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Augmented Empathy: VR/AR’s Impact on Gamers

Game psychologists are looking to a relatively new gaming medium to explore the effects of in-game experiences on the real lives of gamers: virtual and augmented reality. According to the Virtual Reality Society, virtual reality gaming is “where a person can experience being in a three-dimensional environment and interact with that environment during a game.” … Continue reading “Augmented Empathy: VR/AR’s Impact on Gamers” Continue reading

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New Adventures in Old VR (And Vice Versa)

The Adventure Science Center, located about an eight-minute drive from campus near Fort Negley, is an incredibly fun place to explore, learn, and, in my case, work for. I was an exhibit attendant and front desk operator for ASC for quite some time, and in my tenure, I was able to witness first-hand the effects … Continue reading “New Adventures in Old VR (And Vice Versa)” Continue reading

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Harassment in VR Spaces

(Spoiler warning for Ready Player One by Ernest Cline in first two paragraphs. Links contain sensitive content relating to sexual harassment in online/gaming communities.) Ready Player One: 80’s nostalgia trip, celebration of gamer culture, cyberpunk dystopia, hero’s quest, and – teenage love story? I’ll admit, I haven’t finished the book yet, but from the beginning … Continue reading “Harassment in VR Spaces” Continue reading

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