Our Digital Selves: Embodiment and Place-Making in Social VR

Room K4
In this presentation, immersive media specialist Lisa Peyton will lead a mixed reality panel with filmmaker Bernhard Drax to illuminate the unique narrative approach of the “Our Digital Selves” project [personal anecdotes like Cody LaScala’s near drowning as a baby have been re-enacted in specially made sets in VR] as well as contextualize the potential of social VR to transcend boundaries not only for people with mobility issues but for everyone seeking to fulfill the dream of a global village guided by the principles of inclusion and accessibility. Researchers Tom Boellstorff and Donna Davis will be attending via avatars in the next generation virtual world Sansar.
Life Track