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The Trials and Tribulations of Narrative in VR, mediaX

From the October 24th mediaX Sensing and Tracking for 3D Narratives Conference, Jeremy Bailenson looks at the Ocean Acidification Project that allows users to stand in heavy traffic and follow carbon dioxide molecules from car tailpipes to the sea, where they are absorbed.
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Tricking Your Brain in Virtual Reality, Tested

We experience a VHIL demo that alters our sense of body (proprioception). We learn how easy it brain can adapt to controlling virtual limbs, and the power of visual information to override our own movements in the real world.
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Experience on Demand, mediaX

Real experiences can change you, and virtual reality experiences can feel like real ones so virtual reality experiences can change you too. Jeremy Bailenson delves into how to create these experiences, on demand, that will change who we are as people.
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Catalyst: Avatars, ABC TV (Australia)

What are the psychological consequences of spending more time in virtual worlds than in actual reality? That's what the Virtual Human Interaction Lab is dedicated to answering.
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Infinite Reality Trailer

How achievable are the virtual experiences seen in The Matrix, Tron, and James Cameron's Avatar? Do our brains know where "reality" ends and "virtual" begins?

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Mimicry, Weird Connections

People spend many hours a week interacting with digital others. VHIL uses the virtual world as a tool to understand the implications of this new form of social interaction.
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Digital Selves, KALW Philosophy Talk

What makes your digital self you? What does your choice of digital selves show about you? And what makes onscreen representation more or less effective as digital selves? Radio interview with Jeremy Bailenson.
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Vote for You!, ABC News ScienCentral

Can facial similarity determine the result of a presidential election? VHIL face morphing research suggests that voters make decisions about candidates on very superficial features.
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