The ‘Elemental Theory of Presence’ is a useful model created by Kent Bye for describing the qualitative elements of a virtual reality experience.
The theory uses the four elements of Natural Philosophy as a framework for describing the different levels of plausibility in virtual reality.
The levels of plausibility as described by Kent Bye are:
– Active presence (Fire)
– Embodied presence (Earth)
– Emotional presence (Water)
– Social presence (Air)
Voices of VR by Kent Bye
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