ISSN: 23979704
First published in 2010
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Volume 7 Issue 2
Cover Date: December 2017
Avatar life-review: Virtual bodies in a dramatic paradox
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Authors:  Semi Ryu 
DOI: 10.1386/vcr.7.2.121_1

Keywords
Avatar,mixed reality,drama therapy,life-review,storytelling,role,paradox

Abstract
This article will examine ongoing avatar life-review projects, in the light of drama therapy concepts and methods, exploring a hybrid model of avatar/drama therapy in a virtually mediated environment. The avatar life-review platform will incorporate techniques/methods of drama therapy and psychodrama such as role playing, role-reversal, doubling and mirroring as a hybrid therapeutic model between VR and theatre. It will address multiple states of self in dramatic paradox, especially for people with traumatic memories, disabilities, memory loss or mental health complications.
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