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 is the co-founder of affect lab, an Amsterdam-based interdisciplinary research studio. Dixon’s research explores issues of belonging, otherness, race and gender through the lens of media and technology. Her research has been published in multiple international peer-reviewed journals and featured in the media. Most recently she was awarded the 2018/19 Het Nieuwe Instituut Research Fellowship for her project titled ‘How to Read a Story About Burn-Out’ that explored gender, migration, women’s work and burn-out. Dixon is a visiting lecturer at ArtEZ University of the Arts (Arnhem) where she is currently developing a vision for The Body Lab to explore the human-technology relationship and sensory methods for design. She is an alumna of the University of Amsterdam and Goldsmiths College (London).