SXSW 2023

Future Challenges in Human-Avatar Interaction


The global pandemic opened a doorway to the future, pushing us to connect, work, and learn through virtual worlds. But we’ve yet to fathom the complex psychology of human-avatar interaction and how it transforms our online and offline behavior. Exploring this issue from our work with universities, NGOs, and workforce training projects, we’ll examine passivity, aggression, and the Proteus Effect on offline behavior to understand our future lives as human and AI-driven avatars in virtual worlds.

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  1. Gain insights into the research and studies on avatar representation in virtual worlds and its impact on human behavior.
  2. Examine cutting-edge projects from universities, NGOs, and workforce training on conflict-resolution, climate change and cross-cultural understanding.
  3. Understand the promises and perils of a world where virtual avatars bleed into our real-life experience.



Emory Craig, CEO, Emory Craig

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Presentation
  • Track: XR
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate

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