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Feb 15

Diffusion of Transdisiplinarity

It’s been over four years since I began to seriously study transdisciplinarity as part of my doctoral research into immersive learning and collaboration. Virtual worlds are a useful construct to explore meanings of transdisciplinarity since creating and developing an avatar calls into question the art of ‘Being’. The environment itself calls us to play and …

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Jul 10

From ‘World of Warcraft’ to Weight Loss: How Virtual Reality Can Change Behavior | TIME.com

From World of Warcraft to Weight Loss: How Virtual Reality Can Change Behavior Most studies involving video games and avatars have been connected with weight gain, but seeing our virtual selves could also melt pounds away — if the avatar adopts the right healthy habits.   Barbara Truman‘s insight: More evidence that everyone who wants …

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