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DIY Shopper, IBM and Kingfisher Team Up
August 9, 2007, 11:53 pm
Filed under: architectural resources, IBM, Kingfisher, virtual architecture

Fascinating news via Idea City – read the full story HERE.

“they [IBM and Kingfisher] have designed DIY Shopper to integrate with Second Life so that a shopper’s avatar is able to view materials available in store on his/her virtual house.  Let me write that again.  Products from the real world will be available in a digital, 3D format so that customers can see what they look like prior to purchase.  Here’s a screen shot:

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The Corporate Game
August 1, 2007, 9:33 pm
Filed under: epredator potato, Ian Hughes, IBM, terra nova

A very interesting post by IBM Eightbar’s Ian Hughes (epredator Potato) on Terra Nova regarding the perceived differences and similarities between real life corporate environments and ‘games’ or virtual worlds.

Is there an architectural equivalent to this discussion? As more corporations build virtual headquarters, are there parallels or lessons we can learn from the game world? I think so.

Perhaps this could be the topic for our next Architecture Island discussion on August 9th?