Archive for February, 2010

A Reflection on Jeremy Bailenson’s talk, from Judith Donath

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

A Reflection on Jeremy Bailenson’s talk, “Transformed Social Interaction in Virtual Reality.” In virtual worlds, people appear in the guise of avatars. These graphical representations can closely resemble the user – but they can also be radically or subtly transformed. These transformations can be apparent to all inhabitants of the virtual world, or they can […]

A Reflection on Stephen Kosslyn’s talk, from Judith Donath

Monday, February 1st, 2010

A Reflection on Stephen Kosslyn’s talk “Brain Bases of Deception: Why We Probably Will Never Have a Perfect Lie Detector” The premise of lie detection is that there is some perceivable physical sign when someone is lying. We have many beliefs about what these signs may be. For instance, we may want someone to look […]