Jacki Morie

Keynote Speaker


Dr Morie’s 30 years of researching & creating meaningful VR experiences combines multi-sensory, perceptual techniques for VR that predictably elicit emotional responses from participants. Her company All These Worlds, LLC is active in social VR, Mindfulness applications, storytelling, stress relief experiences, and immersive education and training . In 2016 she concluded a project for NASA called ANSIBLE, a full virtual world ecosystem designed to provide psychological benefits for future astronauts who will undertake extremely long isolated missions to Mars. ANSIBLE was tested in an analog facility called HISEAS in Hawaii, where a team of six scientists was sequestered for a full year to simulate the conditions of isolation on Mars, including long communications delays. She also investigates the use of personal avatars for how they affect our human selves. She invented a novel scent release device for VR called RemniScent, to aid in the evocative power of VR experiences. Education: MS & MFA (U Florida, 1980s); CIS PhD CIS (SmartLab, UEL 2007).