The ARCH


Architettura in Second Life
November 30, 2007, 4:35 pm
Filed under: architecture, experience italy, lucam oh, machinima

Check out this brilliant machinima piece, describing the EX.IT project I posted last week.

I think the choice of soundtrack is perfect – with the urban sounds of cars honking every so often – with rain in the background, creates a real sense of place and embodiment. This holistic integration of art, architecture, sculpture, cinematography, photography, fashion – clearly exercises a level of restraint and careful consideration that really makes you want to experience this virtual place for yourself. Brilliant work Lucam, keep it up!

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Discovering Neolithic Architecture: Remixing Catalhoyuk Day
November 28, 2007, 2:55 pm
Filed under: archeology, architectural resources, Catalhoyuk, neolithic, Okapi, UC Berkeley

Join us for Remixing Catalhoyuk Day, a public program sponsored by OKAPI and the Berkeley Archaeologists at Catalhoyuk. Visit OKAPI Island in the 3-D virtual environment of Second Life and explore the past and present of Catalhoyuk, a 9000-year-old village located in present-day Turkey. OKAPI Island features virtual reconstructions of the excavation site and multimedia exhibits of research data.

HERE are a few slides showing just a tiny sample of what is offered on the island.

Remixing Catalhoyuk Day
10am to 6pm Pacific Standard Time (GMT-8)
November 28, 2007
Location: Okapi Island
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Okapi/128/128/0

Join us for Remixing Catalhoyuk Day, a public program sponsored by OKAPI and the Berkeley Archaeologists at Catalhoyuk. Visit OKAPI Island in the 3-D virtual environment of Second Life and explore the past and present of Catalhoyuk, a 9000-year-old village located in present-day Turkey. OKAPI Island features virtual reconstructions of the excavation site and multimedia exhibits of research data. The Island was constructed by a team of undegraduate research apprentices during the Spring and Fall 2007 semester. The Remixing Catalhoyuk program includes lectures, guided tours, games, and much more. Mark your calendars!

Remixing Çatalhöyük Day Activitiesfont>

(10-10:30 AM, 3-3:30 PM PST)
Guided Tours of OKAPI Island. Tours will be conducted by Ruth Tringham (Professor of Anthropology, UC Berkeley, and Principal Investigator of Berkeley Archaeologists at Çatalhöyük) and the Remixing Çatalhöyük team.

(1 – 2 PM PST)
Lecture: “Cultural Heritage Interpretive Videowalks: Moving Through Present Past Places Physically and Virtually” Presented by Ruth Tringham to the UC Berkeley Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Colloquium and simulcast in Second Life.

(2 – 4 PM PST)
Turkish Music Mix. Visit OKAPI Island, learn about Çatalhöyük and build your own remixes in the OKAPI Island Sandbox while listening to DJ (and UCB Anthro grad) Burcu’s eclectic mix of classical and contemporary Turkish music.

(4-5 PM PST)
Remixing Çatalhöyük Video Festival. Nine video producers will share videos about Çatalhöyük. The Video Festival will be hosted by VJ (and UCB Anthro grad) Colleen Morgan.

(5 – 5:30 PM PST)
Remix Competition. The public is invited to use the OKAPI Island Sandbox or Graffiti Cube to build and share reconstructions of Catalhoyuk or “remixes” of archaeological research data. At 5pm PST, the Berkeley Archaeologists at Catalhoyuk team will review and select top entries for virtual awards and exhibition on OKAPI Island.



PodTech: Teaching Architecture via Second Life — Interview with Terry Beaubois
November 28, 2007, 3:55 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

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Farnsworth House Headlines Second Life.com
November 20, 2007, 6:32 pm
Filed under: farnsworth house, maximilian milosz

Congrats to Maximilian Milosz – his faithful replication of the Farnsworth House by Mies van der Rohe shows up on Second Life’s home page!  It doesn’t come up every time – you might have to hit refresh a few times to cycle to it.  http://www.secondlife.com



Architecture Islands: Land Available for Rent
November 19, 2007, 3:45 am
Filed under: architecture island

Looking for cheap land to rent for your next architecture-related project?  Architecture Islands now has 2 parcels  available at 1.5 lindens per 1 square meter per month.  Both are about 5,000 sqm parcels.  These parcels own’t last long, so send me an IM – Keystone Bouchard – to reserve your spot!



Windlight is Back!
November 18, 2007, 5:00 pm
Filed under: architectural resources, windlight

and Second Life looks better than ever.  Download the new FirstLook viewer HERE.



Win a Free Pass to Autodesk University 2008
November 18, 2007, 4:57 pm
Filed under: autodesk

Head over to Autodesk Island (slurl), follow the red carpet to the end and drop a notecard with your avatar name into the last kiosk. You can also learn more about AU and find out how to meet other Second Lifers at this year’s AU. Good Luck! [update: You must be in the Autodesk SL group to submit the notecard, since it is shared with group]