Archive for month: February, 2007

Virtual Architects Association

Lately it seems the content of this blog could remain fairly constant even if I were to only report the formation of new architecture-related groups in Second Life! The rapidly growing awareness of the potential for architects to use SL as a professional tool is very exciting, and I think we can expect to see […]

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Update: Second Life Schoool of Architecture

The Tracer, founder of SLSA, recently shared coordinates with the new school’s location in Second Life. The build is still under construction, but appears to be quite an expressive place. The Tracer has clearly taken steps toward transcending the habit of replicating real life architecture, and the build experiments with virtuality in some interesting ways.

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Update: Designer Dingson’s Installation of the Farnsworth House

Designer Dingson has completed his installation of the Farnsworth House on Architecture Island in Second Life. Designer Dingson: “I worked with Troi Timtam on the landscaping (who was wonderful), she chose to use the tall thin white barked trees so as to echo the strong verticals on the house. The upper gardens feature a small […]

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3pointD and Studio Wikitecture

Mark Wallace of 3pointD asks in a recent post: “Is there anyone out there who’d be interested in attending another 3pointD Think Tank on this subject (wikitecture)? My goal would be to get the original participants in the ARCH discussion in touch with some coding geniuses and actually get a project for something like this […]

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Open for Contributions and Meeting Ideas

If anyone has an idea for an idea for a post that fits the concentration of this blog, or a meeting idea for the RL Architects group in Second Life, I would love to hear from you! I would like to start decentralizing this blog, and the group, and would love to include contributions and […]

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Architecture Groups

In addition to the ‘RL Architects in Second Life’ groups that I strongly encourage everyone to join, there are some new Second Life architecture groups to keep and eye on! The ‘SLSA members’ which relates to the ‘Second Life School of Architecture’ (not to be confused with the SL Space Agency, or the SL Soccer […]

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20 Years of Online Community

[update...transcript posted] Tom Portante will be giving a presentation about lessons he has learned through 20 years of experience with online communities today at 2:00 SL-time. During the last Community Development presentation, we heard Lys Ware of Stanford University express his views on virtual communities. The topic and discussion was multi-faceted and quite diverse, but […]

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Architecture Island (AKA no more!)

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Don’t ask me what I was thinking when I named my island ‘The Homestead’, but the name has now been formally changed to Architecture Island… whew!

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The Bartlett House

If I had to isolate the most commonly held concern real life architects have with building their projects in Second Life, it’s that the building tools are too limiting. They claim that realistic architecture is difficult, or even impossible to achieve using the in-world building tools. While I normally reserve the content of this blog […]

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Villa Venete: Progress Report

Palladio’s Villa Venete, by Alfredo Desideri is now under construction on Architecture Island. Alfredo started his Second Life explorations through a Palladianesque installation (still rezzed on the island), and a tiny replica. The model shown here is still under construction, and is still not full size. However, given the magnitude of Alfredo’s drive to honor […]

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