Monday, 29 July 2013

Yogyakarta Borobudur Indonesia in Second Life

An amazing reconstruction of a Buddhist ruin from Indonesia.  Thought the build is amazing there seems to be no educational context, the item is kind of a collectors piece of art displayed on an island with no context provided.  The avatars who hang out here seem to use it as a romantic site.

Thus in a way the build is both the best and worst of ritual world.  A stunning re-construction of a site one can get a real feel for the architecture.  But being simply placed on an island it removes the historical context of the site, making it more of a Disneyland like place.

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