Designing Worlds discusses the closure of the Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Museum

Join us in our Northpoint studio at 2pm SLT today, Monday 6th December as we host a discussion show on the recent events leading to the closure of the Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Museum.

Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Museum - photograph by PJ Trenton
Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Museum - photograph by PJ Trenton

The announcement of the closure of the Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Museum (discussed here on the Prim Perfect blog) caused dismay across Second Life and beyond, the more so because the closure was instigated by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation terminating their licensing agreement, and issuing a cease and desist notice against Virtual Museums Incorporated, the nonprofit organisation behind the Museum. Having visited the Museum previously on the Designing Worlds show, we wanted to share the background with our audience – and to look at the implications of what has happened.

Fallingwater at the FLWVM - photograph by PJ Trenton
Fallingwater at the FLWVM - photograph by PJ Trenton

On the show we will be talking with three people involved in the Museum: – Ethan Westland, Chair of the Virtual Museums, Inc Board; Rowan Derryth, Member of the Board of Directors, Virtual Museums; and Rosalie Oldrich, Co-Director of the Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Museum.

In the second half we will be exploring explored wider issues about bringing real world architecture and artefacts into virtual environments with Monday Beam, Attorney at Law, Roy Philbin, Founder/CEO, Second Interest, and one of the people behind the very popular Dresden Art Museum in Second Life, and Dirk Talamasca, Virtual Worlds Developer and long-time observer of Second Life.

FLWVM: Cafe - Photograph by PJ Trenton
FLWVM: Cafe - Photograph by PJ Trenton

The show starts at 2pm SLT, but you should be in our Northpoint studios by 1.30pm at the very latest to make sure of getting a seat.

Or tune in on the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for the live show – where you can now chat with other audience members and even some of the participants during the show – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site.

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