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From Architecture to Wikitecture: How Virtual Worlds and Web 2.0 Will Revolutionize Architecture
December 31, 2007, 5:02 am
Filed under: aias, forum, jon brouchoud, keystone bouchard, ryan schultz, Theory Shaw

Tomorrow, Ryan Schultz and I are heading to Milwaukee to demonstrate Second Life to the American Institute of Architecture Students FORUM convention.

For my part, I put together a survey of everything I could think of related to architecture in SL, and Ryan put together a more philosophical perspective of how we think virtual worlds and web 2.0 will be affecting these students, as the next generation of architecture professionals. We will conclude with a live demonstration of the Wikitecture project, and show our progress to-date.

Beyond our demo, we have the unfortunate reality of reporting to them that New Zealand’s equivalent of their AIAS convention already kicked their butts earlier this year by purchasing an island, hosting an architecture competition, and streaming their entire conference live into Second Life for everyone to enjoy.

The only comfort we can provide is that Ryan and I (former members of AIAS) took both first and second place in their competition! lol. One way or another, 2008 will be catch-up time for AIAS in Second Life, and we hope to kick-start that process tomorrow!

We will be giving a similar presentation at Metaverse U at Stanford University in February.

Its an exciting time to be a Wikitect! =)

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Did I miss the presentation? Were you already in Milwaukee? I am a grad student at UWM and I want to start investigating Second Life more and its impact on training and education. – Michael Maier

Comment by Michael Maier

Hi Michael, the presentation was on Monday the 31st. However, we’re planning on publishing the slides and presentation transcript shortly, so stay tuned! In the meantime, send me an IM in Second Life (Keystone Bouchard), and I will point you in the direction of some resources and contacts that will help get you started.

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