Avatars

10 years ago few people were interested in digital people but since the film AVATAR came out many peoples opinions have changed.


Discuss

1) What do you think of the film AVATAR?
2) Why was the film so popular and influential?
3) Who do you know who has an online 
    AVATAR?
4) Why are online AVATARS common 
    nowadays?


Watch

Have a look at these AVATARS, choose your favourite then explain why:




1) Which was the most/least realistic?
2) Which was the best? Why?
3) Why could the answer to these 2 questions be 
    different?
4) If you were to make an avatar of yourself what 
    would it be like?

Technology can now create very realistic looking AVATARS. Have a look at this photo of a girlband member and try to imagine what her AVATAR would look like:





Now watch this video to find out:






1) How surprised were you?
2) What do you think of the AVATAR?
3) Does this mean we don't need real actors and 
    singers anymore?
4) Would people prefer to watch AVATARS?

Discuss

1) What are the possible uses for this type of 
    technology? 
2) How do you feel about AVATAR TV?
3) Can you trust what you see on TV anymore? 

Debate 

                Motions: AVATARS will replace 
                               actors/singers
                               Audiences prefer seeing  
                               perfect looking people on TV
                               It is unethical to use AVATARS 
                               without informing the audience


Debate

1) Choose a motion.
2) Divide into 2 teams FOR and AGAINST
3) Take turns delivering unprepared 30 second 
    speeches
4) You are not allowed to repeat any ideas.

Scores

New idea=10 points
Repeated=-10
Pause=0

Follow-up 

Have a go at making your own avatar at: