Immersive Days / lecture # 1
Mattias Wallergård
Location: Webinar

Immersive Days is both a network and a new annual gathering of professional artists, curators, researchers, technicians, teachers and students within a broad field of immersive technologies and (artistic) practices. The initiative functions as a continuation of several symposiums, workshops and research into immersive technologies in art.

Due to the latest developments of Covid-19 and the regional restrictions, we have decided to postpone the Immersive Days gathering scheduled for November 11-12, 2020 until April 2021 where it can coincide with our Acousmatic Lab.

Until then, we would like to invite you to a series of lectures and discussions leading up to the gathering next year. The first webinar will be held on November 11, at 9.15 am (duration: 45 min).

Our first speaker is Mattias Wallergård, Virtual Reality Researcher at LTH, Lund University.

Are we ready for the blue pill?

Virtual Reality is sometimes described as an “experience machine”. What will we be able to do with this machine? How far can we take it? Are we prepared for the effects it may have on our lives and the world we live in?

Mattias Wallergård has worked with VR and AR research for the last 20 years with a special focus on human-centred design of virtual environments for health and education. Part of his job is to develop the VR/AR infrastructure and education at Lund university, which includes Sweden’s first VR/AR master programme starting autumn of 2021.

Read more about Mattias Wallergård at Lund Universities Research Portal – portal.research.lu.se.

Registration

To attend the webinar, register your interest by sending an email to info@iac.lu.se (subject: Immersive Days).

Read more about the lecture series and the Immersive Days.

Photo credits: Lundahl & Seitl, Eternal Return, 2019, photo by Soma Sato

Event dates
11 November, 09:15