Under the aegis of the Immersive Ecucation Initiative which he set up, Aaron E. Walsh from Boston College Faculty will be orchestrating the 5th international gathering of researchers interested in and preocupied by virtual reality, with a special focus on arts and culture for the 2015 edition in Paris. CSTI has been instrumental in making the congress happen at Paris Sorbonne.
In his opening keynote address on Monday Sept.7th, « The Age of Immersion », Aaron Walsh will address the personal and cultural impact of immersion and immersive technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), simulations, video games, neurogaming, immersive caves and domes, 3D printing and robotics. His provocative keynote will shine a light on « Immersive Illness, » a term that describes mental health issues (such as addiction, alienation, and mental schisms) that may be exhibited by a certain percentage of the population upon prolonged exposure to immersive experiences.
The IMMERSION 2015 modules are: The Age of Immersion, Arts & Culture, Forms and Functions of Immersion, Bringing the Past to Life, Immersive Education and Business & Law.
CSTI – Art, Society and Digital Humanities – Paris Sorbonne HDEA (EA 4086)