Tag Archive for: machinima

10 Reasons Second Life is a Killer App for Oculus Rift, and why OpenSim will get there first

Second Life is a killer app for Oculus VR. Now, before you skip ahead to post a comment about how SL has been overrun by furries and 14 year olds, take a moment to scroll through these screenshots, and watch some of the machinima below.

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Giant shamrocks take over Main Street!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Virtual Dubuque.

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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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Fragility of Spaces: French Architecture Students Present Second Life Work at VWBPE

This video shows French architecture students presenting virtual designs they developed during a week-long ‘intensive’ at Paris-Malaquais using the virtual world Second Life. The presentations were made during the ARCHI21 presentation at the VWBPE conference.

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20 minute study model in Second Life (video)

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.

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Encore! Machinima and Screenshots of the 48 hour Architectural Jazz Jam

All it takes is a catalyst.   For the past 48 hours, this empty parcel came to life with a group of designers, architects and artists from around the world, who imprinted this build with their creativity – riffing and building on what others had created, and adding their own voice.  It really was a […]

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Fantastic New Documentary Captures the Potential of Architectural Education and Collaboration in Virtual Environments

Over the past six months, Draxtor Despres has been carefully documenting the collaborative work of students from Ain Shams University and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles – led by Amr Attia, David Denton, and Kara Bartelt.  Drax is partnering here with Sandcastle Studios, and published the 1st part in a documentary series, “The Kansas […]

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Architects in Cyberspace, or not

Texts written 20 years ago on architecture in cyberspace are as accurate and inspiring today as they were then, but where are the cyberspace architects now?

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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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A Virtual Conversation Overheard – new machinima

Just for fun, I made this machinima of one of the more popular posts I wrote on my personal blog earlier this year, found here.   Feel free to remix it!

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