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Go to KR Engineering

Saffia and Elrik visit KR Engineering and meet Karsten Routledge, creator of Greedy Greedy, probably the most popular board game in Second Life.

Episode 230 Broadcast 14 April 2014

Go to Linden Endowment for the Arts

Episode 229 Broadcast 7 April 2014

A guide to the 2014 LEA projects with hosts Saffia and Elrik

Go to Arkansas Heritage

Episode 228 Broadcast 31 March 2014

Designing Worlds visits a fascinating project at the University of Arkansas regions that recreates Johnny Cash‘s boyhood home in Dyess as part of a broader look at the effects of the Depression in the state, and some of the routes out of rural poverty that began there. We interview Painter Meriman, who has been responsible for the re-creation of the buildings and environment and has deeply researched the history of the area.

Go to Pirates of the Trade Winds

Episode 227 Broadcast 24 March 2014

Arrrrr me hearties! Saffia and Elrik meet the Pirates of the Trade Winds, enjoy their hospitality and their music, marvel at their shipbuilding skills, and participate in a stirring sea battle!

Go to Dreamscenes 2014

Episode 226 Broadcast 17 March 2014

Saffia and Elrik revisit the beautiful world of Dreamscenes, unique reconfigurable skyboxes created by Kayle Matzerath of Garden of Dreams. We see his latest creations including some that make extensive use of both Mesh and Materials for even greater realism.

Go to SL Go

Episode 225 Broadcast 5 March 2014

Exciting news brought to you on Designing Worlds with guests Nate Barsetti from OnLive and Danger Linden from Linden Lab. Take Second Life anywhere!

Go to Seraph City

Episode 224 Broadcast 3 March 2014

Go on location with Saffia and Elrik to the noir sights and sounds of this retro region and say goodbye to a wonderful region

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In fact we get a little Greedy Greedy in today's show as we explore the world of tabletop gaming in Second Life!

Greedy Greedy!Greedy Greedy!

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In fact we get a little Greedy Greedy in today's show as we explore the world of tabletop gaming in Second Life!

Greedy Greedy!Greedy Greedy!

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The Linden Endowment for the Arts, photographed by Wildstar BeaumontThe Linden Endowment for the Arts, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today, Monday 7th April at 2pm at the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams for a special viewing party of today’s show as we visit the Linden Endowment for the Arts to learn about the new volunteer program to help visitors, find out about the structure of the LEA - and visit a few art installations as well!

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Johnny Cash's boyhood home, photographed by Wildstar BeaumontJohnny Cash's boyhood home, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today, Monday 31st March at 2pm at the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams for a special viewing party of today’s Designing Worlds show as visit a fascinating project at the University of Arkansas region that recreates Johnny Cash's boyhood home, as part of a broader look at the effects of the Depression in the state, and some of the routes from the rural poverty that began there.

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Trade Winds - photograph by Wildstar BeaumontTrade Winds - photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today, Monday 24th March at 2pm at the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams for a special viewing party of today’s Designing Worlds show as we sail the seas (and drink in the taverns) with the magnificent pirates of the Trade Winds!

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The Atelier - the newest of Kayle Matzerath's Dreamscenes, photographed by Wildstar BeaumontThe Atelier - the newest of Kayle Matzerath's Dreamscenes, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today, Monday 17th March at 2pm at the Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams for a special viewing party of today’s Designing Worlds show as we explore the beautiful Dreamscenes created by Kayle Matzerath.

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In an exciting new development, Second Life will be going into the Clouds with OnLive’s new SL Go package. The news has been announced by Linden Lab today – and you’ll be able to find out more in our special Designing Worlds show at 2pm SLT today, where we talk to Nate Barsetti, Senior Manager, Customer Relations, OnLive, and also Danger Linden, aka Don Laabs, Senior Director of Product at Linden Lab. The show will be followed by a live discussion in our Garden of Dreams studio, which will be streamed live on Aview.TV.

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Stay tuned for news of a special edition of Designing Worlds at 2pm SLT today - with a viewing party followed by a discussion in our beautiful studios on Garden of Dreams.

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The post-show discussion will be streamed live on Aview.TV.

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Seraph City - photographed by Wildstar BeaumontSeraph City - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today, Monday 3rd March at 2pm at the Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams for a special viewing party of today’s Designing Worlds show as we pay a final visit to the beautiful dieselpunk region of Seraph City.

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The Stage at One Billion RisingThe Stage at One Billion Rising

Join us today, Monday 24th February at 2pm at the Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams for a special viewing party of today's Designing Worlds show as we take a look at the One Billion Rising event, held on Friday 14th February.

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Hello everyone!

Welcome to the new website and the new forums! I hope we can see people in here discussing the shows - the issues - and what they'd like to see on forthcoming shows!

wiznord

Saffia!!!! So brave you are, making the first forum post! I hope you like the new setup, and there are still more things coming, but I think we got things to the point where we felt things were "mostly working". Keep an eye out for bugs, and if you find them, our mission will be the squash em!

elrikmer

Our new season starts this week, and we have an exciting selection of topics lined up. We do hope you'll enjoy them. And don't forget, if you know somewhere that will be of interest to us or our listeners, on any grid, do let us know.

lacombe

Saffia! I am so glad to see that you have procured this forum! I watched a couple of the videos of DW here on the TreetTV site, and they work marvelously well. I really enjoyed the Christmas show in Rothesey. My doesn't Elrik have a lovely home there!

Aisling

Hi everyone! What a great new forum for us to gather and talk about the show. Elrik's right, we do have some really interesting places to take viewers this season, and the first one is...well, that would be telling. But I wonder, might giraffes be involved?

Nimh20

My question is if InWorldz is OpenSim than why isn't it on the OpenSim grid list?? http://opensimulator.org/wiki/Grid_List. There are other OpenSim grids that are not on this page besides InWorldz like Openlife.

Go to H0ney Heart Demonstrates Dressage in SL

Happy Birthday to Second Life and our 10-year Anniversary

Go to NY HealthScape Rollercoaster

Elrik talks with Skylar Smythe about why they build a fun ride as a way to tell visitors an important message about healthcare.

Go to Maslow's Hideaway on Designing Worlds

It's a big birthday party and the builders of Second Life are celebrating "The Future". Saffia & Elrik show us a few really interesting exhibits from SL6B including their own.

Designing Worlds, formerly Meta Makeover, is a weekly show exploring some of the most impressive designs and creativity in Second Life and beyond.

Hosts Saffia Widdershins and Elrik Merlin aren’t afraid of delving deep into the environments featured on the show. They have investigated mysterious noises on Victorian era sim, New Babbage, walked through the battlefield trenches of the Western Front and attended a Thanksgiving dinner party.

The show addresses issues affecting design and designers working in the virtual environment, such as intellectual property. There are also insights into the latest design techniques, with “how-to” features for budding designers and builders.

On every show, you’ll meet some of the top builders, creators and designers in today’s virtual worlds – and you’re guaranteed a wealth of new ideas, products and venues.

The show is produced by Prim Perfect Productions, publishers of Prim Perfect magazine.

When: Tuesday 2:00PM SLT
Where: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Northpoint/149/81/30

Further information:
Blog:  http://designingworlds.wordpress.com/
Twitter:  @designingworlds