Archive for month: February, 2008

Competition Details: ‘Design for an Eco-Friendly Community’

I’m sincerely honored to have been invited to jury this most exciting competition! I know firsthand how exhilarating it can be to work on a project like this in Second Life, especially given the collaborative nature they’re inviting. This is an absolutely perfect use of Second Life – combining everything we all love about it. […]

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Architects Enslave Programmers to Build an AutoCAD Import Tool for Second Life, Henshin IV Released

Hats off to the folks at AI Design Studio. Not only because they have been working so hard to develop an AutoCAD import tool for Second Life, but also because they make such entertaining machinima promotional pieces. Their choice of background songs is always memorable and distinctive to say the least! They have spent the […]

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Design for an Eco-friendly Community

Categories:arcspace, kk jewell

Design a structure in Second Life – build the structure in China and Hawaii in Real Life! arcspace.com and ecolandnow.com, in collaboration with INBAR – International Network for Bamboo and Rattan, invite architects, designers and students to take part in an international competition at arcspace Island. The winners, selected by an international jury in Second […]

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Architecture Firm CKI Teams up with the Government of Thailand to Build Massive Virtual Planet

The massive $250 million project, called ‘CyberCity’ won’t be open until 2010. Somehow, upon hearing this news (link to full story), I feel a sense of vindication for all my ranting and raving about why architects should be taking virtual worlds seriously, and why an architectural background really is an ideal skill-set for virtual worlds […]

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Drumroll please… realXtend + OpenSim = Importing of Proper 3D Models

I’m not a techie guy, but I know what ‘import proper 3D models’ means, and I know what a tremendous impact it will have on our industry and beyond. We’ve heard about emulator plug-ins that enable SL-like models (built within the same limitations) to be imported.. We’ve seen sculpties… But it still isn’t the fluid […]

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From Common Interests to Common Borders

Architecture Islands, arcspace and Eolus One are announcing that they will be moving to a new location on the Second Life grid, and will now be sharing common borders as a contiguous group of islands. The move is part of a concerted effort to unite some of the brightest minds as well as the most […]

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Updated Reflexive [Tile] Script

Oze Aichi shared this revised ‘Reflexive Wall Tile’ script, which you can find HERE. Also, check out Far Link’s ideas about this concept HERE.

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Wikitecture Progress Video, and a Call for Sponsors

Hello everyone! As you may already know, the third Wikitecture experiment using our new 3D-Wiki technology will be wrapping up in the next few weeks, and we are already looking forward to the next experiment. If you are not already familiar, HERE is a demo of how the in-world interface works, and HERE is a […]

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Open Source Scripts: The DynaFleur Revealed

Many thanks to desdemona Enfield and the DynaFleur team for sharing these 2 awesome scripts! I rezzed them out and started playing with them – its quite addicting! I can imagine all sorts of wonderful applications of these. Here is the reflexPanel script and here is the reflexCilium script For the Cilium script, you’ll need […]

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3D Wiki, Demo and Tour Tomorrow (2/8) at 10:30 AM SL-time

Join us tomorrow for a demo of the 3D Wiki (the Wiki-Tree), and a review of the designs submitted so far for the OAN Challenge we’re working on for Wikitecture 3.0. The competition deadline is February 29, so there is still time to provide your input!  You don’t have to be an architect! Here’s the […]

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