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


Jeremy Bailenson, Founding Director of the Virtual Human Interaction Lab and Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Stanford University

Date Apr 10, 2013
Time 4:00 pm  

Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana


Center for Advanced Study

Event type Academic
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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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