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Over the last week, a group of us have been working on creating a video to go with the One Billion Rising song – Break the Chain.

On our Flickr group, you can see some awesome pictures taken by people during the filming.

Dancing for the video - photograph by Scheherazade Storyteller

Dancing for the video – photograph by Scheherazade Storyteller

As you’ll realise from those, we haven’t attempted an exact mapping of the original video. What we’ve done is to film avatars in a number of beautiful and iconic locations across Second Life. Watch to see if we feature your favourite – or maybe discover some great new places!

Dancing for the video - photograph by Scheherazade Storyteller

Dancing for the video – photograph by Scheherazade Storyteller

The dance we use is not a duplicate of the one you’ll see in the video – it was once cheorographed by Pyper Dollinger and Tatiana Kurri of Dazzler’s Dancers to match the original as far as was practicable – and throw in some special moves of our own! And when you come to One Billion Rising, you’ll hear this anthem played every hour during the event – so that you’ll be able to dance to it too!

Dancing for the video - photograph by Scheherazade Storyteller

Dancing for the video – photograph by Scheherazade Storyteller

And, in case you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the original video.

Don’t forget to add your photos of One Billion Rising to our Flickr group – and enter for our Official Photo Contest too!

There are two discussions today, Friday 8th February, that you won’t want to miss at the Sojourner Auditorium on Virtual Ability – at 11am and 12 noon. In the first, Saffia will be sharing (for the first time) some of the results of the survey into age and attitudes that was posted recently on this blog.

Sojourner Auditorium, Virtual Ability

Sojourner Auditorium, Virtual Ability

Second Life’s Little Secret: A discussion
PRESENTER:  Saffia Widdershins
FRIDAY, 8 February 2013, 11am SLT

The Sojourner Auditorium, Virtual AbilityOver the years, the question of gender in virtual worlds has formed the fodder for a wide variety of newspaper and magazine articles and several well-regarded academic studies in the wider world, and some fascinating blog posts from inworld. But one area that has been comparatively overlooked – and one that may have an important bearing on some of the problems that Second Life faces today, and some of its potential strengths that could ensure its longevity – is the demographic of age.

Saffia Widdershins discusses one of Second Life’s open secrets – the fact that the inhabitants of Second Life may well be older than they appear and she’ll be talking about the results of a survey she’s conducted about age and attitudes.

Presented in voice, with text transcription.

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What is One Billion Rising About?
PRESENTER: Honour McMillan
FRIDAY 8 February, noon SLT
The Sojourner Auditorium, Virtual Ability

What is One Billion Rising about? Honour McMillan explains!

One out of every 3 women in the world will experience violence during her lifetime which totals more than one billion. Women, and the men who love them, will participate will walk away from their homes, businesses and jobs on Valentine’s Day and join together to dance in a show of collective strength.

One Billion Rising in Second Life is an officially registered event associated with the real live movement. 24 hours, 24 performers and 24 artists on 4 sims.

Presented in both Voice and text.

A location in MadPea's Love Potion Hunt

A location in MadPea’s Love Potion Hunt

Join us for today’s romantically flavoured Happy Hunting! in the treet.tv studios in Garden of Dreams at 3pm, Friday 8th February 2013, with Cinders Vale and Rosamoo Mendelsohn and an interview with Glitch Axelrad of MadPea, who will be talking about the group’s latest amazing Legend of the Month Hunt – Love Potion 9.9.

There are two important “Dates” coming up – Mardi Gras on Tuesday February 12th and Valentine’s Day on February 14th (which is, of course, also V-Day for One Billion Rising – which is seeing a huge celebration in Second Life).  Both days, of course, have led to some great Second Life Hunts, and Happy Hunting’s News Reporter Rosamoo Mendelsohn of Hunt SL has been out hunting for some amazing prizes and hunts to do – and will be bringing news of them to the studio!

MadPea Monthly Hunt: Love Potion No. 9.9

MadPea Monthly Hunt: Love Potion No. 9.9

And Cinders will be leaving the studio to talk to Glitch Axelrad of MadPea, who will be telling her all about the latest MadPea Hunt, and giving her a glimpse of a stunning hunt location!

Plus there will be news from Rosamoo of exciting hunts that lie ahead!

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 the Happy Hunting! channel on YouTube (it will go live at 3pm!) – where you can now chat with other audience members and even some of the participants during the show – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/happy-hunting.

Please note that for technical reasons, this week’s Happy Hunting show will be on YouTube rather than live on treet.tv.  It will, however, be available soon after broadcast on the treet.tv channel.

Appleberry in the Fruit Islands

Appleberry in the Fruit Islands

Today’s jigsaw comes from my scouting for locations for the video for One Billion Rising in Second Life.  Filming for that is now complete – and many, many thanks to everyone who took part – and to the awesome Dazzlers, led by Pyper Dollinger and Tatiana Kurri who choreographed and cat-herded in equal measure.

This location is ravishing and yet, sadly, didn’t lend itself to a dance troupe tearing up its beautiful slopes. So I’ve included it as a jigsaw instead.

It’s Appleberry, one of the lovely Fruit Islands, and Equinox Pinion, one of the co-owners, tells me that they are looking for a new event manager as – sadly – their previous one has left after four years because her first life has suddenly got very busy!

Fruit Islands Estate is the biggest private sailing estate in Second Life. with over 120 connected Sims and over 50 hangout places. If you love to plan different events, are in world every day and would love to work independently, please send a notecard to Equinox Pinion.

But first – let’s do a jigsaw …

Click to Mix and Solve

Appleberry in the Fruit Islands

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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.

Now available on the web – our latest episode, as we explore a new region with a decidedly Vintage Retro theme.

The name of the region is Old Time Prims (as the owner of the region, Mila Edelman, is also the owner of that well known vintage store), but it is also known as Vintage Retro. It is drawing together a wealth of vintage and retro commercial ventures – and some that actually cross boundaries into real life, as we discover on the show.

Vintage Retro - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Vintage Retro – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Modelled on a bustling vintage European city, with echoes of Munich, Vienna and Budapest, it provides an intriguing home for a number of stores and vintage locations. Mila will be giving us a guided tour and an insight into how smaller stores with a strong theme can help one another – and themselves too!

The LEA is now accepting applications for the fourth round of its Artist-in-Residence (AIR) programme. Complete details and information, timeframe, and how to apply are available here, deadline February 19th!

If you aren’t familiar, the LEA AIR programme seeks to promote and nurture the arts in Second Life, through providing limited term full-sim land grants to be used for creative projects and art installations over the course of a few months. Recipients can be individuals or groups interested in creating or curating art, or proposing cultural projects which would require/utilise a full-sim build and can be completed within the allotted time frame (5 months). The LEA is able to offer land grants through the generosity of Linden Lab.

While many well-known virtual artists have received grants, the LEA has also had the pleasure of hosting ‘younger’ AIRs and hopes to continue in that tradition. You need not have a great deal of experience, just some good ideas. The application is a bit more detailed to help guide you in thinking through your project, which they do expect at this point to be an idea in progress and not necessarily a portrait of the final result - more like a loose sketch! They also welcome applications from across the spectrum of the arts!

If you still need a little more inspiration, take some time to visit the current artists-in-residence, which will be open until the end of the month.

Poster by PJ Trenton

Good luck!

Petite at The Looking Glass

Petite at The Looking Glass

Another picture from scouting for the video for One Billion Rising in Second Life.

Today we were looking for a landscape for a petite section – our plan is that for the instrumental bridge, we’ll be using some Second Life fantasy characters – tinies, mermaids, dragons and petites.  So I went scouting for a beautiful landscape to showcase them in.

And, of course, it was not hard to find the lovely fairy glade in The Looking Glass, the beautiful sim created by Marcus Inkpen and Sharni Azalee.

If you have a female petite and would like to join us for the dance, contact Samantha Ohrberg inworld. We’ll be filming this Wednesday 2 – 3pm.

But for now … let’s do the jigsaw!

Click to Mix and Solve

Petite at The Looking Glass

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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.

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