May 2021

Theme : Perception of Self in VR
Host : Emerging Media Lab ,UBC

The event featured three exceptional speakers who talked about their work in virtual reality!


Behrang Keshavarz, PhD | Scientist at the KITE-Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network and an Assistant Professor (adjunct) with the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University.

Multisensory self-motion perception in VR – The role of visual, auditory, and tactile cues in the context of vection and its implications for the use and design of VR applications.

Sophia Batchelor, PhD Candidate | Fellow at the Center for Immersive Technologies in Leeds, UK

Immersion and memory: How our brains understand virtual worlds – Distill and present our current understanding of our brain’s response to virtual reality.

Meehae Song | Doctoral candidate at the School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University

BioFlockVR –Explores the inter-relationships between humans, the tightly coupled real-virtual environments and technology spaces we share through the lens of our own bodies.