Saturday, December 22, 2007

Compression makes things look more real?

I took some more footage on the n95 pointing at the screen with a replay of 360 PGR 4 running, then sent it to youtube using Shozu.
The opposite of the uncanny valley then seems to occur. The game looks great in HD, but crunched down and youtubed the in car stuff looks even more realistic.
What do you think?

It is this sort of approach to immersion in virtual worlds that seems to work best. We need to either see things perfectly rendered or fill in the gaps ourselves to engage with an emotional response to people.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Rock and roll xmas party

I just blogged this to a few collegues at work but as I twittered it and the video is on youtube I thought I would also post it here :-)
My fellow evangelist Roo came by the lair last night. Once we had put the world to rights and discussed the past few weeks in particular we got down to being the rock and roll stars that we really are. At the end of the evening I seem to have nearly fallen into the christmas tree, something odd to do with metaxa. Thats by the by though. Here Roo and Mrs Roo do their thing on guitar hero iii and then on Singstar.
As I always say we are not trying to replace the real world with metaverses, but we can use technology to enhance the experience of now.


Predlet2.0 gets mobile

I guess the hunting training can begin in earnest as predlet2.0 is mastering being a biped

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

merry christmas from epredator

merry christmas from epredator, originally uploaded by epredator.

Happy holidays and merry christmas everyone.
See I am not that scary

Sunday, December 16, 2007

ZOMG its orville he is back!

Most brits will have come across Keith Harris and Orville the duck. Well predlet 1.0 came back from the local pantomime having now seen Orville live on stage.
This led to my most odd piece of n95 mobile footage that I have ever sent to youtube.

Ok so its not the muppet show :-) but it made us laugh.
No animals were harmed in the making of this movie