Archive for month: May, 2009

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-05-31

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Saving millions with a Virtual Medical Center, for university level training and health care education: http://archvirtual.com/?p=1356 # I’m super sad that I couldn’t make it to @metaverseu this year! #metaverseu (metaverseu live > http://ustre.am/3aaS) # Watch the Metaverse U conference live: http://ow.ly/9Tn7 #metaverseu (metaverseu live > http://ustre.am/3aaS) # Metaverse U agenda is here: http://ow.ly/9Toj #metaverseu […]

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Featured Machinima: A Virtual Medical Centre

Check out this brief macinima showing highlights of a recent tour I went on with Dr. Scott Diener’s in his Virtual Medical Centre.  It is a painstakingly detailed build, with an impressive range of scripted elements that simulate real life medical procedures.  During one part of the tour, Dr. Diener showed a photograph of the […]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-05-24

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Students of architecture explore virtual reality at the University of Auckland: http://tinyurl.com/qly2g6 # FBI experimenting in Second Life: http://tinyurl.com/oy6h5j # “84% of the AEC/construction industry is 2D” …. no wonder they’re so terribly inefficient… http://tinyurl.com/cgnh3c # “Very few companies have brought 3D into their workflows, and almost none have made the full transition to 3D.” […]

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Dispatch from Cairo #3

Submitted by David Denton, AIA – http://www.daviddenton.com Actually this dispatch is from California. We have just returned after five weeks in Cairo. We came home feeling good about what we accomplished. Our final presentation took place at the client’s home, a beautiful villa on the Nile River. We used the Second Life model and essentially […]

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Parcels Now Available on Architecture Islands

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To learn more about these parcels, or to get started, contact me at land@archvirtual.com, by phone, 608-219-9318, by Skype – keystone1111, or in Second Life – message Keystone Bouchard. Architecture Islands are rented by architects, designers, educators, students and other AEC professionals who are exploring the use of  virtual worlds in professional practice, education and […]

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Cisco Runs Spime Design Workshops in Second Life

I recently met David Orban, Chief Evangelist at WideTag who hosted and moderated the Spime Design Workshops at Cisco in Second Life.  The concept of Spimes is still new to me, but I think David did a great job leveraging the virtual experience in running these workshops, which felt incredibly ‘real’ in a way – […]

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115+ Architecture Students Using Second Life at the University of Auckland School of Architecture and Planning

Here is a brief video showing some of the amazing work currently under development at the University of Auckland’s Putahi sim (SLurl) in Second Life, led by Professor Judy Cockeram. The University continues to leverage their virtual ‘Living Sketchbooks’ (covered previously HERE), but this time there are over 115 first year students exploring the virtual […]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-05-17

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busy night on Architecture Island in Second Life tonight! Lots of new interest – quite a few new schools setting up to teach next fall. # The Network behind the network! http://archvirtual.ning.com/ # another reminder that next Friday (22nd) is all about architectural education in Second Life: http://archvirtual.com/?p=1173 # Doing a tour of Architecture Islands […]

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Architecture Students at Delaware Tech Design Sustainable Housing Prototypes for Cape Town, South Africa

The Delaware Technical & Community College has made a strong and successful debut in their use of virtual worlds in architectural education through a project led by Professor L.C. Weaverling’s (Profesora Farigoule in SL) ‘Architectural Design: Foundation Studies I’ class. I met L.C. while touring another architectural student project led by Judy Cockeram from the […]

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Dispatch from Cairo #2

We are starting our fifth week of work here in Cairo. Construction proceeds in SL. We are rapidly running out of prims. The design is starting to be dictated by what looks best with the fewest prims – not an ideal situation. We anticipate a major presentation to our client About el-Enein tomorrow. I’ve been […]

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