Second Life

June 22, 2010, 5am PDT
Planners in Acton, Massachusetts used Second Life as a pr and outreach tool to engage citizens in planning a key commercial area.
Cornerstones Blog
June 12, 2009, 10am PDT
An interview with Eric Gordon, who was part of a team that recently won a MacArthur grant for using Second Life as a community planning tool.
Metropolis Magazine
April 28, 2009, 10am PDT
Linden Labs, creator of Second Life, has awarded a Linden Prize to Studio Wikitecture for their WikiTree project. The online collaboration uses the virtual world "to harness a groups collective intelligence in designing architecture."
Linden Lab
July 3, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>UC Irvine student Cristi Lopes is writing software for "SkyTran", a virtual high-speed train based in Second Life. The virtual world will actually serve as a useful simulator for the real thing.</p>
The Times Of India
Blog post
March 16, 2007, 12pm PDT

Spanish-style home at Darrow Estates (small)I'm making a prediction: While the real estate market in RL (real life) is cooling off, the real estate market in Second Life (SL) is heating up.

I was recently contacted via IM (instant message) by Elliot Eldrich. I interviewed Elliot several months ago for a feature-length article about urban planning in Second Life. (The article appeared in the January, 2007 issue of the American Planning Association's Planning magazine, but is now also available online.)

Chris Steins