“Passing Electrical Storms”: New Extended Reality Art Experience Simulates the End of Life

In this new exhibit by artist Shaun Gladwell, participants can experience a simulation of death via VR and medical technologies:

Passing Electrical Storms is a participatory XR experience with a deeply affecting, ‘out-of-body’ nature. Gladwell simulates the experience of dying through XR and medical technologies. At once meditative and unsettling, this interactive work guides participants through a simulated de-escalation of life, from cardiac arrest to brain death. The experience of Passing Electrical Storms offers an arresting contemplation of the universes both within and beyond the body.

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