Hatsumi VR Presents NoöSphere: Mindfulness in a Hyper-Connected World at the Brighton Digital Festival

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.

Image Credit Red Hennessy

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.

For further updates on Hatsumi VR’s latest projects, keep reading VRFocus.