Intimate interactions: Online representation and software of the self

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Human Computer Interaction (HCI) technology enable human to conceptualize human relationship like friendship, romance, anxiety, and pleasure inside the computer screen. Intimacy online provide designers to interact between human relationships and technology, while social technologies allows users to have an explicit and visible representation inside the computer screen. The social technology has different name like 'profile' and 'avatar' and provides a real self-sitting to interact with other people on social networks. The 'avatar' is capable to transform a simple photo into a fully realized videogame character with a special appearance, extensive cultural history, set of different racial characteristics, and set of many abilities. An 'avatar' is static signifier, a word, or a picture that puts a user in a virtual environment to feel the real things.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages5
Specialist publicationInteractions
StatePublished - Sep 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human-Computer Interaction


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