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Support This Kickstarter: Linden/Virtual World Veteran Jerry Ventrella's Virtual Life Picture Book

Jeffrey Ventrella is a pioneer of virtual worlds and avatar expression, formerly a lead engineer of and at Linden Lab (where he created flexiprims among many other Second Life wonders), and now he's co-creating a Kickstarter called Peck Peck's Journey: A Picture Book That Spawns Virtual Life. Let's take a look:

Peck Peck is a species of virtual like called a "wiglet", and here's the thing that's special about them:

Wiglets are not at all like typical animated characters. These critters are self-animated. They respond to real-world gravity (thanks to the accelerometers and gyroscopes in your smart phone :) They can look at you (no matter where you are), and they have funny little brains.

Much more on the Kickstarter page here.

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The body language on those wiglets is fantastic. So expressive!

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