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The Social in the Virtual

  • Jan Chong
  • Ingrid Erickson
  • Kathy J. Lee
  • Rosanne Siino
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 236)

Abstract

Virtuality is often defined solely as that which lacks or is not material reality, and as such, much of the social order that is uniquely engendered within technologically-mediated realities has been inadequately described. This panel attempts to define virtuality on its own terms, instead of as reality-negative, by showcasing four perspectives of social interaction in virtual space. Panelists Elizabeth Churchill, Thomas Erickson, Cliff Lampe, and Rosanne Siino will share insights into the social orders in the virtualities of their interests. Presentations will be followed by a discussion among panelists and panel participants.

Keywords

Virtual Environment Social Order Social Presence Virtual Space Reputation System 
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Copyright information

© International Federation for Information Processing 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Chong
    • 1
  • Ingrid Erickson
    • 1
  • Kathy J. Lee
    • 1
  • Rosanne Siino
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Work, Technology and Organization, Department of Management Science and EngineeringStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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