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Avatar Machine

Posted on | November 24, 2009 | No Comments

Came across an interesting meshing of augmented reality and video games:

The virtual communities created by online games have provided us with a new medium for social interaction and communication. Avatar Machine is a system which replicates the aesthetics and visuals of third person gaming, allowing the user to view themselves as a virtual character in real space via a head mounted interface. The system potentially allows for a diminished sense of social responsibility, and could lead the user to demonstrate behaviors normally reserved for the gaming environment.

There is a video available here:
http://www.marcowens.co.uk/index_frame.htm

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