Attribution, sychronization, adaptation

When they are involved in mediated presence people accept a partial perception of other human beings and of themselves. Technology does transmit 'real' data about a person to another place and possibly time. The better this is done, the better the sense of presence that can evolve. Presence Research, as was described earlier, is concerned with how to transmit elements of human presence by way of technology as well as possible. Nevertheless, the received mediated presence will have to be contextualized by the receiver, because mediated presence only transmits elements of human presence. In the process of contextualization human beings attribute, synchronize and adapt to the received mediated presence. In this section I will share three stories, which highlight different perspectives on the processes of attribution, synchronization and adaptation.