Journey Into XR with Deepa Mann-kler: the creative and therapeutic capabilities of XR (presented by NFTS Scotland and The Glasgow School of Art)

Discover the creative and therapeutic capabilities of XR

Presented by NFTS Scotland and The Glasgow School of Art, with support from StoryFutures Academy and Creative Scotland, as part of the Artists Into Immersive training and masterclass programme (To apply visit:



In this masterclass you will develop a deeper understanding of how creatives are using virtual and augmented realities to explore and push the boundaries of this technology. Deepa Mann-kler will share her practice not only as an artist, but also as Chief Executive of Neon, a company using immersive technologies to enhance health and wellbeing.

Deepa Mann-Kler is Chief Executive of Neon; Visiting Professor In Immersive Futures at Ulster University in Northern Ireland and is an award winning visual artist. Neon uses immersive technologies to enable choice for people over their own health and wellbeing. Deepa directed and produced her first virtual reality experience “RETNE” built for HTC Vive and demoed at SxSW17. RETNE has had 30K global downloads.

Neon launched BreatheVR, a pain management app onto the Oculus store in 2018. Deepa is an internationally acclaimed, multi-disciplinary artist with over eleven years experience of major international exhibitions and public art programmes. Royal Television Society Finalist RETNE “Interactive Entertainment” 2017. WinTech Series Finalist “Tech Start Up Of the Year” 2018.

PitchAtPalace Finalist 2018. TEDx Speaker “Being Human” 2019. Digital DNA Finalist “Tech For Good” Talking Sense AR App 2020. |
NFTS Scotland
The Glasgow School of Art

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Aug 03 2021


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm