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 (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