Past events

[The Brain] 24 Nov 2018 at 20:00

Discover what it’s like to be part of a collective brain: a self-organizing, complex system that generates autonomous output.

Doclab Live: Jacco Gardner’s Somnium 23 Nov 2018 at 20:00, 22:00

Sensory live performance in the ARTIS planetarium of Jacco Gardner’s new album Somnium and the kinetic installation Volverium by Thijs Biersteker.

DocLab Academy: Workshop Day at Lava Lab 20 Nov 2018 at 9:30

A full day of hand’s on workshops by several professionals, taking place at design and technology innovation lab Lava Lab.

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The Party

See the world through the eyes of Layla, an autistic 15-year-old girl, as she deals with a busy social setting, a surprise birthday party for her mum.

Recent scientific research has found that autism presents far more frequently in women than previously thought. This has resulted in many autistic women and girls, who are often in need of help and support, going undiagnosed. The Party allows you to enter the world of an autistic teenager, Layla, who is at a surprise birthday celebration. You will hear her thoughts about what she is experiencing and how it is affecting her, and share the sensory overload that leads to a meltdown (an intense response to an overwhelming situation). The drama provides viewers with a powerful first-person perspective on the challenges that social situations may present to someone on the autism spectrum.

Project details

Year of development :2017
Created by:Shehani Fernando, Anrick Bregman
With:Francesca Panetta, Lucy Hawking, The Guardian VR

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Official website

www.theguardian.com/vr