Topic: Avatar

Science fiction meets real biology in "Avatar"

June 7, 2011

In the latest installment of Science Study Break, Dr. Misha Matz of the School of Biological Sciences reveals the real science behind the science fiction world of the film "Avatar."

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Avatars Can Surreptitiously and Negatively Affect User in Video Games, Virtual Worlds, Research Shows

Nov. 10, 2009

Although often seen as an inconsequential feature of digital technologies, one's self-representation, or avatar, in a virtual environment can affect the user's thoughts, according to research by a University of Texas at Austin communication professor.

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School of Information Selected by Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter Partnership Foundation to Host Inaugural Virtual World Competition

Oct. 13, 2008

The Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter Partnership Foundation has selected the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin to host the inaugural Carter Academic Service Entrepreneur (CASE) grant program for an online virtual world project that serves the community and contributes to student learning.

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