Gather round the wiki-tree: virtual worlds as an open platform for architectural collaboration

Scott Chase, Ryan Schultz, Jon Brouchoud

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Abstract

The growth of internet based communication has facilitated the development of open source, collaborative projects. Here we describe the results of three 'Wikitecture' experiments in collaborative, open source architectural design within the virtual world Second Life. We describe the in-world platform developed and its use for a design competition entry. Issues such as contribution assessment and the role of open source collaborative design in architecture and construction are discussed, concluding with a wish list for future enhancements.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationARCHITECTURE 'in computro'
Subtitle of host publicationintegrating methods and techniques, proceedings of the 26th conference on education in computer aided architectural design in europe
EditorsM. Muylle
Place of PublicationAntwerp
Pages809-815
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008

Keywords

  • virtual worlds
  • wikis
  • open source architecture
  • collaborative design

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    Chase, S., Schultz, R., & Brouchoud, J. (2008). Gather round the wiki-tree: virtual worlds as an open platform for architectural collaboration. In M. Muylle (Ed.), ARCHITECTURE 'in computro': integrating methods and techniques, proceedings of the 26th conference on education in computer aided architectural design in europe (pp. 809-815). http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/Show?_id=ecaade2008_103