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Nice to meet you in XR! – Hippias

The characters you can choose to live the XR experience in the Ancient Greece

We would like to introduce you to the characters that animate the XR experience developed by BRIDGES at the Foundation of the Hellenic World. These are Avatars and Non-Player Characters (NPCs). 

While avatars are virtual characters who lend their likenesses to visitors so that they can interact with each other and with objects in extended reality, NPCs are virtual characters who are not being played by the visitors, but are useful to enrich the environment and to make it more realistic.        

After introducing the 3 Non-palying Characters (NPCs) Ergochares, Periktione, and Efthimachοs it’s time to introduce you the avatars!

After visitors put on their equipment, they can choose the avatar with which they experience the XR scenario.

Each avatar has his/her own personality and characteristics, which determine the role of visitors and the typology of interactions in the XR.

List of previous avatars:

  1. Appolonios
  2. Antigone
  3. Linos
  4. Melissa


Imagine teaching history using avatars and NPCs. We would have the most passionate students of history ever!

#8th (and last) meeting:

Hippias (avatar), the prototype sophist

BRIDGES project: Avatar n°5 - Hippias

I’m 30 years old, long dark-haired and with a beard.

I’m Efthymachus’ teacher. I came from Elis, the Peloponnese. I am that type of sophist, which Plato criticizes. I dealt with many sectors of science and philosophy: arithmetic and geometry, astronomy, music, rhetoric, and grammar. I’m quite possibly the first sophist who emphatically denounced social discrimination among people as a consequence of human laws. In my opinion, indeed, according to nature, all people are equal, relatives and fellow citizens. 

I’m a gentle-natured philosopher, with self-confidence. I especially love Efthimachοs, and this is the reason I’m here at the festivities in his honor.

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