Sending Office: Honorable Alan S. Lowenthal
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Congressional Briefing on Disability, Mental Health, and Virtual Worlds

May 9th, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.
1539 Longworth House Office Building


You’re invited to join Congressman Alan Lowenthal, UC Irvine, and the University of Oregon at an exclusive congressional briefing on findings from a National Science Foundation-funded research project exploring disability experience in “virtual worlds” –
three-dimensional, immersive online spaces where people can appear any way they choose and do things they may not be able to do in the physical world. Featuring an excerpt from a forthcoming documentary about the research, the briefing will include a discussion
regarding what disability experience in virtual worlds reveals about creative uses of online social interaction. Learn more about this featured work and check out a sneak peek of the documentary. 

Introductory Remarks:
Congressman Alan Lowenthal

Tom Boellstorff, Professor, UC Irvine
Donna Davis, Assistant Professor, University of Oregon
Jeffrey Mantz, Program Director, Cultural Anthropology Program, National Science Foundation
Fay Cook, Associate Director, Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences, National Science Foundation

Food and beverage will be offered. 

For questions or further information, please contact Kathy Eiler,

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