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Mobilising Memory through Mixed Reality

This event is part of Birkbeck Arts Weeks 2021 co-hosted by Birkbeck Interdisciplinary Research in Media and Culture and Birkbeck Institute for the Study of Antisemitism

Event Information

19th May, 2021
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dr Victoria Walden, University of Sussex; Dr Grant Bollmer, North Carolina State University; Dr Kate Nash University of Leeds; Kate Marrison, Research student, University of Leeds 

This workshop invites experts in the field to discuss the potential and limitations of mixed reality, immersive technologies for mediating difficult subject matter, such as the Holocaust, violent conflicts, humanitarian crises, forced migration, asylum seekers, racism and incarceration. Representative examples of non-fiction projects will be chosen to guide this conversation. These include: Clouds over Sidra by Gabo Arora and Chris Milk (United Nations, 2015),  Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini and Liz Edwards (The Guardian, 2017), Limbo (The Guardian Virtual Reality, 2017), The Last Goodbye by Gabo Arora and Ari Palitz (USC Shoah Foundation, 2017) and Anne Frank House VR (Force Field, Anne Frank House, 2018).

Full video of the event available here

This workshop is one of a series of events connected to the research initiative Contested Histories, Challenging memories: Immersive Encounters with the Past.

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