Creating a second life in Biloxi, MS
In 1999 we began with a website and a laptop, in 2004 we began using Creative Commons licensing on all our work and in 2005 we saw the Virtual Worlds community begin a number of experiments in Second Life. A few years on and we are seeing an incredible meshing between the virtual and real world.
The Arch Network does a great write-up on the Porchdog, designed by Marlon Blackwell for the Tyler Family in Biloxi, MS. During its' development a team of virtual designers prototyped the design in second life. Compare just how real you can get in the virtual world.