The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality

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  • Copyright: 2014-01-27
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Author Biography

Mark Grimshaw is The Obel Professor of Music at Aalborg University, Denmark. He writes extensively on sound in computer games with a particular interest in emotioneering and the use of biofeedback for the real-time synthesis of game sound. He also writes free, open source software for virtual research environments (WIKINDX) and is investigating the uses of sonification to facilitate creativity in the context of such knowledge tools.

Table of Contents

Mark Grimshaw: Introduction

I. The Foundations of Virtuality
Bruce Damer & Randy Hinrichs: The virtuality and reality of avatar cyberspace
Philip Brey: The physical and social reality of virtual worlds
Brian Massumi: Envisioning the virtual
André Nusselder: Being more than yourself: Virtuality and human spirit
Maria Beatrice Bittarello: Mythologies of virtuality: 'Other space' and 'shared dimension' from ancient myths to cyberspace
Michael R. Heim: The paradox of virtuality

II. Psychology & Perception
7. James K. Scarborough & Jeremy N. Bailenson: Avatar psychology
8. Elizabeth J. Carter & Frank E. Pollick: Not quite human: What virtual characters have taught us about person perception
9. Jean-Claude Martin: Emotions and altered states of awareness: The virtuality of reality and the reality of virtuality
10. Angela Tinwell: Applying psychological plausibility to the Uncanny Valley phenomenon
11. Deborah Abdel Nabi & John P. Charlton: The psychology of addiction to virtual environments: The allure of the virtual self
12. Giuseppe Riva & John A. Waterworth: Being present in a virtual world
13. Gordon Calleja: Immersion in virtual worlds

III. Culture & Society
14. Paul C. Adams: Communication in virtual worlds
15. David Rudd: Virtual reality: So good, they named it twice? A Lacanian perspective from literature and the other arts
16. Erik Champion: History and cultural heritage in virtual environments
17. Julie M. Albright & Eddie Simmons: Flirting, cheating, dating, and mating in a virtual world
18. Ståle Stenslie: Cybersex
19. Robert M. Geraci: A virtual assembly: Constructing religion out of zeros and ones
20. William Cheng: Acoustemologies of the closet

IV. Sound
21. Karen Collins: Breaking the fourth wall? User-generated sonic content in virtual worlds
22. Tom A. Garner & Mark Grimshaw: Sonic virtuality: Understanding audio in a virtual world
23. Trevor S. Harvey: Virtual worlds: An ethnomusicological perspective
24. Martin Knakkergaard: The music that's not there

V. Image
25. Gary Zabel: Through the looking glass: Philosophical reflections on the art of virtual worlds
26. Anthony Steed: Recreating visual reality in virtuality
27. Patrick Lichty: The translation of art in virtual worlds
28. Simon J. Harris: Painting, the virtual and the celluloid frame

VI. Economy & Law
29. Greg Lastowka: Virtual law
30. Angela Adrian: Avatars Inc.: The legal personality of avatars
31. Vili Lehdonvirta: Virtuality in the sphere of economics

VII. A-Life & Artificial Intelligence
32. Phil Carlisle: On the role of "digital actors" in entertainment-based virtual worlds
33. Tim Taylor: Evolution in virtual worlds
34. David G. Green & Tom Chandler: Virtual ecologies and environments
35. Gabriel Robles-De-La-Torre: Computational modeling of brain function and the human haptic system at the neural spike level: Learning the dynamics of a simulated body

VIII. Technology & Applications
36. John A. Waterworth & Eva L. Waterworth: Distributed embodiment: Real presence in virtual bodies
37. Alan Chalmers: Level of realism: Feel, smell and taste in virtual environments
38. Mark Billinghurst, Huidong Bai, Gun Lee, Robert Lindeman: Developing handheld augmented reality interfaces
39. Keysha I. Gamor: Avoidable pitfalls in virtual world learning design
40. Giuseppe Riva: Clinical uses of virtual worlds: from medicine to psychology and rehabilitation
41. Roger Smith: Military simulations using virtual worlds

IX. Utopia & Dystopia
42. Charles M. Ess: Ethics at the boundaries of the virtual
43. Patrice Flichy: The social imaginary of virtual worlds
44. David Kreps: Virtuality and humanity
45. Andrea Hunter & Vincent Mosco: Virtual Dystopia

Tom Boellstorff: Afterword


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