Description: Using virtual reality and neuroscience, this machine let’s you see, hear and even feel what it’s like in another person’s body.
Date: January 24, 2014
Talk about going on a gender bender. A new machine created by a Spanish design collective combines virtual reality with advanced neuroscientific techniques to let men and women swap bodies with each other. Called The Machine To Be Another, it’s all done in the hopes that body transference will help scientists explore and quantify concepts like sexism, gender identity, and bias. Watch Video
Questions for discussion:
1. If you had the opportunity to be the opposite sex for a day, would you take it?
2. Other than gaining insights on the opposite sex and their physicality, what other “take-aways” might you have from an experience like this?