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Where Have You Been? S02E19: Rosehaven Caverns

In the lat­est episode of our orig­i­nal series, “Where Have You Been?”, where we look at things to do and places to see across the Sec­ond Life Grid, Cale and Rik vis­it the Rose­haven Cav­erns — a new devel­op­ment that enables you to nav­i­gate around the estate under­ground! The show goes out Sept 28, and Oct 1, 5 and 8, at 12 noon and 4pm Pacific/SLT; 8pm and mid­night in the UK.

The sys­tem is grow­ing every day and each of the caves are built by dif­fer­ent denizens of the realm, mak­ing this a huge col­lab­o­ra­tive expe­ri­ence to explore and get lost in.  There’s a sub­way entrance in Lau­danum lead­ing to the Under­ground, a mine shaft out­side a goth­ic cas­tle on the oth­er end of the realm lead­ing into the tun­nels, not to men­tion a hand­ful of secret pirate tun­nels. Each res­i­dent par­tic­i­pat­ing adds their own style and imag­i­na­tion to their design and then con­nects to the nexus. 

Where Have You Been S02E18: Duran Duran Universe

In the lat­est episode of our orig­i­nal series, “Where Have You Been?”, where we look at things to do and places to see across the Sec­ond Life Grid, Cale and Rik vis­it the Duran Duran Uni­verse.

Whether Simon, Nick, John and Roger are logged in or not, the four-region Duran Duran Uni­verse is a mar­velous place to explore and hang out. One of the most suc­cess­ful things about the estate is that it real­ly con­veys the ener­gy of the 1980s visu­al­ly — from the Patrick Nagel flag wink­ing at you from the fly­ing micro­phone, to the gigan­tic lip­stick tow­er, to the mud wrestling pit (!), it is just total­ly suf­fused with the vibe of those times.

There are 16 list­ings for the Duran Duran Uni­verse in the Sec­ond Life Des­ti­na­tion Guide, and it has its own sub-head­ing in the des­ti­na­tion menu. And that’s just scratch­ing the sur­face: whether you are explor­ing the Lip­stick Tow­er, the Mediter­ranean Spa, the Tow­er of Hades, the Tea­house or The Love Chapel … There’s just a whole lot to see and explore.

The episode pre­mieres on Sep­tem­ber 14th and runs on Wednes­day and Sat­ur­day at noon and 4pm SLT/Pacific Time (8pm and mid­night in the UK) until Sep­tem­ber 24.

S02E18 — Duran Duran Universe
Own­er: Duran Duran (Yes, them)
SLURLS/URLS:
Duran Duran Uni­verse (Estate) Main Land­ing Point
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Azizi/79/56/26
Regions: Aziz, Khana­da, San­hedralite, & Tlon — General

You were a fan  back in the day and you are sur­prised that they are still play­ing?  There’s no time like the present to catch up. Check out their web­site at duranduran.com

Where Have You Been S02E17: Susan’s Diary

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In the lat­est episode of our orig­i­nal series, “Where Have You Been?”, where we look at things to do and places to see across the Sec­ond Life Grid, Cale and Rik make a pre-Hal­lowe’en vis­it to “Susan’s Diary”, at Delacruz Park, owned by Ser­gio Delacrus, an Ital­ian builder and pro­gram­mer who works as a free­lance VR Expe­ri­ence cre­ator, 3D mod­el­er and tex­ture artist.

Not only has he cre­at­ed prod­ucts and expe­ri­ences in Sec­ond Life, but he has done a sig­nif­i­cant amount of work in Sansar as well. His expe­ri­ence, “Susan’s Diary”, in Sec­ond Life involves a miss­ing child: to solve the mys­tery of Susan’s dis­ap­pear­ance involves a HUD-based game, hunt­ing for clues, and find­ing the pages of Susan’s diary to unlock the mys­tery of her fate. There’s also an asso­ci­at­ed YouTube chan­nel. It makes for an excel­lent pre-Hal­lowe’en entertainment.

“Susan’s Diary” is part of a larg­er games park with flight rides, roller coast­er, boats, hang glid­ers, bungee jump­ing, a sci-fi area, and a fly­ing drag­on — all free to explore. The tele­port to “Susan’s Diary” in Delacruz Park is right by the main land­ing area.

The episode pre­mieres on August 31st and runs on Wednes­day and Sat­ur­day at noon and 4pm SLT/Pacific Time (8pm and mid­night in the UK) until Sep­tem­ber 10.

S02E17 — Susan’s Diary
Own­er: Ser­gio Delacruz
SLURLS/URLS:
Delacruz Tech­nolo­gies Island
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Persius/186/116/23
Regions: Per­sius, General

You Tube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/DelacruzSL/featured

Face­book
https://www.facebook.com/DelacruzTechnologies

Where Have You Been? S02E16: The Nature Collective

In this episode of our orig­i­nal series, “Where Have You Been?”  we vis­it The Nature Col­lec­tive — or rather, we vis­it the Col­lec­tive’s head­quar­ters and the work of some of their members.

The Nature Col­lec­tive was cre­at­ed with the goal of cul­ti­vat­ing a com­mu­ni­ty around regions, spaces and projects which share a com­mon focus on nature. It is their hope to fos­ter a move­ment to help peo­ple engage and recon­nect with the won­der and joy of nature, in the vir­tu­al world and beyond.

The Col­lec­tive was the brain­child of Emmalee Ever­gar­den, and she has drawn togeth­er a group of ded­i­cat­ed vol­un­teers who share her com­mit­ment to nature spaces, and who form the vol­un­teer staff of The Collective.

To begin explor­ing the near­ly 100 nature des­ti­na­tions that are part of the Nature Col­lec­tive in Sec­ond Life, just vis­it their head­quar­ters and pick up your Explor­er HUD — and off you go. TNC are also mem­bers of the “For­ev­er Tourist” network.

To learn more, catch this episode, which airs on Wednes­days and Sat­ur­days on Aug 10, 13, 17, 20, 24,  and 27 at 12 noon and 4pm SLT/Pacific (8pm and mid­night in the UK).

Founder: Emmalee Evergarden
Alter­na­tive con­tact re join­ing the Collective:
Cyn­thia Deere

SLURLS/URLS:
The Nature Col­lec­tive Headquarters
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Muslin/168/20/129
Regions: Muslin, Moderate

The Nature Col­lec­tive Website
https://naturecollectivesl.com/

On Flickr
https://www.flickr.com/groups/thenaturecollective/

Nature­Con 2022
https://natureconsl.site/

Where Have You Been? S02E15: Hello Kitty Tribute

In this episode of our orig­i­nal series, “Where Have You Been?”  we vis­it the 4- region “Hel­lo Kit­ty” trib­ute theme park on the Astralia regions. Hel­lo Kit­ty is the lit­tle adorable white cat char­ac­ter who is num­bered among the high­est gross­ing media fran­chis­es of all time.

Astralia Cre­ations is a cloth­ing and décor cre­ator in Sec­ond Life, fea­tur­ing a wide vari­ety of prod­ucts, many of which fea­ture a graph­ic style and col­or palette sim­i­lar to the pop­u­lar Japan­ese char­ac­ter Hel­lo Kit­ty and the addi­tion­al char­ac­ters that make up the Hel­lo Kit­ty brand.

Hel­lo Kit­ty is a promi­nent part of the cute­ness cul­ture, or kawaii aes­thet­ic, of Japan­ese pop­u­lar cul­ture which includes enter­tain­ment, cloth­ing, food, toys, per­son­al appear­ance, and man­ner­isms. In Kitty’s world there are at least ten char­ac­ters, includ­ing Kit­ty her­self, and a host of oth­er objects and details in that world’s sig­na­ture sim­ple style.

This episode airs on Wednes­days and Sat­ur­days from July 27 to August 6 inclusive.

Astralia — Hel­lo Kit­ty Trib­ute Park
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Astralia%203/240/186/24
Regions: Astralia 1, 2, 3, 4. All regions rat­ed General.

The Magic of The Musical Episode 04: “A New Vision”

The Mag­ic of The Musi­cal, Episode 04 “A New Vision”
… fea­tur­ing the life and works of Oscar Ham­mer­stein II. Join us at the VCRa­dio The­ater on Chest­nut Hills in #Sec­ondlife at 2pm pacific/slt on Sat­ur­day, July 16, or tune in and lis­ten to the show live on Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio.

The Mag­ic of The Musi­cal explores the blend­ing of music and dra­ma — fea­tur­ing the songs, his­to­ry, and lore that make up the musi­cal the­ater canon. Learn more about some of your favorite shows and com­posers as we cue the orches­tra, and the over­ture begins.

In keep­ing with today’s show, “On Broad­way!” is our Fea­tured Music theme through the day. And don’t miss the lat­est episode of Where Have You Been? which this time vis­its the Uni­ty Project at Rain­bow Painters Gallery, and Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity every four hours from 4am Pacific.

*This show is now avail­able on Mixcloud

Where Have You Been? S02E14

In this episode of our orig­i­nal series, “Where Have You Been?”  we vis­it Vik­tor Sav­ior’s UNITY Art Project. The Project mounts a dif­fer­ent exhi­bi­tion every month, in a dif­fer­ent gallery and fea­tur­ing dif­fer­ent artists. This mon­th’s “Expo­si­tion” titled “Hap­pi­ness In Col­or”, is being held at the Rain­bow Painters’ Gallery and fea­tures no less than 26 artists. The pro­gramme will air at 12 noon and 4pm Pacific/SLT (8pm and mid­night in the UK) on Wednes­days and Sat­ur­days, July 13, 16, 20 and 23.

The Uni­ty Project — Rain­bow Painters’ Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chadara/187/42/22
Region: Chadra — rat­ed Moderate

“Where Have You Been?” Live from SL19B

Today, Sat­ur­day 25th June, at 2pm Pacific/SLT, that’s 10pm in the UK, we are broad­cast­ing a spe­cial LIVE edi­tion of our orig­i­nal series, “Where Have You Been?”, where we talk about things to do and places to see around the Sec­ond Life Grid. We’ll be broad­cast­ing live from the VCRa­dio Tow­er at the Sec­ond Life 19th Birth­day Com­mu­ni­ty Cel­e­bra­tions, and we’ll be giv­ing our picks from SL19B and sug­gest­ing a selec­tion of loca­tions around the SLB regions that you might enjoy vis­it­ing. We wel­come you to come along and join the stu­dio audi­ence for this spe­cial live show. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SLB%20Imagination/110/188/24

Our Fea­tured Music today is relax­ing, tune­ful and large­ly instru­men­tal Smooth Jazz.

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Because we’re run­ning this spe­cial live edi­tion, we won’t be broad­cast­ing “Where Have You Been?” at the usu­al times today. How­ev­er we will be repeat­ing this live edi­tion in the reg­u­lar time slots on the 29th and July 2nd.

“Where Have You Been?” May The Art Be With You!

Just after 12 noon and 4pm Pacific/Second Life time on Wednes­day and Sat­ur­day begin­ning May 11th (for two weeks) tune in for the lat­est edi­tion of “Where Have You Been?” where we take a look at places to vis­it and things to do around the Sec­ond Life Grid.

In Series 2, Episode 10, we take a look at a new art exhib­it cel­e­brat­ing the Star Wars galaxy, at Elven Falls Art Collective.

“Where Have You Been?” visits Svarga and discovers SLRPS

Just after 12 noon and 4pm Pacific/Second Life time on Wednes­day and Sat­ur­day begin­ning April 27th (for two weeks) tune in for the lat­est edi­tion of “Where Have You Been?” where we take a look at places to vis­it and things to do around the Sec­ond Life Grid.

In Series 2, Episode 9, we vis­it a fab­u­lous loca­tion from the dim past: Svar­ga. It was cre­at­ed in 2006 by Laukosar­gas Svarog, and even in those days it was a must-see des­ti­na­tion — an excel­lent exam­ple of the vir­tu­al builder’s craft.  It’s immer­sive, and uses a rich mix­ture of shape and tex­tur­ing to evoke the world of the Gods from Slav­ic mythology.

It’s one of the regions pre­served by Lin­den Lab as being of spe­cial his­tor­i­cal inter­est — and we also dis­cuss the SLRPS (Sec­ond Life Region Preser­va­tion Soci­ety) and some of the oth­er his­toric regions pre­served under its banner.

And every four hours from 4am Pacif­ic, catch Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton — a radio pro­gramme that tells the sto­ry of how our cul­ture is formed by human creativity.