Exploring the Titanic in several virtual worlds … on Designing Worlds

The RMS Titanic in Second Life, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont
The RMS Titanic in Second Life, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today, Monday 2nd April at 2pm SLT in our beautiful studio in Garden of Dreams when we will be showing a very special show to commemorate the launch and the sinking of the fabulous Titanic. And to do this, we’ll be visiting interpretations of that magnificent doomed ship in a variety of virtual worlds.

Firstly, Elrik will be exploring the oldest and original build in Second Life, owned by Mara Menges. In the company of Mark Attenborough, an real life expert on the Titanic, he’ll be exploring the vessel and learning more about its famous story – with a wealth of detail that many people, familiar with the films perhaps, may never have realised.

Meanwhile, Saffia has been exploring other Titanics to be found in other virtual worlds.

THE RMS Titanic at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Kitely (and OSGrid), photograph by Wildstar Beaumont
THE RMS Titanic at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Kitely (and OSGrid), photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

On the OSGrid (an Open Sim environment), she meets Stiofain MacTomais, Paule Emery and Jazzy Chatterbox of the 3DCOLAB.com, three of the team of creators of the virtual Titanic that is part of the wider Virtual Belfast. This is a different conception of the build, on the surface focusing on the role of the great Harland and Wolff shipyards in Belfast where the Titanic was constructed (and the impact that its launch and loss had upon the entire community there). But the real surprise lies under the water …

This version is also in different stages of development in Kitely.

And Saffia takes a brief visit to a build of the Titanic in Inworldz too.

The RMS Titanic in Inworldz, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont
The RMS Titanic in Inworldz, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

It makes for a fascinating show – so do come and join us at 2pm!

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in at 2pm SLT on Monday for the live show on http://treet.tv/live – where you can now chat with other audience members and even some of the participants during the show – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds – our very own version of the iPlayer!

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