Archive for month: August, 2007

Open Source Scripts: Reflexive Virtual Architecture

I’ve decided to Open Source several of the scripts behind the Reflexive Architecture installations, with Fumon Kubo’s permission under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. Since this work is inspired by so many others, it only makes sense to make these open and accessible in order to encourage their ongoing development and evolution. If […]

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Rich Interchange Formats for Objects in Second Life

Another great post on Ugotrade. This one includes an interview with Linden Lab CEO Philip Rosedale, with some very interesting insights. I had the oppportunity to meet with author Tara5 Oh at SLCC this year, and we discussed architectural importing just before her interview with Philip, resulting in the following question: Ugotrade (Tara5 Oh) Question: […]

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The Space Between the Real and the Other Real

via http://odysseyart.ning.com/ In the past, architects and designers have used the virtual world as a workspace in which to experiment and develop prototypes for real world projects. In recent years we’ve seen the growth of networked 3D environments in which users socialise, play games, establish businesses and even fall in love. With millions of registered […]

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Architecture Professor Uses Second Life to Teach Collaboration

You might remember him from such periodicals as Architectural Record, Metropolis Magazine, and now Cadalyst! (link) among others. Tab Scott (Terry Beaubois), once again makes big news describing how he uses Second Life to teach Architecture at Montana State University’s Creative Research Lab. Way to go Tab!

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Info Island Library Gallery Exhibition Opening 6pm PDT 30 August, 2007

  The Library Gallery on Info Island will be hosting a two-part exhibition of architectural experiments Thursday, 30 August at 6pm.   Visitors may teleport to the Library Gallery, or visit the Gallery of Reflexive Architecture to experience the larger models.  A reception will follow at the TX859 dance area on roof of the tall building […]

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The Virtual Architecture of the Future Workplace

There are a number of statements in this ABC piece on the future of the workplace that I think architects and designers should take note of. A workplace with no corporate headquarters? Not even the CEO has an office with his name on the door? Having a desk with pictures of loved ones is a […]

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Shrinking Cities: Another Second Life Competition

Here’s another competition in Second Life a group member shared with me tonight. I think these competitions are great, but I’m really looking forward to awards that exceed ‘publication’ or book awards as the grand prize. Don’t get me wrong, publication and competitions are great, but I struggle with the idea that we should all […]

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Anyone Going to SLCC?

I’ll be in Chicago this weekend for the Second Life Community Convention, will you? Send Keystone Bouchard an IM so we can have the first annual ‘Architecture in Second Life’ meetup.

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MIND AVATAR | BODIES IN VIRTUAL PUBLIC SPACE | TREE OF [SECOND] LIFE, by Iota Ultsch

The following essay was submitted by Iota Ultsch. “The Gestalt approach is a form of phenomenological field theory. Gestalt shares the concerns of phenomenology, which are to study the multiple possibilities of a given field or situation as it is experienced subjectively by the people cocreating it at any moment in time. It shares the […]

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MIND AVATAR | BODIES IN VIRTUAL PUBLIC SPACE | TREE OF [SECOND] LIFE, by Iota Ultsch

The following essay was submitted by Iota Ultsch. “The Gestalt approach is a form of phenomenological field theory. Gestalt shares the concerns of phenomenology, which are to study the multiple possibilities of a given field or situation as it is experienced subjectively by the people cocreating it at any moment in time. It shares the […]

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