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CAS Initiative-Culture as Data: Social Spaces on the Internet-Bailenson

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Center for Advanced Study
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 South Gregory Street, Urbana, Illinois
Apr 10, 2013   4:00 pm  
Jeremy Bailenson; Founding Director, Virtual Human Interaction Lab and Associate Professor,  Department of Communication, Stanford University
Free and Open to the Public
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Center for Advanced Study

Infinite Reality: Revealing the Blueprint of Our Virtual Lives

Virtual reality qualitatively changes the nature of communication. Unlike other media, avatars can alter their physical appearance and behavior in the eyes of conversational partners for strategic purposes. These transformations have a drastic impact on social, persuasive and instructional abilities, allowing avatars to achieve interpersonal goals that face-to-face humans cannot.

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