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Diffusion of Transdisiplinarity

It’s been over four years since I began to seriously study transdisciplinarity as part of my doctoral research into immersive learning and collaboration. Virtual worlds are a useful construct to explore meanings of transdisciplinarity since creating and developing an avatar calls into question the art of ‘Being’. The environment itself calls us to play and …

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From ‘World of Warcraft’ to Weight Loss: How Virtual Reality Can Change Behavior | TIME.com

From World of Warcraft to Weight Loss: How Virtual Reality Can Change Behavior Most studies involving video games and avatars have been connected with weight gain, but seeing our virtual selves could also melt pounds away — if the avatar adopts the right healthy habits.   Barbara Truman‘s insight: More evidence that everyone who wants …

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Integrating an Awareness of Selfhood and Society book

Greetings. I’m Barbara, a scholar, and researcher exploring innovative ways to facilitate networks of people and organizations across education, government, military, and industry. My quest is to promote inclusivity and accessibility using virtual reality, specifically virtual worlds to create smart, enabled, and sustainable communities. I study topics that result in advocacy for creating an avatar and participating …

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