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Builders Brewery - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Builders Brewery – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The final show of the current season (Season 24) of Designing Worlds – where we visit the special Second Life educational establishment that teaches you all about building (and much more) in Second Life – Builders Brewery – is now on the web!

We visit the Brewery with the owner Sensuous (Sen) Maximus who explains something of the history of the Brewery, and also the different elements on offer, including stores stocking materials for building, a sandbox and a terraforming area. We visit classrooms and Saffia actually attempts a class and discovers how to build a special summery creation!

Builders Brewery - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Builders Brewery – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We also talk to Yen Verhoeven who is carrying out research for her Ph.D thesis on Virtual Learning: An Application of Constructivist Grounded Theory to Explore Emergent Learning in Second Life through studying what forms of learning emerge through the practices found at the Builder’s Brewery as part of her work towards developing a virtual theory of learning.

Builders Brewery - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Builders Brewery – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

More information about Builders Brewery can be found on their website here: http://www.buildersbrewery.com/
You’ll find the schedule of their classes here: http://www.buildersbrewery.com/calendar/index.php
And you can visit the Brewery itself here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Builders%20Brewery/128/193/23
More information about Yen Verhoeven’s research here: http://bit.ly/2gWQDTw
A YouTube video about Yen’s work here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCrHCWtu194

Builders Brewery - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Builders Brewery – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

As we said, this is the last show in the season, but don’t worry – we will be back with a whole new season in September!

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Builders Brewery - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Builders Brewery – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 17th July, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, where we will be learning all about the special Second Life educational establishment that teaches you all about building (and much more) in Second Life – Builders Brewery!

We visit the Brewery with Sensuous (Sen) Maximus who explains something of the history of the Brewery, and also the different elements on offer, including stores stocking materials for building, a sandbox and a terraforming area. We visit classrooms and Saffia actually attempts a class and discovers how to build a special summery creation!

Builders Brewery - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Builders Brewery – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We also talk to Yen Verhoeven who is carrying out research for her Ph.D thesis on Virtual Learning: An Application of Constructivist Grounded Theory to Explore Emergent Learning in Second Life through studying what forms of learning emerge through the practices found at the Builder’s Brewery as part of her work towards developing a virtual theory of learning.

It all makes for a fascinating show, so join us at 2pm SLT in the studio.

Builders Brewery - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Builders Brewery – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist – or catch it later in the week on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

More information about Builders Brewery can be found on their website here: http://www.buildersbrewery.com/
You’ll find the schedule of their classes here: http://www.buildersbrewery.com/calendar/index.php
And you can visit the Brewery itself here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Builders%20Brewery/128/193/23

Builders Brewery - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Builders Brewery – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

This is the last show in the current season of Designing Worlds, but don’t go away – we’ll be back in September!

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SL14B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SL14B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – where we visit some of the amazing builds and installations of Second Life’s 14th Birthday celebrations – is now on the web!

We explore some of the open public builds, including the Auditorium and Max’s Mystery Island and of course the amazing Russian fairytale Cake Stage, as well as the Welcome Area, where we speak to Darkstone Aeon and BB Woodford and the Left Stage (The Guardian), where we talk to Walton F. Wainwright.

SL14B: TJ's Magic and the Cake Stage, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SL14B: TJ’s Magic and the Cake Stage, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We also take a look at a small selection at the wealth of the individual installations, including iSkye Silverweb’s Hippie Carnivalesque and Loki Elit’s The Stuff Inside His Head, and we talk to Baron Jiminy and xJessicax Harvy about the Shakespeare Theatre; to Daark Gothly about the installation she created with Dream Wrexen as a Memorial to Ladyslipper Constantine; and to Thoth Jantzen about his installation TJ’s Media Magic.

SL14B: the Guardian (the Left Stage), photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SL14B: the Guardian (the Left Stage), photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Sadly, we only have time to show a small sample of what was on display at SL14B, but fortunately Wildstar Beaumont was on hand with his trusty camera to show much, more more!

In addition, you can see the talks Saffia did with Lindens from the Lab at SL14B on the Second Life YouTube channel.

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FF2017 - The Rose, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

FF2017 – The Rose, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 3rd July, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, where we will be returning to Fantasy Faire for the second of our promised visits.

FF2017 - Kakushi Pasu, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

FF2017 – Kakushi Pasu, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this episode, we’ll be talking to Zander Greene, one of the organisers of Fantasy Faire, and talking to Faireland Designer Loki Violet, two of the organisers of the Fantasy Faire LitFest: Judi Newall and Gwen Enchanted, three of the roleplayers from the dystopian Outbreak, store owner Aikea Rierko and JenzZa Misfit, who shows us a ballet specially created for the Faire.

LitFest at FF2017 - Kakushi Pasu, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

LitFest at FF2017 – Kakushi Pasu, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we’ll also be exploring more of the stunning regions!

It’s a fun and beautiful show – so join us at 2pm SLT in the studio.

FF2017 - San Mora, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

FF2017 – San Mora, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist – or catch it later in the week on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

FF2017 - Dawn's Promise, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

FF2017 – Dawn’s Promise, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 26th June, for today’s episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams as we watch again a favourite episode of the show!

Rocca Sorrentina - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Guess where? – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

What will it be? Well, there’s a clue in the title to this post – and another clue in the picture here … but to find out which episode we’ve chosen, you’ll have to come and join the viewing party at 2pm!

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Radio Riel, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Radio Riel, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – a celebration of the 10th Birthday of Radio Riel – is now on the web!

Designing Worlds has always had connections with Radio Riel, most notably, of course, through Elrik Merlin who is a leading member of the Radio Riel team. Gabrielle Riel, the founder, takes us through the history of Radio Riel, while we also talk to DJs Diamanda Gustafson. Otenth Paderborn and Edward Pearse.

It’s a chance to learn what goes into running a busy and popular radio station, with seven different broadcast channels. And we also be show photos from some of the Radio Riel events over the years.

Radio Riel Fifth Anniversary, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Radio Riel Fifth Anniversary, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Garden of Dreams Opening Party Invitation

Garden of Dreams Opening Party Invitation

As many of you know, the Designing Worlds studio has been based on Kayle Matzerath’s Garden of Dreams for a number of years now, and we have been very happy there. Now Kayle has redesigned the whole region, and built us a whole new studio!

Our new studio

Our new studio

It is – of course, because this is Kayle Matzerath – a wonderful new build. And not only that – Kilik Lekvoda has brought Titans, his lovely store of the cutest fantasy avatars, to a new home on Garden of Dreams.

And you are invited to come and celebrate all this on Garden of Dreams, today, Thursday 15th June from 1 – 6pm. Lisa Brune will be singing live from 1 – 2pm, then Elrik Merlin and Zander Greene will dj for two hours each from 2 – 6pm.

The new Garden of Dreams

It’s going to be a great party – make sure you’re there!

Join us here for a splendiforous party – and a chance to explore the studio, the stores and the beautiful region, filled with romantic little hideaways where you can dance, or cuddle, or simply hang out with friends.

Inside our new studio

Inside our new studio

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