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$60 OpenSim Prefab Regions: The Elements Series

These sim packages are designed to provide flexible, modern environments for learning, enterprise, and private development in OpenSim and are now available at a significantly discounted rate. Each full sim package is just $60 USD, and is delivered as an opensim OAR file. Payments must be made via PayPal, and orders can be placed by […]

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Realtime Cities Initiative: Virtual Dubuque

Introducing Virtual Dubuque, a premiere development of our new Virtual Cities initiative. This new community resource will provide free and easy to access windows into interactive, customizable 3D models of cities.

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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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Video of Wikitecture Presentation at Metaverse U Now Available

If you can’t tell, I was more than a little nervous, and couldn’t quite shake my midwestern accent! =) Many thanks to Henrik Bennetsen, Stanford University and everyone who helped make Metaverse U so successful (see more videos HERE). We did receive a lot of positive feedback and made some great connections with several individuals […]

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Wikitects in the Windy City and Life 2.0

If you happen to be in the Chicago area, Ryan and I will be at the Illinois Institute of Technology on Tuesday, April 1st (6pm Central) talking about Wikitecture, and how virtual worlds and web 2.0 will revolutionize the architecture industry. If you can’t make it to Chicago, you can attend our presentation from wherever […]

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Architecture Course Ideas Using Second Life

I was noodling through my computer this morning, and noticed these courses ideas I wrote up last June that include Second Life as an integral part of a university level architecture studio. They were primarily intended as a simple brainstorming activity, so I thought I would share them here for you to review, use, improve: […]

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From Architecture to Wikitecture: How Virtual Worlds and Web 2.0 Will Revolutionize Architecture

Tomorrow, Ryan Schultz and I are heading to Milwaukee to demonstrate Second Life to the American Institute of Architecture Students FORUM convention. For my part, I put together a survey of everything I could think of related to architecture in SL, and Ryan put together a more philosophical perspective of how we think virtual worlds […]

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Phew… Finally, the Official Kick-Off Meeting for Wikitecture 3.0!

Can mass collaboration and collective intelligence improve the quality of architecture and urban planning? We are happy to announce that, Studio Wikitecture will continue to try to tease out this question, via it’s 3rd Wikitecture experiment kicking off officially on Nov. 7th. To accommodate those in different time zones, there will be two different times: […]

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Welcome to Wikitecture 3.0! By the Community, for the Community

Read the full release here. Would you like to participate in the AMD Open Architecture Challenge on a global team of qualified and talented architects, designers and engineers? Studio Wikitecture invites you to just that. In keeping with the spirit of the Open Architecture Network’s goal of ‘improving the living standards through collaborative design,’ we […]

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