…in the ‘burbs

Posted October 17th, 2010 by wonko

So we are heading to the part in the project where cybernauts apply what they have learned and build a sustainable eco-friendly building, then film a guided tour of it, explaining what they have decided, and why.

Obscura is the building planet, and I spent the weekend carving up the eastern districts into sections:

Plan of attack

Plan of attack

I decided on “cul-de-sacs” instead of carving it up into tiny boxes – having cybernauts building beside each other is deliberate – negotiating space and collaborating is a mandatory and significant aspect of this experience so making them build adjacent to each should be fun. Residents will eventually be listed as hot-spots on this map for easier navigation.

Sign-posts show the way

Sign-posts show the way

Finding your way around this huge area is a nightmare. I am devising a nomenclature for naming roads and arterials, I think the actual cul-de-sacs will be named after the actual builders – we shall see.

I had to expand the ‘thopter bay so cybernauts could use personal transport devices to get places without theĀ hassleĀ of all that walking or flying

Thopters for getting around

Thopters for getting around

So we have the beginnings of a place to bild, large scale – cybernauts have to submit their designs first. The theory is that if they have to plan and justify their decisions before they construct, the buildings will be better thought out … well that is the theory at least.

Roads, areas and empty space

Roads, areas and empty space

…oh give me land, lots of land under starry skies above – don’t fence me in. Looking forward to see how it shapes up, we have some talented builders so it should be interesting.

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