ChatCircles

A chat system that feels like a bunch of people in a room.

Each person has a geographic location on the screen. You can "hear" people if you are nearby. People can spatially position themselves.

The circles are a form of "SocialProxy" - a puppet that people use to represent themselves in the online interaction.

You can only see what a person says for a second after they say it, but there's a chat history.

Try It Out!

Visit: http://chatcircles.media.mit.edu/

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Discussion

It'd be cool if there were places where a log would be kept of everything within a perimiter.

You know: You could draw a loop around some space, and everything that is said in that space, goes into the log. You could manage a ConversationField that way, too.

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