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Title:
Large scale collaborative virtual environments
Author:
Greenhalgh, Chris, 1969-
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Publication Information:
Berlin ; New York : Springer, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xvi, 229 pages : illustrations ; 24cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781852331481
Format :
Book

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Central Library QA76.9.H85 G74 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Collaborative virtual environments are multi-user virtual realities which actively support communication and co-operation. This book addresses the theory, design, realisation and evaluation of such systems, with a particular emphasis on support for large numbers of distributed users. A broad approach is taken, which ranges from the sociology of interpersonal communication to the management of communication in distributed systems. The emphasis on multi-user environments distinguishes this book from the many general books on virtual reality which only deal with single-user systems. This book presents: models of multi-party awareness and interaction in space-based systems; detailed designs of two prototypes (MASSIVE-1 and MASSIVE-2); experiences with collaborative virtual environments created using these; and analyses of the corresponding network requirements. Many of these results and ideas are applicable to other systems and approaches.


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