• ActiveWorlds_Geography and Social Interaction in Virtual Reality
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Tags/Keywords

geographical virtual world, teleporting, transportation within virtual world

Citation

Schroeder, R., Huxor, A. & Smith, A. (2001). Activeworlds: geography and social interaction in virtual reality. Futures, 33, 569-587.

Copyright Status

2001 Elsevier Science Ltd

Resource Type

Papers and Reports

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Intended Audience

Researchers, Teachers/Educators

Overview

This paper examines the interrelation between the geographical and social aspects of virtual worlds in Activeworlds – a multi-user virtual environment available over the Internet. This paper investigates: 1) features such as transportation, mobility, and property appropriation in this virtual worlds system; 2) influences on the geography of Activeworlds; and 3) the social relations that arise from the geographical conditions. This paper finally discusses the implications of this virtual worlds system.

Topic Area

Physical Science, Earth Science,

Authors

Ralph Schroeder, Avon Huxor, and Andy Smith

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