On Monday 31st January there was a special pre-recorded edition of Lab Gab with Brad Oberwager and Philip Rosedale hosted by Strawberry Linden which aired from 9am SLT to 10am SLT. Already there has been over 1, 700 views on the Second Life YouTube video (shown above) and there has been some positive comment feedback. Over 300 questions were submitted for this special Lab Gab interview. It’s a really awesome interview with useful information about the future of High Fidelity and Second Life.
Here is a brief summary of the main talking points…
Brad views Philip as the “moral compass” of the metaverse right now and that he thinks that Philip has established himself over the years to making things better.
Philip says there is a small team at High Fidelity and that they are doing a great job selling spatial audio technology (like clubhouse). Philip new role as “strategic adviser” at Second Life means he is not responsible for day to day decision making but he has meetings with the team with different groups inside the company when they would like help or ideas. Philip is an engineer and a product strategist. Philip will be continuing in a more direct way to be a compass for decisions the lab makes.
Philip and Brad met while boat sailing around the bay and they started talking about Linden Lab/Second Life (chatting about selling Second Life).
Philip had a lot of concerns when he left as CEO of Linden Lab he wondered if he managed the company correctly. Since the return Philip says it’s nice to come back and not feel any stress. Philip says Second Life is constantly transforming itself and it’s changing all the time.
Philip briefly talks about Meta on some of the risks that are out there.
Philip said that there was 500 media articles written about Second Life every day back in 2005/2006. Most of them were on paper in those days and now it’s a like an “incredibly powerful moment for all of us in the world”.
Brad has now been a co-owner for a year now since he stepped in at the lab. Brad says “Second Life operates so much more closely to the physical world than people think in reality”.
Philip says that “we are the original crypto and we were the original nfts”. Brad says there are no plans for crypto, web 3 and nfts.
Will Second Life ever have VR capabilities ? Brad: can’t do it basically / Philip: There are Second Life viewers that have VR capabilities and he says that “we shouldn’t do anything with VR in a mainstream way” for at least five years. He thinks that desktop and mobile experiences will continue to dominate what social virtual worlds mean for at least the next five years.
What’s next for Second Life in 2022 and beyond ? Brad wants to continue to see “consistent improvement in the experience, the engagement and the number of residents as a metric for how well things are going”.
Philip wants “more and more expressive avatars are necessary to get a larger number of people to participate in virtual worlds”. The other thing is “how many people can be in one place at one time?” and he says Second Life is the leader. Virtual worlds on smartphones: Philip says “if virtual worlds are to serve you know billions of people it’ll have to involve smartphones in some fashion”.
And there is more!
What are your views on what Philip and Brad said from this interview ? Please share in comments.
There will be a special pre-recorded edition of Lab Gab with Philip Rosedale (Philip Linden) Second Life founder / current Strategic Advisor and Brad Oberwager (Oberwolf Linden) Linden Lab Executive Chairman starting at 9am PT on Monday 31st January 2022.
I can’t wait to hear about what Philip and Brad have to say about the big news recently on High Fidelity investing in Second Life, Tilia inc reaching a deal with Unity (Verified Solution Partner) and answering the most popular questions from the Second Life community. There will discussions about Linden Lab and probably what’s coming next on the roadmap.
The official news came via tweet on the official Second Life Twitter page on Saturday 29th January 2022. This is going to be a big show drawing in hundreds of viewers I would imagine.
Please spread the word to your friends and share this on your blogs etc. Thanks 🙂
Today Linden Lab have released it’s exciting calendar of SL18B events in a blog post on the official Second Life blog about what’s planned for this year’s birthday celebrations. There is a Second Life birthday calendar worth checking out in the blog post where there is the ability to add the events to your Google calendar.
SL18B officially opens to the public at 9am SLT on Thursday 17th June 2021 over at the SLB regions. Patch Linden will be hosting the SL18B Opening Ceremony from 11am SLT at the SL18B Main Stage. It’s best to arrive early to have the best seat before the regions become full.
Lab Gab at SL18B live stream starts after Patch Linden opening address at 11am SLT where Strawberry Linden will be exploring SL18B
The Second Life Birthday Group will get early access to SL18B Shop & Hop from 9am SLT on 17th June
Linden Lab will be holding the SL18B Music Fest which includes three days of great music from a variety of talented performers around the grid. The SL18B Music Fest live sessions will take place on the SL18B Live Stage from Thursday 17th June to Saturday 19th June 2021.
Randy De Lucia
SL18B Opening Ceremony with Patch Linden
Rogue Galaxy and The Tiny Rebel Band
Staring At The Sun
Gabriel da Silva
Save the date for SL18B Music Fest 2021!
Meet The Lindens at SL18B
Meet The Lindens returns this year according to the Second Life Birthday Calendar with a great lineup of well known Lindens and from the Moles team.
Monday 21st June 2021: Lab Gab SL18B Special with the Leadership Team – 2pm SLT to 3pm SLT – Auditorium Option 1
Tuesday 22nd June 2021: Patch Linden (VP of Product Operations) – 1pm SLT to 2pm SLT – Auditorium Option 1
Wednesday 23rd June 2021: Grumpity Linden (VP of Product) – 2pm to 3pm SLT – Auditorium Option 1
At 11am PDT on Friday 26th February Oz Linden and Grumpity Linden will be live on Lab Gab talking about the latest news on AWS. Oz will be talking about his years at the lab as he has officially announced his retirement.
Strawberry Linden will be asking them questions from the Second Life community. You can fill out this Google Form and submit your questions. The lab will review them and pick out a selection of questions for Oz and Grumpity to answer.
Lab Gab will be live streamed on YouTube, Facebook, and Periscope. Please spread the word.
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
Starting at 11am PST on Friday 22nd January the first episode of the new 2021 Lab Gab series will air live. Strawberry Linden will be speaking to Tansee the coordinator for SLEA, Patch Linden (VP of Product Operations) and Brett Linden (VP of Marketing).
SLEA (Second Life Endowment for the Arts) is a new community arts initiative that has opened to the public in Second Life. SLEA is a multi region experience that aims to provide opportunities for established and emerging artists across the grid.
The first Lab Gab episode of 2021 sounds like it’s going to be a great episode to watch next week. I’m sure it’s going to be a popular episode with some special guests.
About the upcoming episode…
Tune into Lab Gab today at 11am PT/SLT. Strawberry Linden will be speaking with the SLEA Coordinator Tansee, and our very own VP of Product Operations, Patch Linden, along with our VP of Marketing, Brett Linden.
The 2020 Relay event weekend officially opens tomorrow from 10am SLT on Saturday 6th June 2020 through until Sunday 7th June over at the RFL regions in Second Life. So far RFL of SL 2020 have already passed the $250,000 USD goal and it’s set to break new records during this weekend.
Lab Gab episode 27 streams live today from 12pm SLT where Strawberry Linden will be speaking to the Relay For Life of Second Life 2020 team. Featuring Stingray9798 Raymaker, Trager Alter, MamaP Beerbaum and Nikki Mathieson. Apparently there may a surprise guest. You don’t want to miss this one.
Watch Live Below From 12pm SLT!
Here is the Relay Weekend 2020 Event Schedule…
10am SLT: Opening Ceremony
Time to get started. We kick off the event by honoring everyone who’s been affected by cancer and everyone who has contributed to the success of this year’s Relay season.
11am SLT: Survivor/Caregiver Laps
Sponsored by Relay Rockers
Survivors and Caregivers are the heart and soul of Relay For Life events. We honor their strength and courage with every step they take. It doesn’t matter if you were diagnosed 10 days ago or 10 years ago, you can walk while everyone gathers together to cheer you on. The 2020 Survivor/Caregiver Walk in Second Life will begin immediately following the Opening Ceremony.
12:30pm SLT: Teams Laps
Sponsored by GridPlay
2pm SLT:Roller Skating Hour
3pm SLT: Walk with a Friend
4pm SLT: Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Sponsored by Attention on Cancer
5pm SLT: Your Favorite Sports Teams
6pm SLT: Nerds & Geeks Unite!
7pm SLT: Your Favorite Video Games
Sponsored by Friends For A Cure
8pm SLT: Camping Hour
Sponsored by Camping For A Cure
9pm SLT: Luminaria Ceremony
10pm SLT: Candyland Hour!
Sponsored by SHB Gems
11pm SLT: Las Vegas Hour
12am SLT: TOGA Party!! Food Fight!
1am SLT: 80’s Hour
Sponsored by C&V’s House of Rock
2am SLT: Pac Man Hour
3am SLT: Monopoly Hour
4am SLT: Ahoy Matey!
5am SLT: Hero Hour
Sponsored by Heroes Helping Heroes
6am SLT: Fight Back Hour
Sponsored by Gavin Dionysus
7am SLT: Wear Your Coffee & Drink Your Curlers
Sponsored by Relay Rockers
8am SLT: Hawaiian Hour
9am SLT: Purple Power Hour
Sponsored by Team Shadow
10am SLT: Closing Ceremony
11am SLT: Victory Lap – Dancing With Your Sparklers!
Please spread the word about this weekend’s Relay Weekend 2020.
Ebbe Linden & Brett Linden will be speaking live on Lab Gab episode 19 from 10am SLT on Friday 27th March 2020. You can expect to hear the latest news on the Coronavirus public health crisis and how the lab are dealing with it.
There could be updates on Linden Homes, Last Names, Sansar and much more.
The full blog announcement…
Join our host, Strawberry Linden, as she speaks with the CEO of Linden Lab, Ebbe Linden, and Senior Director of Marketing, Brett Linden. Ebbe and Brett will be discussing how Linden Lab is responding to the public health crisis to ensure uninterrupted Second Life operations, as well as how the company is offering new remote turnkey solutions for conferences, events, or classes.
Today at 10am SLT Linden Lab will be revealing the brand new 5th theme for Linden Homes as part of the Home & Garden Expo 2020. The Reveal region near the American Cancer Society Island will open up to the public. Yay.
The LH themes so far are traditional, trailers, houseboats and more recently Victorian homes. It will be most interesting to view the new theme.
At 11am SLT today tune into Lab Gab episode 15 featuring Patch Linden and the Moles. Find out more about the new Linden Homes and SL17B preparations.
For more details about the new 5th LH theme see below…
“We are always grateful for our relationship with Linden Lab and are honored to host the Themed Home Reveals,” says Stingray9798 Raymaker, American Cancer Society staff Director in Second Life. “We hope to use this opportunity as a way to educate the residents of Second Life that the American Cancer Society is here to help cancer patients and caregivers from around the world, and to give our Second Life community a means to fight back against a disease that has taken too much.”
This marks the 5th Linden Home theme that will be added to the Bellisseria community, alongside the previous 4 themes: traditional, trailers, houseboats, and Victorian. Residents of Bellisserria are sharing theories with one another in the Bellisserria forum and a queue of avatars has been sighted on the American Cancer Society island.