See the Designing Worlds show about the closure of the Frank Lloyd Wiright Virtual Museum!

The team from the Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Museum in Second Life talked to Elrik and Saffia about how the museum has been refused a renewal license from the FLW Foundation and received a cease and desist letter to halt the project.

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Guests included Rosalie Oldrich, Co-Director, Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Museum; Rowan Derryth, Board Member, Virtual Museums, Inc.; and Ethan Westland, Chair, Virtual Museums, Inc. Also joining the panel were Michael Schumann(SL:Roy Philbin), Founder/CEO, Second Interest Virtual Business Solutions, the team behind the Dresden Museum, and Dirk Talamasca, Virtual Worlds Developer.

Designing Worlds 2010-12-06 - the Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Museum affair: Photo by Wildstar Beaumont
Designing Worlds 2010-12-06 - the Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Museum affair: Photo by Wildstar Beaumont

In the first half the show we focused on the closure of the Museum and how (and possibly why) that had happened. In the second half, we looked more broadly at the concept of intellectual property in virtual worlds and different attitudes towards it, particularly in the realm of museums and cultural heritage.

All in all, a fascinating show!

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