Posted by: crudbasher | July 26, 2011

Avatar Kinect: A New Ability For Computers

This week Microsoft releases a new service for Xbox video game systems. It’s a way for the computer to watch what you are doing and make your on screen version or avatar, do the same. Right now it looks pretty cartoony, but that will rapidly change.

Check out this video: ( the interesting part starts at 1:07)

This is a great way for students to have an interview with someone. Instead of doing Skype for example,  students could be in a virtual chat with anyone.

I think this level of abstraction will help shy students be more involved. Future versions of this technology will be much more realistic so movie making possibilities abound too.

People use emoticons like 🙂 😦 and 😀 in chat all the time because much of our communication is non verbal. This sort of technology will help foster communications online.

Can anyone think of some uses in learning for this technology?

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