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I found Jeremy Bailey to be the most memorable personality at Weird Reality. I heard his presentation, experienced his AR Pregnancy Simulator at the VR salon, and talked to him a little in person. It was definitely fun to be able to talk to him and then hear his commentary in the Pregnancy Simulator.  The piece itself is pretty relaxing with a stream of commentary, calm background music (birds chirping if I remember correctly), and its setting in the field. But getting to see other people wear his VR headset and rub their imaginary belly at the VR salon was probably my favorite part of the piece. People’s movements almost seemed choreographed. Looking around, then at the hands, then rubbing their belly. Being able to manipulate people’s movement’s in an open environment is both very entertaining and a strange concept.