Cassandra Vieten, PhD, is president of IONS. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and a scientist in the Mind-Body Medicine Research Group at California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute. Dr. Vieten is an author, an international workshop leader, and a public speaker, who has been studying how people transform their... [Read more]
Deeper into Aha! Moments, Awe, and Flow
In this interactive session, we’ll dive deeper into the science of awe, wonder, aha! moments, and flow states, with more empirical science, practices for cultivating these states, and a Q and A with the presenters. Learn from this panel how scientists, animators, and software developers are using VR to harness the power of the mind to transform our lives and our world. Explore the possibilities, engage in a few portable VR experiences, and enjoy a lively discussion with IONS’ Virtual Reality Lab scientists and collaborators.
Dacher Keltner's research focuses the biological and evolutionary origins of compassion, awe, love, and beauty, and power, social class, and inequality. He is the co-author of two textbooks, as well as the best-selling Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life, The Compassionate Instinct, and most recently, in... [Read more]
Loren Carpenter is a computer scientist and visiting scholar at IONS. After thirty-five years as a senior scientist with Pixar Animation Studios, he recently retired. In 1980 he created the world's first fractal animated film and then went on to join Lucasfilm Computer Division, which spun off into Pixar. In... [Read more]
Ravé Mehta is an engineer, an entrepreneur, and the founder of Mehta Labs, which creates technology and immersive experiences that support increasing human potential. Ravé is a pioneer of the VR industry, with over eighteen years experience using VR for accelerated learning, and has spent over fifteen years researching, chasing,... [Read more]