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Cultural Presence

Derives from the concept of “Sense of Presence”, which refers to the idea of “being there” of an individual placed in a virtual environment. In practice, it is a way of expressing an internal perception of the environment and ourselves in relation to it, depending on various factors: physical immersion, perceptual realism, naturalness of the interaction, emotional involvement, attention, unconscious reactions, etc. Cultural Presence stresses the contextual, social and symbolic, communicational aspects of presence, and also, implicitly, a learning aim. Through interaction and collaboration, presence becomes a being, not only physically but also culturally, there and then.


European Union Seventh Framework is a Network of Excellence. The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 2007/2013) under the Grant Agreement 270404.