Multimodal extensions of realities

Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn, “Multimodal extensions of realities,” Invited Keynote Speech at Affective Computing + Intelligent Interaction (ACII) 2023, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA, September 12.

Abstract: With the rapid rise of multimodal platforms, such as virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR), emerging science indicates that human experiences in immersive virtual environments are shaped by the dynamic interactions between user characteristics, media features, and situational contexts. How do virtual experiences influence human minds and how do they transfer into the physical world to continue impacting thoughts, feelings, and behaviors?  This talk will cover findings from nearly two decades of lab and field research on multimodal extensions of our realities, with an emphasis on the media psychological mechanisms and outcomes of user experiences.

Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn