Listservs and Forums

Compiled by Skip Rizzo. Please send suggestions for this page to: pr@isvr.org

VRPSYCH – The Virtual Reality/Mental Health Listserv

To join, contact Skip Rizzo: arizzo@usc.edu

The primary purpose of this list is to provide an information-sharing and discussion forum for those interested in mental health applications using Internet, multimedia, and virtual environment technology. The membership includes a variety of clinicians, researchers, students, business and industry people, and others who have an interest in Internet, multimedia, and virtual reality issues in psychology, human factors, medicine, special education, computer programming, occupational therapy, publishing, and many other related fields. This is now the official listserver of The International Society for Virtual Rehabilitation.


The Presence Listserv

To join, contact Matthew Lombard: http://listserv.temple.edu/cgi-bin/wa?OK=C563E145&L=PRESENCE-L

Presence-L is for announcements and discussion related to the concept of presence. Topics include, but are not limited to, causes and consequences of presence; measurement and other methodological issues; presence-related technological developments in the consumer, industry, and academic communities; philosophical questions/discussion (e.g., the nature of reality and why we seek to replicate it in virtual environments); medical, social, political, economic, and international implications of presence; planned and current research projects; conferences and publications; and social/fun stuff.” If you have questions or comments, please contact Matthew Lombard at mlombard@nimbus.temple.edu.

Web site: http://nimbus.temple.edu/~mlombard


3D User Interface Listserv and Web Site

To join, go to http://listserv.vt.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=3dui&A=1

3D User Interfaces (3D UI) is an exciting field which spans a number of areas, including computer graphics, user interfaces, software engineering, psychology, human factors, art and design, and many others. It is also a rapidly maturing field, where new developments are happening every day, and interest in 3D UI is also rapidly growing. 3D UI is a mailing list devoted to discussion of various aspects of 3D user interfaces and interaction. The goal of the list is to provide a forum for discussion and information exchange for researchers and practitioners working in various fields related to 3D UI.” For more info on this list, contact Doug Bowman, dbowman@VT.EDU


The Haptics Listserv

To join, contact Gabriel Robles: RoblesGabriel@netscape.net

Haptics-L works in digest format only to serve as a forum to ask questions and post information on new projects, articles, conference papers, abstracts, Web references, and so on, about research projects involving some aspect of haptics. Announcements of interest to the haptics community regarding conferences, workshops, and job announcements are also welcome.


Instructional Technology Forum (ITFORUM)

To join, go to http://itech1.coe.uga.edu/itforum/home.html

ITFORUM is an electronic listserv where people from around the world discuss theories, research, new paradigms, and practices in the field of instructional technology. The list is open to anyone interested in instructional technology. ITFORUM is a little different from most listservs in that specific discussions are conducted throughout the year. From September to May, leaders in the field are invited to write a short paper or essay that is posted on the list prior to discussion. This guest discussant remains available electronically on the list for a period of one week to discuss, debate, or answer questions from subscribers.”