In the Aimless Wander and Playing with Not Critical Web Site department, I plopped into gizmoz, a site where you upload an image of your face, and it digitizes it, and applies it to an animated avatar… you even add a short recording, and it syncs the animation to your words.
The hardest part was getting a clean, license plate stare face shot (I ended up using PhotoBooth on my MacBookPro and cropping out the background in Photoshop).
The interface is sort of fun to watch in the little animations it provides as a progress bar, sort of matrix-y code like flying by. It sure beats a blue bar.
Anyhow, here is the CogDog Hitman:
I have zero claim that this is of educational importance. Pure fun energizes me to return to some data crunching and formatting chores. Do you think that loser from the Chronicle would give it a go?
Waiting to see Jim Groom’s version ;-) maybe there is an Accountant Avatar for him.