Transforming Lives with Virtual Reality
Mavi Sánchez Vives
Location: Het Huis Theatre Hall
Once immersed in a virtual environment, our brain responds to this fake reality as if it were real. This new reality can also include taking another physical body. We have the illusion that our body model is very stable, but that’s only because we’ve never encountered anything else. Mavi Sánchez Vives will talk about research and applications of virtual and robotic embodiment.
Mavi Sánchez-Vives― Speaker
Natalie Dixon― Moderator
Dr. Natalie Dixon (she/her) is the cultural insights director at affect lab. Her work explores issues of belonging, otherness, race and gender through the lens of technology. Her research has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and featured in international media. Recently, as a research fellow at Het Nieuwe Instituut she presented ‘How to Read a Story About Burn-Out’ a research project and performance reading for audiences at the Dutch pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale (2018) and at Het Nieuwe Instituut (2019). Photo: Antal Guszlev