• Of mice or men? – the avatar in the virtualscape

      Conrad, Marc; Neale, Jo; Charles, Alec (IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC, 2010)
      The study focuses on the relationship users of virtual worlds, such as Second Life, may or may not develop towards the avatar they use. A questionnaire was developed to collect both qualitative and quantitative data from students engaged in a university assignment that required them to use an avatar in Second Life. The findings are contextualized and discussed: The distinction between the avatar and the self seems to be blurring.
    • Of mice or men? — the avatar in the virtualscape

      Charles, A.; Conrad, Marc; Neale, Jo (Information Society, 2010-01-28)
      The study focuses on the relationship users of virtual worlds, such as Second Life, may or may not develop towards the avatar they use. A questionnaire was developed to collect both qualitative and quantitative data from students engaged in a university assignment that required them to use an avatar in Second Life. The findings are contextualized and discussed: The distinction between the avatar and the self seems to be blurring.
    • This is my body: the uses and effects of the avatar in the virtual world

      Conrad, Marc; Neale, Jo; Charles, Alec; University of Bedfordshire (Infonomics Society, 2010-12)
      The study focuses on the relationship users of virtual worlds, such as Second Life, may or may not develop toward the avatar they use. A questionnaire was developed to collect both qualitative and quantitative data from students engaged in a university assignment that required them to use an avatar in Second Life. The findings are contextualized and discussed: The distinctions between software, hardware and self are blurred.