Face Your Manga! Presented at CLA 2008 by Beth Gallaway
What is an Avatar? <ul><li>A Hindu word meaning “bodily representation of the divine” </li></ul><ul><li>Think of it as the...
Why do you need an avatar? <ul><li>Lets library members put a face with a name </li></ul><ul><li>Personalizes your webpage...
Library Applications <ul><li>Use instead of photo on website or IM </li></ul><ul><li>Add to your business card </li></ul><...
Face Your Manga <ul><li>Create a digital representation of yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Use in a variety of applications </l...
Create Your Avatar Face Your Manga http://www.faceyourmanga.com
Get a Screen Shot <ul><li>Mac:  Apple+Shift+4, then highlight the area to capture – item will get saved to your desktop as...
Avatar Creation <ul><li>Face Your Manga -  http://www.faceyourmanga.com   </li></ul><ul><li>Doppleme -  http://www.dopplem...
Resources <ul><li>“ Avatar (computing).”  Wikipedia .  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ </li></ul><ul><li>Seibel, Shaun. “Lib...
Contact <ul><li>Beth Gallaway </li></ul><ul><li>603-247-3196 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://in...
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  1. 1. Face Your Manga! Presented at CLA 2008 by Beth Gallaway
  2. 2. What is an Avatar? <ul><li>A Hindu word meaning “bodily representation of the divine” </li></ul><ul><li>Think of it as the most perfect version of yourself – the essence of your persona </li></ul><ul><li>A digital representation of yourself (often a cartoon-like image) </li></ul>Second Life. http://www.secondlife.com
  3. 3. Why do you need an avatar? <ul><li>Lets library members put a face with a name </li></ul><ul><li>Personalizes your webpage/profile </li></ul><ul><li>Safer than a photo </li></ul><ul><li>Extension of yourself/your personality </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 is experiential – you have to try to it “get” it </li></ul>Dopple Me. http://www.doppleme.com
  4. 4. Library Applications <ul><li>Use instead of photo on website or IM </li></ul><ul><li>Add to your business card </li></ul><ul><li>Use in online safety workshops as a teaching tool with students </li></ul><ul><li>Create a memory game </li></ul><ul><li>Make Librarian Trading Cards </li></ul><ul><li>Host a design contest: create a book character or celebrity </li></ul>Yahoo! Avatar. http://avatar.yahoo.com
  5. 5. Face Your Manga <ul><li>Create a digital representation of yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Use in a variety of applications </li></ul>Face Your Manga http://www.faceyourmanga.com
  6. 6. Create Your Avatar Face Your Manga http://www.faceyourmanga.com
  7. 7. Get a Screen Shot <ul><li>Mac: Apple+Shift+4, then highlight the area to capture – item will get saved to your desktop as “picture 1.png” – rename as needed Windows: use “Print Screen” button (may be near keypad and labeled “PrtSc” OR shared with another key, requiring your to tap “Shift”+“PRtSc”) to capture the screen to your Clipboard, then paste into your favorite graphics program, like Paint; save the image </li></ul>Face Your Manga. http://www.faceyourmanga.com
  8. 8. Avatar Creation <ul><li>Face Your Manga - http://www.faceyourmanga.com </li></ul><ul><li>Doppleme - http://www.doppleme.com </li></ul><ul><li>IMVU - http://www.imvu.com </li></ul><ul><li>LEGO - http://www.reasonablyclever.com/mini/flash/minifig.swf </li></ul><ul><li>mEgo - http://beta.mego.com/site/en_us/login </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life - http://www.secondlife.com </li></ul><ul><li>Simpsons - http://www.ebaumsworld.com/flash/play/3677/ </li></ul><ul><li>South Park - http://www.southparkstudios.com/fans/avatar/ </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo! Avatars - http://avatar.yahoo.com </li></ul><ul><li>World of Warcraft - http://www.worldofwarcraft.com </li></ul>LEGO. http://www.reasonablyclever.com/mini/flash/minifig.swf
  9. 9. Resources <ul><li>“ Avatar (computing).” Wikipedia . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ </li></ul><ul><li>Seibel, Shaun. “Library Avatars.” Tech Talks Presentation, May 21, 2008. University of North Texas. http://www.library.unt.edu/digitalprojects/tech-talks/avatars . </li></ul><ul><li>Valenza, Joyce. “Avatars and Inservice.” School Library Journal , June 24, 2007. http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/blog/1340000334/post/1410010941.html </li></ul>Simpsons. http://www.ebaumsworld.com/flash/play/3677/
  10. 10. Contact <ul><li>Beth Gallaway </li></ul><ul><li>603-247-3196 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://informationgoddess.info </li></ul><ul><li>Slides: Slideshare http://www.slideshare.net/informationgoddess29 </li></ul><ul><li>Links: Delicious http://www.delicious.com/informationgoddess29/avatar </li></ul>World of Warcraft. http://www.worldofwarcraft.com
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