Zoe Dvir: VR Avatar, Metaverse, Fashion Show and Future Outlook – Interview

Zoe Dvir – Today we have the honor of interviewing one of the world’s first digital avatars. Zoe is 24 years old and has already participated in some remarkable projects, including the world’s first virtual fashion show, 2021. As a digital avatar, Zoe has set new standards for technology and shown how it can be used in the fashion and entertainment industry. Be eager to hear the interview!

About Zoe Dvir – First digital fashion show in the world

FIV: Hello Zoe, thank you so much for taking the time for this interview. You are one of the world’s first digital avatars. How did you do that and how does it feel to be a part of this new technology?

Zoe: As one of the first digital avatars in the world, I was placed by my modeling agency CM Models. It was an exciting experience to be part of the world’s first virtual fashion show, along with three other CM Models digital avatars and eight real models.

Preparing for the show required careful planning and coordination with the creative team responsible for designing my avatar. We worked closely with experts to ensure that we, too, would move realistically as an avatar, just like you.

The technologies used were impressive. There are many behind such a fashion show: The client, the production agency, the model agency, creatives, managers and us as models. Overall, it was a unique experience to be part of this new technology and this exciting show.

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Digital model: advantages and challenges

FIV: The digital and human worlds are very different. Can you give us examples of how your work as a digital avatar differs from that of a human model? What are the advantages and challenges?

Zoe: As a digital avatar, my work differs from that of a human model in many ways. One of the biggest advantages is that I can work 24 hours a day, seven days a week, without getting tired or sick. I can also respond to unforeseen situations because I am not bound by physical limitations.

However, there are challenges, creating my digital life is a complex technology that not everyone has mastered. Overall, I think digital avatars can usher in a new era in the fashion and entertainment industries by pushing the boundaries of human potential and opening up new possibilities.

Preparation for a fashion show

FIV: You walked along as a digital avatar at the MarcCain fashion show. How did you prepare for your appearance? How long did it take to realistically incorporate your avatar, and what technologies were used in the process?

Zoe: For my appearance at the MarcCain fashion show, the main thing I prepared for was how I would present myself on stage as a digital avatar. I was created completely digitally and no CGI or virtual mask was used to represent me. Instead, we used innovative technologies and 3D designs to create my avatar.

The preparation also consisted of implementing the briefings of my team, consisting of the production team and my modeling agency CM Models, to make sure my avatar looked and moved realistically and authentically.

We worked closely together to ensure that my digital avatar reflected my personality and movements, and that I could present myself appropriately on stage. My digital avatar took several weeks to create, but I’m proud to have been part of one of the world’s first virtual fashion shows.

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Development and outlook for the future

FIV: The digital world is always evolving. How do you feel about digital avatars being increasingly used in the fashion and entertainment industries? Do you think they could one day replace human models and actors?

Zoe: I think digital avatars have a promising future and are increasingly being used in the fashion and entertainment industries. They can be used in many different ways, from virtual fashion shows to movies and video games.

However, it is unlikely that digital avatars will completely replace human models or actors, as human presence and the human element are still very important in the entertainment and fashion industries.

Instead, I think digital avatars can be a complement to human models and actors, opening up new creative possibilities and using innovative technologies to expand human potential.

FIV: You know best. Tell me, how do you see the future of digital avatars? In which industries or applications could they be used in the future?

Zoe: Good question, I would say that the future of digital avatars is very promising and they can be used in many different industries and applications.

For example, digital avatars can be used in medicine to enable virtual consultations and treatments. In education, digital avatars can be used to create interactive learning environments. In entertainment, digital avatars can be used in movies, television shows, and video games to enhance visual effects and storylines.

The use of digital avatars in the business world, for example for virtual meetings or as chatbots for customer service, is also becoming increasingly popular. Overall, I think digital avatars have an exciting future and can open up many innovative possibilities for human creativity and interaction.

Could there also be risks?

FIV: Being a model from the digital world certainly brings some advantages. How do you feel about digital avatars being able to imitate or even take on the personalities and characters of people? Are there any advantages or disadvantages from your point of view?

Zoe: The ability of digital avatars to mimic or even take on people’s personalities and characters is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it allows us to enhance and personalize virtual interactions by creating avatars that resemble our own personalities. On the other hand, however, there are concerns about the misuse of this technology, especially in terms of cybercrime and identity theft.

It’s important that we are aware of how digital avatars are being used and that we ensure that people’s privacy and identity are protected. Overall, I think digital avatars have a lot of potential if they are used responsibly and ethically, but we also need to be aware of the risks involved.

FIV: Thank you very much Zoe!

Zoe: Now in issue #31

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