Tag Archive for: virtual worlds

15 Tips for Freelance Work in Games and Virtual Worlds Development

I love being a freelancer. I’ve been lucky enough to get away with it off for 9 out of the past 10 years, and wouldn’t have it any other way. However, it hasn’t always been easy – especially the first few years. There were so many hard earned lessons and missed opportunities that could easily have been avoided had I known better at the time. That’s what this post is all about.

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Excerpts from my contribution to CLOG:RENDERING about architecture in virtual worlds

Below are a couple of excerpts from my contribution to RENDERING, covering some of my thoughts on architecture in virtual worlds. The book is a publication of CLOG, and can be purchased HERE.

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Results of Arch Virtual’s 2011 New Year’s Predictions: 7 out of 11

I didn’t do too bad on last year’s predictions (read the full post here).

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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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11 Predictions for 2011 (and beyond)

This is the first time I’ve made New Year’s predictions, but I so enjoy reading what others predict that I couldn’t resist jotting down a few of my own. In general, I think 2011 is going to be of vital importance to virtual world growth and development, but it won’t be outward-facing.  I think it […]

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$900 million facility prototyped in Second Life now under construction

$900 million facility prototyped in Second Life now under construction

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University of Western Australia hosts architecture competition in SL, gathering ideas for a real-world building

There is a lot going on at the University of WA sim in Second Life! I haven’t been able to take it all in yet, but my friend Patch Thibaud teleported me into a site where he recently installed his entry (brilliant, imho – screenshots above and below) in an architecture competition they’re hosting called […]

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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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Construction Complete! Before and After Images of Architectural Prototyping in Second Life

Dedato, an architecture and design firm based in Amsterdam has now moved into its new headquarters – a 5 story design they prototyped in the online, multi-user virtual world of Second Life before construction started.  Rakeem Buaku, who coordinated the virtual construction, called the project a success, and said he would definitely consider using virtual worlds […]

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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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