Presence in Text-Based Networked Virtual Environments or MUDS

@article{Towell1997PresenceIT,
  title={Presence in Text-Based Networked Virtual Environments or MUDS},
  author={John Towell and Elizabeth Towell},
  journal={Presence: Teleoperators \& Virtual Environments},
  year={1997},
  volume={6},
  pages={590-595}
}
  • J. Towell, E. Towell
  • Published 1 October 1997
  • Computer Science
  • Presence: Teleoperators & Virtual Environments
A text-based networked virtual environment represents to a user a system of rooms joined by exits and entrances. When navigating this system of rooms, a user can communicate in real time with other connected users occupying the same room. Hence, these virtual environments are aptly suited for networked conferencing and teaching. Anecdotal information suggested that some people feel a sense of being there or presence when connected to one of these environments. To determine how many people feel… 
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