Archive for month: September, 2009

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-09-27

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Demo, Open House and Q&A on the OpenSim Architecture Islands grid: http://ow.ly/quyM # Real Architecture in Virtual Environments: How to Profit from Virtual Environments – a Second Life event: http://ow.ly/qBGQ # Free Demo, Open House and Q&A on the OpenSim Architecture Islands grid TODAY at 9am PDT. More info here: http://ow.ly/quyM # Microsoft Photosynth as […]

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Cyberspace as a vibrant, social, interactive and collaborative ‘place’ for the already virtual discipline of architecture

Visiting an architectural masterpiece, or touring a building we helped design, is one of the many great rewards of architectural study and practice.  Yet even if we think of ‘architecture’ as a rich, experiential, and tangible phenomenon, the daily practice or study of architecture is, in many ways an intangible, or otherwise ‘virtual’ reality, and […]

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Machinima: Philip Rosedale on creativity, virtual world growth, and evolving business models

I captured this brief, though very insightful, clip of Philip Rosedale addressing a ‘mixed reality’ audience streamed live from the Engage Expo in San Jose California, and in-world at the Metanomics event space. I haven’t had a chance to edit and publish more clips, but want to also give props to Tom Hale, Harper Beresford, JeanieSing […]

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Spherical worlds in the new realxtend viewer release

Realxtend continues to innovate, as reported by Jani Pirkola at maxping: “The virtual earth has been flat. Now that is about to change. Is it going to be a ball? Yes, but not as you would think! realXtend surprises us by defining a new model where the avatars can walk inside of the ball – […]

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New ThinkBalm analyst report: Crossing the Chasm, One Implementation at a Time

For all of you early adopters out there, this new report from ThinkBalm is definitely worth a read.  If rich, immersive, 3D, virtual environments “The core question we set out to answer is, “How are early adopters overcoming barriers to adoption of immersive technology in the workplace?” To build upon the research we conducted for the ThinkBalm Immersive […]

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Photosynth as a free building-scale 3D scanner?

Following yesterday’s post about urban models generated from point clouds, I noticed this post on Digital Urban about the possibility of using Microsoft’s Photosynth as a way of capturing these point clouds (in this camporting those clouds as full 3D models. The above video (be sure to watch it through the ‘import’ scene!) demonstrates that […]

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Real Architecture in Virtual Environments: How to Profit from Virtual Environments – Second Life Event

This Second Life event should be a pretty interesting, held October 2nd at 12 PM PDT, 21:00 PM CEDT, at this slurl. It will be moderated by Roy Philbin from Second Interest, and features the following panel: Kirsten Kiser, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of arcspace.com David Denton, CEO, David Denton, AIA – http://www.daviddenton.com Jon Brouchoud, Founder […]

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Toward the Sentient City, Situated Technologies, Conflux Festival and more

I was just checking in on Twitter (I’m @ARCHNetwork, btw) – and saw that I missed a tweet from NPIRL’s Bettina Tizzy posting a RT from @TishShute from UgoTrade about the exciting “Toward the Sentient City” pamphlet, published by Situated Technologies.   Drawing a parallel to “Reflexive Architecture,” Bettina says “So it IS possible in […]

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Interactive-scale and fully up-to-date models of the whole world

My faith in ‘the convergence’ was re-affirmed by Cory Ondrejka’s recent commentary on this video in his excellent collapsing geography blog. It’s easy to forget, and often difficult to visualize, what these newly emerging (and converging) technologies will bring in both the near and distant futures. In the meantime, it’s exciting to see progress, fun […]

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Demo, Open House and Q&A on the OpenSim Architecture Islands grid

If you’re curious about how the OpenSim platform might be useful in your art, architecture or design related projects, we will be holding an informal open house this Wednesday, September 23rd at 9am PDT on the Architecture Islands grid. Here is the event’s agenda: 10 minute demonstration of building and design in OpenSim platform, showing […]

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