The Mediated-Body Lab is an interdisciplinary research laboratory aimed at creating a bridge between humanities, arts, and sciences to study the complex relationship between body, identity, and technology. At the core of our research is exploring the impact of the human-machine co-evolution on both the societal and the individual levels. Addressing the complexities of these topics require multi-disciplinary efforts and in-depth cross-fertilization between theory, methodologies, and practices. Typical outcomes of our work may take shape in the form of empirical studies, art installations, performances, workshops, and conferences.

 

Key themes of investigation:

  • Virtual Embodiment and Subjectivity

  • XR technologies for Social Change

  • XR technologies and Empathetic Practices

  • Posthumanism – a Societal Framework

 

SELECT PUBLICATIONS:

Virtual reality-based conflict resolution

New Media and Society, Published August 21, 2021 / Link

 

BECOMING OTHER - Virtual Embodiment, blurring the Self Other Binary

PhD manuscript, Published December 10, 2020, Aalto University press / Link

Exposure to social suffering in VR boosts compassion and facial synchrony

Computers in Human Behavior, Published April, 2021 / Link

 

Virtual Embodiment using 180º Stereoscopic Video

Frontiers in Psychology, Published: July 7, 2020 / Link

Can Art Aid in Resolving Conflicts? 100 Perspectives

Publisher: Frame Publishers (February 5, 2019)

ISBN-10: 9492311321 / Link

The Enemy's Gaze: Immersive Virtual Environments Enhance Peace Promoting Attitudes and Emotions in Violent Intergroup Conflicts.

PLOS ONE, Published: September 11, 2019 / Link

 

Meeting Yourself in Virtual Reality: A Performative Experiment in Self-Compassion

Published Leuven University Press, shifting Interfaces / Link

An Anthology of Presence, Empathy, and Agency in 21st Century Media Art

ISBN: 9789462702257, Publication: May 29, 2020, Languages: English

שלוש מחשבות על גוף

מעקף - כתב עת מקוון למחול, מיצג ותיאטרון חזותי / Link

Non-verbal Communication using BCI, Haptic Feedback and Dance

Proceedings of the 6th International Brain-Computer Interface Meeting, organized by the BCI Society / Link

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Conferences, Workshops, Research