Locative Lab

researching locative media

Mobile avatars will become commonplace


I
recently signed up to IMVU 3D chat. It’s worth a spin. Instead of the
relatively mundane text interface on most IM services, users chat via
avatars. The text appears in speech bubbles that slowly float upward. A
range of expressions and moves are available, such as a handshake, hug,
break dance, hi-five and many more. Some moves, like more intimate
hugs, are only available between users already connected as buddies.

http://blog.wirelesswanders.com/?p=285

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Cityscape LocativeLab.org is Ronald Lenz's research website on locative & mobile media. This is mostly an archive of blogposts I find inspiring and interesting and an overview of my work. I'm a strategist, technologist and researcher in the field of Location-Based Mobile Services and work at Waag Society, a medialab in Amsterdam, The Netherlands where I head the Locative Media research program and at 7scenes, a platform for GPS games and tours as creative director. Picture 4 Find me at Twitter, LinkedIn or via ronald [at] waag [dot] org.

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