Barbara Rauch, firstname.lastname@example.org, is a research fellow in FADE (Fine Art Digital Environment – Surface, Layering, Memory), a joint research project between Camberwell College of Arts and Chelsea College of Art & Design. She is the deputy director of SCIRIA (Sensory Computer Interface Research & Innovation for the Arts), University of the Arts London. She is a senior fellow at the McLuhan Program, FIS, University of Toronto. Her research focuses on new technologies and how they alter our current understanding of human consciousness. The research provided the basis for her PhD thesis entitled ‘Natural and Digital Virtual Realities – a practice-based exploration of dreaming and online virtual environments’.