Sending Office: Honorable Alan S. Lowenthal
Sent By:
Shane.Trimmer@mail.house.gov

Congressional Briefing on Disability, Mental Health, and Virtual Worlds

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

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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

Panelists:
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,
keiler@uci.edu
.

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