Archive for category: lebenswelt

MIND AVATAR | BODIES IN VIRTUAL PUBLIC SPACE | TREE OF [SECOND] LIFE, by Iota Ultsch

The following essay was submitted by Iota Ultsch. “The Gestalt approach is a form of phenomenological field theory. Gestalt shares the concerns of phenomenology, which are to study the multiple possibilities of a given field or situation as it is experienced subjectively by the people cocreating it at any moment in time. It shares the […]

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MIND AVATAR | BODIES IN VIRTUAL PUBLIC SPACE | TREE OF [SECOND] LIFE, by Iota Ultsch

The following essay was submitted by Iota Ultsch. “The Gestalt approach is a form of phenomenological field theory. Gestalt shares the concerns of phenomenology, which are to study the multiple possibilities of a given field or situation as it is experienced subjectively by the people cocreating it at any moment in time. It shares the […]

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UgoTrade’s Coverage of Virtual Architecture

UgoTrade  has been doing some interesting research and reporting on virtual architecture, including a new post today (link) including coverage of the reflexive architecture installation, the Cntrl-Shift-07 competition, Theory Shaw, the Wikitecture progress, as well as the important work Eolus McMillan and the EOLUS One Initiative they have been working on.

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Temporal Machinima

This machinima, this essay by Theory Shaw, and a visit to this SLurl tell the whole picture. A great example of reflexivity and responsiveness in virtual architecture.

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Reflexive Architecture

Here is a brief machinima that hopefully describes the Architectural Jazz concept a bit more clearly. The idea is to make the inhabitant an active part of both the musical and architectural composition. In real life, when we listen to music, or occupy a space, we generally play a passive role. The composition remains largely […]

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Architectural Jazz, by Keystone Bouchard

(This is Keystone Bouchard’s essay submission to the Ctrl-Shift-07 competition on Lebenswelt Island – screenshots also by Keystone.  Slideshow HERE.) The cannon blast launching this competition triggered an architectural jam session! The ‘real-time evolution’ called for by the competition brief started with a few entrants immediately rezzing elements that responded to the existing context, leading […]

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A Space to Occupy the Mind, by Alfredo Desideri

  (This is Alfredo Desideri’s essay submission to the Ctrl-Shift-07 competition on Lebenswelt Island – screenshots also by Alfredo)  The building’s origins date from the history of architecture: some architectural solutions therein originate from this starting point but new questions are also raised. It is important to refer to the history of architecture, even in […]

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Social Collision Array: by Andrew Liebchen (Papp Peccable)

(This is Andrew Liebchen’s essay submission to the Ctrl-Shift-07 competition on Lebenswelt Island – screenshots also by Andrew) “Privately owned user-created content is one of the dividing lines between Second Life and other forms of the Metaverse. A strongly encoded and enforced sense of private property within Second Life protects the Linden Dollar, property-holders, and […]

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