Silvia Van Aken

Research Coordinator Graphical & Digital Media | Immersive Lab

Dr. Silvia Van Aken is research coordinator for Graphical & Digital Media and researcher for the Immersive Lab (AP University College, Antwerp). In a multidisciplinary team, she investigates the grammar of VR, and organizes the Summer School “Storytelling in VR”. Furthermore, she is doing research about organizational safety training in VR and virtual pain relief. She has a background in communication studies and a PhD in Film Narratology (KU Leuven). She designed her own analytical model for the film genre ‘mindfilm’ and gave lectures at the Theater Academy Conference (Helsinki), European Narratology Network Conference (Gent), Screenwriting Conference (Brussels, London), …

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