Eidolon360 - A VR experience

Beverley Hood (Artist), Tom Flint (Developer)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Abstract / Description of output

xCoAx 2018 was the 6th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X, held at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain. xCoAx is an exploration of the intersection where computational tools and media meet art and culture, in the form of a multi-disciplinary enquiry on aesthetics, computation, communication and the elusive X factor that connects them all. xCoAx is an occasion for international audiences to meet and exchange ideas, in search of interdisciplinary synergies among computer scientists, artists, media practitioners, and theoreticians at the threshold of digital arts and culture. 
Eidolon360 - A VR Experience was exhibited in the xCoAx conference exhibition at the C. Arte, Museo del Plaje, Madrid 11-13 July 2018. Eidolon360 is a virtual reality artwork and experience that is interacted with through VR headsets. The viewer, reclining on a bed within the exhibition space, experiences a 360 film, shot within a medical simulation centre, that mimics clinical hospital locations, such as operating theatres and hospital wards. The reclining viewer inhabits the point of view of resuscitation manikin Resusci Anne, set within a resuscitation training room. A medic (actress Pauline Goldsmith) approaches Resusci Anne and tenderly recounts her origin story, an intriguing tale of a mysterious drowned young woman, found in Paris in the late 1880’s, who became the face of CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), Resusci Anne, and has since been revived by over 300 million people worldwide. The film attempts to present an emotionally resonant anecdote, as an immersive experience, scrutinizing the overlaps between real life and simulation.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2018


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  • Eidolon

    Hood, B.


    Project: University Awarded Project Funding

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