Avatar machine

Rolf Coppens
July 5th 2007

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.

A project by Mark Owens (not the guy from Take That)

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Ammar Satria
Posted 26/08/2007 – 02:46

great idea for next life! i respect with your inovative idea! very orisinil...
i hope we can coorporate for design graphic network, i from Indonesia, Asia culture design,.. thanks,.

Johan Eriksson
Posted 23/08/2007 – 15:16

Damned! They stole my design. I've actually been designing exactly this thing without knowing someone else where doing it. The only thing I didn't include was the odd animewannabe outfit.
Anyways feels nice not to be aloe then.

Koert.com
Posted 07/07/2007 – 13:53

Hilarious project.. interesting to find out how this different perspective would lead to a different feeling of self and possible different moral. Rolf, i've cleaned up the post a bit, scaled the youtube and added tags.

Should men be able to give birth to children?


Koert van Mensvoort: Is the artificial womb frankenstein-like symbol of (male) engineers trying to steal the magical womb from women? Or… is it a feminist project and needed to reach through equality between the sexes? I personally lean towards the latter. To me it feels like progress if a girl can tell a guy to carry the womb for a change.

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