The Virtual Reality Hype and Promises: Past, Present, and Future

How can VR change our Selves? What will happen in the future when we spend an increasing amount of time in Virtual Reality?


12. June.

Time: 11:00 - 11:20


In his presentation, Vindenes will discuss how VR can be used for good, and even work as a catalysator for changing and exploring our selves. Perhaps what isolates us the most from the ourselves and the real world may also have the power to reveal it to us the most clearly.

Joakim Vindenes does his PhD on VR — and investigates its applicability in various areas, for instance: Journalism, Anxiety treatment, Learning and Memory. Joakim is interested in the potential of VR to solve problems in unexpected, boundary-moving ways. At his spare time, Joakim runs the blog Matrise, where the VR is discussed at a conceptual, extreme and philosophical level.

This event is part of the Media City Bergen Future Week on June 11-14.
50+ events will be taking place inside the Media City Bergen building, and all focused on topics that challenge our common future as it is driven and shaped by technology.

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UiB in Media City Bergen, Main Entrance, 2nd floor
Lars Hilles gate 30
5008 Bergen


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