Being immerse in a conversation

Shared Experiences in Mixed Reality

In the 1960s, sociologist Erving Goffman described communication as a system of intentional and unintentional expressions. Speaking, eye-contact, and smiling are intentional expressions we make when we interact with others. Non-verbal cues in our body language make up the unintentional expressions. Both are especially important when we collaborate: Body language helps pace what we say, gauge interest, and ensure understanding. In lieu of visual cues we rely on voice. The inflection of words, pace of speech, pauses for response. This is most obvious on the phone, a tool that augments our voice in a tremendously powerful way. ….[READ]