“AS IF” You Are Suffering in Silence: An Interactive Installation as Empathy Tool for Chronic Pain

  • ©ISEA2016: 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art, Chris Shaw, Weina Jin, Servet Ulaş, Xin Tong, and Diane Gromala, “AS IF” You Are Suffering in Silence: An Interactive Installation as Empathy Tool for Chronic Pain
  • interacts with AS IF © SFU SIAT Pain Studies Lab 2016

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  • “AS IF” You Are Suffering in Silence: An Interactive Installation as Empathy Tool for Chronic Pain

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  • Abstract (Poster)

    Abstract The unseen and incommunicable nature of Chronic Pain makes it difficult for the general public to believe, understand or empathize with patients. “AS IF” is an interactive art installation that aims at eliciting public’s empathy with Chronic Pain sufferers. By enabling able-bodied people to “map into” a virtual body that has limitations, participants may gain an “as if” sense that they are suffering from Chronic Pain.

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