Immersion: Default to Different Embodiment & Extension & Expression
Being a Part of the Digital Crowd Presence: realism Co-Presence: Interaction Presence + Co-Presence = Human-ness
The Big Question What factors influence the perception of human-ness in avatars?
Design Does style of language affect perception of humanness in avatars? IV: Human/non-human appearance Use of Netspeak or formal English in introduction
Procedure 83 students at the University of Kentucky participated in an online survey: Which is controlled by a human?
Conditions 1.Man with Netspeak/ Tiger with formal English 2.Man with formal engish/ Tiger with Netspeak 3.Images only 4.Text Only NetspeakFormal
The avatar that used Netspeak (behaved realistically) was more frequently perceived as human-controlled even when it looked like a tiger instead of a man (appeared realistically).
Control Group Results Choices of Human Controlled Avatar without Introductions Choices of Human Generated Introduction without Images
What does this mean? Style of language is a significant factor in behavioral realism. Utilizing Netspeak can promote presence in virtual interactions. Ummm....lyke... R u evn real?!?!?!? How do i no???????
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