Body Swap: Empathic Virtual Reality Experience
Staff - Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society
Date: 20 October 2021 / 17:30 - 19:30
Room C1.03 Level 1
Sector C East Campus
As part of the Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society's Cultural Project, the Working Group on Convergence and Distance of People and Stories invites you to a pilot event co-hosted by the BeAnotherLab collective. Have you ever wondered what it feels like to be in another person's shoes? Body Swap is the virtual reality system that, through the guidance of BeAnotherLab researchers, will allow participants to see and feel the world - and themselves - from someone else's sensory perspective. An immersive experience that combines virtual reality, cognitive and performative sciences aims to help reduce distances between people and facilitate empathy. BeAnotherLab is an international collective of researchers, artists and performers based in Barcelona, whose work has been presented worldwide.
For further info: http://beanotherlab.org.
The event is open to USI students up to a maximum of 25 participants. Registration is required while places last through this link https://www.usi.ch/iscrizione-body-swap.
The activities will be held in Italian and English.