Virtual Reality Putting a Human Face on Cyberspace: Designing Avatars and the Virtual Worlds They Live In  

Who do you want to be today? As thousands of Internet users begin new lives as "avatars" in virtual worlds, a new design industry is emerging. Panelists describd the technologies underlying avatars, design tools for and approaches to building avatars and the worlds they live in, and the psychological relationship between users and their avatars. The discussion featured live interaction with multi-user avatar worlds.

Bruce Damer
Contact Consortium

Steve DiPaola
OnLive! Technologies

Ioannis Paniaras
University of Art and Design

Kirk Parsons
Black Sun Interactive

Bernie Roel
University of Waterloo

Moses Ma
Internet Game Inc.