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      The Seventh Ray: A Mixed Reality initiation experience

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      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA)

      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts

      9 - 13 July 2018

      Mixed reality, Mystery schools, Eleusinian Mysteries

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          ‘Seventh Ray’ is a Mixed Reality (MR) platform inspired by Mystery School initiation techniques of the ancient world. The platform employs the latest in perceptual and sensory augmentation technologies to explore the meaning and modern day significance of these ancient ceremonies. The historic texts provide a formula and the new technologies provide the tools to revive these rites into previously unimaginable formulations. The Seventh Ray seeks to explore the combined power of drama with the particular state of awareness one feels when they fully inhabit a mixed reality. Might the MR brain exhibit closer parallels with the ‘book reading brain’ than that of the ‘movie watching’ one? The ancient texts give us a formula; the emerging technologies of VR and AR give us the tools to revive these ancient rites into unimaginable dimensions.

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          Contributors
          Conference
          July 2018
          July 2018
          : 339-345
          Affiliations
          Director, Learning Technology Research Centre (LTRC)

          Principle Research Fellow, Ravensbourne, London, UK
          The Explorers Club

          St Leonards on Sea

          East Sussex

          UK
          Article
          10.14236/ewic/EVA2018.65
          © Smith et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of EVA London 2018, UK

          This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

          Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
          EVA
          London, UK
          9 - 13 July 2018
          Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
          Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
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          Product Information: 1477-9358 BCS Learning & Development
          Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
          Categories
          Electronic Workshops in Computing

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