Char Davies

Creator of the ground-breaking immersive VR environments Osmose (1995) and Ephemere (1998). Educated as a painter and filmmaker, Davies' work has dealt with nature and psyche for more than two decades. Associated from 1988-1998 with Softimage Inc. as founding director and head of visual research, she recently founded Immersence Inc. as a vehicle for continuing her artistic practice. Davies is also engaged in doctoral work in the philosophy of media arts through CAiiA: Centre for Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts at the University of Wales College, Newport, Wales. Alongside her production of virtual environments, Davies is involved in growing apples among a rampant deer population in rural Quebec. An extensive bibliography can be found at

Slip-sliding Between the Virtual and the Real: Re-presenting Nature in Immersive VR Environments