Transformed Social Interaction: Using Virtual Reality To Break Social Reality

Event Date: 

Friday, October 3, 2003 - 5:00pm

Event Location: 

  • CTL Trailer 932
Andy Beall

Dr. Andy Beall is a professional researcher in the UC Santa Barbara Department of Psychology andThe Research Center for Virtual Environments and Behavior.

Dr. Beall's talk focuses on computer-mediated communication systems known as Collaborative Virtual Environments (CVEs) which allow geographically separated individuals to interact verbally and nonverbally in a shared virtual space in real-time. He discusses an ongoing CVE-based research project that transforms (i.e., filters and modifies) nonverbal behaviors during social interaction in strategic ways. Doing so can change the way we think of "face-to-face" interaction, at least during mediated circumstances. Originally recorded October 3, 2003.