Sunday, November 09, 2008

Physical Virtuality - The Machinima.

Chantal Harvey produced a short machinima: Physical Virtuality 'What's the weight of an avatar?". It gives a impression of the inworld experience of the mixed reality event of the same name that happened past Nov 1st.

I volunteered on the RL side an commented the following earlier on hamlet's blogs about it:
"A lot of the public was still uncomfortable with virtual worlds and where surprised that people from around the globe would login and stand on a virtual see-saw with them. We had a lot if fun explaining, playing with them and in and introducing people to SL in this manner.
We have talked about how things could be improved, I think more modes of interactivity/communication would improve the experience. The 20 second video delay makes it disjointed experience."

The whole experience has me thinking about fun SL<->RL interfaces, you could do things with lights, wind, sounds, etc. But what I'm more curious about is what kind of mixed reality contraptions would you like to play with? Share your serious or wacky ideas, and it might end up being developed.

1 comment:

  1. What I'd love to see is a link between an SL and RL club. You could have the virtual DJ pumping out the tracks for the real.

    A RL television showing the virtual club.

    A virtual television showing a live feed from the real for avatars to watch.

    And a text message address for the real to request songs from the virtual DJ.

    And apart from the equipment, it's so CHEAP to hire a virtual DJ compared to a real life one.