The ARCH


Wikitecture Progress Video, and a Call for Sponsors

Hello everyone! As you may already know, the third Wikitecture experiment using our new 3D-Wiki technology will be wrapping up in the next few weeks, and we are already looking forward to the next experiment. If you are not already familiar, HERE is a demo of how the in-world interface works, and HERE is a link to the website.

Based on what we have learned from this experiment, we have developed a list of interface simplifications, features and most importantly, the ability to install the 3D Wiki on multiple sites throughout Second Life. In order to implement this phase of development, we are looking for sponsors who would be willing to provide much needed funding to carry this project forward.

In exchange for your sponsorship, you will be given liberal use of the newly developed 3D Wiki, and your logo will be prominently displayed at all in-world installations of the wiki, and on the Studio Wikitecture blog as well. We consider the current experiment to be a very valuable proof-of-concept, and will be giving lots of live demonstrations and presentations – further increasing the visibility of your sponsorship.

If you are interested, please contact us in-world (Keystone Bouchard or Theory Shaw), or via email at theoryshaw (at) yahoo (dot)com. We sincerely appreciate your support!

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Open Source Scripts: The DynaFleur Revealed

Many thanks to desdemona Enfield and the DynaFleur team for sharing these 2 awesome scripts! I rezzed them out and started playing with them – its quite addicting! I can imagine all sorts of wonderful applications of these.

Here is the reflexPanel script and here is the reflexCilium script For the Cilium script, you’ll need to make the prim ‘flexi’ which you can enable in the ‘features’ tab. It also helps make the movement more fluid if you make the object long and narrow.

In order Enjoy! Thanks to Bettina Tizzy for letting me used the image above. You can read her post about DynaFleur on the NPIRL blog HERE.



3D Wiki, Demo and Tour Tomorrow (2/8) at 10:30 AM SL-time

Join us tomorrow for a demo of the 3D Wiki (the Wiki-Tree), and a review of the designs submitted so far for the OAN Challenge we’re working on for Wikitecture 3.0. The competition deadline is February 29, so there is still time to provide your input!  You don’t have to be an architect!

Here’s the SLurl. See you there!



Help Wanted
February 7, 2008, 2:00 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

Hi everyone!  I’m looking for a little help.  As you know, there has been a lot of great projects happening in SL related to architecture that I just haven’t had time to cover on this blog.

I’m wondering if there is someone out there who would be interested in writing an occasional post covering some of the current architecture-related events and builds in SL.  If interested, please send me an IM in-world (Keystone Bouchard).

I’m also looking for tips on anything you’ve heard of or discovered that is worth publishing here as well.

Let me know! =)



Reflexive Tile Wall, by Oze Aichi
February 6, 2008, 11:38 pm
Filed under: oze aichi, reflexive architecture

Many thanks to Oze Aichi at The Tech for sharing his ‘Reflexive Wall’ scripts! Build your own by simply dropping THIS SCRIPT inside of a prim, then name that prim ‘Reflexive Tile’. Then drop that prim inside of another prim with THIS SCRIPT in it.

Thanks Oze! Thanks also to moongold for troubleshooting the process! =)



Exhibit Opening @ The Tech, February 6th (tomorrow) at 10AM SL-time
February 6, 2008, 1:26 am
Filed under: the tech

If you can’t already tell, I’m pretty excited about the work being done over at The Tech.  Given everything we’ve been learning about the nature and potential for architectural collaboration in virtual environments, I think they hit the nail on the head when it comes to ideas that are ‘right’ for SL.

They invited me to build an exhibit around the idea of Reflexive Architecture, which opens tomorrow (Feb. 6) at 10AM.   I will be giving a short presentation and a brief tutorial about using one of the open source reflexive scripts (thanks again Fumon Kubo!), and describing some of the ideas behind Reflexive Architecture.

While you’re there, be sure to check out their exhibit workshop hall -lots of great stuff there!  Teleport via SLurl.



Wikisonic at The Tech Virtual Museum Workshop
February 2, 2008, 11:45 pm
Filed under: the tech, wikisonic

Help me out here!  I submitted a project concept to The Tech Virtual Museum Workshop, based on the Wikisonic project I blogged about a while back.  The main idea of the project is to invite collaboration, virtual and otherwise, toward the design of museum exhibits for The Tech museum.   By submitting the concept, I have essentially open sourced the Wikisonic idea.   For whatever the concept is worth, it is now licensed under a Creative Commons license, and can be reused as long as the authors are given credit.

Please join the project by registering HERE, then visiting HERE, and collectively propel this thing into something feasible and buildable in the real life museum!

Here is a machinima piece I did a while ago while doing a demo for Bettina Tizzy of Not Possible in Real Life.

The installation is still on view in the Gallery of Reflexive Architecture.