Ravenglass - Celtic Mystical Forest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Designing Worlds meets Prokofy Neva and explores the Second Life Public Land Preserve

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 25th June, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams in Second Life, as we meet Prokofy Neva, a longstanding resident in Second Life, the owner of Ravenglass Rentals and the moving force behind the Second Life Public Land Preserve.

Prokofy Neva is well known for his determined stand on his principles relating to issues ranging from the iniquities of gachas to the problems with group structure within Second Life. He has faced ferocious griefing – including doxing and vile imagery as well as concentrated efforts to destroy his business. But what emerges in our conversation is his passionate love of Second Life and his determination to make residential life better not just for his residents, but for all residents.

Ross Info Hub - the Pharos Lighthouse, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Ross Info Hub – the Pharos Lighthouse, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Prok takes us on a exploration of Ravenglass and shares some of his concepts for rentals – including the way he uses groups to manage land, and his concepts of themed and even furnished rentals.

He has long had an interest in home and landscape decoration, and is a strong believer in the power of stories creating environments – as we saw recently in his second-placed entry at the Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition. This is very apparent in many of the places we visit in the course of the show.

Ravenglass Rentals - Bed and Breakfast on Grote, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Ravenglass Rentals – Bed and Breakfast on Grote, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we also explore areas within his rentals and beyond where he has created open public land for the benefit of all residents – the Second Life Public Land Preserve – where we see, among other places, a newly created Celtic Mystical Forest, a pretty Italianate waterfront area, a wonder of the Ancient World and a stunning Belarussian witches’ house, with a mysterious Female Cross.

Second Life Public Land Preserve - the Female Cross, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Second Life Public Land Preserve – the Female Cross, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Prok talks openly about his ideas – and about the relationship with the woman behind the avatar and her work in the real world, which particularly shows in the Belarus region, where Prok has a display about the oppression in the real life Belarus, as well as some fascinating displays that showcase Belarussian and related regions’ culture and folklore.

It makes for an absolutely fascinating show, so make sure you don’t miss it – by joining us at 2pm SLT.

Second Life Public Land Preserve - Alice - Alchemist's Lab, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Second Life Public Land Preserve – Alice – Alchemist’s Lab, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist – or catch it later in the week on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Prim Perfect or Designing Worlds blogs.

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