MillerComm Lecture Series

Infinite Reality: Revealing the Blueprint of Our Virtual Lives

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
Jeremy Bailenson
4:00 pm


Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum 600 South Gregory Street Urbana

Event Description

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.

Jeremy Bailenson


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