Assembled 2014

The JVWR, Volume 7, No. 2

Published: May 31, 2014

The editorial team for this issue includes:

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.

Original Call: CFP: General Call for Papers

Editor-In-Chief Corner

Impacting the Real Future via the Virtual Present

Yesha Y Sivan

Peer Reviewed Research Papers

Distributed Immersive Participation as Crowd-Sensing in Culture Events

Theo Kanter, Rahim Rahmani, Jamie Walters, Willmar Sauter

A Multi-faceted Approach to Anonymity Online: Examining the Relations between Anonymity and Antisocial Behavior

Rebecca Chui

Virtual Collaboration Spaces: Bringing Presence to Distributed Collaboration

Austin Tate, Jeffrey T Hansberger, Stephen Potter, Gerhard Wickler

Virtually Friends: An Exploration of Friendship Claims and Expectations in Immersive Virtual Worlds

Brooke Foucault Welles, Tommy Rousse, Nick Merrill, Noshir Contractor

Using 3D Virtual Standardized Patients to Teach Motivational Interviewing

Margaret Czart

White Man’s Virtual World: A Systematic Content Analysis of Gender and Race in Massively Multiplayer Online Games

T. Franklin Waddell, James D. Ivory, Rommelyn Conde, Courtney Long, Rachel McDonnell