The Veteran-Civilian Dialogue space would soon be hosting some of the deepest and potentially life-changing conversations on the grid, and the architecture of this space would need to play an integral role in organizing, nurturing and encouraging a variety of emotionally powerful experiences. This is the story of the creation of the virtual VCD space, and how the architecture of this space would need to play an integral role in organizing, nurturing and encouraging a variety of emotionally powerful experiences.
As the pendulum swings back into Second Life for some exciting new consulting projects, I’m reminded just how fun it is to build with prims and how much potential virtual environments hold for architectural practice and collaboration. You can quite literally *feel* the space as it takes shape, understanding and perceiving it in a way that no other medium affords.
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.
What the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Can Learn from the NBC / Universal Agreement with Battlestar Galactica Fans in Second Life
Today, there is breaking news that NBC / Universal has agreed to let Battlestar Galactica-themed roleplay sims continue in Second Life. Like the Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Museum, they too had been issued a cease and desist order through a DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) order.
The convergence of the game industry and the metaverse will be a Big Bang for the 3D web, but if you’re coming to this from the metaverse side of the fence and not a hardcore gamer, wrapping your mind around the mechanics and current state of the game industry can be pretty challenging.