Virtual Space

Spatiality in Virtual Inhabited 3D Worlds

  • Lars Qvortrup
  • Jens F. Jensen
  • Erik Kjems
  • Niels Lehmann
  • Claus Madsen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Philosophical Aspects of Virtual Space

  3. Constructional Aspects of Virtual Space

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-74
    2. Lars Bodum, Erik Kjems
      Pages 75-92
    3. Jørgen Bjørnstrup
      Pages 93-111
    4. Erik Granum, Peter Musaeus
      Pages 112-138
  4. Communicative Aspects of Virtual Space

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-143
    2. Peter Bøgh Andersen, Palle Nowack
      Pages 190-210
  5. Aesthetic Aspects of Virtual Space

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 307-307

About this book


Containing the edited research papers resulting from an ambitious, cross-disciplinary research project, this volume examines the spatiality of virtual inhabited 3D worlds - virtual reality and cyberspace. (Three other volumes look at Interaction, Staging and Methodology.) It is about the communication spaces emerging at the Internet and supported by special 3D interfaces. It is also about the virtual spaces created by virtual reality hardware (CAVEs, panoramic screens, head mounted display systems etc.) and software.
Virtual Space: Spatiality in Virtual Inhabited 3D Worlds is interdisciplinary. It deals with philosophical, psychological, communicational, technological and aesthetic aspects of space. While philosophy raises the question concerning the ontology of space - what is space - psychology deals with our perception of space. Communication theory looks at the way in which space supports communication (i.e. that space is a medium for communication), and finally aesthetic analyses exemplify the use of virtual space in virtual cities, in museums and in art.


3D Automous Agents Hardware Interface Internet Simulation Virtual 3D World Virtual 3D Worlds Virtual Space virtual reality

Editors and affiliations

  • Lars Qvortrup
    • 1
  • Jens F. Jensen
  • Erik Kjems
  • Niels Lehmann
  • Claus Madsen
  1. 1.Department of Interactive MediaUniversity of Southern DenmarkOdenseDenmark

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