Virtual dancing - was Top of the Page

Stefan Barthel

Message 6586 · 7 Feb 1997 14:31:06 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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>Michael Hanson writes:
>>
>>Well, there are GPS receivers which will show where you are on a road
>>map while you drive. I suppose the fully equipped ballroom will be
>>set up with similar devices - dancers wear glasses that show where
>>they supposed to go in the pattern. ;) . . . Just like ballroom
>>dance, we could each follow our own set of numbered footprints across
>>the floor.
>
>Maybe we could build on this... those of you with Silicon Valley (and
>environs) addresses may be able to develop "virtual SCD" visors to give us
>the visual cues AND the everchanging points of reference which we
>Pillings-illiterate types need.

What about a dance simulater? Something like a flight simulator. First
enter your sex (or on which side you want to dance), then choose your
partner from hundreds of pictures, choose the dance (or use the optional
dance construction kit), choose the other couples in the set (as much as
needed). Then take the joystick and on we go!

The beginners level should provide additional help functions - you might
click on the other persons on the screen and they tell you: "Yes, it's me
to turn!" or "Oh, no, not me!".

For experienced dancers it sounds "Totally lost? Well, listen and the
music will tell you - Hahaha...".

You could also choose between RSCDS style or Ceilidh Dancing, the
floorground pattern (wooden floor, carpet, grass...) and the background
scene (default ballroom, luxury ballroom, royal palace, sandy beach or
Grampian mountains scenic view...)

Stefan Barthel

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