Chirryl-Lee Ryan was a speaker at urban innovation festival WeMakeThe.City festival in June 2018, organized by Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam.
During the programme AR: The Augmented Self Ryan spoke how immersive technology - and Augmented Reality in particular – extends our notions of reality, identity and sense of self? Ryan's talk was recorded and can be viewed on De Zwijger's website.
The relationship between reality and identity is interconnected: a shift in one of them influences our perception of the other. Our sense of self is a multilayered and fluid state that is influenced by biological, cognitive, political, cultural, societal and situational factors. After exploring its relationship with urban space, and its influence on our social hierarchies, in this final session of our AR-focused Research Files we will together explore how immersive technologies – and Augmented Reality in particular – will extend our perception of reality and sense of self.
Chirryl-Lee Ryan is an NYC-based transdisciplinary design practitioner, writer, and coach, specialised in experience design. Believing that design can help us all live better, happier lives, she merges different design principles to produce radical outcomes, making things for humans – and humanity. Her goal is to arm as many people as possible with the skills, tools, and confidence they need to create the change they want to see in the world. Chirryl-Lee is Director of Experience at Idean, a global experience design company with a mantra of endless curiosity, fearless execution, and purposeful impact.