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Stanford scholar Jeremy Bailenson and other researchers found that people’s interactions with a virtual person in augmented reality, or AR, influenced how they behaved and acted in the physical world.

Stanford’s Symbolic Systems Program (SymSys) is “a prototype for what a 21st-century liberal arts education ought to be,” according to program director Kenneth Taylor.

Nadav Lidor, who graduated from Stanford last year with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and symbolic systems, has been named a 2017 Rhodes Scholar.

Symbolic Systems is one of the most popular majors at Stanford. It's also one of the toughest programs to get through as it combines courses in psychology, computer science, and linguistics.

Crowdsourcing enables a group to join together quickly to complete a task in much less time than it would take any one person to get it done. But how do members of the group find each other and organize their work?

Symbolic Systems exposes students to interdisciplinary ways of thinking, creativity and knowledge. The examination of the human-computer relationship, the mind and language is a life-changing path of study for many.