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Ub Yifu imagines a world without cancer

Ub Yifu imagines a world without cancer

This jigsaw celebrates a wonderful (and prize-winning) build at Relay for Life 2013 by the artist Ub Yifu.  He imagines a world without cancer, and it’s a world full of hope, colour and excitement – and lots of his trademark avatar  statues!

We’ll be talking to Ub on today’s Designing Worlds show at 2pm – and exploring some of the other fantastic builds that were at the Relay for Life of Second Life weekend 2013 – so do come and join us!

In the mean-time, let’s do a jigsaw!

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Ub Yifu’s build at Relay for Life 2013, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

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Catch up with your Prim Perfect jigsaws (showing images of Second Life and other virtual worlds).

If you’d like to submit a photo of your own to feature as a jigsaw, send it to the Prim Perfect Flickr Group. It should be sized 800w x 600h, or else it will need to be re-sized.

It’s a brand new episode of your favorite hunt program on treetv. Join the staff at the Designing World Studio today at 3pm SLT for the live broadcast or check in at happyhuntingtv.wordpress.com for a link to see the show anytime.

saffia antToday’s Hunt Report features four great hunts, and as an added bonus you can see our esteemed producer caught in the jaws of your worst picnic nightmare!

Happy Hunting Host Cinders Vale discusses the many Sin Original Hunts that are currently underway and coming soon to some of your favorite stores in Second Life.
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So join us at 3pm today in the studio for the broadcast. And do bring along your hunter friends too!

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in at 3pm SLT on Friday for the live show on http://treet.tv/live or on the Vimeo channel – http://aviewtv.com/category/happy-hunting – or on our You Tube channel – http://bit.ly/17vyoVk – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/happy-hunting.

News story submission form

News story submission form

This is your chance to submit news for Prim Perfect’s summer issue which will be out at the beginning of next week – and at the moment we are looking for news stories to feature in our popular News from the Grid feature.

If you have a news story to share about your store or your sim, you can use the special Prim Perfect news service, to submit your news story directly to the magazine.

All you have to do is to go to www.primperfect.net/news_form.html and complete the simple form. If you want an image included, send it to primperfect@gmail.com.

To appear in our next edition, we must receive your news story by 12 noon SLT, Thursday, 15 August 2010.

The news story might also appear on this blog, especially if the story concerns, for example, the kind of time-defined event we like to cover – a special store promotion, or a charity concert.

So what are you waiting for? Send your news to us – and see it in print very soon!

We’re back from our summer break with a great show to kick off the new season – and you can join us in the treet.tv studios in Garden of Dreams at 3pm, Friday 2nd August.

Cinders & Rosa

Cinders & Rosa

Rosamoo gives us a look at several of the summer hunts with tons of great gifts!

Talking about the enMeshed Hunt with Jeni Porta

Talking with Jeni Porta

Cinders Vale interviews Jeni Porta to learn all about the enMeshed into Fall Hunt.

So join us at 3pm today in the studio for the broadcast. Bring along your hunter friends too. We will be glad to have you all join us for the show.

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in at 3pm SLT on Friday for the live show on http://treet.tv/live or on YouTube or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/happy-hunting.

Beq Janus's Escher at Relay for Life

Beq Janus’s Escher at Relay for Life

The telethon team were very proud this year to be given a whole region for the Relay for Life weekend – and were thrilled when the two builds created both won prizes.

The stunning studio created by Phobos Jamberoo won first prize in the Exhibition Design category, while Beq Janus’s brilliant Escher inspired design (pictured here) took third prize in the Designer Sim category – Winter Nightfire took Second prize in that category while Ub Yifu came first.  All three will be featured in future episodes of Designing Worlds, talking about their builds.

Plans are already being made for the next Relay for Life, and people have a chance to vote on the theme – there’s a poll here.  Personally – and this is just me – I would like to see another international theme; the strength of Second Life is that we can all come together from all over the world, it seems to me.

Anyway – on to the jigsaw!

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Beq Janus’s Escher at Relay for Life

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Catch up with your Prim Perfect jigsaws (showing images of Second Life and other virtual worlds).

If you’d like to submit a photo of your own to feature as a jigsaw, send it to the Prim Perfect Flickr Group. It should be sized 800w x 600h, or else it will need to be re-sized.

With the opening of the Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference on Wednesday, the announcement from Linden Lab that they were restoring the 50% discount they offered to nonprofits and educational establishments could not have come at a better time.  This was, I believe, the first year that the VWBPE had taken place in Cloud Party as well as Second Life and Open Sim … as opposed to out-reach tours. So the announcement from Linden Lab was something of a distraction, it might seem.

The Main Auditorium, spanning four regions

The Main Auditorium at VWBPE, spanning four regions

Of course, until 2010, the reduction for nonprofits and educational institutions was standard – Inara Pey has details here (including the revision that occurred in March this year).  There was a great deal of protest when the discount was abolished, with very little notice, and in the middle of the academic year (although there later emerged a way of keeping the low price for a period by paying in full in advance),  This was a policy change that was never going to win friends and influence people, and a lot of institutions began to look seriously at Open Sim. Some, of course, looked and came back to Second Life, swallowing the bitter pill.  But many others just gave up on virtual worlds. There are, after all, some alluring new technologies out there to spend money on …

Inside the Pompeii Court

Inside the Pompeii Court – a project from the University of Bristol, which moved to Open Sim in 2011

So now we are back where we started – although a number of educational institutions and nonprofits are bitter about the way that they have been treated. So an area that should be – should always be – a good news story for Linden Lab was sabotaged by a very strange policy shift in 2010.

But the Lab’s good news stories seem very much focused on new products they are developing.  I must admit I’m a little baffled by the fact that many of the positive initiatives undertaken by residents are largely ignored by the Lab. I can understand that, after all the negativity of the downside of the hype cycle, they are interested in maintaining a low profile and focusing on new products.  But no outreach for the artwork that is being done here, perhaps best expressed in terms of news through the awards given in the University of Western Australia challenges? No emphasis is given to the fact that Second Life has – over the last nine years – raised over 2,000,000 US dollars for Relay for Life – over 375,000 this year alone. Surely this is worth a few external plugs?

Relay for Life in Second Life

Relay for Life in Second Life

If the press persists in perceiving Second Life where sad and lonely losers go to have sex in a vastly under-populated world, is it really the best policy to keep saying, “Never mind that – look at the other cool things we make?”

But perhaps I’m being unfair. The Lab did make a big PR push to celebrate the 10th birthday, and have been championing Draxtor Depres’ The Drax Files.  It is always hard to keep talking when no-one’s listening.

At all events, in a good news story, the VWBPE continues until the end of today. Check out today’s events here – and you can catch up on some of the talks that you’ve missed here (currently under recent uploads but soon to have their own category).

Now available on the web (after a few glitches!) our final we celebrate Second Life’s Tenth Birthday with the third and last of our programmes from the Community Celebrations!

We talk to some of the people who made SL10B so special – Yavanna Llanfair who created the wonderful podcar tours, AineMarie Flanagan with her beautiful Sotrybook exhibition, DrFran Babcock who displayed her amazing spoons collection and we catch up with our old friends from Arcachon who tell us about their taste of their own little corner of France. And we’ll be take in the iconic builds of The Cornfield and Bear Island before signing off from the last of the four stages – the Lake Stage.

The Lake Stage

The Lake Stage

This was the last show in Designing Worlds’ current season, and we are now on our summer break. But we’ll be back in late August with another great season!

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