Edge of the Present: using creative technology to promote positive future thinking
How do you imagine the future when you can’t see it? This study explores the impact of an immersive, virtual-reality experience on an individual’s mood, well-being and capacity for future-thinking.
Edge of the Present is a ‘mixed reality’ (virtual and physical) environment that melds art with science. Inspired by neuropsychological research and made in collaboration with psychologists and participants with lived experiences of suicidal survival, this compelling immersive experience invites us to ‘invent the next ten minutes’ through the exploration of virtual worlds.
The Black Dog Institute has partnered with the Big Anxiety Festival (Sydney) to conduct an evaluation of this study throughout the duration of the festival.
Would the research study be a good fit for you?
The study might be a good fit for you if you:
- are over the age of 18
- have lived experience of anxiety, depression and/or suicidality
- can commit one hour to the evaluation
- are interested in virtual reality!
What would happen if you take part in the research study?
If you decide to take part, you would be required to complete the following:
- Measures of mental health and wellbeing, mood and positive future thinking BEFORE the virtual experience via an online survey (15 minutes)
- Virtual Reality Experience (10 minutes)
- Repeat the measures of mental health and wellbeing, mood and positive future thinking via an online survey (15 minutes)
- A post event, self-directed interview (10 minutes)
If you would like more information, please contact Stephanie Habak via email.
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