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Communication in Virtual Reality and Video Games

Communication in Virtual Reality and Video Games

Undergraduate research assistant Emily Fong sits in one room of a two-room laboratory suite in Kerr Hall. A curtain-covered window separates the rooms. On Emily's side of the curtain hang instructions for an experiment. A sticky note pasted to a nearby iMac commands: “RECORD the Session or DIE!”

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Sex in the Workplace on TV

Sex in the Workplace on TV

New study: "Touchy Subjects: Sex in the Workplace on Broadcast, Cable, and Internet Television"

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Computational Communication Research Lab: C^2 Computational Communication Research Lab: C^2

Computational Communication Research Lab: C^2

Our Computational Communication Research Lab (run by Profs. Hilbert, Shen & Barnett) uses the digital (big data) footprint, computer simulations, machine-learning and other techniques to detect new patterns in human and social communication.

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Are Men Better Gamers Than Women?

Are Men Better Gamers Than Women?

Study debunks the gender performance gap in two massively multiplayer online games.

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Is Online Debate Widening Our Political Divide?

Is Online Debate Widening Our Political Divide?

Study finds that political expression on social media hardens political beliefs and hampers consensus.

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