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Reality recalled: Elders, memory and VR

Ladly, Martha and Bakker, Thoreau and Chadha, Kartikay and Farrelly, Glen and Micak, Katie and Penn, Gerald and Rudzicz, Frank (2017) Reality recalled: Elders, memory and VR. In: 2017 23rd International Conference on Virtual System & Multimedia (VSMM), 31 Oct - 04 Nov 2017, Dublin, Ireland.

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Abstract

Reality Recalled explores memory, embodiment, and social interactions of elders and others with digital media experiences and VR. We advocate for a holistic view of the term `virtual' in its conceptual categorization within technology, and make a case for enlarging the audiences and extending the benefits of virtualized realities. In our methods, we argue that design and research decisions should be predicated on inclusivity, usability and the pursuit of pleasurable collaborative meaning making. When human interaction takes place in `real' and virtualized space, the mind is the ultimate virtual playground and memory acts as its controller. Through our research designs and testing with digital media projects, VR, and our current and prospective prototypes, we demonstrate the generation of new conceptual lenses, technological forms and experiences that may enrich the lives of elders, with potential benefits for other communities of participants.

Item Type: Conference/Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: affect, Alzheimer's, dementia, elders, gesture, memory, mobile technology, Virtual Reality
Divisions: Research Labs > Visual Analytics Lab (VAL)
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Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2019 16:03
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2019 16:03
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/2788

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