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 VRThe 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

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