3 March 2023
Who is here when I am here?

Michel Reilhac

15 February 2024
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
The Obscene Device. Archaeology of Immersive Pornographies

Roberto Malaspina

1 February 2024
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
Techniques of Enchantment. Magic and Contemporary Technology

Sofia Pirandello

25 January 2024
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
Alternative Worlds – VR without Headsets

Margherita Fontana

11 January 2024
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
A world of imprints. The epistemology of visual evidence in digital and virtual media-ecologies

Rosa Cinelli

21 December 2023
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
FEMINIST HORROR THEORY – Filmic Forms and Female Identity: Rewriting in the Key of Gender

Rossana Galimi

5 December 2023
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
From Photography to Virtual Reality and back again. A conversation with Francesco Jodice

Francesco Jodice

20 November 2023
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
Immersed in science

Ilaria Ampollini

9 November 2023
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
The burning gaze. An aesthetics of shame in the age of the virtual

Federica Cavaletti

2 November 2023
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
Forms of the intermediary: spatiality and durations between technology and aesthetics

Neda Zanetti

12 October 2023
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
Virtualizing Spaces: Immersive and Emersive Images from Home to City.

Fabrizia Bandi

28 September 2023
2022/23 Practices
108
LabSim: a fully featured laboratory simulator for innovative teaching of analytical chemistry
27 September 2023
2022/23 Multisensoriality
104
Immersive Rhythms, Dismersive Images: On Music Video’s Affective Atmosphere

Tomáš Jirsa

18 May 2023
2022/23 Multisensoriality
104
Spatialization of Sound

Markus Ophälders

16 May 2023
2022/23 Multisensoriality
104
Resonance, dissonance, and things that get under one’s skin

Susanna Paasonen

28 April 2023
2022/23 Multisensoriality
104
The Genealogy of Images. From Focillon and Warburg to Computer Vision and Contemporary Semiotics

Maria Giulia Dondero

27 April 2023
2022/23 Multisensoriality
104
Between Picture Theory and World View: a Wölfflinian Approach

Michael Jenewein in conversation with Lambert Wiesing and Thomas Zingelmann

19 April 2023
2022/23 Multisensoriality
104
Style and World View: Wölfflin, Schwitters, Beuys.

Lambert Wiesing

17 February 2023
2022/23 Practices
108
Another Reality

Immersive Solutions from Training to Business.

16 February 2023
2022/23 Multisensoriality
104
About presence: perception, technologies, immersive environments.

Enrico Pitozzi

3 February 2023
2022/23 Practices
108
Mixed reality for doctors. The ARTICOR software for cardiovascular interventions

research: Seminar

2022/23 Multisensoriality
104

Who is here when I am here?

Michel Reilhac

One of the fundamental paradigm shifts brought about by spending parts of our lives in the metaverse is the relativity of identity.
Until recently, we were born a certain way, and that way had to be our way for life. Very few people questioned nature's choice, and even today people who transition from one gender to another, or change their appearance through radical body modifications, are a small minority.
Designing or choosing our avatars to operate in the giving us agency in deciding who we are and how often we want to change our immersed identities. Being who we are becomes a simple matter of
wardrobe... apparently...
Of course, things are not that simple, as we will interact with others in the metaverse through multilayered and complex interactions involving our IRL psychology and emotions as real people. While others in the metaverse will see us as beings made up of what we think and what we choose to show.
There is a very complex dynamic that is triggered when we become our avatars. Instead of being someone else, which is a powerful liberating feeling, we may actually be exploring ways of becoming more complex individuals, where the layers of fiction and physical reality intertwine in ways unknow and with mysterious effects on who we really are…

Biography

Michel Reilhac

Michel Reilhac is a writer and producer of interactive storytelling and virtual reality. Since 2016, he is the founder and curator of the official international competition Venice VR for the Venice International Film Festival. Since the beginning of 2013 he is also co-founder and director of studies of the Cinema College and the VR College of the Venice Bi-ennale.
Since the beginning of 2017, he has been based in Amsterdam and since the end of 2020 he has been working with Marcel VanDoorn, designer and art director for the creation and production of immersive concepts and experiences. He is a regular speaker, coach and artistic director at numerous international festivals and events related to immersive media and is developing an international residency programme for writers on Lamu Island in Kenya.

research: seminar

Who is here when I am here?

Michel Reilhac

One of the fundamental paradigm shifts brought about by spending parts of our lives in the metaverse is the relativity of identity.
Until recently, we were born a certain way, and that way had to be our way for life. Very few people questioned nature's choice, and even today people who transition from one gender to another, or change their appearance through radical body modifications, are a small minority.
Designing or choosing our avatars to operate in the giving us agency in deciding who we are and how often we want to change our immersed identities. Being who we are becomes a simple matter of
wardrobe... apparently...
Of course, things are not that simple, as we will interact with others in the metaverse through multilayered and complex interactions involving our IRL psychology and emotions as real people. While others in the metaverse will see us as beings made up of what we think and what we choose to show.
There is a very complex dynamic that is triggered when we become our avatars. Instead of being someone else, which is a powerful liberating feeling, we may actually be exploring ways of becoming more complex individuals, where the layers of fiction and physical reality intertwine in ways unknow and with mysterious effects on who we really are…

3 March 2023
15:00
17:00

Internal seminar

Who is here when I am here?
Michel Reilhac
Internal seminar
20230303
15:00
17:00