Virtual Reality (2009) 13:137–139 DOI 10.1007/s10055-009-0128-z EDITORIAL Mediated presence: virtual reality, mixed environments and social networks Anna Spagnolli Æ Matthew Lombard Æ Luciano Gamberini Received: 30 June 2009 / Accepted: 1 July 2009 / Published online: 25 July 2009 Springer-Verlag London Limited 2009 The processes through which human beings establish and reach our potential to communicate effectively and better experience presence in their life environment, especially understand the human experience. when this environment is increasingly mediated and even This special issue illustrates the variety of research generated by technologies, is a fascinating subject of questions and approaches being used to explore mediated scholarly investigation. Our expanding abilities to bring presence in virtual reality, mixed environments and social presence from the ‘‘real’’ world and from ‘‘real’’ human networks. The opportunity to create the issue emerged interactions to mediated worlds and mediated social rela- during PRESENCE 2008, the 11th International Workshop tions represents an important chance to enrich human on Presence. An open call to conference attendees and experience. Designing technologies and imagining prac- others yielded more than 30 submissions. After several tices to modify, prolong and reconﬁgure the possibilities of revisions, and thanks to more than 90 experts who kindly
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