Center for Human Modeling and Simulation

Document Type

Conference Paper

Date of this Version

June 1998

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Copyright 1998 IEEE. Reprinted from Proceedings of Computer Animation, 98, pages 19-24. Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CA.1998.681903

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Abstract

We analyzed Neal Stephenson's novel Snow Crash for all references to avatars. This analysis is documented here, including a comparison of the Snow Crash avatars to the current state of real-time virtual human research. The avatar characteristics discussed include appearance, clothing and attachments, ethnicity, locomotion, body actions, forms of communication, and emotion and personality.

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Date Posted: 13 July 2007

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