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Collaborative Virtual Environments
We will discuss the properties of shared virtual environments and some
of the current research issues. In the seminar on virtual communities we
will also discuss communities and how the are created/born and upheld.
Among the points we will discuss are:
Distribution mechanisms and performance
The Spatial interaction model
World contents generation
On-line shared environments
Populated Information Terrains
"Talk and embodiment in Collaborative Virtual Environments", John Bowers,
James Pycock and Jon O'Brien, Proceedings of CHI '96, April 1996, pp 58-65.
Hindmarsh, J, Fraser, M, Heath, C., Benford, S., Greenhalgh C.; Fragmented
Interaction: Establishing mutual orientation in virtual environments, In
the proceedings of CSCW 98, Seattle WA. pp 217-226
Resources on the WWW
Work in Virtual Environments
Communities: White paper
Possible exam questions
Discuss differences and similarities
between collaborative environments in two dimensions and three dimensions.
What are the consequences of strict
objectivity in shared virtual environments?
Explain the properties of the spatial
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