Mette Hoybye

Dept of Psychosocial Cancer Research, EPI, Denmark

January 2010 – June 2010. Working with Byron Reeves, Dept of Communication

My research explores how virtual human representations are used and experienced by people with serious illness, with a particular interest in the changing meanings of body, time and self. My work at H-STAR focuses on how the design of virtual technological interventions in treatment of serious illness interacts with practice. I approach this through ethnographic methods as a creative, reflexive process to understand how it affects the individual, thereby shaping the social use of virtual technologies that re-create and develop the technological expression. In particular I will seek to elucidate the experience of reality in technological representations.