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Join us for a special recording of Designing Worlds – a discussion show about maintaining Second Life, and Linden Lab’s new platform

Join us this Wednesday, July 2nd at 1pm SLT, for a special recording in 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.

Designing Worlds studio

Designing Worlds studio

We have a great panel of guests who will be live in the studio with us – including Jessica Lyon, Project Manager of Firestorm (who will be fresh from her own earlier Question and Answer session with Oz and Peter Linden), Jo Yardley, owner of 1920s Berlin, Maxwell Graf, owner of Rustica. JJ Drinkwater, Virtual and real life Librarian and Pathfinder Lester, Community Engagement specialist (and the ex-Pathfinder Linden).

We won’t be talking about the technical possibilities of the new platform; instead we’ll be focussing on what needs to be donne to keep Second Life vibrant and alive … and, at the same time, what might persuade the residents of Second Life to make a commitment to a new environment – and some of the answers may be surprising!

But you will also have the opportunity to having your thoughts and ideas discussed by the panel, either by coming along and joining the live audience, or by posting your thoughts and ideas in comments on this post.

This show will be recorded and shown again on July 14th.



SL11B Community Celebration Video No 17: The MadMan says farewell to SL11B!

The regions are open for another week, but the live entertainment part of the event is over, and the MadMan must return to his home in the future – in some style!

How do I find out more about the SL11B Community Celebration? sl11big-hunt-512
You can find out more by following the official blog, and by following on Facebook and Twitter.

Find out about the Big Hunt here.

SL11B Community Celebration GuideThere is also a Flickr page where you can paste your own images when the sims open. You make see some sneak images from the team before that so keep watching!

Or you can get the Guide – on the web or inworld.

Main site: http://slcommunitycelebration.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SLBCommunity
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SLBCommunityCelebration

Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/sl11b/



Designing Worlds explores the SL11B Community Celebration – Part 1

SL11B CC Cake Stage

SL11B 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!

This show was recorded before the event opened, so we concentrated mainly on the public builds – next week’s show will focus on the residents’ builds (many of which were still under construction as we filmed).

SL11B CC Live Stage

SL11B CC Live Stage, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We talk to Diana Renoir, Exhibits Assistants, Sec Mod Co0Ordinator and Land Team (and half a dozen other key roles!), Rosamoo Mendelsohn about the wonderful Big Hunt (which still goes on to July 5th), the builders of the DJ and Live Stages -Kaz (Kazuhiro Aridian) and Aki Shichiroji, Will Webb, theTime Capsule co-ordinator and last but certainly not least – Yvanna Llanfair, the creator of the wonderful pod tours – which this year include seamless transitions to balloons and boats!

SL11B CC DJ Stage

SL11B CC DJ Stage, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SL11B Community Celebration is open for a further week – until July 5th – so make sure that you don’t miss it! And to help you explore it, you can find a copy of the Guide (with maps and details of the exhibitor builds here on the web – or you can pick up an inworld copy at the Prim Perfect exhibit on Fascinate. Both versions have links to enable you to jump or tp quickly to anything that catches your eyes!

Join us at 2pm for a spectacular show – make sure that you don’t miss it!

SL11B CC Auditorium

SL11B CC Auditorium, 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 Aview TV, 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 Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

sl11big-hunt-512How do I find out more about the SL11B Community Celebration?
You can find out more by following the official blog, and by following on Facebook and Twitter.

Find out about the Big Hunt here.

SL11B Community Celebration Guide

SL11B Community Celebration Guide

There is also a Flickr page where you can paste your own images when the sims open. You make see some sneak images from the team before that so keep watching!

Or you can get the Guide – on the web or inworld.

Main site: http://slcommunitycelebration.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SLBCommunity
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SLBCommunityCelebration

Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/sl11b/

SL11B CC Cake Stage - Interior

SL11B CC Cake Stage – Interior, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 



Prim Perfect talks today at the SL11B Community Celebrations: Mesh Creative and Fantasy Faire!

Today, Sunday 29th January, we are delighted to have two fantastic two sessions of Meet the Designer, and then Meet the Community Talks in the Auditorium on SL11B Fascinate (on Stage 2).

Meet the Designers

Meet the Designers

First of all, at 2pm SLT on Stage 2, back by popular demand, the team of leading Second Life designers that is Mesh Creative. They will have hints, tips, information and ideas – not least about keeping Second Life going while eagerly anticipting the new grid.

Sadly, our 4pm Meet the Artist talk has had to be cancelled.

Meet the Community

Meet the Community

But at 5pm SLT on Stage 2, we will be talking to Elizabeth Tinsely of Fantasy Faire, who will be talking about the ways in which Fantasy Faire has grown from an idea into and event and now a community. Fantasy Faire is one of the most loved annual events of the Second Life calendar (rather like the Birthday) so come along and find out all about it!

How do I find out more about the SL11B Community Celebration?
You can find out more by following the official blog, and by following on Facebook and Twitter.

There is also a Flickr page where you can paste your own images when the sims open. You make see some sneak images from the team before that so keep watching!

Or you can get the Guide – on the web or inworld.

Main site: http://slcommunitycelebration.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SLBCommunity
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SLBCommunityCelebration
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/sl11b/

 



Designing Worlds explores Flotsam – and enters the amazing world of Aley – now on the web!

Don’t miss the recent Designing Worlds show where we visit we visit the wonderful Freeport Township of Flotsam, feed the Kraken, 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!

Aley has – under a variety of guises – been an amazing creator in Second Life for a great many years, and the Freeport Township of Flotsam is a brilliant example of her skill, her inventiveness and her sense of fun! It’s a floating town in Blake Diego, with strong overtones of Jules Verne – as we discovered whenwe visit Nemo’s Observatory, Saffia explores the Nautilus and Elrik takes a perilous journey to the centre of the earth!

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

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

But there are other elements too which are wonderful to discover. Who can resist feeding the kraken (even if it takes a whale to satisfy his appetite), or dining yourself at one of the restaurants – McSushi, perhaps, with its dragon arches, or The White Whale (which serves excellent seafood)? Each building holds stories and surprises – some enchating, some alarming … what could have happened to the previous occupants of Stan’s Previously Owned Coffins?

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

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

As we discovered on last week’s show, Aley has also been busy decorating the waters of Blake’s Deep and we conclude by taking an underwater tour that leads us to a fantastic underwater mer carnival (the tour continues without us – but we couldn’t resist stopping off here!).

Aley's Mer Arcade, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Aley’s Mer Arcade, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

All in all, this is a fantastic show – and most of the items we see are on the Marketplace at AleyMart – and all absolutely free.

You can see more of Aley’s works at the Second Life 11th Birthday Community Celebrations. One of these is in The Blackened Mirror exhibit. As part of an amazing demonstration of Rescene (you really must get over there and try it out!) we have re-created the mad scientist’s laboratory that appeared in Episode 1 of Season 2.

Nemo's Obervatory at The Freeport Township of Flotsam in Blake Diego photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Nemo’s Obervatory at The Freeport Township of Flotsam in Blake Diego photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And there are two exhibits devoted to Aley’s work – the historical All Things Aley, SL11B Branch, which focuses on the history of her wonderful creations as Aradia Asylum (2006 – 2008) when she was such a great part of founding the “hobo ethos” of producing high quality free content, as Aley Ariai (2008-2010) , as Lora Lemon, and most recently as Aley (2011 – present), in addition to presenting material on the Boardman themed community which was created back in the beta era of Second Life – and still exists today! And then there’s the Arcadia Asylum – Living Library & Freebie Center, a wonderful display by a group of like-minded individuals, working to preserve and catalogue the works Aley in all her incarnations, and to make these items available to all for free.

Nemo's Obervatory at The Freeport Township of Flotsam in Blake Diego photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Nemo’s Obervatory at The Freeport Township of Flotsam in Blake Diego photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 



More time to Hunt around at the SL11B Community Celebration!

There’s a terrific Hunt at the SL11B Community Celebration – and the MadMan can tell you all about it – and will (as long as you leave his donuts alone).

http://youtu.be/axcyqxm8QJg

And it goes on till July 5th!

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SL11BIG HUNT

 

This is a BIG Hunt so big that it has 4 Trails: Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western. Check out the map at HUNT SL.

And keen hunters – be sure to take time to do the little hunt at the Happy Hunting resort and the Nano Hunt in the HUNT SL building.

How do I find out more about the SL11B Community Celebration?
You can find out more by following the official blog, and by following on Facebook and Twitter.

SL11BIG Hunt Trails Map v2.2There is also a Flickr page where you can paste your own images when the sims open. You make see some sneak images from the team before that so keep watching!

Or you can get the Guide – on the web or inworld.

Main site: http://slcommunitycelebration.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SLBCommunity
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SLBCommunityCelebration
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/sl11b/

 



Four Prim Perfect talks today at the SL11B Community Celebrations: style, sound, art – and mer!

Today, Saturday 28th January, we are delighted to have four fantastic interviews with leading Second Life  residents with two sessions of Meet the Designer, then Meet the Artist and then Meet the Community Talks in the Auditorium on SL11B Fascinate (either Stage 1 or Stage 2).

And another one not to be missed today is Carl Metropolitan’s talk at 3pm on Remaking the Second Life new user experience.

Meet the Designers

Meet the Designers

First of all, at a special time of 9am SLT on Stage 2, Saffia will be talking to two of Second Life’s leading Home and Furniture designers – Colleen Desmoulins of The Loft, and Froukje Hoorenbeeke of Dutchie about their work, their plans and their feelings about the announcement of the planned new generation of Second Life.

Meet the (Sound) Designer

Meet the (Sound) Designer

Next, at 2pm SLT on Stage 2, there will be a slightly different type of design to discuss.  Lorin Tone, sound designer extraordinaire, will be talking to Saffia about his work and Second Life sound – and it’s entitled “A Silent World: Rant, Lecture and Discussion”.

Meet the Artist

Meet the Artist

Then (after Carl Metropolitan’s talk at 3pm on Remaking the Second Life new user experience), at 4pm SLT on Stage 2, Taralyn Gravois will be talking to the artist Van Caerndow about how is real life art has carried over into sales in Second Life – and vice versa.

Meet the Community

Meet the Community

And finally, at 5pm SLT on Stage 2, Saffia Widdershins will be talking to Grace Wrigglesworth (and possibly some pirates too!) about the Safe Waters Foundation and life the the Fanci’s Deep – as a mer or as a pirate!

How do I find out more?
You can find out more by following the official blog, and by following on Facebook and Twitter.

There is also a Flickr page where you can paste your own images when the sims open. You make see some sneak images from the team before that so keep watching!

Or you can get the Guide – on the web or inworld.

Main site: http://slcommunitycelebration.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SLBCommunity
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SLBCommunityCelebration
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/sl11b/

 



Prim Perfect talks at the Second Life Birthday today – Casa, UWA and Timelords!

Today, Friday 27th January, we are delighted to have three fantastic interviews with leading Second Life  residents in our sessions of Meet the Designer. Meet the Artist and then Meet the Community Talks in the Auditorium on SL11B Fascinate (either Stage 1 or Stage 2).

Meet the Designers

Meet the Designers

First of all, at 2pmSLT, Saffia Widdershins will be talking on Stage 2 to Kaerri Rae of Kaerri and Reven Rosca of Prime as they talk about their new venture – Casa – which is planned to be a monthly home and garden event with a difference!

sl11b_mta_uwa

Secondly, at 4pmSLT on Stage 2, Taralyn Gravois will be talking not to an artist today, but to someone who has been extremely important for encouraging art in Second Life – JayJay Zifanwe of the University of Western Australia, by creating an environment for display and an extremely important series of challenges for 3D art, scripted art, and machinima – to say nothing of projects such as the Freedom Project to promote art by people with disabilities finding a voice in virtual worlds.

Meet the Community

Meet the Community

And finally, at 5pmSLT on Stage 1, we will be having a talk that is becoming something of a tradition here, as Saffia will be talking to the Dr Who roleplay community about life as Timelords!

How do I find out more?
You can find out more by following the official blog, and by following on Facebook and Twitter.

There is also a Flickr page where you can paste your own images when the sims open. You make see some sneak images from the team before that so keep watching!

Or you can get the Guide – on the web or inworld.

Main site: http://slcommunitycelebration.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SLBCommunity
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SLBCommunityCelebration
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/sl11b/

 

 



Treats, Catastrophes and Ninja Cats

Intrepid Hunt Reporter and Host Cinders Vale has brought back gifts from 3 hunts to the Happy Hunting set this week. You will find some of the offerings from the Sweet Treats gris wide hunt, as well as the Catastrophe Designs and Kiyomizu sim hunts.

Then Rosamoo mendelsohn uses her forum in the Hunt Buzz to pay homage to hunt organizers around the grid.

C&R #62



Jessica Lyon, Beq Janus and Jo Yardley are the guests today for the Prim Perfect Talks in the SL11B Community Celebration Auditorium

Today, Thursday 26th January, we are delighted to have three keynote interviews with leading Second Life residents with two sessions of Meet the Designer and then Meet the Community Talks in the Auditorium on SL11B Fascinate (either Stage 1 or Stage 2).

Meet Jessica at 1pm!

Meet Jessica at 1pm!

First of all, on Stage 1 at 1pmSLT we have Jessica Lyon, the Project Manager of Firestorm. Jessica will be talking with Saffia Widdershins about the recent announcement by Ebbe Linden that Linden Lab are working on a new platoform, designed as a successor (but not a replacement) for Second Life. Jessica will be talking about the meeting where thios was first raised, about some of the misconceptions that have arisen, and about her vision for the future of Second Life.

She may also be sharing a few thoughts on ways in which the Lindens could avoid some of the problems they have faced in Second Life!

Meet Beq at 2pm!

Meet Beq at 2pm!

Secondly, at 2pmSLT, Beq Janus, the award winning designer who has created, among other things, a restruction of the famous Maison Horta, an award winning build at Relay for Life 2013, the steampunk fantasy of Asperatus for Fantasy Faire 2014 … and who is currently rebuilding the sewers of New Babbage in mesh (and tremendous detail) will be talking to Saffia Widdershins on Stage 2. We’ll also be talking about Beq’s work as a writer and photographer, and her work as a machinimist. It’s a chance to hear from an extraordinary talented creative.

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Finally, at 5pm, Saffia will be talking on Stage 2to Jo Yardley of 1920s Berlin, who will be talking about her re-creation of a real historical community, and the challenges – and triumphs – this has entailed – as well as her role on the Drax Radio Files, and her plans for the future. And I daresay we’ll also be talking about the topic of the hour – the announcement of the new platform!

How do I find out more?
You can find out more by following the official blog, and by following on Facebook and Twitter.

There is also a Flickr page where you can paste your own images when the sims open. You make see some sneak images from the team before that so keep watching!

Or you can get the Guide – on the web or inworld.

Main site: http://slcommunitycelebration.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SLBCommunity
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SLBCommunityCelebration
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/sl11b/