Using avatars for enhancing self-esteem
Avatars in the metaverse can cause unconscious changes in the user’s mind. It is called ghost engineering technology. We have reduced fear of heights with the Dragon Avatar, and also reduced stuttering with the Ideal Avatar. Based on these facts, we created a mirror that reflects a slightly upgraded avatar’s face. This mirror improves unconscious self-esteem. What is not true for others is true for oneself.
Ando Hideyuki (JP)
Professor at the Department of Art Science, Osaka University of Arts.
In addition to such research into interface development, he is interested in social contributions of science and technology as a form of artistic expression. Received an Honorary Mention for Interactive Art at AE in 2009, 2011.