Conversations On…. where science, art and media meet

Join us around the table for a series of informal conversations with researchers from the University of Bristol.

You’re invited to join us for a series of thought-provoking conversations on the themes of health, environment, science and the media. Come along and share your ideas and experiences on these topics and find out more about research happening at the University of Bristol that is aiming to help us address some of the big issues in society.

What happens to our physical bodies when our minds are immersed in the fictional worlds of television and film? How can virtual reality technology create a feeling of really ‘being there’ at a virtual event? What is the metaverse, and who should control it? What is the value of beauty in science? Come along to the Greenbank pub on 13 October to ponder these questions and much more with researchers from the University of Bristol.

This event is free, but booking is essential.  

This event is part of the Conversations On… series, for more details of the other events visit the Conversations On… event page.



Andrés Domínguez Hernández studies the metaverse and VR/AR technologies. He is interested in questions of ethics, empowerment and inclusivity concerning digital technology and society.

Rox Middleton studies the optics of natural materials, including coloured butterflies, beetles, birds and, in particular, blue fruit. Her current project explores what it means to find scientific research beautiful, and whether the experience of beauty is ever related to the understanding of science.

Mike Richardson studies audience experiences of creative media (including virtual reality, film, theatre, music, and other performance arts). He is part of ‘MyWorld’, a massive collaborative project that aims to drive the creative technology industry in the West of England.

Event Details

The Greenbank Pub
57 Belle Vue Road

Date: 13/10/2022
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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