The Army is in the early stages of creating avatars
for the purpose of training in virtual environments.
Service members would be able to log on and interact with avatars
in subjects specific to their training whenever they have time, Kennedy said.
Some recent gamelike virtual worlds, notably Star Trek Online and Dungeons and Dragons Online, allow one to have four or five secondary avatars
operating at once, and to set their degree of autonomy.
may well be the biggest anti-war film of all time.
Within virtual worlds users must choose a virtual representation of themselves--an avatar
serve as manifestations of desires or identities of users (Hemp, 2006) that make virtual worlds real as an intersection of technology and humans online (Taylor, 200) or extensions of the human body itself.
His job is to be the human "driver" of an Avatar
, a biological body that can breathe the toxic air and looks similar to the planet's natives, the Na'vi.
The University of Arkansas has given the trademark nod to a company that designs personalized apparel for avatars
for Xbox 360.
She was, once again, a solitary avatar
in Maple World.
As fifth graders learned to use avatars
to interact with others in a multi-user domain, or MUD, experimentation with costumes, sexes and names increased sharply.
uses that phrase, one wonders what does sl look like now, and what kind of culture exists that is populated by noobies (the sl term for avatars
either literally new to the platform or simply naive to the ways of that world no matter when you initially created an avatar
But, referring back to my earlier statement about "opportunity" you can bet that major corporations will make a correction on how and what they present, and the professional creative artists in those marketing departments will soon learn that cutting-edge coolness will attract, not repel, throngs of avatars
. Beyond a marketing opportunity, SL is gaining traction in other legitimate circles.
are images used online to identify a person or express his or herself.