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March 07, 2007

Mixed Reality Science in Second Life


[...] Matt Bidulph is assessing Second Life for Nature Magazine, in deliciously empirical ways. Physical microbiology is transformed into virtual macrobiology as Matt renders individual cells in Second Life. The original data is taken from four-nanometer scans of the real cells. Bidulph works on making constructs of these cells that are large enough to walk around in and examine in detail. He also imports a quakeworld model or two for good measure. Matt Biddulph shows off his work in a properly buzzword compliant presentation at the Google Code Jam. VRML always gets a laugh. Take two minutes to watch the video. Extended blog post on Biddulph's SL project here [...] [blogged by W. James Au on New World Notes] Also see Mediamatic review Building Bacteria in Second Life.

Posted by jo at March 7, 2007 09:14 AM