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Go to Japan New Residents

The Japanese regions welcome new users

Episode 245 Broadcast 4 August 2014

Go to Casa

Episode 244 Broadcast 28 July 2014

One of the first loves for SL is setting up a beautiful home. Saffia & Elrik look at a new initiative.

Go to Second Life & Beyond - Part 2

Episode 243 Broadcast 21 July 2014

Further discussion with the panel about the future plans of Linden Lab and the SL community.

Go to Second Life & Beyond

Episode 242 Broadcast 14 July 2014

Join your hosts for a forward-looking discussion about community and Linden Lab's announced new platform.

Go to SL11B - Part 2

Episode 241 Broadcast 7 July 2014

The celebration continues - 11 years of Second Life

Go to Second Life 11th Birthday

Episode 240 Broadcast 30 June 2014

Eleven years of living a virtual life in SL

Go to Flotsam & Undersea World

Episode 239 Broadcast 23 June 2014

An entire fantastical world to explore under the sea and far below.

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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

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Join us today, Monday 14th July at 2pm SLT at the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams for a 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

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Resident Builds at SL11B Community Celebration, photographed by Wildstar BeaumontResident Builds at SL11B Community Celebration, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today, Monday 7th July at 2pm SLT at the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams for a viewing party of our latest episode as we pay the last of our two visits to the amazing SL11B Community Celebration!

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SL11B CC Cake Stage, photographed by Wildstar BeaumontSL11B CC Cake Stage, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today, Monday 30th June at 2pm SLT at the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams for a viewing party of our latest episode as we pay the first of two visits to the amazing SL11B Community Celebration!

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Join us today, Monday 23rd June at 2pm SLT at the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams for a viewing party of our latest episode as we visit the town of Flotsam, encounter the Nautilus and Captain Nemo's underwater observatory, contemplate a trip to the moon and a voyage to the centre of the earth - and undertake an amazing underwater journey - all courtesy of the fabulous creative Aley!

The Freeport Township of Flotsam in Blake Diego photographed by Wildstar BeaumontThe Freeport Township of Flotsam in Blake Diego photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Fanci’s Deep and the Safe Waters Foundation, photographed by Wildstar BeaumontFanci’s Deep and the Safe Waters Foundation, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Join us today, Monday 16th June at 2pm SLT at the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams for a viewing party of our latest episode as we visit the waters of Fanci's Deep - above ... but mostly below the waterline.

And for one of our audience, there's a chance to win a fantastic prize!

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Biochemistry Lab at Aalto UniversityBiochemistry Lab at Aalto University

Join us today, Monday 9th June at 2pm SLT at the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams for a viewing party of our latest episode. This week, we’re looking at three fascinating educational projects, created by two Finnish designers, which demonstrate that Second Life can be used for education on a variety of levels.

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Firestorm - symbol and classroom, photographed by Wildstar BeaumontFirestorm - symbol and classroom, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today, Monday 2nd June at 2pm SLT at the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams for a viewing party of our latest episode. This week, we're not visiting a place so much as we're looking at a phenomenon - the Firestorm Viewer.

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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