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Designing Worlds learns all about Builders Brewery!

17 July 2017

Builders Brewery – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 17th July, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, where we will be learning all about the special Second Life educational establishment that teaches you all about building (and much more) in Second Life – Builders Brewery!

We visit the Brewery with Sensuous (Sen) Maximus who explains something of the history of the Brewery, and also the different elements on offer, including stores stocking materials for building, a sandbox and a terraforming area. We visit classrooms and Saffia actually attempts a class and discovers how to build a special summery creation!

Builders Brewery – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We also talk to Yen Verhoeven who is carrying out research for her Ph.D thesis on Virtual Learning: An Application of Constructivist Grounded Theory to Explore Emergent Learning in Second Life through studying what forms of learning emerge through the practices found at the Builder’s Brewery as part of her work towards developing a virtual theory of learning.

It all makes for a fascinating show, so join us at 2pm SLT in the studio.

Builders Brewery – 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.

More information about Builders Brewery can be found on their website here: http://www.buildersbrewery.com/
You’ll find the schedule of their classes here: http://www.buildersbrewery.com/calendar/index.php
And you can visit the Brewery itself here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Builders%20Brewery/128/193/23

Builders Brewery – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

This is the last show in the current season of Designing Worlds, but don’t go away – we’ll be back in September!


Designing Worlds’ Visit to SL14B is now on the web!

17 July 2017

SL14B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – where we visit some of the amazing builds and installations of Second Life’s 14th Birthday celebrations – is now on the web!

We explore some of the open public builds, including the Auditorium and Max’s Mystery Island and of course the amazing Russian fairytale Cake Stage, as well as the Welcome Area, where we speak to Darkstone Aeon and BB Woodford and the Left Stage (The Guardian), where we talk to Walton F. Wainwright.

SL14B: TJ’s Magic and the Cake Stage, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We also take a look at a small selection at the wealth of the individual installations, including iSkye Silverweb’s Hippie Carnivalesque and Loki Elit’s The Stuff Inside His Head, and we talk to Baron Jiminy and xJessicax Harvy about the Shakespeare Theatre; to Daark Gothly about the installation she created with Dream Wrexen as a Memorial to Ladyslipper Constantine; and to Thoth Jantzen about his installation TJ’s Media Magic.

SL14B: the Guardian (the Left Stage), photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Sadly, we only have time to show a small sample of what was on display at SL14B, but fortunately Wildstar Beaumont was on hand with his trusty camera to show much, more more!

In addition, you can see the talks Saffia did with Lindens from the Lab at SL14B on the Second Life YouTube channel.


Designing Worlds Visits SL14B!

10 July 2017

SL14B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 10th July, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, where we will be visiting some of the amazing builds and installations of Second Life’s 14th Birthday celebrations!

We explore some of the open public builds, including the Auditorium and Max’s Mystery Island and of course the amazing Russian fairytale Cake Stage, as well as the Welcome Area, where we speak to Darkstone Aeon and BB Woodford and the Left Stage (The Guardian), where we talk to Walton F. Wainwright.

SL14B: the Welcome Area, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We also take a look at a small selection at the wealth of the individual installations, including iSkye Silverweb’s Hippie Carnivalesque and Loki Elit’s The Stuff Inside His Head, and we talk to Baron Jiminy and xJessicax Harvy about the Shakespeare Theatre; to Daark Gothly about the installation she created with Dream Wrexen as a Memorial to Ladyslipper Constantine; and to Thoth Jantzen about his installation TJ’s Media Magic.

Sadly, we only have time to show a small sample of what was on display at SL14B, but fortunately Wildstar Beaumont was on hand with his trusty camera to show much, more more!

SL14B: the Cake Stage, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

It’s a stunning 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.

SL14B: the Guardian (the Left Stage), photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

You can see the talks Saffia did with Lindens from the Lab at SL14B on the Second Life YouTube channel.


Return to Fantasy Faire – with Designing Worlds: now on the web

8 July 2017

FF2017 – The Hill, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – where we return to Fantasy Faire for the second of our promised visits – is now on the web!

In this episode, we talk to Zander Greene, one of the organisers of Fantasy Faire, one of the organisers of the Fantasy Faire LitFest: and to Faireland Designer Loki Violet; Judi Newall and Gwen Enchanted, three of the roleplayers from the dystopian Outbreak, store owner Aikea Rierko and JenzZa Misfit, who shows us a ballet specially created for the Faire.

FF2017 – Kakushi Pasu, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we’ll also explore more of the stunning regions!

FF2017 – Fallen Sands, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 


Return to Fantasy Faire – with Designing Worlds

3 July 2017

FF2017 – The Rose, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 3rd July, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, where we will be returning to Fantasy Faire for the second of our promised visits.

FF2017 – Kakushi Pasu, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this episode, we’ll be talking to Zander Greene, one of the organisers of Fantasy Faire, and talking to Faireland Designer Loki Violet, two of the organisers of the Fantasy Faire LitFest: Judi Newall and Gwen Enchanted, three of the roleplayers from the dystopian Outbreak, store owner Aikea Rierko and JenzZa Misfit, who shows us a ballet specially created for the Faire.

LitFest at FF2017 – Kakushi Pasu, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we’ll also be exploring more of the stunning regions!

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

FF2017 – San Mora, 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.

FF2017 – Dawn’s Promise, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont


Step back into the past … with Designing Worlds

26 June 2017

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 26th June, for today’s episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams as we watch again a favourite episode of the show!

Guess where? – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

What will it be? Well, there’s a clue in the title to this post – and another clue in the picture here … but to find out which episode we’ve chosen, you’ll have to come and join the viewing party at 2pm!


Designing Worlds’ visit to the Idle Rogue – now on the web!

26 June 2017

Idle Rogue. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – a visit to the beautiful and creative region of Idle Rogue home of the famous Guerilla Burlesque, the After Dark Club and so much more – is now on the web!

We are shown around some of the many venues that are contained on Idle Rogue (and Wildstar Beaumont was on hand to capture photographs of more), as we explore the region with the owner and moving force behind the community, Cherryblonde Scribe, and with other active members of the community – Sho Kyong, POL Arida and Arrehn Oberlander.

Idle Rogue. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Sho Kyong shows us the gradual evolution of a dance, taking inspiration from one of POL’s songs. We explore how the sets, the choreography and the music are all combined to create the final performance. And we see how the Metaharper tools are used – designed by Arrehn Oberlander, this scripting system not only enables choreography in the conventional way but also – as Saffia discovers – allows people to try out dances for themselves.

And all this takes place in a stunningly lovely region with a strong community that really is a joy to explore.

Idle Rogue. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 


Designing Worlds visits the Idle Rogue

19 June 2017

Idle Rogue. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 19th June, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams as we pay a visit to the beautiful and creative region of Idle Rogue home of the famous Guerilla Burlesque, the After Dark Club and so much more!

Idle Rogue. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We are shown around some of the many venues that are contained on Idle Rogue (and Wildstar Beaumont was on hand to capture photographs of more), as we explore the region with the owner and moving force behind the community, Cherryblonde Scribe, and with other active members of the community – Sho Kyong, POL Arida and Arrehn Oberlander.

Idle Rogue. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

Sho Kyong shows us the gradual evolution of a dance, taking inspiration from one of POL’s songs. We explore how the sets, the choreography and the music are all combined to create the final performance. And we see how the Metaharper tools are used – designed by Arrehn Oberlander, this scripting system not only enables choreography in the conventional ay but also – as Saffia discovers – allows people to try out dances for themselves.

Idle Rogue. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And all this takes place in a stunningly lovely region with a strong community that really is a joy to explore.

So do join us at 2pm today in our wonderful new studio for a fascinating and beautiful show.

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.


Designing Worlds celebrates Radio Riel’s 10th Birthday – now on the web!

19 June 2017

Radio Riel, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – a celebration of the 10th Birthday of Radio Riel – is now on the web!

Designing Worlds has always had connections with Radio Riel, most notably, of course, through Elrik Merlin who is a leading member of the Radio Riel team. Gabrielle Riel, the founder, takes us through the history of Radio Riel, while we also talk to DJs Diamanda Gustafson. Otenth Paderborn and Edward Pearse.

It’s a chance to learn what goes into running a busy and popular radio station, with seven different broadcast channels. And we also be show photos from some of the Radio Riel events over the years.

Radio Riel Fifth Anniversary, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont


Garden of Dreams has a redesign, Designing Worlds has a new studio – and you are invited to come and celebrate!

15 June 2017

Garden of Dreams Opening Party Invitation

As many of you know, the Designing Worlds studio has been based on Kayle Matzerath’s Garden of Dreams for a number of years now, and we have been very happy there. Now Kayle has redesigned the whole region, and built us a whole new studio!

Our new studio

It is – of course, because this is Kayle Matzerath – a wonderful new build. And not only that – Kilik Lekvoda has brought Titans, his lovely store of the cutest fantasy avatars, to a new home on Garden of Dreams.

And you are invited to come and celebrate all this on Garden of Dreams, today, Thursday 15th June from 1 – 6pm. Lisa Brune will be singing live from 1 – 2pm, then Elrik Merlin and Zander Greene will dj for two hours each from 2 – 6pm.

It’s going to be a great party – make sure you’re there!

Join us here for a splendiforous party – and a chance to explore the studio, the stores and the beautiful region, filled with romantic little hideaways where you can dance, or cuddle, or simply hang out with friends.

Inside our new studio


Designing Worlds celebrates Radio Riel’s 10th Birthday!

12 June 2017

Radio Riel, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 12th June, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams as we celebrate the tenth birthday of Radio Riel.

Designing Worlds has always had connections with Radio Riel, most notably, of course, through Elrik Merlin who is a leading member of the Radio Riel team. Gabrielle Riel, the founder, takes us through the history of Radio Riel, while we also talk to DJs Diamanda Gustafson. Otenth Paderborn and Edward Pearse.

Radio Riel Fifth Anniversary, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

It’s a chance to learn what goes into running a busy and popular radio station, with seven different broadcast channels. And we’ll also be showing photos from some of the Radio Riel events over the years.

You can learn more about Radio Riel here: http://radioriel.org/

It’s a great show – so join us at 2pm SLT in the studio – and make very sure that you come to THIS location, where you’ll find a special surprise awaiting you!

Radio Riel Second Anniversary, 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.

 


Designing Worlds’ second visit to the Home and Garden Expo – now on the web!

12 June 2017

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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

In this episode, we explore the amazing Hunt that was created by the Meeroos and Be You (as well as talking to one of the organisers behind the Be You project); take a look at some of the displays and designers at the Expo, including the work of Alia Baroque, Garvie Garzo, Kaerri Rae and we reveal the identity behind the designer known as Akahata, the creator of the new store “also Known as”.

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Then we talk to some of the people who make the tools that designers use in creating the wonderful things we love to buy and use: full perm mesh template creator Lyrical Bizarre, texture maker Gerard Tunwarm, popularly known as Uncle Gerry, soundscape creator Meriadne Merlin and scripter Torgon Woodget.

Finally we end, of course, with shots of the tradional daily lantern release.

Home and Garden Expo – Lanterns Release, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont


Designing Worlds returns to the Home and Garden Expo with Part 2 of our coverage

5 June 2017

Home and Garden Expo – Lanterns Release, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 5th June, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams as we pay the second of two visits to the Home and Garden Expo, held annually in support of Relay for Life.

In this episode, we explore the amazing Hunt that was created by the Meeroos and Be You (as well as talking to one of the organisers behind the Be You project); take a look at some of the displays and designers at the Expo, including the work of Alia Baroque, Garvie Garzo, Kaerri Rae and we reveal the identity behind the designer known as Akahata, the creator of the new store “also Known as”.

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Then we talk to some of the people who make the tools that designers use in creating the wonderful things we love to buy and use: full perm mesh template creator Lyrical Bizarre, texture maker Gerard Tunwarm, popularly known as Uncle Gerry, soundscape creator Meriadne Merlin and scripter Torgon Woodget.

Finally we end, of course, with shots of the tradional daily lantern release.

Home and Garden Expo – Lanterns Release, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Expo is now officially closed, but for the next few days, you can still visit the region for exploration and, of course, shopping!

Hope 1 | Hope 2 | Hope 3

Hope 4 | Hope 5 | Hope 6

Hope 7 | Hope 8 | Hope 9

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

Home and Garden Expo, 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.


Designing Worlds explores the Home and Garden Expo – Part 1 – now on the web

5 June 2017

Home and Garden Expo, 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

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 – Hope 2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont


Final Lantern Releases at the Home and Garden Expo – 11am and 4pm SLT today!

4 June 2017

lanterns by Hannah Daviau

Throughout the Home and Garden Expo, there has been a daily release of lanterns from the roof of the theatre at Hope 5 at 4pm SLT.

Today there will be two special lantern releases – the first at 11am SLT, and the second at the usual time of 4pm SLT – the last lantern releases of the Expo.

This ceremony goes back to 2012, when Alchemy Immortalis created the Blue Willow lanterns especially for the Home and Garden Expo. It became the custom to release them each day at 4pm, and people would gather to watch and reflect as the lanterns rose slowly into the air.

Sometimes people speak, but often the event takes place in comparative silence – a break from the busyness (and the business) of the Expo – a time to reflect, remember and mourn.

We invite you to for this final day – and lantern releases – at 11am SLT and 4pm SLT for this ceremony.


Home and Garden One of a Kind Auction – 2017 H&G Expo finale

4 June 2017

This year’s Home and Garden Expo is coming to an end, and in celebration, we will auction some VERY special donations at 12 noon June 4th in the theatre at Hope 5. All proceeds from this election will go directly to Relay for Life of Second Life.

Items for auction include:

Once upon a time, a faerie built the Edgewood Folly. It combined Tudor, Colonial, Victorian, Gothic, and Italianate architectures, all crossing over one another with their five fronts facing out. A couple years later, the faerie became curious what the Italianate would look like by itself. Once the front was finished, the house began to whisper what should come next, and one room led to another until the house was finished and ready … for Home & Garden!

Cassie Eldemar,
Little, Big Designs

The Casa Rosella is a one of a kind mansion, that will only be sold once, at this auction, and it is displayed on Hope 2.

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Skyerider Varriale is one of the most experienced desgners in Second Life. As well as creating a wide range of beautiful homes from many periods and furniture, SkyeRider also designs and runs the beautiful Coeur regions, set in eighteenth century France. For our OOAK Auction, Varriale Design offers the furnished version of The Sandpiper, which can be seen on Hope 2

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This auction item gives you the very special opportunity to have an episode of Second Life’s highly popular weekly show, Designing Worlds, about your favourite place, past-time, event or organisation in Second Life.

If you win this item, the Designing Worlds team will work with you to create a show that will be shown as part of our regular season on all our broadcast channels.

Our only stipulation is that – as Designing Worlds is a family, freely available show, there must be no adult-rated content.

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The sky is a very abstract rainbow or what a rainbow would look like if you were inside of it. A symbol of Hope.

This Auction item is not only an SL artwork, but also a real life watercolour painting, which will be mailed to the winner. So the winner of this auction will not only have a lovely painting for their Second Life Home; they will also receive a copy to display in their real life home – and one with an amazing story behind it!

A message from AJ’s:
AJ’s only opened in April of 2017, we are brand spanking new! We offer various types of art work, using different mediums. All of this work was created by my daughter who is currently 16 years old, Her current favorite medium is watercolor. I think her work is fantastic, drop by and have a look for yourself!

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A wonderful opportunity from Culprit Mesh Furniture and Prefabs which enables you to be a superhero to your friends. You may choose up to 50 no transfer items from the fabulous Culprit and send one or a few to each of your friends.

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Kaerri is well known for elegantly designed and stylich furniture. If you win this auction, you will receive all new releases from Kaerri – including events and limited editions – from June 5- Dec 31 2017.

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Select up to 15 items from the beautiful and stylish store also Known as. These items can be delivered to yourself, or gifted to anyone you want.

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Torgon Woodget of TDS Services is famous for his scripting skills which has led to brilliant tools loved by, for example, KittyCats owners and breeders, as well as his amazing Book Creator. Now you have the chance to bid on one of his most fun creations – well, actually, THREE of his most fun creators! Torgon’s auction will be a set of three large scale rollercoasters for your region or amusement park, each promising a different experience.

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Love Everlasting PlantPets sells a full line of seasonal home and garden decor, as well as the complete catalog of PlantPets breedable, growing, plants. Their OOAK item for the 2017 Home & Garden Expo is the fully furnished Midnight Rose Cottage.

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ToysforMales of Toys Designs offers fun creations for your home. If you win this auction, you can select 10 items from Toys Design to be delivered to yourself or gifted to a friend.

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Our last item is Aruba Decuir‘s SL artwork

Bleu Blanc Rouge, Hommage a Matisse, Special Edition, RFL Auction

The painting measures approximately 5*5 meters, and comes with a special frame

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You can place pre-bids on auction items by visiting the kiosks in the theatre at Hope 5. The winning bid at 11 AM June 4th will be the opening bid at the live auction that starts at 12 Noon in the theatre at Hope 5.

If you would like to place a bid on any item here, but won’t be able to be inworld at 12 noon on Sunday, send a notecard to Reven Rosca with your full name and the HIGHEST bid you would be prepared to make for your chosen item! Reven (or another Home and Garden Expo team member) will then place bids on your behalf, increasing the amount incrementally until your highest level is reached.


Moles and Patch Linden at the Expo!

2 June 2017

Postponed from Wednesday:

You may have seen the molehill on Hope 2 – it’s pretty hard to miss!

If you’ve ventured inside (and we strongly suggest that you do!) you’ll find some fun dioramas of recent build by the Moles.

Who are the Moles?

The Moles are talented residents who are contracted by Linden Lab to join the Linden Department of Public Works (LDPW) and to work on builds that are, by and large, publicly accessible. They create the new user experiences; games and builds to celebrate the different season (Winterfair, the Halloween Tour, for example); special game regions (like one at the centre of the new Horizons regions, or Paleoquest) or simply things that are fun to find and explore, ranging from ancient castles to Greek villages to underwater ruins.

You can recognise Moles … by the fact that they have the surname “Mole”.

And now you can meet some Moles – and Patch Linden too – for yourselves at today’s talk in the Theatre on Hope 5 at 1pm SLT today. Please note that the Talk today is an hour earlier than usual.


Moles and Patch Linden at the Expo!

31 May 2017

You may have seen the molehill on Hope 2 – it’s pretty hard to miss!

If you’ve ventured inside (and we strongly suggest that you do!) you’ll find some fun dioramas of recent build by the Moles.

Who are the Moles?

The Moles are talented residents who are contracted by Linden Lab to join the Linden Department of Public Works (LDPW) and to work on builds that are, by and large, publicly accessible. They create the new user experiences; games and builds to celebrate the different season (Winterfair, the Halloween Tour, for example); special game regions (like one at the centre of the new Horizons regions, or Paleoquest) or simply things that are fun to find and explore, ranging from ancient castles to Greek villages to underwater ruins.

You can recognise Moles … by the fact that they have the surname “Mole”.

And now you can meet some Moles – and Patch Linden too – for yourselves at today’s talk in the Theatre on Hope 5 at 1pm SLT today. Please note that the Talk today is an hour earlier than usual.


Designing Worlds explores the Home and Garden Expo – Part 1

29 May 2017

Main auditorium at the Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 29th May, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams as we pay the first of two visits to the Home and Garden Expo, held annually in support of Relay for Life.

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 2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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

Hope 1 | Hope 2 | Hope 3

Hope 4 | Hope 5 | Hope 6

Hope 7 | Hope 8 | Hope 9

And here’s a special video about the RFL Awareness Journey, created by Meeroos and BeYou at the Home and Garden Expo:

It’s a great 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.

Designing Worlds at the Home and Garden Expo – Hope 5, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 


Designing Worlds at the Linden Endowment for the Arts – now on the web

29 May 2017

All images by Wildstar Beaumont

LEA4 – Poetry of the planets – Mercury

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – a visit the Linden Endowment for the Arts – is now on the web!

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.

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.

LEA15 – Gardens By the Bay

So, in this episode, 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.

Firstly, we travelled to the gateway region of LEA3 before exploring The Anthropic Principle, one of two fantastic installations created by Gem Preiz. Then we saw film and photos of a range of other installations (captured, of course, by Wildstar Beaumont!) before visiting the installation the Poetry of the Planets created by Caledonia Skytower.

LEA14 – Fragments of a Forest