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.

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Lisa Mandemaker: Using an artificial womb could lead to more equality between sexes, but also between different family layouts. If men would be able to give birth to children, it would maybe be easier for male same-sex couples to have a child together.

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