Tag Archive for: virtual workplace

Deserted Office Parks: The Exodus Continues

Following part 1, part 2 and part 3 – posted almost 2 years ago, I wanted to combine a few references from this week that underscore the premise of the incoming exodus to the virtual workplace. First, an excerpt from an ‘All Tech Considered‘ post, describing Frontline’s recent special, “Digital Nation.” “In filming at the IBM offices in […]

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Virtual Worlds as Green Workplaces: US Department of State Hosted Discussion

The US Department of State hosted another panel discussion in Second Life this month, digging into a topic I think has great potential – ‘Virtual Worlds as Green Workplaces.’   Here is yet another outstanding machinima by Draxtor Despres, covering this exciting event: Last summer, I wrote a series of posts around the topic of […]

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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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Machinima Manifesto: *WE* Shape our Virtual Buildings

In this podcast, I review some of the reasons I remain so optimistic about the future of virtual worlds, and describe the fundamental characteristics I believe make user-generated 3D worlds a game changing new standard every organization should be exploring – with or without a budget. I also touch on another point I intend to […]

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Second Life’s Enterprise Boom

Here are a few tremors from this week’s roundup from the virtual frontier: BusinessWeek – “Moving beyond Second Life marketing, many companies are infiltrating virtual worlds for employee meetings, mixers, and recruiting.” http://businessweek.com/technology/content/may2008/tc2008052_842516.htm “To save money in these tough times, universities, conference planners and global firms have started holding gatherings for far-flung employees and students […]

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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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Exodus to the Virtual Workplace, Part 1

[see also part 2 and part 3] I’m often asked if it is actually possible to make a living practicing virtual architecture in Second Life. As it turns out, I have indeed become quite a virtual Bedouin lately, and have been lucky enough to derive an equal or greater income working in Second Life than […]

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