Avatar therapy aims to aid patients with schizophrenia

Jun 20, 2013
A psychiatrist in England is using digital avatars -- almost like characters in a video game -- to help people with schizophrenia put a face to the voices in their heads.

Your Facebook photo: A window into your soul?

Feb 22, 2013
Your online avatar -- that photo or icon that stands for you in the virtual world -- is so much more than an image. Commentator Scott Huler says it's a window into the soul...and that's annoying. Huler lays out his big issues with these few small pixels of modern life.

Your 3D avatar can go to boring meetings instead of you

Apr 12, 2011
That's the future as envisioned in a New York Times article. That avatar will be able to sit attentively and take notes while you go take a nap so...