🗣️ “The Psychology of the Metaverse” @ Royal Institution

Last month Prof Sylvia Xueni Pan—Associate Professor and Programme Leader for the MA/MSc Virtual & Augmented Reality—gave an inspiring talk to a group of young kids, ranging from 12 to 15. The event was organised by The Royal Institution, with a focus on outreach and science communication.

Prof Sylvia Xueni Pan giving a talk at the Ri Institution

Sylvia talked focused on the “The Psychology of the Metaverse”, exploring how we can us VR and AR technology to understand how people think. This is a topic Sylvia herself explored deeply in both her research and practice at Goldsmiths.

One still from Prof Sylvia Xueni Pan presentation, showing her avatar on a variety of different VR platforms

«I loved the metauniverse talk I think it was really interesting to listen to someone who doesn’t just do maths, it was more of a wider range of topics.»

Feedback from one of the young kids attending

In case you missed it, the entire event was also recorded. “The Psychology of the Metaverse” starts at 14:46.

If this is a topic that fascinates you, and you would like to steer your career towards practical applications for VR & AR technology, you should consider applying to the MA/MSc Virtual & Augmented Reality here at Goldsmiths.

  • You can follow Prof Sylvia Xueni Pan on Twitter.