The Zircus Concept Sketch for a Learning Environment and Online Community

Carol Strohecker
1997 Presence - Teleoperators and Virtual Environments  
This paper describes premises of a video about an as-yet unimplemented design for a virtual environment. The video is a basis for discussion -a sketch, rather than a specification, of a virtual playspace and interactions that can happen there. The playspace is conceived as alearning environmentïn which activities can focus thinking on certain sets of ideas. Conversations within the multiuser environment can also be conducive to learning, and to developing anönline community.These actions and
more » ... versations would depend on a future system combining technologies in networked graphics, speech, AI, various input devices, and high-level software for constructing animations and audio/video sequences.
doi:10.1162/pres.1997.6.3.339 fatcat:brnvxjd77berzkkrp5plgj5ala