Deep Connection: Making Virtual Reality Artworks with Medical Scan Data

Marilene Oliver, Gary Joynes Joynes, Kumaradevan Punithakumar, Peter Seres

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Deep Connection is an installation and virtual reality artwork made using full body 3D and 4D magnetic resonance scan datasets. When the user enters Deep Connection, they see a scanned body lying prone in mid-air. Deep Connection creates a scenario where an embodied human becomes the companion for a virtual body. This paper maps the conceptual and theoretical framework for Deep Connection such as virtual intimacy and digitally mediated companionship. It also reflects on working with scanned bodies more generally in virtual reality by discussing transparency, the cyberbody versus the data body, as well as data privacy and data ethics.
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