« 2010's Most Noteworthy News Posts From New World Notes | Main | OurBricks Imports COLLADA Files into a Shareable Space on the Web -- Even Second Life & Blue Mars-Compatible Files! »

Tuesday, January 04, 2011


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Paisley Beebe

Depends on your dance style personally I still think people will use mo cap huds do we really want to visit a club where people dance like real people! And boy so tiring....

Corcosman Voom

@Paisley...that could open up a whole new employment sector, teaching people to dance virtually...Arthur Murray Avatar Dance Studio.

People seem to like the physical aspect of Wii, maybe the exertion of dancing could be a selling point with the machine translating a bit of physical motion into a more graceful appearance on the screen.

Couldn't be any worse than someone break dancing to a slow tune....or the musician's patter between songs...or an unsynched couple's dance.

Tateru Nino

I would have said "without Second-Life-like thrills". This seems to have little in common with Second Life, IMO.

Extropia DaSilva

In its current incarnation, Kinect is not much use unless you have a lot of space. You need to be at least six feet from the sensor (preferably eight feet) for it to work. Even then, trying click on an icon involves waving at the sensor...failing..trying various kinds of waves at various speeds until it recognizes you..watching the hand drift over..oops, lost it, try again...Like I said, dramatic improvements will be needed, because right now trying to build using this would be ten times more frustrating than good old-fashioned keyboard or mouse.

I suspect that multi-touch screens like Jeff Han's (see it demoed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcKqyn-gUbY) would be the best way to use online worlds in most cases, with kinect-like capabilities relegated to the occasional gimick.

Arcadia Codesmith

If you're implementing couples dancing with a motion controller interface, my advice is this:

Don't dip.

Graham Mills

Have we done the Snowglobe webcam thing here: https://jira.secondlife.com/browse/SNOW-820?

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Wagner James Au
Wagner James "Hamlet" Au
Dutchie Evergreen Slideshow 29112021
my site ... ... ...

PC/Mac readers recommend for SL:

Classic New World Notes stories:

The Husband That Eshi Made: Metaverse artist, grieving for her dead husband, recreates him as an avatar (2008)

Labor Union Protesters Converge On IBM's Metaverse Campus: Leaders Claim Success, 1850 Total Attendees (Including Giant Banana & Talking Triangle) (2007)

All About My Avatar: The story behind amazing strange avatars (2007)

Fighting the Front: When fascists open an HQ in Second Life, chaos and exploding pigs ensue (2007)

Copying a Controversy: Copyright concerns come to the Metaverse via... the CopyBot! (2006)

The Penguin & the Zookeeper: Just another unlikely friendship formed in The Metaverse (2006)

"—And He Rezzed a Crooked House—": Mathematician makes a tesseract in the Metaverse — watch the videos! (2006)

Guarding Darfur: Virtual super heroes rally to protect a real world activist site (2006)

The Skin You're In: How virtual world avatar options expose real world racism (2006)

Making Love: When virtual sex gets real (2005)

Watching the Detectives: How to honeytrap a cheater in the Metaverse (2005)

The Freeform Identity of Eboni Khan: First-hand account of the Black user experience in virtual worlds (2005)

Man on Man and Woman on Woman: Just another gender-bending avatar love story, with a twist (2005)

The Nine Souls of Wilde Cunningham: A collective of severely disabled people share the same avatar (2004)

Falling for Eddie: Two shy artists divided by an ocean literally create a new life for each other (2004)

War of the Jessie Wall: Battle over virtual borders -- and real war in Iraq (2003)

Home for the Homeless: Creating a virtual mansion despite the most challenging circumstances (2003)

Newstex_Author_Badge-Color 240px