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In this section I will gather together the variety of insights on natural, mediated and witnessed presence that I have discovered so far using the initial theoretical framework that I made in chapter 2, the case studies in chapter 3 and 4 and the analysis conducted up to this point in chapter 5. I began this study from the perspective that the multiple presences that people face because of the development of information and communication technologies all have comparable weight in the trade-off that occurs when designing, experiencing and enacting presence. In conducting this study I came to realize the distinct elements that each presence can bring to the table. In chapter 6 I will elaborate upon how to translate these into a conceptual framework for thinking and for the design of presence. Below, I will first gather together and establish the characteristics of natural, mediated and witnessed presence.