Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Avatars and Behavior

Yesterday I ran across this fascinating article from Stanford University, which discusses how people tend to emulate the behavior of their electronic avatars when those avatars resemble them. Amazing! I encourage you to check it out:



  1. Wow, double thanks for this one. I sent it on to the Kiddo. She's studying to be a Video Game artist and designer.

  2. You're welcome. I thought it was just amazing.

  3. Interesting. I'll wait to hear more on the topic, but it does seem promising.

    Imagine what it could do for shy or socially awkward people if they saw or experienced themselves being more outgoing.

  4. Indeed, atsiko. I think that would be a great use for it. Like most powerful things, it appears to be able to exert influence for good or ill.