Thorsten Quandt

Department of Communication, University of Münster, Germany

May 1 – July 16, 2018. Working with Jeremey Bailenson, Comm. Dept.

We are currently witnessing a technological and social revolution: Novel technologies like AR and VR, in combination with the opportunities of networked interaction, allow for altered experiences of the self, social situations and our environment(s). However, further psychological and societal implications of these near-future developments are largely unexplored. While in Stanford, I will work on a holistic model of understanding the impact of VR/AR on our concept of body and mind, social interactions and culture, and develop the conceptual basis for advanced empirical research in the field. This also contributes to an ongoing book project called “Network Revolutions” (Polity Press).