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Transformative Interactions in
Collaborative Virtual Environments:
Towards Transdisciplinarity
Barbara Truman,
Doctorate o...
http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/pia17462main_8k.jpg
Exploratory Research Questions
The Voyager space probe crossed...
Background: Research Problem
Diverse, collective, and concerted expertise is
required to solve wicked problems and conduct...
Toward Transdisciplinarity
- 1985 World Congress was held
in in Portugal on
transdisciplinarity
- 1987 International Cente...
Theoretical Frameworks
Collaboration
Team Science
Dialogue
TSI
Presence
Co-Presence
Social Presence
Supermorphia
Collaborative Virtual
Environmen...
Key Constructs
Metacognition Dialogue
(Constructs Under Study)
MIT’s Research on Presencing and Learning Organizations
Key Literature Foundation
Virtual-
Physioception
Motivation Intersubjective
Presencing
Collaborative Virtual
Environments ...
Factors that contribute to
virtual intersubjective presencing in CVEs
Collaborative
Virtual
Environment
Virtual-physiocept...
Methodology
Target Population for Study
The study will involve groups identified as
having high levels of collaboration using
CVEs.
St...
Significance of the Study
• Exploration of what is working in
Collaborative Virtual Environments (CVEs) as
a social-techni...
Assumptions and Limitations
• The Study relies upon:
– A fraction of collaborative activity in CVEs
– A fraction of the wo...
My Collaborative Contribution
Heuristics for transformative collaboration involving avatar
interactions within virtual env...
Factors contributing between ‘ideal’
and ‘idealized’ self across virtual and
physical environments
Virtual Team Science
Ph...
Some Key References
& Giants in the Field
• David Cooperrider, Case Western Reserve University
http://appreciativeinquiry....
Special Thanks
Dr. Cynthia Calongne
Colorado Technical
University
Dr. Andy Stricker
Air University
New Media Consortium Pr...
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  1. 1. Transformative Interactions in Collaborative Virtual Environments: Towards Transdisciplinarity Barbara Truman, Doctorate of Computer Science, Emerging Media September 18, 2013 “The Weavers” Jeanie Tomanek http://jeanietomanek.com/
  2. 2. http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/pia17462main_8k.jpg Exploratory Research Questions The Voyager space probe crossed the boundary into interstellar space September 2013 - What is the nature of how people use avatars to collaborate in virtual environments? - What is the nature of reflexive, self awareness in the context of avatar relationship? - What is the nature of how avatars engage in ‘dialogue’?
  3. 3. Background: Research Problem Diverse, collective, and concerted expertise is required to solve wicked problems and conduct transdisciplinary research in a timely, effective, and efficient manner. Assessing collaboration is also a goal from agencies such as The National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and the National Cancer Institute that rely on Team Science.
  4. 4. Toward Transdisciplinarity - 1985 World Congress was held in in Portugal on transdisciplinarity - 1987 International Center for Transdisciplinary Research and Studies (CIRET) - 1998 France UNESCO International Meeting - 2000- on Swiss National Science Foundation meeting at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland - 2007 Metanexus Institute University of Pennsylvania http://www.metanexus.net/archive/conference2007/ Tower ruins, Abbaye de Royaumont, Val-d’oise, France location of UNESCO sponsored International Symposium on Transdisciplinarity, May 1998 Creative Commons License 3.0 http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Abbaye_de_Royaumont_- _Tourelle_d'escalier_01.jpg
  5. 5. Theoretical Frameworks
  6. 6. Collaboration Team Science Dialogue TSI Presence Co-Presence Social Presence Supermorphia Collaborative Virtual Environments MMOGs Metacognition Identity Embodiment Somatics Virtual Self self to Self Motivation Volunteerism Transdisciplinarity Research Literature Map
  7. 7. Key Constructs Metacognition Dialogue
  8. 8. (Constructs Under Study) MIT’s Research on Presencing and Learning Organizations
  9. 9. Key Literature Foundation Virtual- Physioception Motivation Intersubjective Presencing Collaborative Virtual Environments (CVEs) Transdisciplinarity Body awareness (Mehling, Gopisetty, Daubenmier, Price, Hecht & Stewart) Virtual Self (Fox & Bailenson; Ratan; McCreery) Social Presence (Biocca et al.; Blascovich) Player Identification (Van Looy) Supermorphic Persona (Young) Metacognition Theory (Flavell) Being (Maslow) Grit (Duckworth) Generativity (McAdams) Intrinsic (Dickey) Intrinsic v. Extrinsic (Finkelstien) Volunteerism (Shye) Avatar appearance (Baylor) Presencing- (Senge et. Al; Scharmer) Transformed Social Interaction (Bailenson, Beall, Loomis, Blascovich &Turk; Bailenson) Presence in VWs – (Allmendinger, Suter) Dialogue (Bohm) Transformed Social Interaction in CVEs- (Bailenson) CVEs- (Montoya) WoW- (Yee) 3D Visualization (Siau, Nah, Mennecke & Schiller; Sonnewald) Manifesto (Nicolescu, Montuori) Team Science (Stokols) Team cognition (Salas & Fiore) Complexity Theory (Morin) Wicked Problems- (Rittel; Conklin)
  10. 10. Factors that contribute to virtual intersubjective presencing in CVEs Collaborative Virtual Environment Virtual-physioception Shared self-representation Somatic awareness Supermorphic persona Collaborative Groups Communities of Practice Guilds Towards Transdisciplinarity Big & open data 3D dynamic visualization Collective intelligence Citizen science Crowdsourcing Socio-Technical Factors
  11. 11. Methodology
  12. 12. Target Population for Study The study will involve groups identified as having high levels of collaboration using CVEs. Study subjects will be recruited from: MOSES Community (Open Sim) GameMOOC and Guilds (WoW) Global Learning Forum (Second Life) ISTE SIGVE (Second Life) Virtual Pioneers (Second Life) VWBPE (Multiple grids) OpenSim Community Conference 2013 Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable Non-Profit Commons US Army MOSES – Intel Load Test OpenSim 2013
  13. 13. Significance of the Study • Exploration of what is working in Collaborative Virtual Environments (CVEs) as a social-technical and socio-cultural platform using an Appreciative Inquiry approach • Cost savings • Scalable • Sustainable through community • Insights into cross-industry, virtual communities • Appreciation of Transdisciplinary Research
  14. 14. Assumptions and Limitations • The Study relies upon: – A fraction of collaborative activity in CVEs – A fraction of the worlds available – Self reported data of idiosyncratic experiences – The use of qualitative and quantitative methods that require greater finesse – Subjective interpretation of the constructs – The voluntary nature of collaboration studied – The bias of the researcher
  15. 15. My Collaborative Contribution Heuristics for transformative collaboration involving avatar interactions within virtual environments Introduction of virtual-physioception construct Introduction of virtual intersubjective presencing construct Survey instrument as part of the pilot study
  16. 16. Factors contributing between ‘ideal’ and ‘idealized’ self across virtual and physical environments Virtual Team Science Physiological therapies using somatic awareness in CVEs – intersection with biofeedback devices Intersection of 3D visualization with big, open data for realistic simulation Potential for Future Research Northwestern University
  17. 17. Some Key References & Giants in the Field • David Cooperrider, Case Western Reserve University http://appreciativeinquiry.case.edu/ • Jeremy Bailenson, Stanford University http://vhil.stanford.edu/ • Peter Senge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, http://www.solonline.org • Otto Scharmer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, http://www.presencing.com • Daniel Stokols, University of California Irvine https://socialecology.uci.edu/faculty/dstokols • Science of Team Science Toolkit https://www.teamsciencetoolkit.cancer.gov/ • Basarab Nicolescu, International Center for Transdisciplinary Research http://basarab.nicolescu.perso.sfr.fr/ciret/index_en.php • Alfonso Montuori, California Institute of Integral Studies http://www.ciis.edu/Academics/Graduate_Programs/Transformative_Leadership/TID_Faculty/Alfon so_Montuori.html
  18. 18. Special Thanks Dr. Cynthia Calongne Colorado Technical University Dr. Andy Stricker Air University New Media Consortium Presentation Hosted by MIT in 2012 Dr. Patsy Moskal University of Central Florida Barbara Truman Connoisseur of Collaboration EDUCAUSE Institutional Excellence Award 2005 To all my advisors, colleagues, friends and precious family, the journey continues…

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