Chez Icke

📢 Online group play with a human avatar in a real place 👟 Berlin, 2011 🐯 with Gesine Danckwart, Can Elbasi 🔗 website
The avatar during a hike through the Swiss alps in 2016

With theater director Gesine Danckwart and technologist Can Elbasi, I developed a system for online/offline play where a large group of players chat with a human avatar through a web interface. Players watch a POV live feed from the avatar and make suggestions for what the avatar should do. The suggestions are voted on, then read through a text-to-speech system and transmitted to the avatar's ear, who may or may not do what the online players wanted.

Moderating the live avatar chat in Berlin 2011