Traditionally, the term Avatar means a representation of a powerful being who exists above, or beyond the scope of the world. Deities and Demons are usually represented by avatars in accountings.
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A look at the concept expressed in Virtual Light, and perfectly possible but seldom used, of controlling relative avatar sizes for psychological control.
An interesting, fiction-inspired look at how it is technically possible to push a full sensory surround avatar body to limits never conceivable in the human bodies it was designed to replicate.
IBM has been working on a system of medical records using visual avatar inspection to aid doctors in increasingly busy health environments.
Using Dark City to explain the phenomenon in modern social VR, why people find it hard to connect to the avatar of another, when many such avatars look identical.
This quote from Otherland, Book one, puts a oft-overlooked spin on the concept of customised avatars for sales-AI. A psychologically compatible AI personality and avatar, designed to talk you into buying, crafted not from a detailed psychological work up, but simply from geolocation and information you did not mean to reveal.
As one of the major, established social VR platforms on the internet today, ActiveWorlds deserves more than a cursory look at its world system, its strengths and more importantly, its limitations deserve looking at, in detail. This article focusses on the ActiveWorlds Avatar Control System
Researchers at Toyohashi University of Technology have discovered that the human bain processes the colour of a face separately to the features of that face. This is an interesting development, especially when placed in the context of crafting personalised avatar forms for AI sales agents and other interactive AI in virtual space.
When it comes to creating NPCs with a specific task in mind: salespeople in VR-based shops for example, or official company representative AIs able to address potential clients and address questions about the products, then how they interact with the customer is important. However, their visual appearance is not the only critical element. How they utilise emotion matters perhaps more than any other aspect.
Simone is a seminal virtual reality film, and there are several aspects of both the technology of VR and the social impact, which the film carries off very well, and which deserve to stand on their own merits. One of these is of course one part of the driving point of the film; avatar embodiment.
Gerri Sinclair is a very busy futurist. She has created companies, sold them on to Fortune 500s, been a US government advisor, and taught new media. This article is basically an interview with her on her thoughts of the future of the metaverse and avatar-based life - the subject she continually founds successful ventures on.
Industry News containing the Term Avatar:
On Saturday February 3rd, the British stand up comic Jimmy Carr performed at a gig in London. At the same time, his every word and movement was duplicated by a monitoring bot, controlling a Second Life Avatar.
There's little doubt that James Cameron's much-hyped Avatar will be a hit during its theater run, but what impact willavatar movie the sci-fi epic have on 3D entertainment in the home?
"Avatar," which cost north of $300 m...
Given doctors? general ill-at-ease feeling with modern computer systems, IBM scientists have created software that allows them to use an avatar to obtain medical data.
Called the Anatomic and Symbolic Mapper Engine, ASME allo...
Researchers from the Center for Neuroprosthetics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland, show that people can be "tricked" into feeling that an image of a human figure -- an "avatar" -- is their own body. The s...
South Korea's Samsung Electronics and "Avatar" director James Cameron on Friday announced a deal to work together to boost 3D television content.
Under the agreement, Cameron and his crew will make 3D footage of music vide...