Here is the replay of Ebbe Altberg presentation at SVVR 2015 which runs for 22 minutes. Ebbe talks about Second Life, the Oculus Rift, project SANSAR, The 1920s Berlin project and much more. It’s worth watching if you missed it or if you are interested in the latest developments.
As many know already the famous SS Galaxy ship in Second Life closed down after 8 years earlier this month and the regions are no longer accessible. The closure marked the end of an era but there is exciting news on the horizon because it’s going to be modified so that Linden Lab can place it back inworld as a Museum soon.
The ship will be open for visitors in the near future and the ship will be preserved as a piece of Second Life history so thats the good news at the moment. More information will be released soon.
- No previous management or crew will be aboard
- No rentals or events will be hosted
- The ship will exist in a museum state
- Linden Lab takes ownership of the sims
On Tuesday 12th May 2015, DBDigital Epsilon who is the former Manging Director of SS Galaxy said this in a recent blog post…
Dear Supporters and Friends of the SS Galaxy,
There have been many rumors cycling regarding the Galaxy and what really happened. I can’t release that information as of yet. However, I can now say that the SS Galaxy has been acquired by Linden Labs and will return. She is currently undergoing retrofitting to sail under the Linden Labs flag. I have been tirelessly converting all the transferable prims I personally owned to Linden Lab ownership, and my part of the project is now complete.
Sadly being under Linden Lab’s flag also means that none of the previous management or crew will be aboard in any sort of capacity. I have also been told there will be no rentals or events. This means she will not quite be the Galaxy you know and love. But she will still exist in a museum state and be open for visitation in the near future.
More information will be released as I can. I wish to thank everyone again from the guests, to the staff, and beyond. You all made the Galaxy the special place she was, and no one can take that from us.
Former Manging Director
Stay updated on the SS Galaxy here
On Thursday 14th May 2015 between 1pm to 2pm SLT Linden Lab hosted a special inworld meetup at the well known Basilique region with the Second Life community. This time over 100 avatars attended (104 was recorded at one point) and many Lindens stopped by to chat. There were discussions on SL12B, SS Galaxy the next generation platform and many more topics.
There was a live stream via YouTube of this inworld meetup and the meeting was done using text chat. There will be more meetups in near future and I hope to attend those. I did crash a few times but managed to take snapshots of the meeting.
Here are my snapshots of the meetup from today.
Visit Basilique here
Today at 1pm SLT head over to Basilique where Linden Lab will be holding a special inworld meetup with the Second Life community. Everyone is welcome to come along however please arrive early as the region will most likely be full around 1pm ish.
Basilique is a lovely town set in northern Italy. Visitors are invited to walk the leafy square and waterfront piers, relax in the bar or cafe, and row around the lake before enjoying wonderfully immersive theatre produced by the Basilique Performing Arts Company. Visit http://bit.ly/thebasilique for more information.
Xiola Linden confirmed this meeting spot via the official Second Life forums on Wednesday 13th May 2015.
Thank you so much for all of the great suggestions/recommendations. There is certainly no lack of incredible spots for us to explore in future meetups!
The location for this meetup has been decided and its going to be held at … Basilique! See you there at 1 PM SLT tomorrow – May 14th, 2015!
The last Linden Lab inworld meetup back in March 2015 was a huge success and there was a massive attendance. Basilique is a great choice to host a inworld meetup and it’s going to be exciting to see what happens this time. :)
Xiola Linden announced today on the Offical Second Life Blog that there will a Second Life Music Festival happening in celebration of the Second Life 12th anniversary. The lab are inviting musicians from across Second Life to participate and perform at one of the biggest celebrations in Second Life. It’s a paid gig apparently and you can sign up to audition here if you are interested. Submissions must be completed before Wednesday 20th May 2015.
- Musicians will be selected to audition and will receive further instructions via email
- Successful musicians will be invited to perform a 30 minute set then receive payment
Then the auditions goes public at Lavender Field on May 22nd (12pm-2pm SLT) and May 23rd (6pm-8pm SLT) 2015. It should be great fun and very exciting for those taking part!
Second Life is turning 12 this June, and we’re planning a few extra special ways to help commemorate a dozen amazing years with our Residents! You’ll have to stay tuned to this blog and our social media pages for all the exciting things as they roll out, but today we’re announcing auditions for … (drum roll, please) … the Second Life Music Fest – sponsored by Linden Lab – a two day music-extravaganza inworld to celebrate!
Second Life is full of talented musicians, and we’re hoping to draw out all you guitarists, bassists, drummers, singers, tambourine shakers and other music makers to come audition for the festival. All genres are welcome!
The Second Life Music Fest is an opportunity to perform at one of the biggest celebrations in Second Life, and it’s a paid gig!
To sign up for an audition, please complete and submit the submission form no later than 05/20/2015. While we encourage everyone to sign up, it is not a commitment on your part and does not guarantee a spot at the auditions. We will review all submissions and extend audition invitations via email to the designated contact. Each invited act will have a short audition time (5 minutes max) to play and leave an impression on a panel of judges made up of Lindens and Residents. This panel will select acts to be invited to perform at the Second Life Music Fest. Upon completion of a half hour slot at the festival, the designated contact for each act will be eligible for payment (subject to Linden’s terms and conditions).
If you are a musician in Second Life then this is a huge opportunity for you. Spread the word :)
It’s about a transgender women who uses Second Life to help her become more confident. In the article it mentions how people in real life can identify with their avatars and how that can effect their behavior in real life.
Cecilia D’Anastasio talks about why she wanted to do a story about Second Life and she talks about her gaming addiction.
The next inworld meetup with the Lindens is currently planned for Thursday 14th May 2015 at 1pm SLT. The location is being worked on and more details on that will be out soon.
Xiola Linden is asking the Second Life community for possible locations to host the next inworld meetup. Xiola Linden published this blog post today named Help Decide the Next Inworld Meetup Destination and it reads this…
It’s just about inworld meetup time, and since we’re in the habit of sharing some of our favorite spots from the Destination Guide, this weekend, we wanted to flip the script and find out from you what spot you think is one of the best to visit for our next inworld meetup.
Share your recommendations in this forum thread – links to Destination Guide entry or SLURLS are best – and we’ll pick one to have our next inworld meetup.
The next meetup is planned for Thursday, May 14th at 1 PM SLT, so get your recommendations in soon!
The last inworld meetup with the Lindens was back on 25th March at the Meauxle Bureaux region in Second Life. Many known Lindens came along including Ebbe, Torley, Xiola, Dee, Oz, Shaman, Michael and many more. This is a great time for taking snapshots/videos and an opportunity to meet the Lindens.