Affective Interaction in Extended Reality

Day - Time: 23 April 2024, h.16:30
Place: Area della Ricerca CNR di Pisa - Room: Aula Faedo - C-29
  • Giulio Jacucci (Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki, Finland)

Fabio Paternò


The talk will reflect oninsights from the current affective experiences of users in socialvirtual reality, as well as emerging cultures and practices. These includedrinking together in VR, groups that choose to remain mute, phantom touchsensations, blocking practices, and related issues. These insights will bejuxtaposed with controlled experiments on affectiveinteraction withVR agents, demonstrating how emotions are influenced by the avatars' emotionalcues, such as facial expressions and haptics. The talk aims to reconcile andconnect observations from recent studies of actual VR experiences withcontrolled experimental studies investigating emotions.