|Infinite Reality: Revealing the Blueprint of Our Virtual Lives
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
600 South Gregory Street
Urbana (View Map)
Founding Director, Virtual Human Interaction Lab and Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Stanford University
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.