Archive for month: May, 2008

Opening of Real Life +Second Life Museum Exhibition at The Tech: Keynote by Philip Rosedale

Earlier this year, The Tech Museum of Innovation invited Second Life residents to collaborate around the design of exhibits for their real life museum in San Jose for an upcoming exhibition, ‘Art, Film & Music’. They had already built a replica of their physical building, and set up an exhibition hall where participants from around […]

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The ARCH Listed as Number 14 of 25 Most Popular Architecture-Related Blogs

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Eikongraphia recently published MoPo 2008 , listing The Arch as number 14 on the list! We’re in good company too! 1. BLDGBLOG 2. City of Sound 3. Archidose 4. Pruned 5. Interactive Architecture 6. Architecture.mnp 7. Subtopia 8. Life Without Buildings 9. Tropolism 10. Mirage Studio 7 11. Strange Harvest 12. Architechnophilia 13. The Where […]

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Tutorial: How to Replicate a Real Life Building in Second Life [updated]

One of the most frequently requested services I receive as a freelance builder and consultant in Second Life is to replicate real-life buildings. While I’ve written a lot (here, and here) about the potential for a new (non-replica) language of purely virtual architecture, based on the inherent characteristics of the virtual environment, I strongly believe […]

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Second Life’s Enterprise Boom

Here are a few tremors from this week’s roundup from the virtual frontier: BusinessWeek – “Moving beyond Second Life marketing, many companies are infiltrating virtual worlds for employee meetings, mixers, and recruiting.” http://businessweek.com/technology/content/may2008/tc2008052_842516.htm “To save money in these tough times, universities, conference planners and global firms have started holding gatherings for far-flung employees and students […]

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Smart Buildings – Strategies for Saving Costs & Generating Revenue: Streaming Live into Second Life from the Serious Games Institute

“Integrating Physical and Virtual Worlds to Add Real Value to Buildings” Serious Games Institute Technology Workshop – Smart Buildings – Strategies for Saving Costs & Generating Revenue This coming Wednesday , May 14th at 4:30am SL-time, an event taking place in the real world at the Serious Games Institute (SGI) in Coventry, UK will be […]

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Smart Buildings – Strategies for Saving Costs & Generating Revenue: Streaming Live into Second Life from the Serious Games Institute

“Integrating Physical and Virtual Worlds to Add Real Value to Buildings” Serious Games Institute Technology Workshop – Smart Buildings – Strategies for Saving Costs & Generating Revenue This coming Wednesday , May 14th at 4:30am SL-time, an event taking place in the real world at the Serious Games Institute (SGI) in Coventry, UK will be […]

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Exodus to the Virtual Workplace, Part 3

Assuming I have established a viable case for the 3D virtual workplace in post 1 and 2, what about the actual planning, design and virtual architecture required to support it? What are the new characteristics of this environment that deserve consideration when developing a virtual workplace? There is a lot to cover here, but I’ll […]

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Exodus to the Virtual Workplace, Part 2

Lets start with a brief thought trial before I get too far. Take a look at this familiar list of just some of the businesses who have, at some point, had a presence in Second Life: Accenture, AccuWeather, ABN AMRO, Aegon, Ajax Football Club, Alcatel Lucent, AMD, Armani, Autodesk, Ben & Jerry’s, Boots UK, BMW, […]

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