I'll be presenting the following paper at the 2017 Ecstatic Truth conference at Royal College of Art. More conference info and booking here.
Immersion and alienation: animated virtual realities
This paper will explore how animated documentaries are pioneering creativity in virtual reality (VR). I will propose that animated documentary is a good fit for VR technically and creatively, and that the distancing quality and ‘absence and excess’ (Honess Roe, 2013) of animated documentary complements the duel sensation of immersion and alienation evoked in the dreamlike experience of VR.