Virtual reality (VR) is being used for numerous medical advances, whether that’s training doctors and nurses in new techniques, treating patients, or helping them overcome phobias. Hatsumi, a VR healthcare platform that aims to bridge the intersection of healthcare, art and technology will be presenting an exhibition – it’s first – called NoöSphere: Mindfulness in a Hyper-Connected World during the Brighton Digital Festival next month.
Presented by Hatsumi VR in collaboration with TOMtech, NoöSphere: Mindfulness in a Hyper-Connected World invites guests on an hour-long journey through three immersive experiences, inviting you to breathe, embody and visualise mindfulness.
“Scientists and meditation gurus alike have sung the praises of mindfulness as a technique we can harness to improve our mental wellbeing,” states Hatsumi VR’s description. “Whilst living in an age of hyper-connectivity often perpetuates mental distress, perhaps we can use technology as a tool to connect with ourselves, regulate our emotions and regain control over our minds and bodies.”
Being held at The Old Market between 20-23rd September, the 60 minute exhibition is an individual experience, designed for one person every 15 minutes, with sessions running throughout the day. Tickets cost £15 GBP with limited discount tickets for those aged between 16-25 retailing for £5.
VRFocus reported on TOMtech last week, when it announced a programme designed to support artists and emerging technologies, a new scheme called TheatreXR. While Hatsumi VR’s founder Sarah Ticho attended our VR Diversity Initiative (VRDI) back in May.
The Brighton Digital Festival is an open-programme model, meaning anyone can independently organise an event and submit it to the festival programme for the festival’s month long duration. Whether that’s a hackathon, a dance performance, a conference, or a VR exhibition, the organisers are purely concerned that the event provides meaningful engagement with digital culture.
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