HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Virtual activities: Virtuous or perilous?

PUBLIC DIPLOMACY IN VIRTUAL WORLDS
JOSHUA FOUTS, director of the USC Center on Public Diplomacy, will discuss: the first competition to develop an online game that promotes public diplomacy; the center's use of its island in Second Life as a laboratory for experiments in virtual public diplomacy by the State Department, foreign ministries of state, and prominent think-tanks; and the advantages of virtual worlds over web sites or other media for public diplomacy and cultural exchanges. Fouts presents at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18 in the Da Vinci Ballroom, fourth floor, Renaissance Parc 55.

VIRTUAL THERAPY FOR MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
SKIP RIZZO, research scientist in the USC Institute for Creative Technologies and clinical psychologist, plans to take a cautious position on the ethics of virtual therapy. While acknowledging the value of virtual worlds for support groups and other applications, Rizzo will discuss the possible consequences of patients choosing to forego professional care in favor of self-diagnosis and treatment in-world. Rizzo has developed several virtual reality applications that extend rather than replace conventional therapy, such as a game-based treatment for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. He presents at 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18 in the Da Vinci Ballroom, fourth floor, Renaissance Parc 55. Rizzo will participate in a news briefing at 10 a.m. that day.

EXPANDING THE LITERARY MIND BY VIRTUAL PLAY
DOUGLAS THOMAS, associate professor in the USC Annenberg School for Communication, will argue that massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs), such as World of Warcraft, provide a fundamentally different type of learning than available through traditional education. A longtime MMOG player and scholar, as well as editor of the journal Games and Culture, Thomas believes MMOGs allow players to form "conceptual blends" that provide a better understanding of both the physical and virtual
'"/>

Contact: Carl Marziali
marziali@usc.edu
213-219-6347
University of Southern California
18-Feb-2007


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. American Cancer Society to hold third annual Virtual Relay For Life in Second Life
2. Virtual autopsy helps identify drowning as cause of death
3. Weill Cornell researchers use Virtual Iraq simulation to study post-traumatic stress disorder
4. Virtual colonoscopy considerably more expensive
5. Virtual communities may foster mental health in severely ill kids
6. Virtual realities against pain
7. Virtual colon screenings examined
8. Virtual forest used to measure navigation skills
9. Virtual reality could help diagnose heart conditions
10. Virtual microscopy project wins educational technology award
11. Virtual colonoscopy performance enhanced by computer-aided detection

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:11/11/2019)... ... 2019 , ... PracticeLink Live! Atlanta Physician Career Fair will take place Thursday, ... p.m. and continue until 8:00 p.m. A free, optional seminar for job-seeking physicians, residents ... p.m. , Both the career fair and seminar are open to residents and fellows, ...
(Date:11/9/2019)... ... November 09, 2019 , ... On Monday, DOROT was featured in ... and disabled 64-year-old New Yorker who recently faced homelessness. A call to 311 eventually ... until she found a new home in an assisted-living facility in Brooklyn. , DOROT ...
(Date:11/7/2019)... SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) , ... November 07, 2019 , ... ... available in select southern markets. The product line includes a 4 and a 7 ... that [can] transmit diseases, such as Zika, West Nile Virus and Encephalitis, without exposing ...
(Date:11/6/2019)... ... November 06, 2019 , ... ... label nutritional bar and functional powder solutions, recently achieved FSSC 22000 Certification of ... “We are pleased to share the news that we have achieved FSSC 22000 ...
(Date:11/6/2019)... ... 06, 2019 , ... Heritage Woods of Dwight is celebrating 10 years of ... to 3 p.m. on Nov. 7. , “Since the beginning, Heritage Woods of Dwight ... of Gardant Management Solutions, the company that manages the community. “With the opportunity for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/11/2019)... , ... November 11, 2019 , ... ... participation in Corporate Compliance and Ethics Week. The Society of Corporate Compliance ... event, which was scheduled this year from November 3 through 9, 2019. This ...
(Date:11/11/2019)... ST. PETERS, Mo. (PRWEB) , ... November 11, ... ... in an extensive range of orthopedic procedures, Dr. R. Keith Jarman adds a ... Missouri. , As a general orthopedist with 30 years of experience, Dr. Jarman ...
(Date:11/11/2019)... ... November 11, 2019 , ... ... and have a major impact in the oncology field. While these approaches ... be overcome. Among these, defining valuable and adapted combination protocols, predicting responders ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: