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  • 53:26 Popular Designing Worlds DW 245 - Japan's New Residents

    Designing Worlds DW 245 - Japan's New Residents

    by Elrik Merlin Added 436 Views / 2 Likes

    On Demand In recent episodes we've discussed what can be done to help improve the initial experience for new Second Life residents. What kind of support is needed? What kind of places should they start at? What kind of training should be offered? In this

  • Popular Designing Worlds DW 244 Casa

    Designing Worlds DW 244 Casa

    by Elrik Merlin Added 694 Views / 2 Likes

    On Demand Casa is a new venture by designers Kærri Rae of Kærri, and Reven Rosca of Prime, which opens on August 1st, 2014. The idea is to offer exclusive home furnishings and design -- including limited editions, unique one-off pieces and tas

  • 1:18:52 Designing Worlds DW 243 - Second Life and Beyond Part II

    Designing Worlds DW 243 - Second Life and Beyond Part II

    by Elrik Merlin Added 115 Views / 1 Likes

    On Demand In this episode, we continue the discussion begun last week around Linden Lab's announcement that they are working on a second-generation virtual world, focusing on the social rather than the technical questions surrounding the idea of communiti

  • 1:28:00 Popular Designing Worlds DW 242 - Second Life Beyond Part I

    Designing Worlds DW 242 - Second Life Beyond Part I

    by Elrik Merlin Added 157 Views / 2 Likes

    On Demand The buzz among Second Life residents for the last while has been the announcement that Linden Lab is developing a next-generation virtual world – though it won't even be in Alpha for a year or two. At the same time, they have committed the

  • 1:05:08 Designing Worlds DW 241 - Second Life 11th Birthday Community Celebration Part II

    Designing Worlds DW 241 - Second Life 11th Birthday Community Celebration Part II

    by Elrik Merlin Added 130 Views / 2 Likes

    On Demand In this, Designing Worlds' second visit to the 2014 Second Life 11th Birthday Community Celebrations, Saffia and Elrik visit several of the builds and talk to their creators, including the Welcome Area; take a trip in a shape-shifting pod car; a

  • 49:30 Designing Worlds DW 240 - Second Life 11th Birthday Community Celebration Part I

    Designing Worlds DW 240 - Second Life 11th Birthday Community Celebration Part I

    by Elrik Merlin Added 142 Views / 0 Likes

    On Demand In this episode, Saffia and Elrik pay the first of two visits to the Second Life Eleventh Birthday Community Celebration - always a showcase for the most fabulous and innovative virtual building designs and exhibits. This week, we focus primaril

  • 47:41 Designing Worlds DW 239 - Flotsam and the Undersea World

    Designing Worlds DW 239 - Flotsam and the Undersea World

    by Elrik Merlin Added 109 Views / 3 Likes

    On Demand Saffia and Elrik continue their travels around the Blake Deeps and surrounding marine areas in Second Life, as they discover more of the marvellous, often tongue-in-cheek creations of Aley, visiting the remarkable pirate city of Flotsam with its

  • Popular Designing Worlds DW 238 – Fanci’s Deep and the Safe Waters Foundation

    Designing Worlds DW 238 – Fanci’s Deep and the Safe Waters Foundation

    by Elrik Merlin Added 213 Views / 1 Likes

    On Demand In this, the first of two episodes on Fanci's Deep, the Blake Deeps and the nearby regions of the Blake Sea in Second Life, Saffia and Elrik pay tribute to the memory of Fanci Beebe-Leavitt and discover her legacy: an undersea world for the Mer

  • Popular Designing Worlds DW 237 - Metaverstas

    Designing Worlds DW 237 - Metaverstas

    by Saffia Widdershins Added 157 Views / 1 Likes

    Video On Demand Designing Worlds is always interested in the educational applications of immersive virtual environments, and this week we visit some of the projects created by Finnish design group Metaverstas (the name alludes neatly both to the Metaverse

  • Designing Worlds DW 236 - Firestorm Viewer

    Designing Worlds DW 236 - Firestorm Viewer

    by System Added 129 Views / 2 Likes

    Popular throughout Second Life and Open Sim, the Firestorm Viewer is a masterpiece of development. But its reputation is based as much on its support and its community as it is on its code. We visit Firestorm's in-world HQ and talk about the product and t

  • Popular Designing Worlds DW 235 - Raglan Shire Art Walk

    Designing Worlds DW 235 - Raglan Shire Art Walk

    by Elrik Merlin Added 160 Views / 1 Likes

    Saffia and Elrik visit Raglan Shire, the home of the Tinies, to experience this year's Art Walk - an extensive, multi-region annual art show including both 2D and 3D works. Take a ride on the Hedgepillar and experience close-up some amazing installations

  • Designing Worlds DW234 Second Life Retention

    Designing Worlds DW234 Second Life Retention

    by Elrik Merlin Added 123 Views / 1 Likes

    Studio discussion: Saffia and Elrik talk to Brooke and DaveR Linden and virtual world bloggers Jo Yardley of the 1920s Berlin Project and Carl Metropolitan of Caledon Oxbridge about the difficulties of retaining new visitors to Second Life and helping the

  • Designing Worlds DW233 - Fantasy Faire 2014 Part 2

    Designing Worlds DW233 - Fantasy Faire 2014 Part 2

    by Elrik Merlin Added 131 Views / 1 Likes

    Following on from last week's episode (DW232), this week we pay our second visit to Fantasy Faire 2014, one of the biggest fund-raisers in Second Life for the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life in the run-up to the RFL weekend itself. This week we t

  • 1:04:13 Popular Designing Worlds Episode 231 - Dirk Talamasca Remembered

    Designing Worlds Episode 231 - Dirk Talamasca Remembered

    by Elrik Merlin Added 306 Views / 1 Likes

    On Demand A very special show indeed. We pay tribute to Dirk Talamasca — Second Life citizen from the earliest days, mentor, grid activist, and wit – who died recently. This version supersedes the original version and includes some minor chang

  • Popular Designing Worlds DW232 Fantasy Faire 2014 Pt. 1

    Designing Worlds DW232 Fantasy Faire 2014 Pt. 1

    by Elrik Merlin Added 153 Views / 1 Likes

    Saffia Widdershins and Elrik Merlin meet some of the people behind this year's Fantasy Faire - one of the major fundraisers held from May 1--11 in the virtual world of Second Life to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Second Life, as