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Communication in the Age of Virtual Reality Frank Biocca

Communication in the Age of Virtual Reality By Frank Biocca

Communication in the Age of Virtual Reality by Frank Biocca


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Focusing on virtual reality (VR), the authors of this book have gathered a team of engineers, social scientists and cultural theorists to give their views of this area of human communication in this medium. Issues such as how virtual reality influences perception of reality are discussed.

Communication in the Age of Virtual Reality Summary

Communication in the Age of Virtual Reality by Frank Biocca

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?

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. Part I: Virtual Reality as Communication Medium. F. Biocca, T. Kim, M.R. Levy, The Vision of Virtual Reality. F. Biocca, M.R. Levy, Virtual Reality as a Communication System. J. Steuer, Defining Virtual Reality: Dimensions Determining Telepresence. F. Biocca, B. Delaney, Immersive Virtual Reality Technology. Part II: Designing Virtual Environments. F. Biocca, M.R. Levy, Communication Applications of Virtual Reality. D.G. Hawkins, Virtual Reality and Passive Simulators: The Future of Fun. C. Heeter, Communication Research on Consumer VR. K. Meyer, Dramatic Narrative in Virtual Reality. G. Kramer, Sound and Communication in Virtual Reality. M.T. Palmer, Interpersonal Communication and Virtual Reality: Mediating Interpersonal Relationships. Part III: The Social Reality of Virtual Reality. T.W. Valente, T. Bardini, Virtual Diffusion or an Uncertain Reality: Networks, Policy, and Models for the Diffusion of VR Technology. M.A. Shapiro, D.G. McDonald, I'm Not a Real Doctor, But I Play One in Virtual Reality: Implications of Virtual Reality for Judgments About Reality. A. Balsamo, Signal to Noise: On the Meaning of Cyberpunk Subculture. L. St. Clair Harvey, Communication Issues and Policy Implications.

Additional information

GOR009667742
9780805815504
0805815503
Communication in the Age of Virtual Reality by Frank Biocca
Used - Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Inc
1995-03-01
416
Winner of Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 1995
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