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Designer Spotlight: CJ O'Neill

Designer Spotlight: CJ O'Neill

Reacting against our throwaway lifestyle, CJ O’Neill rejuvenates discarded objects (plates, in this case), creating unique pieces, adding to their stories, rekindling old memories and creating new ones, all while encouraging re-use of materials in innovative ways. This series of pieces (“Feeding Desire”, below and “Heart”, beneath that) draws inspiration from the cities of New…

Designer Spotlight: ply Design

Designer Spotlight: ply Design

After a week spent talking about flat-pack and pre-fab, it’s only fitting that we dedicate this week’s spotlight on design to another example of the efficient design philosophy. We’re scaling down a bit, though, from entire houses or rooms of furniture, to showcase a slightly smaller, but no less useful, version of flat-pack: it’s ply…

New York Times: "A Brave New World for TV? Virtually"

New York Times: "A Brave New World for TV? Virtually"

Sundance Channel Island in Second Life was featured in the New York Times Arts & Leisure section on Sunday, June 24. Sundance Channel has branched out to explore the screening possibilities in virtual worlds and its efforts have been noticed by Second Life’s virtual citizens and established periodicals like The New York Times. The screening…

THE GREEN Meeting #10 Recap

THE GREEN Meeting #10 Recap

Simran Sethi led a lively discussion about water and plastic in the second life event held on June 20th at Sundance Channel Island. Some of the problems with freshwater supplies and how water can be contaminated were discussed. Also the use of plastic and its carcinogenic effect were covered. This is a very pertinent issue…

THE GREEN Meeting #9 Recap

THE GREEN Meeting #9 Recap

Sundance Channel Island in Second Life was full of life on Tuesday, June 12th. The week’s theme was KIDS and environmental refugees. Some pretty great questions were raised concerning how kids are so central to the environmental movement. They are basically the reason that many of us environmentalists are so interested in being green. In…

THE GREEN Meeting #8 Recap

THE GREEN Meeting #8 Recap

Simran Green Meeting The Green Meeting was full of curiosity and Simran’s poignant answers. The usual, and happily welcomed, group of environmentally inclined Second Life avatars were in attendance. We hope everyone had a great time and look forward to the next chance to regale your heart with environmental goodness and to put a smile…

THE GREEN Meeting #7 Recap

THE GREEN Meeting #7 Recap

Second Life continues to provide a perfect space for discussing environmental issues with Simran Sethi. Although there was a brief interruption in the audio stream last night, the connection was re-established and the rest of the night featured some very excited exchanges about sustainable furniture. Simran introduces CLEAR CUT: THE STORY OF PHILOMATH, OREGON, a…

THE GREEN Meeting #6 Recap

THE GREEN Meeting #6 Recap

Demonic Trash Can Avatar is stalking our green events May 22nd, Tuesday night, there was a very stimulating GREEN meeting in Second Life. Simran Sethi discussed cars and general environmental tips for driving green. This week also included the documentary FOREST FOR THE TREES. The doc discusses the environmental martyr Judi Barr, whom the government…

THE GREEN Meeting #5 Recap

THE GREEN Meeting #5 Recap

Another view of our virtual hosts! Welcome back to the weekly GREEN meeting recap article! On Tuesday night, May 15th, we had yet another great conversation in Second Life. Simran Sethi tried to help people understand the connections between eating and the environment. In fact, these two things are probably more related than anything else…

THE GREEN Meeting #4 Recap

THE GREEN Meeting #4 Recap

A very green avatar spotted at our recent events! The GREEN meeting this week was very lively, and people asked many questions about Green clothing. Feeling good about what you are wearing can be quite important, so perhaps in this case “looking good” is all about “feeling good”. Simran Sethi happily fielded questions from the…

THE GREEN Meeting #3 Recap

THE GREEN Meeting #3 Recap

Simran’s Avatar Shares A Big Laugh With The Crowd Another week of THE GREEN has passed, and this time we had a pretty flawless Second Life Q&A event with Simran Sethi. There were some rather good questions about recycling, sustainable business and other lovely thoughts such as “how many times can you reuse a plastic…

THE GREEN Meeting #2 Recap

THE GREEN Meeting #2 Recap

Technical Difficulties Our second GREEN meeting in Second Life with Simran Sethi was held on Tuesday Night. The topic on the table that evening – “How can we green our own homes?”. The crowd was there and ready to go with questions for Simran and it was shaping up to be another informative meeting in…

THE GREEN Meeting #1 Recap

THE GREEN Meeting #1 Recap

We held our first GREEN Meeting with Simran Sethi in Second Life this past Tuesday night. It was a huge success and we maxed out the number of people we can have on Sundance Channel Island at one time. A thoughtful live Q&A session took place between Simran and the audience in attendance with questions…

The Green Online Webisode #2 with Simran Sethi

The Green Online Webisode #2 with Simran Sethi

Watch Simran’s Webisode Host of THE GREEN Online, Simran Sethi discusses McDonough’s revolutionary “Cradle to Cradle” design concept in this week’s webisode: So as Simran asks, “Is this a fantasy or a useful way to re-think how we consume?” We’re interested in your answers and solutions. Join the discussion and give us your two cents…

The Green Online Webisode #1 with Simran Sethi

The Green Online Webisode #1 with Simran Sethi

Sundance Channel and THE GREEN Online are focused on promoting the development of ecologically sustainable lifestyles by highlighting people and companies at the forefront of the “green” movement. We have a lot planned for you over the next several months including exclusive video clips, webisodes, the launch of our new eco-mmunity, a brand new blog…