CENTIENTS in the News


VR to Test how Humans React to Building Design

We’re interested in looking at how different building attributes affect responses to incidents of extreme violence, and that’s something that we can’t manipulate easily in the real world, but in virtual reality all of that is possible and it’s possible safe and ethically
— Gale Lucas

Adaptive Buildings

I would like to see buildings with personalities, and buildings that work with you towards the shared goals that you and the building might have.
— Dr. Burçin Becerik-Gerber

Meet Ellie

Ellie is a virtual-reality program called SimSensei, launched by USC researchers with funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The aim is to coax people who might be reluctant to share emotions with another human to tell (Ellie) a machine.


The Harsh Realities about True Grit

To be happy and successful, you’ll need to stick with some unpleasant tasks, but it doesn’t follow that every unpleasant task leads to happiness or success
— Oliver Burkeman, The Guardian