Archive for category: Events + Landmarks

From Auckland to Aalborg: The Architecture in Virtual Worlds Dialog

(video intro) There were more than 42,000 kilometers separating this group if you connected our locations around the globe. For Amr Attia, in Cairo, Egypt, it was 10:00 in the evening. For Judy Cockeram, it was just 9:00 in the morning – but it was the next day for her, half-way around the world, in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Virtual Architecture 101: Design Fundamentals, Processes and Strategies for Virtual Worlds

Virtual Architecture 101 is a free, interactive, self guided, educational installation in Second Life, designed to provide visitors with a sampling of architectural fundamentals, design processes, strategies and best practices for creating effective virtual world projects.

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Games + Learning + Society Conference – June 15 to 17 Madison, Wisconsin

How lucky am I to have such an incredible conference in my own back yard here in Madison, at the University of Wisconsin? Mid-June is an incredible time of year in Madison, and I would encourage anyone interested in the intersection of virtual worlds, game development and education to make the trek to this conference.

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Winy Maas and Philip Rosedale Discuss Architecture in Virtual Worlds at “John Edwards Lecture”

The Architecture Foundation’s “John Edwards Lecture” is designed to bring a global leading architect into conversation with a contemporary from another discipline.  Last year, it featured Thom Mayne, Morphosis Architects, and Frédéric Flamand, Director, Le Ballet National de Marseille.   This year, the sold out event featured Philip Rosedale (creator of Second Life) in conversation with Winy Maas, […]

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Studio Wikitecture takes on a new design competition, and needs YOUR help!

Starting today, we have a new Studio Wikitecture project! We’re going to be entering another Open Architecture Network design competition, Safe Trestles.. we need YOUR help!

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Rapid prototyping and collaborative design of real-world galleries and exhibits

Ironically, one of the most unique and memorable highlights of my time spent exploring virtual worlds had to do with music, not architecture. The ‘Wikisonic’ collaborative music installation, first prototyped in Second Life with help from John Street was later chosen for construction at The Tech Museum of innovation in San Jose. Team member Anne […]

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Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Museum in Second Life establishes licensing agreement with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Congratulations to the Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Museum for securing a licensing agreement with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation for its work in Second Life.  With Taliesin in my own backyard here in Madison, and the magnitude of influence Mr. Wright has had on my own architectural quest, I am really looking forward to watching […]

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Ciudad de Mexico – Must See!

Categories:Events + Landmarks

The architecture, the narrative, the graphic design – its all spectacular, with mind boggling attention paid to detail and overall experience. The sim design/builder, Patch Thibaud and his team at Pixelhaus Design Studio have been on fire in recent months, completing some of the most impressive builds I’ve seen in SL, including the Best of […]

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Video Coverage of U.S. State Department Hosted Panel: Architectural Design and International Collaboration in Virtual Worlds

What an honor it was to have been included in this panel discussion, and to have a chance to hear more about the exciting work being done by the other panelists using virtual worlds in professional architectural practice and education.  I think it was an important and timely event – illustrating the potential of virtual […]

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National School of Architecture of Marseille launches virtual school

It took me a while to stop laughing at these images for long enough to finish this post… What an exciting ‘virtual architecture’ lineup we have this weekend!   On Saturday, the National School of Architecture of Marseille will be opening their new virtual school in Second Life – in parallel with a real world exhibition at […]

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