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dc.contributor.authorSlater, Mel
dc.contributor.authorCabriera, Carlos
dc.contributor.authorSenel, Gizem
dc.contributor.authorBanakou, Domna
dc.contributor.authorBeacco Porres, Alejandro
dc.contributor.authorOliva Martínez, Ramon
dc.contributor.authorGallego Vila, Jaime
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Ciències de la Computació
dc.contributor.otherEscola Superior d'Enginyeries Industrial, Aeroespacial i Audiovisual de Terrassa
dc.date.accessioned2023-01-25T12:12:48Z
dc.date.available2023-01-25T12:12:48Z
dc.date.issued2022-08-23
dc.identifier.citationSlater, M. [et al.]. The sentiment of a virtual rock concert. "Virtual reality: research, development and applications", 23 Agost 2022,
dc.identifier.issn1359-4338
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/381138
dc.description.abstractWe created a virtual reality version of a 1983 performance by Dire Straits, this being a highly complex scenario consisting of both the virtual band performance and the appearance and behaviour of the virtual audience surrounding the participants. Our goal was to understand the responses of participants, and to learn how this type of scenario might be improved for later reconstructions of other concerts. To understand the responses of participants we carried out two studies which used senti- ment analysis of texts written by the participants. Study 1 (n = 25) (Beacco et al. in IEEE Virtual Reality: 538–545, 2021) had the unexpected finding that negative sentiment was caused by the virtual audience, where e.g. some participants were fearful of being harassed by audience members. In Study 2 (n = 26) notwithstanding some changes, the audience again led to negative sentiment—e.g. a feeling of being stared at. For Study 2 we compared sentiment with questionnaire scores, finding that the illusion of being at the concert was associated with positive sentiment for males but negative for females. Overall, we found sentiment was dominated by responses to the audience rather than the band. Participants had been placed in an unusual situation, being alone at a concert, surrounded by strangers, who seemed to pose a social threat for some of them. We relate our findings to the concept of Plausibility, the illusion that events and situations in the VR are really happening. The results indicate high Plausibility, since the negative sentiment, for example in response to being started at, only makes sense if the events are experienced as actually happening. We conclude with the need for co-design of VR scenarios, and the use of sentiment analysis in this process, rather than sole reliance on concepts proposed by researchers, typically expressed through questionnaires, which may not reflect the experiences of participants.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Informàtica
dc.subject.lcshVirtual reality
dc.subject.lcshShared virtual environments
dc.subject.otherVirtual reality
dc.subject.otherSentiment analysis
dc.subject.otherEvaluation
dc.subject.otherConcert
dc.subject.otherPerformance
dc.subject.otherPlausibility
dc.subject.otherPresence
dc.titleThe sentiment of a virtual rock concert
dc.typeArticle
dc.subject.lemacRealitat virtual
dc.subject.lemacEntorns virtuals compartits
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. ViRVIG - Grup de Recerca en Visualització, Realitat Virtual i Interacció Gràfica
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10055-022-00685-9
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10055-022-00685-9
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
local.identifier.drac35064823
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorSlater, M.; Cabriera, C.; Senel, G.; Banakou, D.; Beacco, A.; Oliva, R.; Gallego, J.
local.citation.publicationNameVirtual reality: research, development and applications


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