Virtual Reality and Body Ownership
Mavi Sánchez Vives, Miguel Ángel Rego & Mark Farid
Location: Het Huis Theatre Hall
Virtual environments offer neuroscientists new possibilities that can simulate natural events and social interactions. VR interfaces can change our personality, but how is this possible? Are we already living in a virtual reality? We will look at processes of body ownership, body-trauma, phobias, and biases.
Mark Farid― Speaker
Miguel Ángel Rego Robles― Speaker
Miguel Ángel Rego Robles (Madrid, 1985) is an artist and researcher who lives in Madrid, Spain. He studied Fine Arts at the Complutense University in Madrid and is currently working on his PhD at CSIC (Spanish National Research Council). He attained a Master degree in Art and Praxis at the Dutch Art Institute in Arnhem, the Netherlands. He has exhibited his projects in Spain (MUSAC León, LABoral Gijón, Casal Solleric Palma, Fabra i Coats Barcelona, Galería Cero Madrid, Casa Velázquez Madrid among others) and internationally (Artrooms London, Celeste Prize London, The Showroom Arnhem, XX and XIX Bienal Cerveira Portugal, Charim Gallery Viena among others). He has lectured his research in Spain (CENDEAC Murcia, La Situación 2016 Cuenca, CSIC Madrid among others) and internationally (8th European Society for the History of Science London, Centro de Investigación en Arte, Materia y Cultura Buenos Aires among others).
Virtual Reality and Body Ownership― Moderator
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).