Found my way to a talk at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard on Monday by Jeremy Bailenson. Bailenson runs the Virtual Human Interaction Lab at Stanford and they explore the implications of human interactions through avatars, among other things.
Bailenson was talking about avatars, a hot topic right now, for sure. His basic point was that avatar… Continue
Added by Nick Siewert on January 28, 2010 at 10:30am —
You know those cute little characters you pick to represent you on Internet forums and Blogs, well imagine a dynamic Avatar that works with speech recognition software and coverts it to sign language? A deaf person could attend Professor Lectures, Speeches or listen in on a group discussion without having to read lips. How about a Text to sign language Avatar that would read a book to a deaf person or an… Continue
Added by Lance Winslow on February 22, 2009 at 1:50am —
I just spotted 3B Village and got excited about the possibilities. With so many schools locking down technology-maybe we could use this to do selective searches and allow the students the same interactivity they are looking for.
First what is 3B Village?
3B Village is an amazing web browser it also has some chat features possible for collaboration. It is basically a free 3D browser. It allows you to create your own 3D rooms which have walls lined with webpages that… Continue