Vol 7, No 2 (2014)

Assembled 2014

Issue editors: Samuel Cruz-Lara, LORIA (UMR 7503) CNRS – INRIA, Université de Lorraine, France;Sue Gregory, University of New England, Australia;Suely Fragoso, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil;Urs-Vito Albrecht, Braunschweig University & Hannover Medical School, Germany;Christopher Lueg, University of Tasmania, Australia

The six papers in this issue demonstrate some of JVWR goals. They are pushing our thinking about both the virtual and the real, they are presenting “new” academic science that go beyond the trivial, and they are taking a stand about the world. We encourage authors to follow the diverse models presented here.

Table of Contents

Editor In-Chief Corner

Impacting the Real Future via the Virtual Present PDF
Yesha Y Sivan

Peer Reviewed Research Papers

Distributed Immersive Participation as Crowd-Sensing in Culture Events PDF
Theo Kanter, Rahim Rahmani, Jamie Walters, Willmar Sauter
A Multi-faceted Approach to Anonymity Online: Examining the Relations between Anonymity and Antisocial Behaviour PDF
Rebecca Chui
Virtual Collaboration Spaces: Bringing Presence to Distributed Collaboration PDF
Austin Tate, Jeffrey T Hansberger, Stephen Potter, Gerhard Wickler
Virtually Friends: An Exploration of Friendship Claims and Expectations in Immersive Virtual Worlds PDF
Brooke Foucault Welles, Tommy Rousse, Nick Merrill, Noshir Contractor
Using 3D Virtual Standardized Patients to Teach Motivational Interviewing PDF
Margaret Czart
White Man’s Virtual World: A Systematic Content Analysis of Gender and Race in Massively Multiplayer Online Games PDF
T. Franklin Waddell, James D. Ivory, Rommelyn Conde, Courtney Long, Rachel McDonnell


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