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Go to iLearn Lab

Your hosts Saffia & Elrik visit iLearn Lab, the immersive world of the iSchool at the University of Washington. Join us for a guided tour by Ran Hinrichs, specialist in immersive information environments at the iSchool Faculty.

Episode 296 Broadcast 8 February 2016

Go to Banyan House

Episode 295 Broadcast 1 February 2016

Eliza Wierwight of Patron is a leading Second Life artist and creator – and she has also made some of the most beautiful homes on the Second Life grid. With the Banyan House, a build that has been two years in the making, she has excelled yet again. Join us for a tour of the house from Eliza.

Go to Mad Pea

Episode 294 Broadcast 25 January 2016

This is the first of two shows, and this is more an exploration of what Mad Pea does – including a look at their fantastic Unia game (two years in the creation) with its haunting Dreamscenes.

Go to The Cats That Ate Babbage

Episode 293 Broadcast 21 December 2015

Return with us to New Babbage for a whole new Christmas special. Enjoy the drama, as we send the very best wishes for a purrrrfect holiday season.

Go to Art of ColeMarie Soleil

Episode 292 Broadcast 7 December 2015

Hosts Saffia and Elrik take a look at the career and particle magic of the well-known creator, muscian and machinima-maker, ColeMarie Soliel

Go to Firestorm Gateway

Episode 291 Broadcast 30 November 2015

Firestorm, makers of the hugely popular Firestorm viewer, were given the opportunity to create their own new user experience. Join Saffia and Elrik as they get a tour of their introduction to Second Life.

Go to Seanchai Library

Episode 290 Broadcast 16 November 2015

Meet Caledonia Skytower and learn about the venues now available for spoken performances. Join the audience for an extract from Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, read by Corwyn Allen, which forms part of the very popular Tea Time at Baker Street series, and a story read by Caledonia herself.

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Giant Cats in New Babbage, photographed by Wildstar BeaumontGiant Cats in New Babbage, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We invite you to join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 21st December, for a seasonal episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams when we’ll be revisiting New Babbage for a whole new Christmas special.

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Giant Cats in New Babbage, photographed by Wildstar BeaumontGiant Cats in New Babbage, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We invite you to join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 21st December, for a seasonal episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams when we’ll be revisiting New Babbage for a whole new Christmas special.

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What could possibly go wrong in New Babbage at Christmas?What could possibly go wrong in New Babbage at Christmas?

We invite you to join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 14th 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 much-loved story of the Most Dangerous Book in New Babbage (kept under strict guard in a few Babbage libraries).

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Image from ColeMarie's performanceImage from ColeMarie's performance

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 7th December, for Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams as we look at the career and particle magic of the well-known creator, muscian and machinima-maker, ColeMarie Soliel.

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Firestorm Community Gateway, photographed by Wildstar BeaumontFirestorm Community Gateway, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 30th November, for Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams as we explore the fascinating new project from the Firestorm team - their Community Gateway.

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The Thanksgiving DinnerThe Thanksgiving Dinner

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 25th November, for Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams for a second chance to see a very special show to celebrate the creativity of Second life design!

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Virtual Health Adventures, photographed by Wildstar BeaumontVirtual Health Adventures, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join Designing Worlds at 2pm today, Monday 9th November at our studio in Garden of Dreams, as we visit a fascinating academic project in Second Life - that is offering very practical help to a disadvantaged community - people who have undergone a real life amputation of at least one upper or lower limb.

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Burn2 2015 - the Man burns, photographed by Wildstar BeaumontBurn2 2015 - the Man burns, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join Designing Worlds at 2pm today, Monday 2nd November at our studio in Garden of Dreams, as we explore the amazing art of Burn2!.

There are many art installations and even festivals in Second Life but perhaps none is as anarchic as Burn2, the invworld realisation of the famous Burning Man Festival held annually in the Nevada desert.

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From "The Tollkeeper"From "The Tollkeeper"

Join Designing Worlds at 2pm today, Monday 26th October at our studio in Garden of Dreams, for our Halloween Special as things go bump in New Babbage.

Well, not so much Bump! as Boom!

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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