Well, at a little more than half way through the month long experiment, the evolving building design is looking quite promising. I would like the thank all the contributors that have participated thus far.
I thought perhaps to make this Wikitecture Experiment less intimidating and to facilitate further contribution, it might be a good idea to boil down the extensive program and protocol to a few key points.
Key aspects of the wikitecture experiment:
Overall this experiment is set up to explore just how feasible a collaborative approach in design might be for the architectural profession. In this regard, we would like to invite anyone, with or without architecture experience, to contribute to the building’s design – please fell free to add, modify, or delete any aspect of the building you feel would improve the design—no matter how big or small.
Please, however, make sure your prims have the following permissions turned on so others may improve on your design as well:
• Set the ‘Group’ to ‘RL Architects in Second Life’
• Check on ‘Share with group’
• Check on ‘Modify’ and ‘Copy’ and ‘Resell/Give away’ under ‘Next owner can:’
Building Design Consensus:
Whether you’re a contributor or just someone that would like to comment on the design of the building, please take a snapshot(s) of the area you’d like explain or comment on and send it via email (jpg formatted), along with a little written blurb, to the following address: email@example.com
Please go to the following Flickr website for a log of these ongoing comments: http://www.flickr.com/photos/studiowikitecture/
If, for instance, the community decides, through this forum, that a certain contribution has detracted from the overall design, the design can be rolled back to previously archived versions.
Although RLASL will periodically archive the project, for added assurance, please archive your contribution at the ‘Archiving Kiosk’ near the foot bridge. Archiving instructions are provided at the base of the Kiosk as well as at the following link.
To view a more in-depth write-up on this Wikitecture Experiment go to the following link: https://studiowikitecture.wordpress.com/2007/04/15/wikitecture-20-designing-the-architecture-of-architectural-design-collaboration/