The Lift Conference in Geneva focuses on innovation and digital technologies, while featuring talks, interactive workshops, exhibitions of interactive media projects and prototypes. This year, I was able to be a part of it!
As part of the Storytelling Science VR Hackathon sponsored by CERN and the Geneva International Film Festival Tous Ecrans, my team and I developed a virtual reality, 3D film which allowed people to experience mental illness. We named the project the “Difficult People Project”, trying to build awareness for mental illness and the people who experience them. The film, which was completed last year, focused on putting oneself into the skin of someone with adult ADHD.
On Friday, February 12, my team and I were able to present our project to a group of innovators in hopes not only of raising awareness about mental health, but also our ideas concerning the expansion of the project to include other mental disorders.
This film was an amazing experience for me. It was not only the first time that I was able to work on a film, but also a new way to raise awareness concerning the importance of mental health. I found it very stimulating to work with such a diverse group of people- from artists to physicists, engineers, and filmmakers – and then adding my own background and expertise. It was a wild ride.
Click here for more information on the Difficult People Project.