This week I’ve started assembling a budget for the CCTV in Second Life project. This, of course, meant one of my favorite Second Life activities – shopping!
In Second Life, all of the content is user-created. One cannot help but be impressed with the creativity displayed in the objects for sale. The picture was taken in the Kunst Furniture Store, just one of many places to buy office furniture. There are so many choices in just this one store!
It’s fun to think that there is an “interior design” aspect to the CCTV SL presence. We’re trying to think in terms of “looking back, looking forward,” so a modern look seems to be appropriate. I’m thinking of designing and building the front conference room first. It will be nice to have a space in Second Life where we can meet virtually, when appropriate. Remember the Jetsons? Everything was modern, but the concept of “home” (dinner tables, bedrooms) was still the same. It’s the same philosophy here. CCTV has a certain character that I want to capture, in an updated way. Our signature neon sign is just the kind of thing that needs to be in SL… but I think we’ll go for a slightly more stylish table and chairs. ;)
Putting together a budget is tougher than one might think. There is such a wide variety of options, and seemingly endless range of prices. There are free tables, that are quite a bit less elegant… the fancy one in the foreground of the picture is a whopping $L640! Oh… I should note that that amount is in “Linden Dollars,” Second Life’s currency… That’s about $2.72 in real dollars. But still, why spend $2.72 when there are other options? So, I’ll do some bargain hunting. In the meantime I need an “asset list,” a list of what will be needed to furnish the SL space, and then start plugging in numbers. Excel is my friend, just like Second Life!