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Communication in the Age of Virtual Reality : Communication - Frank Biocca

Communication in the Age of Virtual Reality


By: Frank Biocca (Editor), Mark R. Levy (Editor)

Paperback Published: 12th April 1995
ISBN: 9780805815504
Number Of Pages: 416

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This volume addresses virtual reality (VR) — a tantalizing communication medium whose essence challenges our most deeply held notions of what communication is or can be. The editors have gathered an expert team of engineers, social scientists, and cultural theorists for the first extensive treatment of human communication in this exciting medium.

The first part introduces the reader to VR's state-of-the-art as well as future trends. In the next section, leading research scientists discuss how knowledge of communication can be used to build more effective and exciting communication applications of virtual reality. Looking ahead, the authors explore pioneering approaches to VR narratives, interpersonal communication, the use of 3D sound, and the building of VR entertainment complexes. In the final section, the authors zoom out to view the big picture — the psychological, social, and cultural implications of virtual reality. Thought-provoking discussions consider important communication issues such as:

- How will virtual reality influence perception of reality?
- What are the legal issues defining communication in virtual reality?
- What kind of cultural trends will this technology encourage?

Virtual Reality as Communication Medium
The Vision of Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality as a Communication System
Defining Virtual Reality: Dimensions Determining Telepresence
Immersive Virtual Reality Technology
Designing Virtual Environments
Communication Applications of Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality and Passive Simulators: The Future of Fun
Communication Research on Consumer VR
Dramatic Narrative in Virtual Reality
Sound and Communication in Virtual Reality
Interpersonal Communication and Virtual Reality: Mediating Interpersonal Relationships
The Social Reality of Virtual Reality
Virtual Diffusion or an Uncertain Reality: Networks, Policy, and Models for the Diffusion of VR Technology
I'm Not a Real Doctor, But I Play One in Virtual Reality: Implications of Virtual Reality for Judgments About Reality
Signal to Noise: On the Meaning of Cyberpunk Subculture
Harvey Communication Issues and Policy Implications
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ISBN: 9780805815504
ISBN-10: 0805815503
Series: Communication
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 12th April 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 1

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