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[언론정보연구소] 해외저명학자 초청특강: "Virtual Reality-Approaches from a Communication Perspective" 강연 안내

2021.06.28

서울대학교 언론정보연구소와 BK FOUR "자유롭고 책임있는 AI 미디어" 교육연구단에서 커뮤니케이션학계 해외 유수 학자들을 초청해 다양한 주제의 강연 시리즈를 개최하고 있습니다. 이번 세션은 온라인(ZOOM)으로만 진행되오니, 관심 있으신 분들의 많은 참여 부탁드립니다.

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  • 일시: 2021년 6월 28일 (월) 12:30-14:00
  • 접속 링크: https://snu-ac-kr.zoom.us/j/89105502326
  • 발표자: Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn 교수 (University of Georgia)
  • 주제: Virtual Reality - Approaches from a Communication Perspective
  • 초록:

Immersive virtual environments, commonly known as virtual reality (VR), surround users with rich layers of sensory information and allow them to see, hear, and feel as if they are in the physical world. My work has explored how virtual experiences can impact the way people think and behave in the physical world, particularly in the context of health and risk communication. This talk will introduce studies that span across over 15 years of investigating virtual reality's effect on attitude and behavior change. Findings shed light on when and how these virtual experiences are (or are not) effective, underlying mechanisms driving these effects, and individual differences that moderate the observed outcomes. Implications for examining virtual reality from the perspectives of communication sciences and considerations for future research will be discussed.

  • 연사 소개: 

Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn (Ph.D., Stanford University) is an Associate Professor at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at University of Georgia. She is the founding director of the Games and Virtual Environments Lab (https://www.ugavr.com). Her main program of research investigates how interactive and immersive digital media such as virtual and augmented reality transform traditional rules of communication and social interactions, looking at how virtual experiences shape the way that people think, feel, and behave in the physical world. Her work is supported by the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health and is published in numerous top-tier outlets in the fields of communication, health, and engineering. She is the recipient of the Mary Alice Shaver Promising Professor Award from the American Academy of Advertising, the inaugural Early Career Award from the National Communication Association's Health Communication Division, and the Krieghbaum Under-40 Award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.