Marianne McCann and Saffia discuss Linden Lab's "Year of Delight"

Designing Worlds looks back at 2010: Linden Lab’s “Year of Delight”

The new episode of Designing Worlds, as we continue our celebration of ten years of the show – looking back to 2010 – is now on the web!

DW360 – 10th Anniversary Special #3 – 2010 from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

In this episode we look back to 2010. It was billed by Linden Lab as the Year of Delight = and whether or not that was a true prediction will, we hope, emerge within the show. But here are some clues – two changes of CEO, massive lay-offs, viewer wars, rows at the SL7B … it all makes for a fascinating discussion with our resident historian, Marianne McCann.

From "The Kiss", by Rose Borchovski, 2010, photographed by PJ Trenton
From “The Kiss”, by Rose Borchovski, 2010, photographed by PJ Trenton

And there are other treats in the shape of extracts from shows in 2010, including not just Second Life but visits to other grids like the Reaction Grid and the beautiful Heritage Key, as well as fascinating Second Life locations.

And there’s even a little fore-warning of the coming of mesh, with what was a very rare occurrence in those days – the appearance of a Linden on the show!

The sculptures of Wizard Gynoid
The sculptures of Wizard Gynoid

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