Meanwhile, I have wrapped up most of my activities in InWorldz, the vrtual worlds company, and am involved in High Fidelity. HF is a next generation virtual world startup creating a virtual world platform, mostly open source based, that lets others create virtual worlds (yes, it is a bit meta). They stress low latency and high quality facial expression and hand gesture captures that are then transferred and shifted to the avatar. The result is a compelling interaction because for once multiple modalities of communication are opened up.
It is exciting to be surfing the digital waves again.
Be well, all!