The Visit is an interactive 6-dof real-time Virtual Reality experience, developed from an interdisciplinary research project conducted by artists and psychologists working with women living with dementia. Visitors are invited to sit with Viv, a life-sized, realistic and responsive character whose dialogue is created largely from verbatim interviews, drawing us into a world of perceptual uncertainty, while at the same time confounding stereotypes and confronting fears about dementia. The characterisation has scientific validity but also the qualities of a rich, emotion-driven film narrative. The point of the work is to draw the viewer into the emotional/perceptual world of Viv.
Kuchelmeister, Volker; Bennett, Jill; Kenning, Gail; Ginnivan, Natasha; and Neidorf, Melissa
"The Visit VR. An immersive experience to counteract stigma about dementia.,"
Frameless: Vol. 3
, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarworks.rit.edu/frameless/vol3/iss1/6