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Second Life For Sea Creatures? TheBlu Crowdsources the Ocean

Second Life For Sea Creatures? TheBlu Crowdsources the Ocean

I never use a screensaver , so I was surprised this past Thursday night to find myself at Mindshare’s Ocean themed evening and mesmerized by TheBlu. What is TheBlu you may ask? At first glance, it looks like a screensaver with pictures of the ocean. But looking closer, TheBlu allows you to dive into and explore underwater habitats and oceans, all from the comfort of your computer. TheBlu is the product of years of teamwork from Oscar winning animators, software engineers, international artists and marine scientists. The end result was that when I watched theBlu, instead of looking at a computer screen, I felt like I was floating in space and swimming alongside my new sea creature friends, all of whom looked very lifelike, in an avatar sort of way. Who is theBlu team? TheBlu is a project of Wemo Media. Neville Spiteri started Wemo in January 2009 after working at Electronic...

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