News

3-D Avatars Could Put You in Two Places at Once, The New York Times

3-D Avatars Could Put You in Two Places at Once, The New York Times

In a virtual conference with three-dimensional avatars participants would feel immersed in the scene as you they around at the other participants from the eyes of their avatar. The New York Times » [button text="View PDF" link="/mm/2011/nyt-3d-avatars.pdf"...

Meet ‘Future You.’ Like What You See?, The Wall Street Journal

Meet ‘Future You.’ Like What You See?, The Wall Street Journal

To increase retirement investment by young people researchers are tapping into the Proteus effect, behavioral alterations in the real world that are triggered by changes in how our bodies appear to us in a virtual world. The Wall Street Journal » [button text="View...

Your Avatar, Your Guide, Scientific American

Your Avatar, Your Guide, Scientific American

Seeing a digital doppelgänger can change your mind — for better or worse. VHIL is exploring how doppelgänger avatars can be effective in advertising or in therapy to clients who have phobias or social anxiety. Scientific American » [button text="View PDF"...

Virtual Self, NSF Science Nation

Virtual Self, NSF Science Nation

Evidence from VHIL research on Avatars suggest that you start to become the idealized person you imagine. NSF Science Nation » ...

Separation Anxiety, Stanford Magazine

Separation Anxiety, Stanford Magazine

Now that there's no escaping the digital world, research is getting more serious about what happens to personalities that are incessantly on. VHIL research in the areas of politics and education show how Avatars offer the possibility of self-presenting much more...

Morality: Do your worst, virtually, New Scientist

Morality: Do your worst, virtually, New Scientist

How immersive virtual reality can be used as a tool to study moral dilemmas, including VHIL research on moral identity. New Scientist » [button text="View PDF" link="/mm/2010/newscientist-do-your-worst.pdf" style="default" size="normal" target="_blank"...

Virtual Lookers and Losers, Stanford Report

Virtual Lookers and Losers, Stanford Report

Several VHIL studies show that people have trouble shedding appearence bias, even when interacting with avatars. Stanford Report », Stanford Report [button text="View PDF" link="/mm/2010/stanford-virtual-lookers.pdf" style="default" size="normal" target="_blank"...

Hey, is that avatar lying to me?, CNN SciTechBlog

Hey, is that avatar lying to me?, CNN SciTechBlog

VHIL projects demonstrate how difficult it is to tell when someone is portraying a genuine version of themselves in a virtual world. CNN SciTechBlog » [button text="View PDF" link="/mm/2010/cnnblog-avatar-lying.pdf" style="default" size="normal" target="_blank"...

Real fear in a virtual world, CNN SciTechBlog

Real fear in a virtual world, CNN SciTechBlog

VHIL researcher Kathryn Segovia says people have real, emotional reactions to virtual reality. Virtual environments could be used to help with a person's fear of heights, or help someone with an eating disorder. CNN SciTechBlog », [button text="View PDF"...

The Avatar Effect, PBS Frontline

The Avatar Effect, PBS Frontline

Frontline visited Stanford’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab to find out how all that time online affects our real lives.