Dr Morie’s has 30 years of researching & creating meaningful VR experiences, combining multi-sensory, perceptual techniques for VR that predictably elicit emotional responses from participants. Her company All These Worlds, LLC is active in social VR, Mindfulness, storytelling & stress relief applications. In 2016 she concluded a project for NASA called ANSIBLE, a full virtual world ecosystem designed to provide psychological benefits for future astronauts who will undertake extremely long isolated missions to Mars. She also investigates the use of avatars—both digital and robotic—for how affect our human selves. She is currently a senior advisor to the XPRIZE’s ANA Avatar Prize challenges teams to create a robotic avatar that people can inhabit from a distance.
ACM SIGGRAPH Frontiers Workshop