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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  • 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,.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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