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!
Your browser needs to be able to show Java applets.
Most of the time, it's empty. You can:
- Try to log in a few times, until someone else happens to be there at the same time. This is unlikely to work.
- Ask someone in the WikiChannel to interact with you there. This is more likely to work, and you can try it out right now!
- Attend one of the CommunityWiki TimeWindows, such as the WikiTing on Sundays. It'll almost certainly work, but you'll have to wait until Sunday. The WikiTing is also good, because we have real topics to talk about on Sunday, and conversation won't be artificial.
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.