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Go to Retrospective

Looking back at some of the memorable highlights of past Designing Worlds episodes.

Episode 252 Broadcast 20 October 2014

Go to East River Community

Episode 251 Broadcast 13 October 2014

The remarkable East River community spans across 19 mainland sims. Join Saffia and Elrik as they find out how it has managed to build a strong region.

Go to Ebbe Altberg

Episode 250 Broadcast 6 October 2014

Say hello to Ebbe Altberg. What better way to celebrate 250 episodes of Designing Worlds than a chat with Linden Lab CEO.

Go to Home & Garden Expo - Part 2

Episode 249 Broadcast 29 September 2014

More highlights from the 2014 Home & Garden Expo with your hosts Saffia and Elrik

Go to Home & Garden Expo - Part 1

Episode 248 Broadcast 22 September 2014

Your hosts Saffia & Elrik talk to the organisers of the event, and some of the designers whose work is featured in the Expo

Go to Dutchie's New Home

Episode 247 Broadcast 15 September 2014

Saffia & Elrik visit a beautiful new SL build with a very European feel.

Go to RFL Builds 2014

Episode 246 Broadcast 8 September 2014

A tribute to this year's Relay For Life builds. They don't last long, so enjoy re-visiting these great works.

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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?

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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

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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.

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Join us today, Monday 29th September at 2pm SLT at the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams as we pay the second of our two visits to the amazing Home and Garden Expo!

Home and Garden Expo 2014: Cain Maven's Eichler style home, photographed by Wildstar BeaumontHome and Garden Expo 2014: Cain Maven's Eichler style home, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Home and Garden Expo: Culprit Furniture, photograph by Wildstar BeaumontHome and Garden Expo: Culprit Furniture, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today, Monday 22nd September at 2pm SLT at the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams as we pay the first of two visits to the amazing Home and Garden Expo!

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Froukje Hoorenbeek's Home - the living room, photographed by Wildstar BeaumontFroukje Hoorenbeek's Home - the living room, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today, Monday 15th September at 2pm SLT at the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams as we visit the wonderful new home that Froukje Hoorenbeek has created for Dutchie.

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Relay Wizards for SpUnKy campsite, created by Anhayla  Lycia and Relay Wizards for SpUnKy, phographed by Wildstar BeaumontRelay Wizards for SpUnKy campsite, created by Anhayla Lycia and Relay Wizards for SpUnKy, phographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Plenty to do for new users in the Yumix simsPlenty to do for new users in the Yumix sims

Join us today, Monday 4th August at 2pm SLT at the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams as we re-visit the question of the new user experience and Second Life retention - but from a wholly new angle - because we are heading for Japanese regions!

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Images of Casa, photographed by Wildstar BeaumontImages of Casa, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today, Monday 28th July at 2pm SLT at the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams for a visit to a new initiative in the home and garden market - Casa.

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Join us today, Monday 21st July at 2pm SLT at the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams for the second (and final) part of our discussion about Second Life’s continued viability and the ways in which Linden Lab might attract existing communities to their new platform.

The Discussion, photographed by Wildstar BeaumontThe Discussion, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

saffia

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