Workshop on Cyberselves in Immersive Technologies, 14 & 15 Oct, Oxford

Dreaming Robots is happily and heavily involved in the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded project, Cyberselves in Immersive Technologies, who are hosting, together with the Oxford Martin School, a two-day symposium on virtual reality and telepresence.

The symposium is sponsored by and  and will be hosted at the University of Oxford on the 14th and 15th October 2015.

For further details and to book online go to https://v1.bookwhen.com/uehiro

For a look at the full programme, please visit the Cyberselves blog here.

An overview is included below:

Our symposium will be multi-disciplinary with contributions from technologists, psychologists, neuroscientists, philosophers and cultural theorists looking at the future societal and ethical impacts of virtual reality and immersive technologies.

Technology demonstration: After the symposium has ended on the first day, there will be a showcase of new technologies and current research into virtual reality, augmented reality and teleoperation (approximately 5.30pm on 14th October).

Venue: Oxford Martin School, Broad Street, Oxford
Date and time: 14th and 15th October 2015, 9.30-4.30 (timing tbc on finalised programme)
Booking: Free to attend and all welcome, however booking is required.

Programme overview:

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

· Dr Johnny Hartz Søraker: ‘Virtual Environments and Subjective Well-being’

· Prof Henrik Ehrsson: ‘Neural substrates of senses of body ownership and self location’
· Dr Orit Halpern: ‘The Smart Mandate: A Brief History of Ubiquitous Computing and Responsive Environments’
· Prof JoAnn Difede: ‘On the precipice of a paradigm shift: Novel therapeutics for PTSD and Anxiety disorders’

SYMPOSIUM SESSIONS

Dr Blay Whitby: ‘Virtually anything goes: what, if any, are the ethical limits on behaviour in virtual worlds?’
Prof Ralph Schroeder: ‘Ethical and Social Issues in Shared Virtual Environments Revisited’
Prof Patrick Haggard: ‘Re-engineering the relation between self and body: private experience and public space’
Prof Paul Verschure: TBC
Prof Jonathan Freeman: TBC
Dr Tom TylerCyberselves symposium 2015 Programme: ‘How to Lose at Videogames (Repeatedly)’