18 Feb 2022
New world, new me! The science of metaverse relationships

Technological advances are continuously reshaping how people interact, engage, and communicate with one another in the digital world. But how will people navigate social situations in the metaverse? Canvas8 spoke to Dr. Guo Freeman about how people form relationships in social VR.

Dr. Guo Freeman is an assistant professor of human-centered computing at Clemson University. She has a number of published papers and her research focuses on how interactive technologies shape interpersonal relationships and group behaviour.

Avinash Akhal is a behavioural analyst at Canvas8. He holds a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Manchester and formerly worked as a researcher at the Education Policy Institute. Outside of work, he is either crafting his boxing skills, listening to a podcast or losing money on the stock market.