Tuesday, February 23, 2010

gender relations in the virtual world

fascinating study about avatars in the virtual world. click here to find out more!

"Thanks to video games and blockbuster movies, people are increasingly engaging with avatars and robots. So Karl MacDorman of Indiana University in Indianapolis, Indiana, decided to find out how people treated avatars when faced with an ethical dilemma. Does an avatar's lack of humanity mean people fail to empathise with them? The answer seems to depend on gender."

More info in article.

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