Fri 12 Jul 2019 14:00
Crossing voids, building bridges - grief, conflict & resilience in immersion
This lunchtime talk brings together three Immersion Fellows from the South West Creative Technology Network, Norah Lorway, Marcus Smith and Harmeet Chagger-Khan.
The fellows will each give an overview of the research they have been focusing on over the last eight months.
Norah Lorway will discuss the use of immersive and Ai technologies and their potential use in supporting grief and bereavement. She will share the new hardware/software tool that she has developed with these technologies and how it has already been benificial in supporting those going through a bereavement. She will end her talk by discussing future work and future potential for immersive tech in mental health support.
Speaker Harmeet Chagger-Khan will discuss how in such a complicated world if Immersion can pave the way to building resilient humans? Combining neuroscience, psychology and story-games, Harmeet explores how immersive experiences create opportunities for increased social resonance and how this field is the next evolution in the quantified self, wellbeing and people powered health movements.
Marcus Smith will be discussing and expanding on the possibilities of Immersive Mediation.
Click here to find out more about the South West Creative Technology Network.
This Lunchtime Talk is part of Open Studio Friday, which takes place at the Studio every week.
Do you want to find out what is going on at the Pervasive Media Studio? Are you interested in meeting our residents, talking about a specific project or curious about pervasive media? Why not pack a sandwich and join us for one of our Lunchtime Talks and Open Studio Friday. Lunchtime Talks are informal presentations by Studio residents and associates. They normally take place at 1pm on Friday, are free and open to everybody who’s interested in what we do. After the Talk, we also invite you to stay with us for the afternoon to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. We provide chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Our open afternoons close at 5pm. Let us know if you’d like a tour of the space and we'll be happy to show you around just before the talk. Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place on a tour.