by MotionBrothers

a virtual representation of the experiencer within the virtual world

They are the audiovisual bodies that people use to communicate with each other in the Metaverse.1

1. Stephenson, N. (2011) Snow Crash. Penguin. Pg 33.

butterfly effect system

by MotionBrothers

the butterfly effect system is a storytelling mechanism for managing complex narrative structures where actions from the experiencer can have a direct influence on how the narrative plays out

The phrase ‘butterfly effect’ derives from chaos theory where American mathematician Edward Norton Lorenz used it as a metaphor to describe the phenomenon whereby a minor change in circumstances can cause a large change in outcome.

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dollhouse view

by MotionBrothers

a top-down, external view of the entire artificial space allowing the designer to make global decisions about its composition and to enable swift prototyping

The dollhouse view can also be combined with a first-person POV, to allow the experiencer to occupy the space they are actively manipulating, avoiding the need to switch between modes and perspectives when designing the space.


by MotionBrothers

an interactive spot within the artificial experience that reveal more content or options

Hotspots can be animated and are often shown as a glowing orb.