Doing productive work today exploring identity and perception via web 2.0 technologies… nah, I am just messing around at BeFunky.

More or less with a limited tool set, you can create a “Uvatar” a mashup of “You” and “Avatar” – when I set up the account as a beta tester, it claimed to create these animation type graphics from an uploaded photo (i sent mine but it never got done) and now it seems that is a $4.99 service charge. So I just used the preset Barbie like choices, to make me a leather dude in a bar. Yeah right. I did have Jennifer Lopez on my arm, but swapped her out when I found a black lab.

You can upload, or take a web cam shot with the Cartoonizer- it creates those kind of images that blur video and animation like Richard Linklater’s Waking Life

So am I Funky? Are you?

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An early 90s builder of the web and blogging Alan Levine barks at on web storytelling (#ds106 #4life), photography, bending WordPress, and serendipity in the infinite internet river. He thinks it's weird to write about himself in the third person.


  1. You don’t need a Uvatar to be funky! You’re A-grade funk all on your tod.

    Oh, and good call on the JLo black lad thing. Labs will lavish all their love and attention on you and ask very little in return. Not so sure the same can be said of “Jenny from the block” – I hear she’s quite high maintenance ;-)

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