Monday, March 17, 2008

(Updated) Second Life Digital Design Competiton Winners Announced & Artist gets $100,000 for a SL build.

The results of a Digital Design Competiton by Nikkei Architecture was announced today.

The first place winner received 1,000,000 yen, Second Place 500,000 yen. (100 yen = approx 1.00 US).This was a major design competition of Virtual-Worlds, with money prizes (about 20,000 dollars in all) and recognized jury. The result of competition was published in the Website of Nikkei Business Publications and Nikkei Architecture magazine.

All articles are only Japanese, but, the automatic translation version can be seen here.

Who knew about this? On another note but again about Art, Architecture and Money
New World Notes reported Thursday, March 13, 2008 :

China Tracy Sells Second Life-Based Artwork for $100,000 Real Dollars

Read the New York Times piece referenced by NWN:

Flying Avatars Admire the Artwork
By BENJAMIN GENOCCHIO
Published: March 12, 2008

At the Art Positions fair in Miami in December, the Chinese experimental artist Cao Fei sold a work to a private collector for $100,000.
It wasn’t a painting or a sculpture or one of the short videos that Ms. Cao, 30, is known for. Rather, all that money bought a piece of virtual real estate in the online world Second Life.

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