Bigstage: Create the digital you in 3-D and put yourself into photos, videos

Johnathan Strietzel from Big Stage is showing Craig Raymond (Intel „demo guy“) how to get his virtual me into a TV series and publish that video on Facebook.

All it takes is three pictures of your face (taken with any ordinary digital camera) and you’re off to posing with historical figures or playing a real acting character in a real movie or your favorite TV series. Then show off your new entertainment career on Facebook etc. Runs on Windows XP/Vista only (and under Bootcamp on a Mac).

Here’s a full review by Mashable: http://mashable.com/2008/09/03/big-stage/

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Sony Playstation: EyePet – Your Virtual Pet (coming in late 2009)

via Annie Ok : tangent » Sony Playstation: EyePet – Your Virtual Pet

Cute virtual pet for PS3, reacting in real-time to actions in front of the in-built camera „PlayStation Eye“. We are talking about consumer-friendly Augmented Reality here.

From the press release:

What makes a pet real? Introducing EyePet, the virtual pet that follows your every movement and command…(…) Working in ‘Augmented Reality’, EyePet is fully aware of people in the room and will interact with you and your environment. Place an object in front of the camera that EyePet hasn’t seen before and it’ll know exactly what to do with it, give it something new and it’ll examine it thoroughly. Tickle it by waving your fingers in front of the camera: it laughs, poke it: it jumps, roll it a ball: EyePet chases around the screen after it. (…)