I've always been full of admiration for Jeffrey Ventrella, whose work in avatar movement and A.I. added so much depth to There (before you say, "Depth!" remember A) There was essentially put on ice six months after it opened publically, and B) a lot of the features that There had from the get-go S.L. added much later).
When he arrived at Linden Lab I rejoiced! And then fell back glumly when he left, his project completed but never added to S.L. despite the desperate need. Every so often I poke around his website to see what's new. He's brilliant and productive.
Virtual Body Language
The History and Future of Avatars:
How Nonverbal Expression is Evolving
on the Internet
Now he has indeed written the book on avatar movement.
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