Computer supported collaborative work; telecollaboration through virtual presence

Readings

Billinghurst, M., Weghorst, S., & Furness III, T. (1997). Shared Space: An Augmented Reality Approach for Computer Supported Collaborative Work. Human Interface Technology Laboratory, University of Washington.
http://www.hitl.washington.edu/publications/r-97-1/

Broll, W.; Prinz, W. (1999). Using 3D to Support Awareness in Virtual Teams on the Web. In Bra, P. d.; Leggett, J. (ed.): Proceedings of the WebNet '99: World Conference on the WWW and Internet, October 24-30, 1999, Honolulu, Hawaii. Cherlottesville, VA: AACE, 1999, S. 137-142.

Examples

Ogoglio
"The Ogoglio project is exploring shared online worlds in the context of web enabled work. If World of Warcraft is 'the new golf', then we're exploring 'the new business district'. We are creating spaces where people will meet with remote coworkers, collaborate using new tools, integrate existing business applications, and enjoy the benefits of being in the same office with people in different time zones. The first service providing 3D workspaces will be Ogoglio City, an online business district for creative professionals who grew up with the Internet. New media producers take connectivity for granted and they do not hesitate to synthesize multiple sources and then iteratively publish the result on a variety of media. The Ogoglio project is focused on providing a space for creative people to collaboratively produce and market digital services."
http://www.ogoglio.com

See also the blog ("A public record of my projects and related works") of Trevor F. Smith, the designer behind the Ogoglio project:
http://exterior.trevor.smith.name/ogoglio/index.html
and screencasts at:
http://exterior.trevor.smith.name/2006/10/ogoglio_screenc.html
http://exterior.trevor.smith.name/2006/10/ogoglio_screenc_1.html
http://exterior.trevor.smith.name/2006/11/ogoglio_screenc.html

[Links updated and viewed, 02 Dec 2006]


Virtuosi (VRML)
This is an old EC-funded project, now (so far as I know) defunct.
http://www.comp.lancs.ac.uk/computing/users/andy/models.html
[Link updated and viewed, 09 Feb 2005]

Telepresence: remote monitoring, operation, and surveillance

3D Reconstruction and Augmented Reality
http://mortimer.jrc.it/Research/3DComputerVision.htm
[Link updated and viewed, 09 Feb 2005]