids such as the Reaction Grid or Heritage Key. Or perhaps you’ll take a ride on the Second Life railroad.  All these lost shows are available once more and – over the coming weeks, more will be added regularly.

The first New Babbage show

The first New Babbage show

We even have the very first New Babbage show!

So enjoy the new channel – let us know what you think, and join our watch party at 2pm in Garden of Dreams to choose which show to start with …

 

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Dresden Art Gallery

In this show from the archives, we look back to one of our history shows where – in celebration of our tenth anniversary – we ran a series of shows looking at the events of all the intervening years.  In this show, we look back to 2008 – 2009, right back to Designing Worlds’ beginnings as MetaMakeover, a show on SLCN.

DW358 – Designing Worlds 10th Anniversary Special #1 from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

We’re helped by Marianne McCann, Second Life historian, who shares with us some of the features that arrived and frictions that enraged the residents of Second Life in those years (e.g. <cough>the Homesteads row</cough>), and by Wildstar Beaumont who has ransacked his photo archive for us!

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

The room made over - from the first episode of Metamakeover

The room made over – from the first episode of Metamakeover

This is the first in a two part show – we’ll be showing the second part soon.

 

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Relay 2018 - RFL Support, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay 2018 – RFL Support, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Designing Worlds is back – for a whole new autumn season!

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 17 September for Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams in Second Life, for the first episode of our autumn/fall season, when we take a take a look back at the builds of the Relay for Life in Second Life weekend, the major event held in Second Life to raise funds in aid of the American Cancer Society.

Relay 2018 - RFL Survivors Caregivers, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay 2018 – RFL Survivors Caregivers, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We talk to Nuala Maracas, the Second Life Event Chair for 2018, Stingray Raymaker, the American Cancer Society representative in Second Life, Jenneh Thursday, the team captainof Meli’s Maniacs, who created a very popular campsite build, and Mac Pierce, who was a featured designer. We also stopped for a word with our fantastic photographer, Wildstar Beaumont, who talks about the Sail for Life event.

And, of course, through our tours and Wildstar’s beautiful photographs, there’s a lot to see!

Relay 2018 - RFL Support, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay 2018 – RFL Support, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

It all makes for a stunning and beautiful show – so do join us 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 Prim Perfect or Designing Worlds blogs.

Relay 2018 - RFL Support, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay 2018 – RFL Support, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Ships in Rosehaven, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Ships in Rosehaven, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The final episode of this season of Designing Worlds, as we conclude our celebration of ten years of the show – looking back to 2017 – is now on the web!

DW367 – Designing Worlds 10th Anniversary Special #10 – 2017 from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

We look back to our visits to the Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare, Rosehaven, Feed a Smile, Octoberville and the Linden Endowment for the Arts. We celebrate another 10th Anniversary – that of Radio Riel, which occurred in 2017. And we travel off-grid to Inworlds, and we look forwards too with a visit to Linden Lab’s new platform – Sansar.

Antfarm on Sansar, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Antfarm on Sansar, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Saffia will be in discussion with our resident historian, Marianne McCann, and Wildstar Beaumont shows more photos from his archives!

And we remember some people we have known over the past decade who are now, sadly, no longer with us in either the virtual or the physical worlds.

Feed a Smile, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Feed a Smile, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And that’s the end of this season – but we will be back in late May with the start of our new season – so watch out for that!

 

 

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Art at the LEA, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Art at the LEA, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 10th April, 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 2017.

Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We’ll be looking back to our visits to the Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare, Rosehaven, Feed a Smile, Octoberville and the Linden Endowment for the Arts. We’ll be celebrating another 10 Anniversary – that of Radio Riel, which occurred in 2017.  And we’ve travelled off-grid to Inworlds, and we looked forwards too with a visit to Linden Lab’s new platform – Sansar.

Picnic at Mr Darcy's on Sansar, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Picnic at Mr Darcy’s on Sansar, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Saffia will be in discussion with our resident historian, Marianne McCann, and Wildstar Beaumont shows more photos from his archives!

And we remember some people we have known over the past decade who are now, sadly, no longer with us in either the virtual or the physical worlds.

Ivory Tower of Prims, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont, built by Lumiere Noir, sadly no longer with us

Ivory Tower of Prims, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont, built by Lumiere Noir, sadly no longer with us

So do come and join us for the last show in 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.

Inworldz,  photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Inworldz, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Places on the show that you can visit:
Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Xemia/69/220/22
Rosehaven – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rosehaven%20Park/106/24/22
Feed a Smile – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Feed%20A%20Smile/67/101/22
Linden Endowment for the Arts – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA3/130/120/21
– the best landing point for starting to explore the 29 regions

Castle in Rosehaven, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Castle in Rosehaven, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Some websites related to this show:
Radio Riel – http://radioriel.org/
Octoberville – http://www.octoberville.com/
Sansar – https://www.sansar.com/

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Rocca Sorrentina, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Rocca Sorrentina, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The new episode of Designing Worlds, as we continue our celebration of ten years of the show – looking back to 2016 – is now on the web!

DW366 – Designing Worlds 10th Anniversary Special #9 – 2016 from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

 

DW366 – Designing Worlds 10th Anniversary Special #9 – 2016 from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

We look at some beautiful locations, such as Cerridwen’s Cauldron and Rocca Sorrentino, as well as looking at events such as the Home and Garden Expo and Fantasy Faire. There’s a new location and a new game from Linden Lab, a visit to Halloween locations and even a little touch of New Babbage.

Prim Perfect at Home and Garden 2016. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Prim Perfect at Home and Garden 2016. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Saffia is in discussion with our resident historian, Marianne McCann, and Wildstar Beaumont shows more photos from his archives!

Horizons - the Game, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Horizons – the Game, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Places on the show that you can visit:
Cerridwen’s Cauldron: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cerridwens%20Cauldron/127/18/984
Rocca Sorrentino: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rocca%20Sorrentina/85/162/2801
Horizons: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Horizons%20Dione/138/131/24
Horizons – Game: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Horizons%20A1/134/224/70
Ironwood: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lost%20Boys/140/208/33
New Babbage: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Wheatstone%20Waterways/46/83/101

Mad Pea. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Mad Pea. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Horizons - the Game, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Horizons – the Game, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 2nd April, 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 2016.

We look at some beautiful locations, such as Cerridwen’s Cauldron and Rocca Sorrentino, as well as looking at events such as the Home and Garden Expo and Fantasy Faire. There’s a new location and a new game from Linden Lab, a visit to Halloween locations and even a little touch of New Babbage.

Rocca Sorrentina, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Rocca Sorrentina, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Saffia will be in discussion with our resident historian, Marianne McCann, and Wildstar Beaumont shows more photos from his archives!

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.

Culprit at Home and Garden 2016. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Culprit at Home and Garden 2016. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Places on the show that you can visit:
Cerridwen’s Cauldron: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cerridwens%20Cauldron/127/18/984
Rocca Sorrentino: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rocca%20Sorrentina/85/162/2801
Horizons: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Horizons%20Dione/138/131/24
Horizons – Game: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Horizons%20A1/134/224/70
Ironwood: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lost%20Boys/140/208/33
New Babbage: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Wheatstone%20Waterways/46/83/101

Ironwood, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Ironwood, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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Angel Manor, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Angel Manor, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The new episode of Designing Worlds, as we continue our celebration of ten years of the show – looking back to 2015 – is now on the web!

DW365 – Designing Worlds 10th Anniversary Special #8 – 2015 from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

In this show we look back at shows such as the ones that featured a perennially popular Second Life element – jewellery, with the help of Abraxxa Anantine of Earthstones, and the more recent trend of gachas. And among other things, we explored the popular game of golf, and Elrik learned to play at the Angel Manor course – and we looked at Angel Manor in more detail too. Then there was a trip to historical Luxemburg and a last glimpse of the Forgotten City, as well as keeping up to date with new developments like the launch of Firestorm’s Community Gateway and a new game from the team at Linden Lab. And there’s a magnificent example of particle art and dance from Tansee!

Paleoquest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Paleoquest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And Saffia is in discussion with our resident historian, Marianne McCann, and Wildstar Beaumont shows more photos from his archives!

Some of Matthew Anthony's Gachas, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Some of Matthew Anthony’s Gachas, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Places on the show that you can visit:
Earthstones: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EarthBound/164/135/23
Angel Manor Estate: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Angel%20Manor%20Estate/4/69/22
Angel Manor Golf Course: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Angel%20Manor%20Park/29/140/23
– a great course to learn on!
Luxembourg 1867: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pfaffenthal%20Vauban/173/45/29
– get free outfits here and start exploring!
Firestorm Community Gateway Social Area: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Firestorm%20Social%20Island/135/105/33
Paleoquest: Entrance via the Portal Park: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Portal%20Park%201/98/174/54

Luxembourg 1867, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Luxembourg 1867, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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The Forgotten City, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Forgotten City, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 26th March, 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 2015.

Angel Manor, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Angel Manor, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this show we look back at shows such as the ones that featured a perennially popular Second Life element – jewellery, with the help of Abraxxa Anantine of Earthstones, and the more recent trend of gachas. And among other things, we explored the popular game of golf, and Elrik learned to play at the Angel Manor course – and we looked at Angel Manor in more detail too. Then there was a trip to historical Luxemburg and a last glimpse of the Forgotten City, as well as keeping up to date with new developments like the launch of Firestorm’s Community Gateway and a new game from the team at Linden Lab. And there’s a magnificent example of particle art and dance from Tansee!

Tansee and Particles, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Tansee and Particles, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Saffia will be in discussion with our resident historian, Marianne McCann, and Wildstar Beaumont shows more photos from his archives!

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

Paleoquest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Paleoquest, 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 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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Places on the show that you can visit:
Earthstones: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EarthBound/164/135/23
Angel Manor Estate: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Angel%20Manor%20Estate/4/69/22
Angel Manor Golf Course: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Angel%20Manor%20Park/29/140/23
– a great course to learn on!
Luxembourg 1867: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pfaffenthal%20Vauban/173/45/29
– get free outfits here and start exploring!
Firestorm Community Gateway Social Area: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Firestorm%20Social%20Island/135/105/33
Paleoquest: Entrance via the Portal Park: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Portal%20Park%201/98/174/54

Gacha Grove, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Gacha Grove, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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