The 7th annual Second Life One Billion Rising event starts at 12am SLT on Thursday 14th February 2019. The event will be held on four OBR regions on the map and it’s expected there will be a large gathering this year. The event lasts for 24 hours featuring many DJs, performances, poetry and much more.
The main stage is central of the regions surrounded by an area of art installations and informal exhibits. It’s definitely worth checking it all out.
ONE BILLION RISING began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS.
Every February, we rise – in hundreds of countries across the world – to show our local communities and the world what one billion looks like and shine a light on the rampant impunity and injustice that survivors most often face. We rise through dance to express joy and community and celebrate the fact that we have not been defeated by this violence. We rise to show we are determined to create a new kind of consciousness – one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable.
And we here in Second Life can be part of this global movement.
OBR 2019 Dance Video
Check out the new OBR 2019 dance video choreographed by JenzZa Misfit. The Break the Chain song was chosen for this years special dance video for OBR 2019.
On Monday 11th February Linden Lab announced the new Second Life Mini Series called “Love Made in SL”. This new limited run mini series will be “showcasing the many real stories of romance in the virtual lives of the Second Life community”. This is great news I think.
In the next few months the lab plans on unveiling a series of short video profiles that tells the stories of couples finding love in Second Life.
Here is the first episode featuring the first couple named Teal from the United States and Wolf from the United Kingdom. They both met 10 years ago at the Tiny community of Raglan Shire in Second Life. Wooooot!!!!
After a few years of a long distance relationship Teal decided to move from the US to the UK to be with Wolf. They are getting married this week.
This is lovely news and I hope they have a great wedding this week. I wish them all the very best for the future in SL and in real life.
These avatars have been created using the latest features in Second Life like Bento. The avatar complexity for them is around 10, 000 – 20, 000. One of the new avatars comes with a pet dog. The Second Life Join page now has a better range of new starter avatars than it did many years ago I think. This will definitely help new residents in Second Life get started.
Linden Lab plans on rolling out more new avatars with new styles/themed for new residents in the near future. There is a thread set up on the Second Life forums to discuss these new classic avatars.
Apparently Linden Lab is working on an iOS app solution for accessing Second Life and hopefully there will be a Android version of it. Hopefully there will be a prototype app released sometime this year if all goes to plan. Sansar may at some point go on mobile in the near future.
Below are iOS and Android apps which can be used to access Second Life and OpenSim as of 30th January 2019.