Narrowcasting operations for mobile phone CVE chatspace avatars
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We have developed an interface for narrowcasting (selection) functions for a networked mobile device deployed in a collaborative virtual environment (CVE). Featuring a variable number of icons in a ``2.5D'' application, the interface can be used to control motion, sensitivity, and audibility of avatars in a teleconference or chatspace. The interface is integrated with other CVE clients through a ``servent'' (server/client hybrid) HTTP TCP/IP gateway, and interoperates with a heterogeneous groupware suite to interact with other clients, including stereographic panoramic browsers and spatial audio backends and speaker arrays. Novel features include mnemonic conferencing selection function keypad operations, multiply encoded graphical display of such non-mutually exclusive attributes, and explicit multipresence features.