Immersive technologies are changing numerous areas in geography and loosely associated disciplines. Immersive experiences with their potential to reduces psychological distances to the past, the future, remote, fantasy, and controlled worlds offer advantages over other media used for communication, sharing experiences, curing phobias, and making decisions. The theoretical foundations of immersive experiences are still slim. This session offers a platform for discussing how approaches on place, multi-media and immersive learning, presence, and others could lend themselves to develop a deeper understanding of immersive experiences enabled by xR technologies (augmented, mixed, and virtual reality).
|Presenter||Danielle Oprean*, University of Missouri, Alexander Klippel, Penn State University, The value of 'virtual' place: Critically looking at developing immersive experiences from a theoretical perspective||20||5:00 PM|
|Presenter||Merrill Johnson*, Colorado State University, Toward an Understanding of Place in Virtual Worlds||20||5:20 PM|
|Presenter||Jiawei Huang*, Pennsylvania State University, Alexander Klippel, Pennsylvania State University, The Effects of Visual Realism on Spatial Memory||20||5:40 PM|
|Presenter||Chengbi Liu*, George Mason University, Exploring the relationship between user sentiment and surrounding context in AR social media||20||6:00 PM|
|Discussant||Jiayan Zhao Pennsylvania State University||20||6:20 PM|
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