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Culture as Data Lecture Series: "Revealing the Blueprint of Our Virtual Lives"

Event Type
Other
Topic
academic
Sponsor
Center for Advanced Study
Location
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana
Date
Apr 10, 2013   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Jeremy Bailenson, Founding Director of the Virtual Human Interaction Lab and Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Stanford University
Originating Calendar
CSL General Event Calendar

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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