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LEA23 - Chasing Morpheus

LEA23 – Chasing Morpheus

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 22nd May, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams as we visit the Linden Endowment for the Arts.

The Linden Endowment for the Arts (known as the LEA) is a group of 29 regions, donated by Linden Lab to the residents for the promotion of the arts on the grid, and managed by residents. There are two groups of regions – the Core Regions, which consist of nine regions that are generally occupied for three months at a time (although people can occupy them for shorter periods or apply for extensions), and twenty AIR Regions (or Artist in Resident Regions) which are granted to residents for a six month period.

LEA15 – Gardens By the Bay

Currently, applications are open for Round 13 of the AIR Land Grants (they close on May 3oth). That means that if you would like a full prim region on which you can build an installation, you can find out more and apply here.

So this week, Designing Worlds takes a trip to the LEA to see what sort of installations and events people have used their LEA land grants to create.

LEA21 - Light Thoughts

LEA21 – Light Thoughts

Firstly, we travel to the gateway region of LEA3 before exploring The Anthropic Principle, one of two fantastic installations created by Gem Preiz. Then we see film and photos of a range of other installations before visiting the installation the Poetry of the Planets created by Caledonia Skytower.

It’s a beautiful and fascinating show – so join us at 2pm SLT in the studio.

LEA10 - Whitechapel - Victorian London

LEA10 – Whitechapel – Victorian London

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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Ravens Perch, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Ravens Perch, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – where we pay the first of two visits to Fantasy Faire – is now on the web! The second part of this show will be in a few weeks’ time.

Designing Worlds DW335 – Fantasy Faire 2017

In this episode, we talk  to Elizabeth Tinsley, the organiser of Fantasy Faire, and talk  to Faireland Designer Beq Janus, Fantasy Quest organiser Aisling Sinclair, roleplay co-organiser Stevie Basevi, and Aelva, the organiser of the Dance and Particle Festival that’s also an important part of the Faire.

Chaddul Ro, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Chaddul Ro, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we explore some of the regions as well as talking to one person who was involved in region design (albeit on a small scale), the Quest, roleplay AND the Dance and Particle Festival (where he appeared in Much Ado About Nothing). Yes – the multi-talented Mavromichali Szondi – see if you can spot his various appearances!

Much Ado About Nothing, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Much Ado About Nothing, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Fairelands Junction, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fairelands Junction, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 15th May, for the first episode of the new season Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, where we will be paying the first of two visits to Fantasy Faire (the second will be in a few weeks’ time).

In this episode, we’ll be talking to Elizabeth Tinsley, the organiser of Fantasy Faire, and talking to Faireland Designer Beq Janus, Fantasy Quest organiser Aisling Sinclair, roleplay co-organiser Stevie Basevi, and Aelva, the organiser of the Dance and Particle Festival that’s also an important part of the Faire.

Anansi, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Anansi, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we’ll also be exploring some of the regions as well as talking to one person who was involved in region design (albeit on a small scale), the Quest, roleplay AND the Dance and Particle Festival (where he appeared in Much Ado About Nothing). Yes – the multi-talented Mavromichali Szondi – see if you can spot his various appearances!

It’s a fun and beautiful show – so join us at 2pm SLT in the studio.

Much Ado About Nothing, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Much Ado About Nothing, 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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Entry for the Garden Contest

Entry for the Garden Contest

The event to support Elicio Ember, Filling the Cauldron, is in its final weekend now, and we’ve already raised a wonderful total of over £451,000 – but there is still a lot going on! Including shopping in the Market, bidding in the silent auctions, looking at the items listed for the Live Auctions … and coming tio some of the fantastic music, dance and story telling events that you’ll see listed on the schedule.

For example, you can still vote in the Garden Competition and really, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to visit the gardens! Nine talented Second Life residents have created gardens in salute to Elicio, using many of the fantastic plants and landscaping elements he has created. In some of the gardens there are places to sit and relax – and you’ll also find other seating areas where you can sit and contemplate …

Because this is a contest, and you can play a part in deciding the outcome!

Entry for the Garden Contest

Entry for the Garden Contest

We’re asking YOU to vote for the garden you most appreciate based on the following criteria:

  • Overall look and aesthetic
  • Use of Elicio’s creations
  • How much you enjoyed exploring each of them.

When you have decided, visit the voting form and use it tell us which of the gardens speaks to you the most. All the popular votes will be combined with votes from the judging panel to select three Gardens.

And then, in the finale, the one winning garden will be selected as the overall winner, by our Guest of Honour – Elicio Ember.

The winner will win the chance to build their garden as a special exhibit at the Second Life Home and Garden Expo, where it will be featured on the central region!

Entry for the Garden Contest

Entry for the Garden Contest

Then there’s the Photo Contest, which comes complete with some very special prizes.

Elicio’s store, Cerridwen’s Cauldron, offers a marvellous, magical setting both in the air and on the ground. We asked competitors to visit Cerridwen’s Cauldron and capture some of that magic. It doesn’t matter if they selected a part of the skyborne store or the ground-level landscape – they simply had to capture all or part of the region in a way that brings out its beauty and magic.

In return, we’re offering the following prizes:

  • 3rd place: items from Cerridwen’s Cauldron worth up to L$750
  • 2nd place: items from Cerridwen’s Cauldron worth up to L$1,000
  • 1st place: an original piece of real world art by Elicio himself, delivered to you in-world and to your home.

Entries are now closed – but it’s YOUR turn to visit the Flickr group and decide which of the entries you like best!

Mark the ones you like with a “Fave” star. Your faves will be combined with the votes from the judging panel and, like the Garden Contest, will be announced at 3pm SLT on Sunday 9th April at the Entertainment Center on Holly Kai.

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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, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Mont St Michel, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 27th March, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, for n important and timely discussion on preserving Second Life.

We’ll be talking with guests including 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.

Calas Galadhon, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Calas Galadhon, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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?

Svarga, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Svarga, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We’ll be asking all these questions and more on the show – so join us at 2pm SLT in the studio.

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.

Innsmouth, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Innsmouth, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Locations Mentioned on the Show:
Calas Galadhon (starting point – there are ten regions to explore!): http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Calas%20Galadhon/137/233/22
Innsmouth: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Innsmouth/76/99/47 (but please note the region is currently undergoing renovation and much is currently closed to visitors)
Svarga: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Svarga/7/124/22
Mont St Michel: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mont%20Saint%20Michel/79/35/21
SS Galaxy: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Galaxy%20AFT/58/40/21
Ivory Tower Library of Primitives: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Natoma/210/163/27

Lost Gardens of Apollo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Lost Gardens of Apollo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

 

 

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One of Elicio's paintings - which could be yours in Second and Real Life!

One of Elicio’s paintings – which could be yours in Second and Real Life!

We have been telling you about Filling the Cauldron, the special event to raise funds to support Elicio Ember, the creator of Ceridwen’s Cauldron.

As part of the fundraising event, we will be having an TWO auctions – a SILENT one (where you will be able to place bids throughout the event from April 1st – 9th, and also a LIVE auction, to be held from 10am – 12 noon on Sunday 9th April at Holly Kai island.

And we have something very exciting already that will be on sale at the auction – a selection of drawings by Elicio himself that will be available not just inworld, but can be sent to you in real life as well, as a very special treasure to keep.

A Unique Gift from Sweet Revolutions!

A Unique Gift from Sweet Revolutions!

We are currently looking for more items to add to the auction. These can be individual items … such as art, clothing, jewellery or furniture.  You’ll see above a really gorgeous item that has been donated an a unique gift by Sweet Revolutions – a beautifully detailed Mayan Temple.

But the items can also be special services – a boat trip around the Blake Sea; a hand designed scroll containing a favourite poem. We’ll be offering a Designing Worlds show made on the subject of your choice, and we also have two different and very exciting gifts from different dance troupes in Second Life!

Time and expertise can be just as valuable. For example, if you are a photographer, you could offer a lesson in SL photography or studio sitting; if you’re a machinima maker, you could offer to shoot a video on an event or a location of the bidder’s choosing; if you are a live singer, you might offer to give a private performance to the bidder and their friends. Just provide a description of what you’re offering in the form.

Whatever you’d like to donate for the auction, we’d love to hear about it – please complete the form below – or contact Saffia Widdershins inworld with any questions.

 

 

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