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The Machine To Be Another: Open Sessions

Funded by the VCUarts Inclusion Infusion Initiative, The Depot is proud to host The Machine To Be Another, a multidisciplinary collaborative group of virtual reality researchers, designers, technicians and performers from Barcelona, Spain. Combining neuroscience protocols with art performance they question the brain’s ability to perceive and to experience what it is like to be in the body of another person. The Machine To Be Another is at once a performance, an experiment, a social question and a technical adventure into new territories of thought, feeling and concept. Please join us for any or all of the events happening throughout the week. Through lecture, roundtable discussion, and open sessions, we bring the world of VR (Virtual Reality) based serious games to VCUarts. The Machine To Be Another will offer transformative experiences that question biases and expand perceptions, understanding and empathy between people from of all walks of life.

All events will be held at VCUarts Depot, 814 West Broad Street.

April 13
4pm : Public Presentation

April 14 – at The Depot in Classroom 2003
11am -5pm : Open Sessions

April 15
12pm-6pm : Open Sessions at The Cabell Library – Basement

The Machine To Be Another Research Partners

Yale University
Pace University
L’Université Paris Descartes
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
UN Alliance of Civilizations

Recent Presentations
Tribeca Storyscapes (NYC)
IDFA (Amsterdam)
Digital Art Festival (Taipei)
MU (Eindhover)

Link here to The Machine To Be Another Vimeo Page. Link here to The Machine To Be Another website. Link here to their Facebook page. Any questions for those looking to participate, please contact Jill Ware jbware@vcu.edu.


This event is funded by the VCUarts Inclusion Infusion Initiative. The initiative funds visiting artists, designers, performers and scholars whose work offers a catalyst for student dialogue about diverse aspects of identity–culture, class, race, gender, sexuality, religion. For other Inclusion Infusion events, search “Inclusion” on the VCUarts calendar.


April 15, 2017
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


James Branch Cabell Library
901 Park Avenue
Richmond VA
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