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LEA23 - Chasing Morpheus

LEA23 – Chasing Morpheus

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 22nd May, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams as we visit the Linden Endowment for the Arts.

The Linden Endowment for the Arts (known as the LEA) is a group of 29 regions, donated by Linden Lab to the residents for the promotion of the arts on the grid, and managed by residents. There are two groups of regions – the Core Regions, which consist of nine regions that are generally occupied for three months at a time (although people can occupy them for shorter periods or apply for extensions), and twenty AIR Regions (or Artist in Resident Regions) which are granted to residents for a six month period.

LEA15 – Gardens By the Bay

Currently, applications are open for Round 13 of the AIR Land Grants (they close on May 3oth). That means that if you would like a full prim region on which you can build an installation, you can find out more and apply here.

So this week, Designing Worlds takes a trip to the LEA to see what sort of installations and events people have used their LEA land grants to create.

LEA21 - Light Thoughts

LEA21 – Light Thoughts

Firstly, we travel to the gateway region of LEA3 before exploring The Anthropic Principle, one of two fantastic installations created by Gem Preiz. Then we see film and photos of a range of other installations before visiting the installation the Poetry of the Planets created by Caledonia Skytower.

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

LEA10 - Whitechapel - Victorian London

LEA10 – Whitechapel – Victorian London

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.

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Ravens Perch, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Ravens Perch, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – where we pay the first of two visits to Fantasy Faire – is now on the web! The second part of this show will be in a few weeks’ time.

Designing Worlds DW335 – Fantasy Faire 2017

In this episode, we talk to Elizabeth Tinsley, the organiser of Fantasy Faire, and talk to Faireland Designer Beq Janus, Fantasy Quest organiser Aisling Sinclair, roleplay co-organiser Stevie Basevi, and Aelva, the organiser of the Dance and Particle Festival that’s also an important part of the Faire.

Chaddul Ro, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Chaddul Ro, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we explore some of the regions as well as talking to one person who was involved in region design (albeit on a small scale), the Quest, roleplay AND the Dance and Particle Festival (where he appeared in Much Ado About Nothing). Yes – the multi-talented Mavromichali Szondi – see if you can spot his various appearances!

Much Ado About Nothing, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Much Ado About Nothing, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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SS Galaxy, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SS Galaxy, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – an important and timely discussion on preserving Second Life – is now on the web!

We’ll talk with guests Patch Linden, of Linden Lab; Ran Heinrichs of the University of Washington’s iSchool; Arik Metzger, the owner of Innsmouth; and Tymus Tenk, the co-owner of Calas Galadhon.

And we’ll be discussing the how and why of preserving iconic Second Life builds – and what, indeed, makes an iconic Second Life build.

Innsmouth, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Innsmouth, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

What is Linden Lab’s role in this? Should they have a role? And what can residents on the grid do to preserve the places they love? Just how hard is it to preserve a beloved build?

Our guests discuss these issues and more, sharing their own experiences and their hopes too.

Calas Galadhon, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Calas Galadhon, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

It makes for a fastening show – make sure you take a look!

Designing Worlds is now on a break until the end of April when we’ll be returning with a show all about Fantasy Faire!

Svarga, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Svarga, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Mont St Michel, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Mont St Michel, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 27th March, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, for n important and timely discussion on preserving Second Life.

We’ll be talking with guests including Patch Linden, of Linden Lab; Ran Heinrichs of the University of Washington’s iSchool; Arik Metzger, the owner of Innsmouth; and Tymus Tenk, the co-owner of Calas Galadhon.

Calas Galadhon, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Calas Galadhon, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we’ll be discussing the how and why of preserving iconic Second Life builds – and what, indeed, makes an iconic Second Life build.

What is Linden Lab’s role in this? Should they have a role? And what can residents on the grid do to preserve the places they love? Just how hard is it to preserve a beloved build?

Svarga, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Svarga, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We’ll be asking all these questions and more on the show – so join us at 2pm SLT in the studio.

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.

Innsmouth, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Innsmouth, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Locations Mentioned on the Show:
Calas Galadhon (starting point – there are ten regions to explore!): http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Calas%20Galadhon/137/233/22
Innsmouth: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Innsmouth/76/99/47 (but please note the region is currently undergoing renovation and much is currently closed to visitors)
Svarga: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Svarga/7/124/22
Mont St Michel: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mont%20Saint%20Michel/79/35/21
SS Galaxy: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Galaxy%20AFT/58/40/21
Ivory Tower Library of Primitives: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Natoma/210/163/27

Lost Gardens of Apollo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Lost Gardens of Apollo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

 

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Civil Defence at the Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare

Civil Defence at the Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – a return visit to the fascinating Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare – is now on the web!

In this episode, we join the Director and Curator of the Museum, OtakuSenpai Button to take a look at how different nations have tackled the idea of civil defence against the dangers of nuclear warfare, and memorials at the Museum to the results of nuclear accidents. We conclude with a deeply moving display of drawings created by children who survived the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Civil Defence at the Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare

Civil Defence at the Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare

It’s a fascinating show – both in terms of the content Otaku has gathered, and also in terms of demonstrating how Second Life can be used for a learning experience.

You can see the earlier visit here.

Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

 

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Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 20th March, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, when we’ll be returning to the fascinating Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare for a Second visit.

You can see the earlier visit here. In today’s episode, we join the Director and Curator of the Museum, OtakuSenpai Button to take a look at how different nations have tackled the idea of civil defence against the dangers of nuclear warfare, and memorials at the Museum to the results of nuclear accidents. We conclude with a deeply moving display of drawings created by children who survived the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

It’s a fascinating show – both in terms of the content Otaku has gathered, and also in terms of demonstrating how Second Life can be used for a learning experience.

Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us to see more at 2pm SLT.

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds, on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

You can explore the Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare for yourself at: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Xemia/69/221/22

 

 

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The latest episode of Designing Worlds – a very special show, dedicated to Elicio Ember and a special event called Filling the Cauldron – is now on the web!

Elicio’s father has suffered a major stroke, and the family is struggling to meet medical costs associated with his treatment. Since then various groups of people have been putting together ideas, and we’re pleased to announce that we now have THREE ways in which people can and will be able to help Elicio and his family.

Today’s show is therefore a repeat of the show we made last year about Elicio and his work, and his wonderful region – Cerridwen’s Cauldron, a place well worth exploring and at that time newly updated! But we’ve given it a special introduction to explain the situation, and what YOU can do to help.

And full details are also printed at the bottom of this post.

So please join us for a beautful and very special show at 2pm SLT.

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.

Cerridwen's Cauldron, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Cerridwen’s Cauldron, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Filling the Cauldron

Filling the Cauldron is a week-long in-world event to be hosted at Holly Kai Park on the beautiful Blake Sea.

When

Saturday, April 1st through Sunday April 9th, inclusive.

What

  • Live music and DJ performances at the park’s main events venue
  • An art display inspired by Elicio’s work
  • A silent auction
  • A special Design a Garden contest with a very special prize
  • A photo contest with special prizes
  • A market area
  • Cerridwen’s Corner – a mini-store of Elicio’s creations, allowing you to buy his items and visit his main store.

Website and Information

The Filling the Cauldron website, dedicated to the event, is now up and running – please bookmark it! There will also be further updates through this blog, Prim Perfect and other blogs – so keep your eyes out for news!

Cerridwen's Cauldron, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Cerridwen’s Cauldron, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Help Wanted

Right now we’re looking for people to get involved, including:

  • Musicians, DJs and performers willing to give up one or two hours of their time to perform on stage and help raise money for Elicio. Please see the Filling the Cauldron Entertainment Applications page for more details
  • Artists wishing to participate in our Art Show
  • Artists and creators willing to donate to our Auction
  • Merchants wishing to be a part of our marketplace and gacha
  • Volunteers willing to help run the event during the week

So if you are interested in any of the above, please follow the links and sign-up. And if you’d like to attend, make sure you bookmark / follow Filling The Cauldron to keep up-to-date with all that is going on. Bloggers, we’ll have information on blogging the event available through the Filling the Cauldron blog very soon!

GoFundMe Campaign

Available now is a special GoFundMe campaign organised by Vecchio Barbosa (Felix Büchler in RL), which is raising money to help Elicio and his family through physical world donations.

The campaign has Elicio’s full support and endorsement, as he is unable to run a campaign himself from Mexico.

If you would like to donate to help Elicio RIGHT NOW, please visit the GoFundMe page. You can also reach it via a link on the Filling The Cauldron website.

Cerridwen's Cauldron, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Cerridwen’s Cauldron, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Ember’s Cauldron Shopping Event

Ember’s Cauldron is a shopping event which will run for a month between March 16th through April 16th. Organised by Lerochelle Destiny, it is a store-based event in which people visiting participating stores can purchase special items in the knowledge that 100% of proceeds from the sale are going to Elicio and his family.

We will be supporting Ember’s Cauldron via the Filling the Cauldron website, where you will soon be able to see a list of all participating stores complete with SLurls.

If you are a creator / store owner and would like to participate in Ember’s Cauldron, please visit their sign-up page. Please note than all enquiries on Ember’s Cauldron should be directed to Lerochelle Destiny.

 

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