The virtuality Continuum revisited

TitleThe virtuality Continuum revisited
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsNijholt, A., and D. R. Traum
Conference NameCHI 2005 Workshop on the virtuality continuum revisited
Date PublishedApril 2005
Conference LocationPortland, Oregon

We survey the themes and the aims of a workshop devoted to the state-of-the-art virtuality continuum. In this continuum, ranging from fully virtual to real physical environments, allowing for mixed, augmented and desktop virtual reality, several perspectives can be taken. Originally, the emphasis was on display technologies. Here we take the perspective of the inhabited environment, that is, environments positioned somewhere on this continuum that are inhabited by virtual (embodied) agents, that interact with each other and with their human partners. Hence, we look at it from the multi-party interaction perspective. In this workshop we will investigate the current state of the art, its shortcomings and a future research agenda.