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The Resource Hello avatar : rise of the networked generation, B. Coleman

Hello avatar : rise of the networked generation, B. Coleman

Label
Hello avatar : rise of the networked generation
Title
Hello avatar
Title remainder
rise of the networked generation
Statement of responsibility
B. Coleman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Hello Avatar! Or, llSay(0, "Hello, Avatar!"); is a tiny piece of user-friendly code that allows us to program our virtual selves. In Hello Avatar, B. Coleman examines a crucial aspect of our cultural shift from analog to digital: the continuum between online and off-, what she calls the "x-reality" that crosses between the virtual and the real. She looks at the emergence of a world that is neither virtual nor real but encompasses a multiplicity of network combinations. And she argues that it is the role of the avatar to help us express our new agency--our new power to customize our networked life. By avatar, Coleman means not just the animated figures that populate our screens but the gestalt of images, text, and multimedia that make up our online identities--in virtual worlds like Second Life and in the form of email, video chat, and other digital artifacts. Exploring such network activities as embodiment, extreme (virtual) violence, and the work in virtual reality labs, and offering sidebar interviews with designers and practitioners, she argues that what is new is real-time collaboration and copresence, the way we make connections using networked media and the cultures we have created around this. The star of this drama of expanded horizons is the networked subject--all of us who represent aspects of ourselves and our work across the mediascape
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coleman, Beth
Dewey number
302.23/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BD331
LC item number
.C565 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Virtual reality
  • Reality
  • Avatars (Virtual reality)
  • Human behavior models
  • Shared virtual environments
  • Human-computer interaction
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Human behavior models
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Reality
  • Shared virtual environments
  • Virtuelle Realität
  • Mensch-Maschine-Kommunikation
  • Avatar
  • Interaktion
  • Netzwerk
  • Verhalten
  • Sozialphilosophie
  • Människa-dator-interaktion
  • Virtuell verklighet
  • Digitala medier
  • Avatarer (virtuell verklighet)
Label
Hello avatar : rise of the networked generation, B. Coleman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is an avatar -- Putting a face on things -- Interview with the virtual cannibal -- Presence -- X-reality : a conclusion
Control code
767669827
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 194 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262302715
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)767669827
Label
Hello avatar : rise of the networked generation, B. Coleman
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is an avatar -- Putting a face on things -- Interview with the virtual cannibal -- Presence -- X-reality : a conclusion
Control code
767669827
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 194 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262302715
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)767669827

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