Sid is an Improv character that I designed to be an interactive guide in educational graphical MUD's for kids. He's really cute, and he's the star of the interactive film "Sid and the Penguins" that we'll be presenting in the Electronic Theatre this year.

Sid lives in a VRML world with his little ball that he loves to play with. He's very interactive and friendly, and he likes to make friends. He is also a good demonstration of our Improv research software for Improvisational Animation.

This short presentation will give people a chance to meet just Sid, all by himself, and to see improvisational animation in action.

You can check him out for yourself by going to, clicking on "Demos", and then clicking on "Sid & the Ball."

- Ken Perlin