Durlach, N; Slater, M; (2000) Presence in shared virtual environments and virtual togetherness. PRESENCE-TELEOPERATORS AND VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS , 9 (2) 214 - 217.
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This Forum article discusses the relationships among people, their avatars, and their virtual environment workstations in a shared virtual environment. It introduces the notion of togetherness, the sense of people being together in a shared space, which is the counterpart for shared VEs to the presence of an individual in a VE. The role of tactual communication is emphasized as being fundamental to togetherness.
|Title:||Presence in shared virtual environments and virtual togetherness|
|Location:||BT LABS, MARTLESHAM HEATH, ENGLAND|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science|
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