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Speaker Jeremy Bailenson; Founding Director, Virtual Human Interaction Lab and Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Stanford University
Date Apr 10, 2013
Time 4:00 pm  
Location Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 South Gregory Street, Urbana, Illinois
Cost Free and Open to the Public
Sponsor Center for Advanced Study
Contact Liesel Wildhagen
Phone 217-333-6729
Event type Lecture
Views 4703
Originating Calendar 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.