Eidolon360 @ British HCI

Eidolon360 will premiere at:

Interactions Gallery
@British HCI: Digital Make Believe
University of Sunderland
3-6th July 2017

Eidolon360 is a virtual reality artwork and experience that is interacted with through VR headsets. The viewer, reclines on a bed within the exhibition space, and experiences a 360 film, shot within the Scottish Centre for Simulation & Clinical Human Factors, at the Forth Valley Royal Hospital, 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, L’inconnue de la Seine, 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.

The piece is being stitched, edited and sound-tracked at the moment (thanks to Tom Flint for 360 stitching, George Mikrogiannakis for sound design, and of course Pauline Goldsmith for her performance).

Hope to see you there!



The final section of Eidolon is underway, and it’s going to be a 360video experience of the L’inconnue/Resusci Anne origin story, interacted with through VR Headsets! It’ll feature my longstanding collaborator, actor Pauline Goldsmith (currently performing in Bluebeard’s Castle & the 8th Door, Scottish Opera’s collaboration with Vanishing Point – catch it if you can!) and is being developed in collaboration with Tom Flint, Programme Director for Digital Media and Interaction Design at Napier University, and all round 360 video aficionado (very lucky to have him on board!).

More news of where you will be able to see/experience Eidolon360 this summer, coming soon…

Eidolon360 - VR experience still

Eidolon360 – VR experience still