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

Chase, Scott and Schultz, Ryan and Brouchoud, Jon (2008) Gather round the wiki-tree : virtual worlds as an open platform for architectural collaboration. In: ARCHITECTURE 'in computro'. eCAADe, Antwerp, pp. 809-815. ISBN 9780954118372

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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.