Team Diabetes of Second Life announces 2018 season

Team Diabetes of Second Life has announced the 2018 fund-raising season. Founded in 2015 by Jessi2009 Warrhol and John Brianna (Johannes1977 Resident), Team Diabetes of Second Life is the official and authorised team of the American Diabetes Association in SL.

Their mission is to raise awareness, tolerance, and funds for diabetes in the virtual world of Second Life. According to the World Health Organisation in 2016 some 422 million adults in the world have diabetes and 1.5 million deaths are directly attributed to diabetes each year.

The 2018 Team Diabetes of Second life season will run from October through to December, with the following events scheduled to take place:

  • October 19th though 27th: Scare Me Silly Shopping Event  and Autumn Art Show(off-season event).
  • November 1st through 30th: National Diabetes Month, featuring:
    • November 1st through 30th: The Red Hunt.
    • November 3rd: The Red Ball.
    • November 14th: World Diabetes Day.
    • November 12th: The Red Ball.
  • November 30th to December 9th: Winter Showcase & Winter Art Show.
  • December 31st, 2018: Team Diabetes of Second Life’s Season Ends.

Scare Me Silly and Autumn Art Show

Scare Me Silly is an annual event taking place around Halloween. It features live performances. DJ parties, a hunt and a quest, tricks and treats, a haunted mansion, ghostly rides and – of course – shopping!

Merchant registrations for the event are now open, and the application form, with guidelines and terms can be found here.

The Autumn Art show will take place at the same time as, and alongside of, Scare Me Silly. Registrations are also open to both 2D and 3D artists are invited to apply. The application form, with guidelines and terms can be found here.

About the American Diabetes Association

 Established in 1940, the American Diabetes Association is working to both prevent and cure diabetes in all it forms, and to help improve the lives of all those affected by diabetes. It does this by providing objective and credible information and resources about diabetes to communities, and funding research into ways and means of both managing and curing the illness. In addition, the Association gives voice to those denied their rights as a consequence of being affected by diabetes.

About Team Diabetes of Second life

Team Diabetes of Second Life is an official and authorised fund-raiser for the American Diabetes Association in Second Life. Established with the aim of raising funds in support of diabetes treatment and to raise awareness of the disease in SL, Team Diabetes of Second Life was founded by Jessi2009 Warrhol and John Brianna (Johannes1977 Resident), who serve on the Advisory Board along with Eleseren Brianna, Veruca Tammas, Rob Fenwitch, and Dawnbeam Dreamscape.

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2018 viewer release summaries, week #38

Logos representative only and should not be seen as an endorsement / preference / recommendation

Updates for the week ending Sunday, September 23rd

This summary is generally published on every Monday, and is a list of SL viewer / client releases (official and TPV) made during the previous week. When reading it, please note:

  • It is based on my Current Viewer Releases Page, a list of all Second Life viewers and clients that are in popular use (and of which I am aware), and which are recognised as adhering to the TPV Policy. This page includes comprehensive links to download pages, blog notes, release notes, etc., as well as links to any / all reviews of specific viewers / clients made within this blog.
  • By its nature, this summary presented here will always be in arrears, please refer to the Current Viewer Release Page for more up-to-date information.
  • Note that test viewers, preview / beta viewers / nightly builds are not recorded in these summaries.

Official LL Viewers

  • Current Release version 5.1.8.518593, dated August 14th, promoted August 20th. Formerly the SL Voice RC viewer – No Change.
  • Release channel cohorts (please see my notes on manually installing RC viewer versions if you wish to install any release candidate(s) yourself):
    • No updates.
  • Project viewers:
    • No updates.

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers

V5-style

  • Restrained Life updated to version 2.9.23.2 on September 27th – release notes.

V1-style

  • No updates

Mobile / Other Clients

Additional TPV Resources

Related Links

The autumnal beauty of Zone One

Zone One; Inara Pey, September 2018, on FlickrZone One – click any image for full size

Update: Zone One has closed. SLurls have therefore been removed from this article.

Lam Erin is a skilled Second Life photographer perhaps most noted for his landscape work, which has captured and uniquely accentuated many a region for posterity. Given his skill and eye, it should come as little surprise that were he to turn his attention to region design, he’d produce something equally as eye-catching as his art.

And thus it is with Zone One, the full region that is also the home of Lam’s Soul Identity store and Ohemo. We’ve been watching the development of the ground level of the region since work started in about June 2018, and have made several visits over the last few months to witness how things have grown, which itself has been intriguing to watch.

Zone One; Inara Pey, September 2018, on FlickrZone One

There is no set landing point, so I’ve arbitrarily selected one alongside the landmark giver for the region. This should also double as a teleport to the two stores, but at the time of our most recent visit in September, it didn’t appear to be working. The sign sits alongside a single road that almost circles the land, roughly following the line of an inlet slicing its way inwards from the east side of the region.

Alongside the inlet and along the road sit a number of houses, surrounded by trees that, in keeping with the time of year during our last visit,  are heavy with leaves turning to the colours of autumn. All but one of them are unfurnished, which did have me wondering if more work is yet to come with things. But even unfurnished, each house has its own character, thanks to both its setting and the décor placed around it, allowing each to be used as a photographic backdrop with it’s own look and feel.

Zone One; Inara Pey, September 2018, on FlickrZone One

Follow the road south and west from the landing point, and it will point you to where a little wharf sits just offshore and connected to a cinder beach by a raised wooden board walk stretching over the shallow water. Reached via a short walk over grassland after the road has come to an end, it is the home to, among other things, a ramshackle fish and chips shop where one might assume the fish is super fresh, given the little trawler tied up alongside.

The inlet pushing into the middle of the region offers a pleasant place to tarry. wild flowers grow along the high banks, while on the water swans and ducks paddle and rowing boats offer places to sit and cuddle. A bench has been set with fresh apples to eat and goblets from which to enjoy a drink, but it would seem one of the region’s four-footed denizens appears to have had a little fun on the bench top – possibly in revenge for what he’s (or she’s) having to wear.

Zone One; Inara Pey, September 2018, on FlickrZone One

Zone One is a genuinely peaceful setting, offering plenty of opportunities for photography. You can join the local group to obtain rezzing rights for props, but please be sure to pick them up afterwards. It’s also a setting in which time can just be idled away, and it’s nice to see some of the décor includes sit options for “friends” as well as “singles” and “couples” – a small detail that can make a place that much more welcoming when exploring with a friend.

So, for those looking for an easy-to-explore photogenic location, Zone One is ready for your visit.

Zone One; Inara Pey, September 2018, on FlickrZone One

DiXmiX: Maloe, Isa and Harbor

DiXmiX Gallery: Maloe Vansant

In September 2017, Dixmix Source opened DiXmiX Gallery (read here for more). Since then, the gallery has run a series of exhibitions, running on roughly a monthly basis, featuring some of Second Life’s most impressive artists from across the grid.

To celebrate the gallery’s first anniversary, Dixmix held a special party on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018, which including the opening of the latest exhibition, featuring images by Harbor (Harbor Galaxy),  Maloe Vansant and Isa Messioptra. All three are making a return to DiXmiX gallery, and between them present an intriguing – some might say disturbing, in places – series of studies, some of which appear to have come as much from the physical world as from Second Life.

DiXmiX Gallery: Isa Messioptra

The majority of the images are close-up studies, rich in emotional content and expressiveness, each with a story to tell. Some do involve nudity, and should be considered NSFW. All and carefully framed to ensure our focus is solely on the subject of the image, and unlikely to be distracted by sundry elements of their surroundings.

Such is the evocative nature of all three displays,that singling out individual images proved difficult; all three artists have sought to convey feelings through their selected images, and each display deserves to be seen in its own right, and the images I offer here are purely to encourage you to pay a visit for yourself.

DiXmiX Gallery: Harbor Galaxy

As a part of the new season – but not yet in use – The Womb, the underground display area at DiXmiX has been re-developed. “It’s now an 8,000 square metre black room,” DiXmiX informed me during my visit. “We will have new installations there,” he continued, “Alo [Aloisio Congrejo] will be first in there, in October, and then Nevereux.”

I look forward to seeing the installations of both, and in the meantime, the current exhibition will run through until into October.

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