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

SpeakerJeremy 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  
Location Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana
Sponsor Center for Advanced Study
Event type Other
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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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