Archive for month: December, 2007

From Architecture to Wikitecture: How Virtual Worlds and Web 2.0 Will Revolutionize Architecture

Tomorrow, Ryan Schultz and I are heading to Milwaukee to demonstrate Second Life to the American Institute of Architecture Students FORUM convention. For my part, I put together a survey of everything I could think of related to architecture in SL, and Ryan put together a more philosophical perspective of how we think virtual worlds […]

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via NPIRL: What every Second Life newbie should know – 10 secret tips that will boost your experience from the get-go

I could be wrong, but I suspect there might be a few readers who still haven’t been in Second Life, or tried and didn’t have a very good time. Just in case you change your mind, I’d like to share this link from fellow blogger and good friend of mine Bettina Tizzy from the ‘Not […]

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Architecture and Culture of Ancient Egypt Recreated in Second Life

“Aura Lily has been using Second Life to recreate the artifacts and architecture of ancient Egypt. Using maps drawn by one of Napoleon’s artist engineers, she’s also working on an accurate recreation of temples and buildings on the island of Philae. Aura’s work is simply amazing, and I think the educational potential to use Second […]

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via SLNN: “Architect DB Bailey ignores gravity and early critics”

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Interesting story via SLNN.com about RL Architect DB Bailey. Screenshots also via SLNN.com Bailey says SL is ”unbelievably liberating for an architect, a dream.” I couldn’t agree more! [update: after finally having a chance to catch up on my reading, I found another great post about DB Bailey on Eshi's blog HERE.]

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re: What’s wrong with virtual architecture?

I was a little late on the draw, but there is an interesting post and comment thread over on GridBlog.  Lordfly posts some very insightful thoughts about virtual architecture, competitions, functionality in SL and more.  What are your thoughts?  

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Alley Flats Presentation Machinima

Here is a video I made during the University of Texas, Austin Alley Flat Initiative presentation. I have to apologize for the video and sound quality, but I really wanted to share this since it was a very inspirational tour and presentation, including some great quotes and fascinating insights! By no means does this video […]

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Wikitecture’s N-Tuple Brain Continues Work on the 3D Wiki

Here is a transcript of Friday’s Wikitecture meeting on Friday (link), and here is a slideshow (link). The in-world 3D wiki portion of the open source architecture project is advancing nicely, as is the web forum. We have collaboratively assembled a significant amount of information and insight about the culture of Nepal, the regional vernacular, […]

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University of Texas Brings the Alley Flat Initiative to Second Life

The University of Texas and a community in East Austin recently announced an exciting collaboration in Second Life.  The Alley Flat Initiative <http://thealleyflatinitiative.org/> is a real-world project that combines cutting-edge architectural designs, sustainable development technology and community development in East Austin. With the help of a UT graduate interdisciplinary communication class, this exciting collaboration will […]

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Make it Right: The Pink Project Freebies

The Architecture Islands of Second Life have seen no shortage of humanitarian aid projects this year! First we built the Porchdog (machinima) for Cameron Sinclair’s Second Life appearance. Then, the Wikitecture group started work on a telemedical center for a poor village in Nepal, and now a new installation on Architecture Island (SLurl) is aimed […]

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Gehry Inspired Build Opens Thursday, Dec. 6th at 5:30PM SL-time

submitted by ‘The Tracer’ “So I began to think about Gehry and his ideas of form and beauty as it pertains to space. The ideas behind his aesthetics are unmatched, but the functionality of his builds in RL are somewhat unsuccessful. Therefore, in no other place do Gehrys designs belong more, than in Second Life. […]

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