Archive for month: October, 2007

Virtual Embodiment, and the Quest to Discover What is Real

Categories:reflexive architecture

Dusan Writer posted another very thoughtful entry on his blog (link) about Reflexive Architecture. One of the most defining characteristics of the new virtual frontier is the increasingly blurry boundaries between fields of profession, and I’m excited to see the concept of virtual responsiveness reach far beyond the field of architecture. In fact, only a […]

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Introducing the Wikitecture Tree (machinima)

Categories:Uncategorized, wikitecture

A new technology, a new intereface, and a new methodology for collaborative design in Second Life. Theory Shaw (Ryan Schultz) and Keystone Bouchard (Jon Brouchoud).  Technology developed in collaboration with i3Dnow.  Music by DJ BLUE, via ccMixter.

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Phew… Finally, the Official Kick-Off Meeting for Wikitecture 3.0!

Can mass collaboration and collective intelligence improve the quality of architecture and urban planning? We are happy to announce that, Studio Wikitecture will continue to try to tease out this question, via it’s 3rd Wikitecture experiment kicking off officially on Nov. 7th. To accommodate those in different time zones, there will be two different times: […]

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Gehry Technologies Recruiting in Second Life

Categories:arcspace, gehry technologies

During the relatively brief time I’ve spent in Second Life (its only been 18 months!), I have met some incredibly high caliber architects, designers and engineers from around the world, and I think Gehry Technologies is right on target looking for recruits in Second Life with the help of arcspace. It wouldn’t surprise at all […]

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Sagrada Familia, by Antoni Gaudi: Virtual Video & Photo Exhibition on arcspace Island

  via the arcspace group in Second Life: “As part of an ongoing involvement with the Sagrada Família Church in Barcelona researchers in SIAL (Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory) lead by Professor Mark Burry are currently working on investigation into Antoni Gaudí’s final design models. By adapting a computer-aided design technique, known as parametric design, to […]

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Sagrada Familia, by Antoni Gaudi: Virtual Video & Photo Exhibition on arcspace Island

  via the arcspace group in Second Life: “As part of an ongoing involvement with the Sagrada Família Church in Barcelona researchers in SIAL (Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory) lead by Professor Mark Burry are currently working on investigation into Antoni Gaudí’s final design models. By adapting a computer-aided design technique, known as parametric design, to […]

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Reinventing Virtual Surface

Another fantastic exploration in reflexive architecture, this time from Far Link.  His first machinima (well done!) is posted below, and his descriptive post can be found HERE.

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Re: Reflexive Architecture

Categories:reflexive architecture

Check out this most impressive application of ‘Ripple Effect’ reflexive architecture, scripted by Adeon Writer. The difference between my original concept and this improvement is that each new avatar is represented by a different color. What a great idea!  Adeon has generously shared this script, with a disclaimer that it may need some tweaking depending […]

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Dont’ Agitate the Dots! Metrics + Architecture in Second Life

Thoughts on metrics, architecture and issues of presence in virtual worlds on my other blog @ Clear Night Sky: http://clearnightsky.com/node/388 Dusan Writer follows up with additional thoughts HERE, and HERE.

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“Second Life Will Revolutionize Engineering Design” Design News to Cover Second Life

Categories:engineering, second life

“Design News is breaking new ground as the first engineering publication to recognize the utility of SL for engineering design. We may be responsible for kicking off the CAD revolution our article foretells. It is only very rarely in a career that one is so fortunate to discover an opportunity so revolutionary as SL for […]

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