Designing Worlds explores the making of One Billion Rising in Second Life

The Stage at One Billion Rising, photographed by Honour McMillan
The Stage at One Billion Rising, photographed by Honour McMillan

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 4th March, for our new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams as we take several peeks behind the scenes at how the event One Billion Rising in Second Life was created – and how the music video “Break the Chain” was created in Second Life as well!

We’ll be talking to Victor1st Mornington about how he created the amazing stage, to Judi Newall about how it felt to be there as a volunteer on the day.

The four-region stage at One Billion Rising in Second Life, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
The four-region stage at One Billion Rising in Second Life, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And then we’ll be visiting the Dazzlers to talk to Pyper Dollinger and Tatiana Kurri about how they created the amazing dance that formed the core of the video, to Samantha Ohrberg about her work with sponsors and pulling the dance together, and to Petlove Petshop who filmed and edited it (with a little assistance!). Petlove also talks about the challenges of streaming such an event for a full twenty four hours, as she was the organiser of the Livestream team who made sure the whole event was broadcast.

 The Dazzler Break the Chain - Image captured by Petlove Petshop
The Dazzlers Break the Chain – Image captured by Petlove Petshop from the Second Life Break the Chain video

And we’ll be looking at the stunning art installations that were created for the event, and talking to two of the artists whose work was such a vital part of One Billion Rising – Em Larsson and Solkide Auer. And we’ll also be taking a tour of many of the installations that were on display.

Solkilde Auer's Respawn at One Billion Rising in Second Life
Solkide Auer’s Respawn at One Billion Rising in Second Life

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 – 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!

One Billion Rising in Second Life, photographed by Tillie Ariantho

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