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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 530.
          Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

      [1] From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni- (37)
            Subject: (Articles) Designing a Sense of Presence in Virtual

      [2] From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni- (9)

            Date: Sat, 8 Apr 2000 11:20:57 +0200 (MET DST)
            From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
            Subject: (Articles) Designing a Sense of Presence in Virtual Environments

    Greetings Scholars,

    There are interesting articles related to the social embodiment,
    telepresence and cyborgs have been published in the Journal of
    Computer-Mediated Communication, Vol 3 and Issue 2 of September 1997.

    a) Bridging the Gulfs: From Hypertexts to Cyberspace by Thierry Bardini is
    available at <http://jcmc.huji.ac.il/vol3/issue2/bardini.html> -The purpose
    of the paper is focusing on the two main aspects at the origin of hypertext
    technology and contrast between associationist and connectionist views.

    b) The Cyborg's Dilemma: Progressive Embodiment in Virtual Environments by
    Frank Biocca is avilable at <http://jcmc.huji.ac.il/vol3/issue2/biocca2.html>
    This paper brings another issue, of How does the changing representation
    of the body in virtual environments affect the mind? The article also
    considers how virtual reality interfaces are evolving to embody the user
    progressively? The author has also discussed other issues, such as
    "Embodiment: Thinking through our Technologically Extended Bodies" and
    "Being There: The sens of Physical Presence in Cyberspace".

    c) At the Heart of It All: The Concept of Telepresence by Matthew Lombard
    is available at <http://jcmc.huji.ac.il/vol3/issue2/lombard.html> This
    paper discusses the issues regarding the emerging technologies including
    virtual reality, simulation rides. video conferencing, home theater, and
    high definition television are designed to provide media users with an
    illusion that a mediated experiences is not mediated, a perception defined
    here as presence.

    d) Telepresence via Television: Two dimensions of Telepresence May Have
    Different Connections to Memory and Persuasion by Taeyong Kim and Frank
    Biocca is available at <http://jcmc.huji.ac.il/vol3/issue2/kim.html>
    This particular essay has discussed some questions, such as -Is
    Telepresence Related to any other cognitive correlates or outcomes,
    specially memory and persuasion?, Is Presence a unidimensional construct?
    and others!

    Arun Tripathi
    Research Scholar
    University of Dortmund
    (UNI DO)

            Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 20:37:38 GMT
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    "Ghost in the Shell"
    Photography and the Human Soul, 1850-2000
    Robert A. Sobieszek

    "Ghost in the Shell" takes as its premise the idea that the outer person
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    Attention, Spectacle, and Modern Culture
    Jonathan Crary

    Suspensions of Perception is a historical study of human attention and
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    Multicultural Feminism in a Transnational Age
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