Presentation on theme: "Procedurals Exam Readings Experiments. Virtual Reality as a Communication Medium Define VR, discuss central concepts People interacting with virtual people."— Presentation transcript:
Procedurals Exam Readings Experiments
Virtual Reality as a Communication Medium Define VR, discuss central concepts People interacting with virtual people Collaborative Virtual Environments
VR in Popular Culture
VR in the Real World Expensive Rare Clunky Poor Fidelity but… Getting Better!
What is VR? William Gibson: ‘consensual hallucination’ Jaron Lanier: ‘new post-symbolic paradigm" which circumvents representation with a direct experience’
Defining VR: Immersion/Presence Computer-generated environments that give the user the experience of being there
Defining VR: Immersion/Presence How do you define Presence?
Defining VR: Digital?
Defining VR: Tracking and Rendering
Defining VR: Virtual Human Representation
Immersive Virtual Environment Apparatus (HMD)
Immersive Virtual Environment Apparatus: CAVE
Proxemics Studied extensively in the social sciences since 1950’s Do proxemic patterns hold true with virtual humans? Social Presence/Copresence
Sample Proxemics Task
Mutual Gaze Study: Task
Mutual Gaze Study: Conditions
Mutual Gaze Study: Results
Meters Minimum Distance (Virtual Human vs. Control Condition) Mutual Gaze Study: Results