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Thursday, June 23 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Video Games as Meditation

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The single most powerful technology we know for transforming consciousness and deepening happiness is an ancient one: meditation. In this talk, we analyze meditation as a game design — one played with the function of revealing and dissolving other games that are played unconsciously. Robin Arnott, the VR "technodelic" designer of SoundSelf, will demonstrate how meditation systems can be adapted to and even improved by modern videogaming technology.

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Robin Arnott

Developer of SoundSelf
Robin is a game designer and interactive artist based in Austin, TX, and Black Rock City, NV. He plays with hacking perception, particularly of the boundary between self and not-self. His new VR game, SoundSelf, uses the player's intuitive identification with their voice to leverage and disable their conceptual experience of personhood.


Thursday June 23, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 104