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SXSW 2018

Your 2068 Right Now Aging Adventure

What would it be like to be your grandfather? Imagine being situated in the body of a 74-year-old. Grasp his aging challenges and be an elder! After taking off the virtual reality headset, engage with an environment inspired by the adventure you’ve just experienced – a playground prototype for nursing homes. Explore how we physically and emotionally experience the sense of self and other, in both a virtual world and reality, and have fun connecting your present life with the aging community.

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Takeaways

  1. How can VR foster the building of new intergenerational networks, generate new forms of empathy, and enable interactions in altered languages?
  2. How do people reevaluate physical and social aspects of their analog lives after exploring sensations and relationships within a VR experience?
  3. How does VR better prepare professionals employed in the social service and healthcare sectors to serve the greater community?

Speakers

Organizer

Carrie Shaw, CEO & Founder, Embodied Labs

Meta Information:

  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Workshop
  • Track: Health & Wellness
  • Level: Beginner
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