This week the lab are raising awareness for the COVID-19 information center on Inspiration Island in Second Life. There is a updated Covid display there built by Lady Brielle which is located in the courtyard upon arrival. The information relating to COVID-19 is displayed in Spanish, American Sign Language and English.
Check out the social distancing book of stories from the past year. You can leave your personal note of the pandemic at the information center.
Check out this great video which runs for 2 minutes to learn more about this destination. Lady Brielle has been a essential worker throughout the pandemic.
Here is a brief overview…
The COVID display in the courtyard was built by Lady Brielle, a medical librarian who maintains the text as new data becomes available. Lady Brielle has been a tireless essential worker throughout the pandemic, and her work has not gone unnoticed. Lady Brielle us that “our outreach work in Second Life has been recognized by the National Library of Medicine and won an award in Research by the Hospital Libraries Section of the Medical Library Association.”
The eighth annual One Billion Rising annual event in Second Life will be officially happening on Sunday 14th February 2021. The event will feature a four-region stage where over 200 people can come together to dance, surrounded by art installations and more. There will be DJs and live performers playing over the 24 hour period. The 2021 theme is Rising Gardens following the international One Billion Rising.
For the eighth year, on February 14, 2021, men and women in Second Life will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and people across the world to Rise, Resist and Unite as a show of unity, individual strength, and the need for change.
1 in 3 women across the planet will either be raped or beaten in their lifetime. This event raises awareness of the issues. Every February in Second Life the community rises, dances and shows incredible strength. Everyone is welcome to participate.
Rise – Resist – Unite
OBR Blog – visit here for the latest news and event schedule
If you would like to volunteer to support OBR 2021 in Second Life, visit this page
For anyone that missed the latest episode of Lab Gab featuring SLEA then here is the full episode above. Strawberry Linden talked with the SLEA coordinator Tansee, Patch Linden (VP of Product Operations) and Brett Linden (VP of Marketing).
There is a tour of the SLEA regions featured in this episode. The episode runs for 57 minutes and 30 seconds.
The Second Life Endowment For The Arts (SLEA) is opening with a bang at midnight SLT 1/1/2021. Use the SLEA experience to visit 9 regions of diverse creativity representing the many levels of virtual art in SL, including 2 & 3D, Theater, Literature, Visual, Machinima, Art Education, and Media Art. Cost-free grants are awarded! For more info, visit: slendowmentforthearts.wordpress.com
The Lumiya Viewer website has had its main website content removed for some reason. The Lumiya banner is the only thing left remaining on the main homepage.
For many years the Lumiya Viewer website has not been updated by the creator. I have not visited the website since last year when everything was on there. Today I was surprised to see everything removed.
I am wondering if the creator is going to come back soon with a new revamped website along with a brand new app update. I think many would love to see that happen. There is a chance that the Lumiya Viewer website could be deleted in the months or years ahead.
Linden Lab is still working on a Second Life companion app for iOS and Android devices which will become available in beta at some point during 2021.
If anything changes this year I’ll post another blog post about Lumiya.
Today Linden Lab have updated the Second Life Status Page with a small update on the issue with the inworld map tiles. The last time the lab updated this section was back on 19th November 2020 and still the Second Life community is waiting for a ETA fix on the issue. The uplift has finished.
The good news is that the lab are working hard now to restore the map tile functionality. Here is the latest update as of 21st January 2021 via the Second Life Status page…
Update – Now that Uplift has finished we are working to restore the map tile functionality. We still do not have an ETA, but please follow this blog for updates and thank you for your patience! Jan 21, 11:23 PST
Hopefully it won’t be too much longer until the inworld map tiles is fixed and it’s back to normal again. You Subscribe to the section on the Second Life status page for new updates.