I, Habitat is the first of a three-part VR assemblage series. It explores the relationship between collective and personal memory. The creators focused on the process of memory formation and the construction of one’s identity. They relied on a mnemonic technique called “memory palace,” which is intended to take the viewer back in time and space to collective memories of childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. The experience takes the form of time travel, and the participant is accompanied by a stoic narrator.
Interdisciplinary artist, researcher, designer, director, creative producer, cognitive scientist and lecturer. She is currently the head of the VR/AR Lab at the vnLab Visual Narration Laboratory at the Film School in Łódź, which she runs together with Jacek Nagłowski. As a creative producer she was involved in several VR/XR works realized in the VR/AR Lab, selected in the competition for vnLab artistic and research projects.She is working on the development of the author’s VR Assemblage series, which consists of experiences: I_CITY/HABITAT, II_MIRRORWORLD, III_METAVERSE. She leads the research work of the VR/AR Studio in the areas of codification of new narrative language, ethnography of the production process, and perception of creators and audiences. Borkiewicz is also the head of research on the perception of VR experience audiences in the New Forms and Technologies of Narration project within the Regional Excellence Initiative program (2019-2022) carried out in agreement vnLab PWSFTviT, VRLAB IPPAN, OPI-PIB, PJATK and WF UŁ. The aim of the project is to develop recommendations for the creation and evaluation of immersive environments, cinematic and interactive virtual reality experiences.