Embodiments, avatars, clones and agents for multi-user, multi-sensory virtual worlds

  title={Embodiments, avatars, clones and agents for multi-user, multi-sensory virtual worlds},
  author={Steve Benford and John Bowers and Lennart E. Fahl{\'e}n and Chris Greenhalgh and Dave Snowdon},
  journal={Multimedia Systems},
This paper explores the issue of user embodiment within collaborative virtual environments. By user embodiment we mean the provision of users with appropriate body images so as to represent them to others and also to themselves. By collaborative virtual environments we mean multi-user virtual reality systems which explicitly support cooperative work (although we argue that the results of our exploration may also be applied to other kinds of collaborative system). The main part of the paper… CONTINUE READING
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