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SXSW 2022

Mirrors of the Soul: Avatar Psychology

The global pandemic opened a doorway to the future, pushing us to explore new opportunities to connect through virtual worlds. But we’ve yet to fathom the complex psychology of avatar representation and how they transform our online and offline behavior. Examining this issue from multiple perspectives in working with universities, NGOs, and workforce training, we’ll examine avatar aggression, passivity, and the Proteus Effect on offline behavior to explore our future lives as virtual beings.

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  1. Gain insights into the research and development of the psychology of avatar representation in virtual worlds.
  2. Learn about projects leveraging avatars and virtual beings.
  3. Examine cutting-edge projects from universities, NGOs, and workforce training featuring conflict-resolution and cross-cultural understanding.



Emory Craig, CEO, Digital Bodies - Immersive Learning

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Short Form
  • Track: Tech Industry
  • Track 2 2050
  • Level: Beginner
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