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Avatar Machine - MoMA - Talk to Me

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Uploaded on Jul 23, 2011

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.

How it works: The super wide camera mounted to the body harness is pointed at the user. The video is streamed live to a head mounted display worn by the user. The effect is real life in third person. This is genuinely the experience that the user would have.

The film was produced for Talk to Me - MoMA. A new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhi...

This version of Avatar Machine, was produced in collaboration with Royal College of Art as part of the Design Products Collection. For the first time Avatar Machine is available to purchase, and customers can buy anything from a set of Avatar Arms right through to the technical system that allows you experience 'Life in Third Person'

http://designproductscollection.rca.a...

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