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Making (Virtual) Friends and Influencing (Virtual) People

DTC Science and Technology Innovators Lecture Series
Making (Virtual) Friends and Influencing (Virtual) People: Building Rapport in Humans and Virtual Humans

Justine Cassell
Northwestern University

Tuesday, February 20, 2007, 4:30 p.m. reception, 5:00 p.m. seminar
402 Walter Library

Ms. Cassell describes the kinds of verbal behaviors — such as small talk and using the same accent — and non-verbal behaviors — such as attention, positivity, and coordination — that function together to establish a sense of rapport between two people in conversation.

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