Logitech Quickcam Orbit

Sat, 29 Apr 2006 14:29:31 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
I've long remarked that the major reason videophones didn't take off when
first invented in the 1960s is that people don't necessarily want to be
seen while on the phone, and that it would take real-time substitution
of your image to really make it popular.  The Jetsons had a similar
idea - they showed Mrs. Jetson using image replacement to avoid showing
her hair rollers while on the videophone.

Well, it's finally here.  Thanks to cheap global video telephony on
the Internet and the software provided with the new Logitech Quickcam
Orbit, which can either overlay or replace the video image with real-time
synchronised avatars that reproduce your actual facial movements (eyes,
mouth, eyebrows, head movements) as you make them:


Share and enjoy,
                *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net                         Andrew Pam
http://www.xanadu.com.au/                       Chief Scientist, Xanadu
http://www.glasswings.com.au/                   Partner, Glass Wings
http://www.sericyb.com.au/                      Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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Sat, 29 Apr 2006 18:06:23 +1000

"Steven Pam" <steven [at] stevenpam.com.au>

Steven Pam
So THAT's how it's done... I got kind of spammed by this guy on myspace and
he seems to be flogging something similar:


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