Transformed Social Interaction: Decoupling Representation from Behavior and Form in Collaborative Virtual Environments

@article{Bailenson2004TransformedSI,
  title={Transformed Social Interaction: Decoupling Representation from Behavior and Form in Collaborative Virtual Environments},
  author={Jeremy N. Bailenson and Andrew C. Beall and Jack M. Loomis and Jim Blascovich and Matthew A. Turk},
  journal={Presence: Teleoperators \& Virtual Environments},
  year={2004},
  volume={13},
  pages={428-441}
}
Computer-mediated communication systems known as collaborative virtual environments (CVEs) allow geographically separated individuals to interact verbally and nonverbally in a shared virtual space in real time. We discuss a CVE-based research paradigm that transforms (i.e., filters and modifies) nonverbal behaviors during social interaction. Because the technology underlying CVEs allows a strategic decoupling of rendered behavior from the actual behavior of the interactants, conceptual and… 

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