Chip Shot: University of Oregon and Intel Collaborate on Pocket Avatars

Calling all Ducks Football and sports fans! The University of Oregon collaborated with Intel to produce an Oregon Football branded avatar, available in Intel’s Pocket Avatar app, which can be used to communicate with Duck fans on game day or any other time. Pocket Avatars is a messaging application that offers consumers a unique and fun way to communicate via animated avatars. Duck Fans will be able to select “Speedy,” an Oregon football player avatar, from a broad selection within the Pocket Avatars app (available at the Apple or Google Play app stores) and use the character to record a personalized, 3-D video message, mirroring the users’ facial gestures and voice. Oregon fans can then send the message to friends, family and fans of the Ducks’ upcoming opponent via text, email, social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, or the Pocket Avatars app itself.