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Second Life ‘Cut out and Keep’ Octahedron Panorama

By January 18, 2007 3 Comments

Second Life is a multi user virtual environment and we thought it would be neat to have an analog version on our desk – thus we present the ‘Cut out and Keep’ Second Life panorama of Nexus Prime. Of note in the panorama is the inclusion of the ‘Snow Crash sign – Snow Crash by Neal Stepehnson is of course the cyberpunk novel that led the way in predicting ‘jacking in’ to virtual worlds and the embodiment of avatars.

You can download the high res PDF to cut out and keep, full instructions are included. (7.9Mb).

The Second Life panorama can be viewed in Quicktime VR from here (1Mb).

If there is a location in Second Life you would like to feature in ‘Cut out and Keep’ then drop us a email via the link in the side bar.


Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.


  • dave says:

    i often think some of your panorama would make fantastic umbrella coverings ?

  • green says:

    I would argue that William Gibson’s ‘Neuromancer’ was the true harbinger of ‘jacking in’, and even the term ‘cyberspace’. Stephenson’s novel is more acurate in how we will likely interface with these spaces (goggles) until the biotech for truly plugging into our brains becomes feasable.

    Also, I love this blog! 🙂

  • Torley says:

    This looks like a lot of fun! Would make a nice collection once you have a bunch of them laid out on your desk.

    Related, I did a Second Life panorama tutorial awhile back… it’s a bit ghetto-stylee but the grit gives character, I like to say!

    How are you making your panoramas? Would like to learn. 😀