Not all avatars and islands?

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Are you stuck in thinking virtual worlds are just avatars and islands. What will push all this forward? Are you scared of change, just like the people scared of the current wave?
A presentation at metameets 2010.
Threw in an adlib on 3d printing a penny whistle to join in a RL band in a pub which may then be streamed back into SL at the blarney stone.
Not all about being a puppet in a box you know.

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Not all avatars and islands?

  1. 1. Metameets 2010 Avatars and Islands? Ian Hughes/epredator Metaverse Evangelist Taking a bite out of technology so you don’t have to www.feedingedge.co.uk/blog Friday, 7 May 2010
  2. 2. Ever heard these vw excuses? I don’t have time. Why would anyone want to... We already have telephone/ email/websites.... Blah! Blah! Blah! NOTE! Happy to answer these still Friday, 7 May 2010
  3. 3. Have you ever met, or been, someone scared or dismissive of virtual worlds? Have you ever met, or been, someone scared or dismissive of <fill in tech as invented> Friday, 7 May 2010
  4. 4. User Generated Content Distribution platform Content Creation Tools http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cave_painting,_Anthropos_(2).jpeg Human We need go no further we have got this Communication covered now thanks! Friday, 7 May 2010
  5. 5. History Repeats More Web? Web PPT Film/TV Books Cave yet co-exist Painting Friday, 7 May 2010
  6. 6. Banksy by badjonni http://www.flickr.com/photos/38834306@N00/2470166108/ Friday, 7 May 2010
  7. 7. Human We need go no further we have got this Communication covered now thanks! - I don’t think so Friday, 7 May 2010
  8. 8. Island/Sim/Room I VW Avatar (cc) http://www.flickr.com/photos/parkylondon/2683151688/ Friday, 7 May 2010
  9. 9. Messing with the metaphor Why does this have impact? It felt strange Friday, 7 May 2010
  10. 10. Inputs, lots of them Brain Haptics Touch Motion http://www.emotiv.com/ Realtime web and sensors Better puppets Mind Melds Or Friday, 7 May 2010
  11. 11. This is the real POWER! Design Duplicate Distribute Digitally OAR IAR Friday, 7 May 2010
  12. 12. Every person http://www.fabjectory.com can: Design Duplicate Distribute & Manufacture Anywhere Any Device http://www.desktopfactory.com/ <$5000 http://www.shapeways.com Friday, 7 May 2010
  13. 13. Augmented Reality Does not have to be 1 digital layer on 1 physical view Friday, 7 May 2010
  14. 14. Virtual Augmentation Things from other places Friday, 7 May 2010
  15. 15. Physical Augmentation Things from other places Friday, 7 May 2010
  16. 16. Even better than a holodeck? wetware grid (people) Virtual to Virtual Virtual to Real Virtual to Inputs augmentation augmentation Real to Real augmentation meta loop Augmenting Inputs Threaded by: events, narrative, timings, context, needs Friday, 7 May 2010
  17. 17. Now I really am scared Are you ? www.feedingedge.co.uk/blog Friday, 7 May 2010
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