[SydPhil] The role of the body in virtual reality

Anco Peeters ancopeeters at gmail.com
Tue Apr 18 08:16:58 AEST 2017

Virtual reality devices have reached new levels of interaction and
accessibility with the release of consumer-level high-definition visors
with hand-held controllers. The philosophy staff of the University of
Wollongong organises the workshop "The role of the body in virtual
reality", in which the philosophical, scientific, and artistic implications
of such haptic interactions in VR will be considered. Attendance is free of
charge, but please register by email (apeeters at uow.edu.au).

Date: April 24, 2017
Location: Building 19, Room 2072 (Research Hub), University of Wollongong,


10h00 | “Disorders, body representations and virtual reality”
Stephen Gadsby (Philosophical Psychology, Macquarie University)

11h00 | “Touching the virtual: Bodies in VR technologies”
Anne Cranny-Francis (Cultural Studies, University of Technology Sydney)

12h00 | Lunch

13h30 | “Teledildonics and rape by deception”
Rob Sparrow (Philosophy, Monash University)

14.30 | “Anywhere but here: Teenage boys, baby monkeys and the emergence of
a haptic aesthetic in art”
Jan Guy (Ceramic Artist and Arts Lecturer at University of Sydney)

15h30 | Afternoon tea

16h00 | “Unanticipated virtual experiences”
Hamish Macdougall (Psychology VR-lab, University of Sydney)

17h00 | Drinks

Anco Peeters, MA
Doctoral Candidate in Philosophy of Mind & Cognition
Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts (19.1066)
University of Wollongong NSW 2522 Australia
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