New Babbage in the snow – photograph by Wildstar BeaumontNew Babbage in the snow – photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

In a change to our advertised show*, we invite you to join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 8th December, for a seasonal episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams when we’ll be revisiting New Babbage in a new showing of the story of the Most Dangerous Book in New Babbage (kept under strict guard in a few Babbage libraries).

And, to make matters worse, there's apparently a severe coal shortage in the steampunk city too!

Uncle Tingly’s Christmas Tales for New Babbage Young ‘Uns, secure in its caseUncle Tingly’s Christmas Tales for New Babbage Young ‘Uns, secure in its case

So join us, at 2pm today, to unlock the true terror of Uncle Tingly’s Christmas Tales for New Babbage Young ‘Uns … if you dare.

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.

New Babbage in the snow – photograph by Wildstar BeaumontNew Babbage in the snow – photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

* And for those who were hoping to see our show on the Time Lords of New Gallifrey, don't worry! It will be our opening show for 2015 (and there will also be a new New Babbage show next season too!)

The Cornfield – photograph by Wildstar BeaumontThe Cornfield – photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today, Monday 1st December at 2pm SLT in the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams as we talk to Troy and Danger Linden to learn all about the new experience tools provided by Linden Lab - and get a chance to try them out in The Cornfield and at Loki Eliot's Escapades.

Many people have heard about the new experience tools but have yet to try them out. Yet a surprising number of Experiences have already been created by Second Life residents in the beta form currently on release. Some are art installations, some are educational applications, and some are gaming experiences.

In this show we talk to Troy Linden and Danger Linden about what these new tools are, how creators can use them, how users can join in the experiences, and how they can be protected.

Something in the Cornfield – photograph by Wildstar BeaumontSomething in the Cornfield – photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

And we have a chance to try out the game Linden Lab have created in The Cornfield to demonstrate how experience tools work!

Then we head for Escaspades Island where Loki Eliot, the talented creator of a wealth of cool things (including the central stage at this year's Second Life Birthday Community Celebration - has created a great series of games using the new tools, and we talk to him about how he is finding the new tool set, as well as trying the games out - or rather some of them!

Escapades – photograph by Wildstar BeaumontEscapades – photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today – it’s going to be a fascinating - and fun - 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 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.

The Cornfield – photograph by Wildstar BeaumontThe Cornfield – photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Thanksgiving Dinner at Aisling's homeThanksgiving Dinner at Aisling's home

Join us today, Monday 24th November at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams as we celebrate Thanksgiving with a special meal and conversation - and an exciting announcement!

This year, we've invited some of the people with roles to play behind the camera - Aisling Sinclair, our director, Wildstar Beaumont, our photographer, and LaPiscean Liberty, owner of SLArtist and Aview TV, two of the channels that screen Designing Worlds. They will be talking about their many projects and the fun things they have been doing.

Fantasy Faire Calendar Cover HeavensloughFantasy Faire Calendar Cover Heavenslough

And we are also joined by Elizabeth Tinsley, the organiser of Fantasy Faire, who has some very exciting news about the Fantasy Faire calendar which - very shortly - you'll be able to obtain in Second Life - and in real life too - with profits going to support Relay for Life in Second Life. And here is one of the THREE choices of covers that you can have for your calendar!

Aisling hosts the event in her beautiful new home, designed by Pamela Galli of La Galleria - and Pamela also supplied the amazing dining table too!

Also this week's photographs are very special; as fans of the Prim Perfect Jigsaw will already know, rather than sending Wildstar to photograph a location this week, we asked him to choose his favourite photographs from all the years that he has been taking pictures for the show … What has he chosen? You'll have to watch the show to find out - but here's a sneak peek!

SL10B Live Stage (The Turtle) - photograph by Wildstar BeaumontSL10B Live Stage (The Turtle) - photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today – it’s going to be a terrific 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 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.

Rescene at Arctic Greenhouse, photograph by Wildstar BeaumontRescene at Arctic Greenhouse, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today, Monday 17th November at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams as we visit Arctic Greenhouse (home of some really stunning plants) to meet its owner, Logan Bauer, and find out all about an amazing Second Life tool he has developed called Rescene.

Logan originally developed Rescene as a result of a hunt game he created, but then he realised that it could be used for tours and games, and, perhaps above all, for film-making. We certainly agreed - Rescene played a crucial part in staging The Blackened Mirror.

Season 2 Episode 1 of The Blackened MirrorSeason 2 Episode 1 of The Blackened Mirror

We'll be talking to Logan about how Rescene works, and then we'll be looking at Rescene in work, with the aid of Terra Volitant who was Rescene Director for The Blackened Mirror. There'll be samples of different projects - including a test run of a mermaid ballet that is a work in progress.

And there's a very special treat for all Blackened Mirror fans as we preview a Director's commentary of Episode 1 of Season 2, explaining how we made the show.

Interrogation in Season 2 Episode 1 of The Blackened MirrorInterrogation in Season 2 Episode 1 of The Blackened Mirror

Join us today – it's going to be a terrific 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 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.

Arctic Greenhouse, photograph by Wildstar BeaumontArctic Greenhouse, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Rescene at Arctic Greenhouse, photograph by Wildstar BeaumontRescene at Arctic Greenhouse, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today, Monday 17th November at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams as we visit Arctic Greenhouse (home of some really stunning plants) to meet its owner, Logan Bauer, and find out all about an amazing Second Life tool he has developed called Rescene.

Logan originally developed Rescene as a result of a hunt game he created, but then he realised that it could be used for tours and games, and, perhaps above all, for film-making. We certainly agreed - Rescene played a crucial part in staging The Blackened Mirror.

Season 2 Episode 1 of The Blackened MirrorSeason 2 Episode 1 of The Blackened Mirror

We'll be talking to Logan about how Rescene works, and then we'll be looking at Rescene in work, with the aid of Terra Volitant who was Rescene Director for The Blackened Mirror. There'll be samples of different projects - including a test run of a mermaid ballet that is a work in progress.

And there's a very special treat for all Blackened Mirror fans as we preview a Director's commentary of Episode 1 of Season 2, explaining how we made the show.

Interrogation in Season 2 Episode 1 of The Blackened MirrorInterrogation in Season 2 Episode 1 of The Blackened Mirror

Join us today – it's going to be a terrific 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 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.

Podcar Tours, photographed by Wildstar BeaumontPodcar Tours, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today, Monday 10th November at 2pm SLT Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams for a spin - and a row and a flight and a submersion - around the mainland as we sample some of Yavanna Llanfair's amazing podcar tours ... and discover some of the hidden beauties of the mainland.

Yavanna's podcars will be familiar to those of you who've visited the Second Life Birthday events, and we've talked to her before about the tours she has created - but this time we're going to be trying out some of her mainland tours for ourselves, with Yavanna as our expert guide!

Podcar Tours, photographed by Wildstar BeaumontPodcar Tours, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We actually try out three tours: the first taking us to Sansara Seas and Rivers, one of nine tours available from Yavanna's podcar hub on the Sansara continent; a fascinating tour on the little-visited teen grid (where the podcar turns into a ski lift - and then grows a ski to take us back down the mountain!); and a trip round the islands of north western Maebaleia on the Southern Nautilus tour, one of two tours on the Maebaleia or Datori continent. And we also take a look at a fascinating railcar tour on the Heterocera continent!

Podcar Tours, photographed by Wildstar BeaumontPodcar Tours, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Yavanna is a keen proponent of the mainland and she shares with us some of the extraordinary creations you can see on her tours, and learn more about the work that not only residents have done, but also that Linden Lab has done - and continues to do - in making the mainland an unexpectedly fascinating - and often beautiful - place to visit. And to help you discover more, you'll find maps at each starting location that will help you discover further tours to try.

Join us today – for a show that will really open your eyes to the extraordinary mainland!

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.

Podcar Tours, photographed by Wildstar BeaumontPodcar Tours, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

View of Innsmouth, photographed by Wildstar BeaumontView of Innsmouth, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today, Monday 27th October at 2pm SLT Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams for our Halloween special - a trip to one of the moodiest and most sinister regions on the grid — the town of Innsmouth. And Europeans - remember that now the clocks have gone back, that's an hour earlier than usual!

Innsmouth is a fascinating region - based on the horror stories of HP Lovecraft (whom many call the most influential horror writer of the 20th century), it has plenty of mysterious and hidden places to explore - all in the tradition of Lovecraft's mysterious New England coastal towns. It was also, of course, an important location in Season 1 of The Blackened Mirror (as we shall learn).

View of Innsmouth, photographed by Wildstar BeaumontView of Innsmouth, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

But more recently, Innsmouth has been in danger of being lost. A campaign has begin to save this wonderful region by its supporters, led by Arik Metzger., who - together with Terra Volitant - joins us on the show.

Find out more about this campaign, the stories of HP Lovecraft and Innsmouth itself in tonight's Halloween special show - don't miss it!

View of Innsmouth, photographed by Wildstar BeaumontView of Innsmouth, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday 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 or on the Designing Worlds blog.

View of Innsmouth, photographed by Wildstar BeaumontView of Innsmouth, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today, Monday 20th October at 2pm SLT at the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams for a special show of highlights from our last few seasons of shows.

Designing Worlds studioDesigning Worlds studio

What have we chosen? We've chosen discussion shows, shows that are educational, shows that are beautiful and shows that are fun!

Are they some of your favourites? Do you agree with our choices?

You'll have to see what we've chosen for this show to find out!

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing 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 or on the Designing Worlds blog.

Join us today, Monday 13th October at 2pm SLT at the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams as we explore one of the oldest and largest of the mainland communities - the East River Community.

East River Community, photographed by Honour McMillanEast River Community, photographed by Honour McMillan

The East River community is located on the Samsara Continent, just to the North of the Sea of Fables, and it’s a remarkable place - and a remarkable achievement too.

Because what makes this community so fascinating is that it’s not - like many close communities - part of an island estate, privately owned and managed with a Covenant to make sure that there is consistency. No, this is a mainland community, created by residents coming together and protecting a tract of land that now covers nineteen sims, all brought together as the East River Community.

East River Community, photographed by Honour McMillanEast River Community, photographed by Honour McMillan

With the assistance of a longtime resident, Drewski Northman, we explore some of the residential and commercial areas, the art that forms an important part of the community, and aome of the amazing transportation systems that link the community,

This is a fascinating show about an aspect of Second Life that many people remain unaware of - the rich potential of mainland living - don't miss it!

East River Community, photographed by Honour McMillanEast River Community, photographed by Honour McMillan

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.

East River Community, photographed by Honour McMillanEast River Community, photographed by Honour McMillan

Interview with Ebbe, Elrik and Saffia, photograph by Honour McMillanInterview with Ebbe, Elrik and Saffia, photograph by Honour McMillan

Join us today, Monday 6th October at 2pm SLT at the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams for our special 250th episode (set on the island of Matanzas), as we talk to Ebbe Altberg (aka Ebbe Linden) about Second Life, and about plans for the future platform.

It's a full and wide-ranging discussion, as we discuss the future of Second Life, problems that have arisen - especially failures of communication - and, of course, the new platform that is being developed by Linden Lab.

Ebbe on Matanzas, photograph by Honour McMillanEbbe on Matanzas, photograph by Honour McMillan

This is a show that anyone with an interest in Second Life and the new platform from Linden Lab really won’t want to miss!

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.

The island of Matanzas, photograph by Wildstar BeaumontThe island of Matanzas, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont