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Episode #27: Using Virtual Worlds and Characters for Online Soldier Support

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Dr. Jacquelyn Morie of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) will discuss the Transitional Online Post-Deployment Soldier Support in Virtual World, or Coming Home. This is a project that is creating a space within Second Life dedicated to providing camaraderie, support and resources for helping returning soldiers reintegrate into civilian life. The project incorporates some of ICT’s core strengths in using immersive games, virtual worlds expertise and virtual human intelligence. This virtual world will be populated with artificial intelligence driven virtual characters who can aid veterans in finding support and therapies that will help them function in the real world.

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USC Institute of Creative Technologies
Morie, 2009 - Re-Entry: Online virtual worlds as a healing space for veterans
Transitional Online Post-Deployment Soldier Support in Virtual Worlds