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Monday, January 14, 2008


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Blair MacIntyre (aka Blair Potluck)

Thanks for the great article. My only comment would be that only one of us is a grad student (Toby, who you talked to); I'm an associate professor at Georgia Tech, who supervised Toby's work in my lab. :)

We're really having fun with the AR SL viewer, too; we've teamed up professors and students in our digital media program (http://www.lcc.gatech.edu) and undergraduates in our computational media program (http://www.cm.gatech.edu) to work on AR machinima and AR performance, for example, and are constantly coming up with new things this technology enables.

Looking forward to many more fun times mixing SL with the real world!

Extropia DaSilva

On October 16th 2006, Gwyneth Llewelyn kindly printed an essay of mine called 'The Metaverse: Reloaded' on her great blog.

In this essay, I wrote: At the moment, friends in SL feel somewhat separate to friends in RL. That’s not to say that one set of friends is more or less important than the other, but rather that it is very hard for the two to mix. You can either sit with a computer and be with your SL friends, or away from one and be with RL companions. But now imagine being at a party with some RL friends and, upon donning your retinal displays, seeing your SL friends as if they were standing amongst your guests, interacting with them. Or imagine a fancy dress party where a child dressed as Snow White has cartoonish dwarfs dancing around her feet, or a real fireworks display that incorporates SL particle effects for a show worthy of Gandalf.'

It really is impressive to see such ideas being brought to life:) Wonderful stuff!


i can't help but think of practical world-mashing applications like this: http://www.mvs.net/

Hamlet Au

Thanks for the correction, Blair, aptly amended.

Bret Treasure

You mean my virtual girlfriend will be able to dance naked around my bedroom? And she can sit on my lap in the office taking notes? Nah, that'll never catch on...

Fire Centaur

Fantastic work! I'd love to have office hours where I could see avatars come into my RL space through a pair of SL glasses. Can't wait to experiment with with it!

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