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Cyberselves symposium, 14th and 15th October 2015

October 14, 2015 - October 15, 2015


We are pleased to advertise a two-day symposium on virtual reality and telepresence on the theme of “Cyberselves in Immersive Technologies”. The symposium is sponsored by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (Science in Culture theme) and the Oxford Martin School and will be hosted at the University of Oxford on the 14th  and 15th October 2015, @9:30am- 4:30pm.

The 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)

Programme overview:


  • 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


  • 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 Tyler: ‘How to Lose at Videogames (Repeatedly)

Free to attend and all welcome, however booking is required. For further details and to book online go to https://v1.bookwhen.com/uehiro


October 14, 2015
October 15, 2015


Cyberselves in Immersive Technologies


Oxford Martin School,
34 Broad St,
Oxfordshire, OX1 3BD United Kingdom
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