My name is Ale Fernandez. I live in Barcelona, Spain and I'm Chilean and Italian.
I am a web developer, artist and technical researcher.
I've lived in Scotland, Italy, Spain and England and career-wise I am interested in distributed systems and their applications to improvised performance and ecology.

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10/09/2006

Weaving grid computing into the Net | Tech News on ZDNet

Weaving grid computing into the Net - article about possible union of business and scientific grids. Mentions what may be a very interesting paper to read...

http://www.3pointd.com/20060820/mitch-kapor-on-the-power-of-second-life/

Explaining some of the background to SL's grid based client/server system amongst others. Massive centralisation of object data means when you get into the world all you have is IDs for objects. Your client then has to query the central db for the rendering data to all these objects even if you created them yourself. But how could any other kind of setup allow people to relate to the real world? For example, an online world where objects were only there while their client was connected to the grid, so where client software was responsable for storing data too, a bit like with some more distributed p2p clients.

It would perhaps match buddhist thought - that each person is a protagonist and creator of their own environment through past causes they made. In this case, through designing objects and putting them online.

As long as you're connected though - the world looks the way you thought it looked, but is the light always on in the fridge even when you're not looking?

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