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Make-Believing Animated Films Featuring Digital Humans: A Qualitative Inquiry Using Online Sources

Journal Article
Hetherington, R., & McRae, R. (2017)
Make-Believing Animated Films Featuring Digital Humans: A Qualitative Inquiry Using Online Sources. Animation, 12(2), 156-173. https://doi.org/10.1177/1746847717710738
A qualitative inquiry of reviews of films featuring digital humanlike characters was performed by sampling user comments from three online reviewer aggregator sites: the Inter...

The Digital Rubber Hand Illusion

Conference Proceeding
Aldhous, J., Hetherington, R., & Turner, P. (2017)
The Digital Rubber Hand Illusion. In Proceedings of British HCI 2017 – Digital Make-Believehttps://doi.org/10.14236/ewic/HCI2017.59
The rubber hand illusion (RHI) is a body ownership illusion whereby congruently stroking a fake rubber hand and a subject's hidden hand while observing the rubber hand produce...

The believability of hyper realistic characters in animated movies.

Conference Proceeding
Hetherington, R. (2015)
The believability of hyper realistic characters in animated movies. https://doi.org/10.1145/2814464.2814478
In a pilot study, participants were asked to watch sets of short movie excerpts featuring performances of a human actor, and 5 animated characters of varying human likeness an...

The limits of pretending

Journal Article
Turner, P., Hetherington, R., Turner, S., & Kosek, M. (2015)
The limits of pretending. Digital Creativity, 26(3-4), 304-317. https://doi.org/10.1080/14626268.2015.1091778
We propose that pretending is a cognitive faculty which enables us to create and immerse ourselves in possible worlds. These worlds range from the veridical to the fantastic a...