Sneak Peek: LAB5

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01.04.2018, by Elena Van der Baan


LAB5 Sneak Peek

This year The Creative Lab, with the help of International Media and Entertainment Management  students as well as external actors, is creating a Virtual Reality short film to present at the Go Short Film festival in Nijmegen in April. This short movie is different from the others that we have created, as it involves a social experiment that was conducted to find out and analyse different human emotions, behaviours and characteristics. 

What is the Project About?

This marks the third time the bi-annual experiment takes place at LAB5. We have developed a social experiment with the use of virtual reality, for which our goal was to research the behaviour of people that are facing an intense situation. A research team helped to gain further insight into these behaviors and emotions. 

In this play, there are six participants who take part in the social experiment. All of them have already participated in previous experiments, so they are already familiar with the concept. The story consists of multiple protagonists: the Lab-assistant of ECEPHA Lab; Estella, a young child caregiver; Peter, a 25-year-old, who is currently in between jobs; Robert, a selfish and envious 28-year-old plasterer; Jay, an organised and knowledgeable social worker; Minnie, a compassionate 20-year-old HRM student and David, a curious 22-year-old HRM student. 

These six people were grouped together in couples for the experiment. They were asked to open different boxes, in which they found tasks that they had to finish within 30 minutes. During the event, the Lab-assistant studied the protagonists’ behaviours and emotions. Then, all of a sudden, something unexpected happens with one of the participants during the experiment! Are you curious about what happened? Find out at the Go Short Film Festival! 


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