Lab Gab Episode 2 Airs tomorrow at 3pm SLT


The second episode of Lab Gab airs tomorrow on Wednesday 11th September starting at 3pm SLT/PDT hosted by Xiola Linden and Strawberry Linden. Reed Linden will be the special guest who is the Project Manager of Second Life.

Reed Linden will be talking about a range of things like profiles, the marketplace, bakes on mesh and much more. The panel will be taking questions from viewers towards the end of the show.

Epsiode 2 will be streamed LIVE via the official Second Life YouTube channel. Hopefully this time there won’t be technical and audio issues.

If you missed Epsiode 1 then here is another chance to see it.

Notes from Epsiode 1

  • Xiola Linden says the SL app is still on the roadmap
  • Last Names is being worked on and it’s still complex
  • More Linden Homes soon
  • More Lindens will be interviewed in the future
  • Gaberry for the cat
  • Big release of Bakes on Mesh

LEA Regions Officially Goes Offline


LEA regions offline as of 4th September 2019

This morning all of the LEA regions have now officially gone offline which is really sad news. It’s a real shame nothing was saved or continued under new management. This is such a blg loss to the Second Life community.

I hope along with many others that Linden Lab could start a new LEA 2.0 program in the near future. Maybe something might happen in the 2020s. I think Second Life desperately needs a version of it back.

What do you think ?

If anything new develops with LEA 2.0 I’ll be sure to blog about it.

Farewell LEA đŸ˜¦

Linden Lab closing down LEA regions on 1st September


Breaking News

Sad news to report today is that Linden Lab will be closing down the LEA regions in Second Life on Sunday 1st September 2019 after no agreement was reached to save them. It’s going to be big loss going forward for arts in Second Life.

The news was sent out today to the LEA groups inworld on Friday 30th August. I personally hope Linden Lab will start a new program in the near future with a new vision going forward.


A final farewell message from the LEA Committee – 30th August 2019

Linden Endowment for the Arts in its current form comes to an end on August 31st and the remaining sims will be taken offline by Linden Labs on September 1st.

We would like to thank all those who came to support this program and the many artists who took part in it as Artists in Residence, Core grant holders or as collaborators with others in the many projects hosted on the LEA regions or took advantage of the Sandbox . The creativity demonstrated by the artists of Second Life at LEA was truly extraordinary and made the program a huge success from its inception in 2011.

We hope that Linden Labs will institute a new program to support the Arts in Second Life in the near future.

Thank you everyone

The LEA Committee
PatriciaAnne Daviau, Joan Bree Balogh, Lapiscean Liberty , Jayjay Zifanwe, Corcosman Voom, TheDove Rhode


LEA closure now likely to happen at the end of the week


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LEA Update: 28th August 2019

With four days until the 1st of September it looks likely now the LEA regions in Second Life will be shut down before the end of the week. The lab have not released anything public as far as I know confirming they will save the LEA regions.

Various sources are saying that the word is that the LEA regions will be closing most likely on Saturday 31st August. The LEA regions could go within the next few days. There is a possibility the LEA regions could be reopened or come back to the grid at a later time. There is a chance though that the LEA Sandbox region could be saved.

The LEA 2.0 The New Future – Save LEA group will remain open and proactive apparently. There is still communications going on between Linden Lab and the LEA team. If the LEA regions do shut down at the end of this week it will be a huge loss for the Second Life community. I do hope the LEA regions can be saved in some way before the end of the week.

I’ll post futher updates on LEA if anything new developments this week.

Save LEA