Episode 3

Published on:

4th Dec 2020

The History and Science of Virtual Reality

Virtual reality may seem like a new technology, but forms of immersive experience have a long history during which scientific and imaginative aspects often developed hand in hand. Host Amanda Anderson talks with a humanities scholar (Massimo Riva) and a cognitive scientist (Fulvio Domini) about their collaborative teaching project on the history and science of virtual reality, part of a larger initiative at Brown University in the collaborative humanities.

Transcript | Spring 2020 Student Projects Video

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Meeting Street
Conversations in the Humanities
Host Amanda Anderson explores topics of vital societal interest through conversations with scholars and writers whose voices have helped define issues and shape debates. Special focus on the forms of knowledge that characterize the humanities. Produced by the Cogut Institute for the Humanities at Brown University.
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Amanda Anderson

Amanda Anderson is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Humanities and English and Director of the Cogut Institute for the Humanities at Brown University. She has written a number of books on modern literature and culture as well as contemporary debates in the humanities. Her most recent books include Psyche and Ethos: Moral Life after Psychology (Oxford, 2018), Bleak Liberalism (Chicago, 2016), and The Way We Argue Now: A Study in the Cultures of Theory. She is currently leading an initiative at Brown that promotes collaborative teaching and research across and beyond the humanities disciplines.