Effective affective communication in virtual environments

Johnson, Colin G. and Jones, Gareth J.F. (1999) Effective affective communication in virtual environments. In: Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Intelligent Virtual Agents, September 1999, University of Salford. (Full text available)

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Studies of communication between entities in virtual environments have tended to focus on the relevant technical issues and its social impact impact. An important component of human communication is the conveying of affective information via voice, facial expression and gestures and other body language. Virtual environments may be populated by representations of human or virtual agent participants. Communications may be between person-person, agent-agent or person-agent. This paper explores the possible use of the affective communication in virtual environments. The desirability of affective communication is examined and some research ideas for developing affective communication in virtual environments are proposed.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: virtual reality; affective computing; emotional communication; virtual communication
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Applied and Interdisciplinary Informatics Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2009 13:48 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2012 14:36 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/21779 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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