Visual Presence makes use of open components to allow showing of "Presence" information from Microsoft Office (Office Communicator has been tested, Lync should work, need feedback) on top of an image. Since, by default, Microsoft Presence information is only available via ActiveX controls, this is only available in Internet Explorer.
This project is very basic at the moment and I am publishing it for others to build on. I welcome modification of this project or simply taking it and making it better on your own.
I claim no use of excellent programming technique, so please excuse any coding issues and again, I welcome all help in this regard.