Ebook Details

Authors

Jeffrey

Year 2011
Pages 286
Publisher lulu.com
Language en
ISBN 9781257763559
File Size 5.68 MB
File Format PDF
Download Counter 158
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Ebook Description

Why does the tail wag the brain? What is virtual autism? Why can't our avatars walk hand-in-hand? Will a nonverbal Babel fish save the world? Jeffrey Ventrella, a seasoned virtual worlds programmer and visual language expert, reviews the history of avatars, smileys, and other expressive forms, and considers a future of spectacular creativity. This book combines thoughtful scholarship with amusing anecdotes from the trenches of Silicon Valley. Virtual Body Language presents a thorough analysis of the neurological, linguistic, aesthetic, and technical aspects of how nonverbal communication can be distributed over the internet. Based on nearly a decade of avatar development,Ventrella has the practical foundation on which to justify even the most outrageous claims, regarding what "avatar" might mean in the future. QR Code Online