From the eyes of another: reflections on empathy and embodiment.
Overview of the theoretical background of The Machine to Be Another. We’ll talk about state of the art research on embodiment, prosocial behavior, and VR technologies. BeAnotherLab will present possible applications of these tools that may be of interest for neuroscientists, psychologists, social workers, philosophers, anthropologists, and a wide range of disciplines. Methods and tools for creating body transfer illusions will be presented, particularly using The Machine to be Another, a Creative Commons initiative that allows anyone to see, touch, and interact with the world from the perspective of another real person. An overview of their research as well as relevant questions emerging from it will be presented.