Yesterday my friend IMs me and tells me about this event that’s going on called Viral Duets. I went to go check it out because it seemed interesting, especially after taking a peek at their website: http://2ndlive.org/scratch/2-mccretton.html
What Pipsi Bracken (the one in the picture with me) has done is motion captured two real life dancers and she has implemented those moves into Second Life so people would feel like they are genuinely interacting in a physical way with their avatar.
Basically on the floor there are circular objects and star-shaped objects. If you just left click on them once they will trigger the movement in your avatar (however for the circular ones you need someone else to click on the other circle since they are duets.)
It’s quite interesting to see my avatar moving quite gracefully at times and then all of a sudden losing balance, tripping, falling over, stumbling and behaving a bit klutzy just as if it were real life. I have never seen an avatar move like that in second life before and while they are still in the process of “tweaking” I guess, it’s still quite fun to play around with.
So I suggest if you have a few minutes, visit the 2nd live sim and experience it yourself, because the pictures definitely don’t do it justice!