London Gallery Somerset House has commissioned Turner Prize finalists Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell to create an online 3D interactive version of the gallery. Users will be able to create their own personalized avatar and explore the gallery, including its courtyard, whilst meeting and communicating with other avatars. The doors to the virtual gallery open on September 6th. Picture courtesy of Dan Taylor.
Implications - As the world's social existence becomes increasingly digitized, people of all nationalities are finding less of a need for physical interaction and are satisfied with virtual representations of the real. Corporations can employ this emergent pattern into business operations by making all internal and external communications digitally, saving much time and resources.