second life as prototyping tool


to Bruce Sterling:

hey, Bruce!

I thought you’d be interested in something I’m discovering about the pseudo-MMORPG Second Life (http://www.secondlife.com) …

Second life is an _excellent_ ten dollar 3d modelling/virtual prototyping environment. I wanted to create a laptop stand for my treadmill so I can dork out while I’m getting a workout.. due to changes to the powerbook line, the magazine rack no longer works very well on al-books, so a stand became necessary.

prototypes in second life:

http://www.earthorbitdesign.com/oow3offline/index.php?album=2005%2F03_march%2F01_laptop_stand&dispsize=800&start=0

end result with real wood and metal:

http://www.earthorbitdesign.com/oow3offline/index.php?album=2005%2F03_march%2F06_laptop_stand&dispsize=800&start=0

What’s cool about second life is that you can log in with some friends and they can suggest ideas, or collaborate in 3d. Seems like this might be an interesting tool to try out in the classroom?

Hey, I love what’s going on with your blog! I’ve been keeping up since the veridian days, so thank you for such an interesting read!

my blog… http://www.earthorbitdesign.com/wordpress/

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