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From Auckland to Aalborg: The Architecture in Virtual Worlds Dialog

This blog has moved!  Please read this post on our new blog location:http://archvirtual.com/?p=3311

There were more than 42,000 kilometers separating this group if you connected our locations around the globe.   For Amr Attia, in Cairo, Egypt, it was 10:00 in the evening.  For Judy Cockeram, it was just 9:00 in the morning – but it was the next day for her, half-way around the world, in Auckland, New Zealand.  Together with Moira Hunter (Paris, France), Bernd Boetzel (Berlin, Germany), Brad Kligerman (Cambridge, Massachussets)  David Denton (Knoxville, USA),  Scott Chase (Aalborg, Denmark) and myself  (Madison, USA), this group joined together in the same time and place on Architecture Island in Second Life to have one of the most interesting and inspiring conversations I’ve witnessed in a long time.  I may never cease to be amazed by this global network, and the virtual fabric we use to stitch it all together.

The creative and potential energy in this space was incredible, and I was honored to be a part of it.   Each of these participants has completed and promoted specific initiatives and projects aimed at increasing awareness and raising the bar for architectural uses of virtual worlds, and it was very exciting to see this group gathered together in the same time and place.  We’re definitely looking forward to many more discussions, with wider participation, in the future!

This blog has moved!  Please read this post on our new blog location:http://archvirtual.com/?p=3311

Watch the full discussion video here: http://blip.tv/file/5024974

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New Sandbox for Architecture Islands
November 12, 2008, 1:48 am
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Come check the new Architecture Islands sandbox!  If you’re just getting started, this is a great location to learn the ropes and get to know the building tools.

The parcel is set to Auto-Return every 120 minutes, so be careful to save your creations occasionally (right click the entire build and select ‘Take a Copy’ from the pie menu).

Here is the location:

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Architecture/217/100/22/?title=Architecture%20Islands%20Sandbox

Enjoy!



Land Available for Rent on Architecture Islands in Second Life
November 6, 2008, 11:54 pm
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Sorry for the delay, but here are the parcels currently available on Architecture Islands.  Rent is 1.5 lindens per 1 square meter, and is due on the month-date you start renting (if you start renting on the 5th, your rent is due every 5th of the month).  Simple enough!  IM Keystone Bouchard with questions or inquiries.

Parcel 1: 4080 sqm = 6120 Lindens per month: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Architecture%20Island/230/203/22/

Parcel 2: 2912 sqm = 4368 Lindens per month: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Architecture%20Island/110/225/22/

Parcel 3: 10112 sqm = 15168 Lindens per month: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Architecture/200/81/22/