publishing problems and prospects
How are sites united? Character conveyed? Cartoons versus human agents. Icons versus agents/avatars.
How can an agent guide a navigation experience? How do we react to non-human coercive characters?
Understanding Comics, Scott McCloud Characters in the Interface by Mark "Spoonman" Petrakis Abbe Don's Links Petroglyph Skim: quickly: Vividness and Source of Evaluation as Determinants of Social Responses Toward Mediated Representations of Agency, by Jonathan Steuer Sonic's Mac User Interface
Zima: Fridge Chester Cheetah: FritoLay MicroSoft: What about Bob? - who do agents represent? NetScape: Mozilla - agents aren't professional?
assignmentEnvision an agent. Apply to existing pages.