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Anamorphic Agency:

A virtual reality experience of a personal recreation and resolution with sleep paralysis.

An immersive experience inspired by my childhood experiences with sleep paralysis, Anamorphic Agency encompasses the process of my personal therapeutic exploration with the creation and implementation shared with my users. As my sleep paralysis afflictions increased during my youth, I found a method of waking myself up through concentrating on specific objects, so my objective in Anamorphic Agency is to teach the user to focus based on the feedback given through the visuals and physicality of the project. Utilizing the technological tools of a virtual reality headset, a brainwave reader, and an inflatable suit, the control elements are mapped through the user’s incoming brainwave data to translate the experience of concentrating to wake oneself from sleep paralysis. Anamorphic Agency approaches designing for therapy by recreating disempowering experiences into empowering experiences through gameplay elements.

Latest Exhibition Posts at:  https://www.facebook.com/anamorphicagency

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Exhibiting at Indiecade East 2016 this Friday, Apr 30th to Sunday May 1st:

http://www.indiecade.com/games/selected/Anamorphic-Agency

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Shown at NYU Game Center on Dec 10th: http://nycarcade2015dec.eventbrite.com/

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Shown at CoInvent Pulse Conference

Shown at Exploring Future Reality Conference at NYC Media Lab

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Exhibited at Indiecade West 2015:

http://www.indiecade.com/games/selected/Anamorphic-Agency

http://indiecade.tumblr.com/post/131250192523/indiecade15-official-selections-night-games

https://twitter.com/IndieCade/status/654809296446746624

Select 2015 Seal (1)

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Previously shown at NYU Media Lab Summit: https://nycmedialabsummit.splashthat.com/

Previously shown at Parson’s MFADT Thesis Exhibition 2015: http://mfadt.parsons.edu/2015/projects/anamorphic-agency/

Previously shown at Different Games 2015: http://www.2015.differentgames.org/anamorphic-agency/

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