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Our Mission

At Cyberdelic Labs we are passionate about harnessing the power of Extended Reality (XR) to create transformative gaming experiences and immersive learning journeys that promotes personal growth and unlock new levels of self-discovery.

Drawing on cutting-edge research in areas such as visual art, therapeutic process, contemplative practices, gamification, and neuroscience, we are building a groundbreaking XR platform that pushes the boundaries of what is possible in the realm of immersive technology.

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At Cyberdelic Labs, we are committed to leveraging the latest advances in technology to explore how the targeted application of ancient and modern technologies can generate altered states leading to altered traits.

"Cyberdelic," is derived from the fusion of "cybernetic" and "psychedelic," from "cyber-" to navigate and "psychedelic“ to mind manifest.  Reflecting our belief that immersive digital experiences can be both playful and deeply transformative.

By creating immersive stories through interactive virtual worlds we aim to inspire players to discover new levels of self-exploration, sensemaking, contemplation and reflection.


We have established collaborations with medicine-assisted therapy centres to test our virtual experiences.  Our aim is to enhance the scope of mental health treatment by providing individuals with a range of virtual experiences that empower them to play an active role in their healing journey.


Our First XR Experience


Desert Rose is a guided VR contemplation that invites you to embark on a journey through the inner landscapes of the mind.

Inspired by the resilience and adaptability of the desert rose, this immersive adventure challenges you to find your inner courage and navigate uncertainty with newfound confidence.

Brave sandstorms, discover hidden oases, and bloom into your future self. The fabled desert rose will be your guide as you discover the vitality that lies within you.

This transformative Cyberdelic experience is the first of its kind created by Cyberdelic Labs, and we can't wait to share it with you.


Desert Rose is the first Cyberdelic created by Cyberdelic Labs.


You can experience a demo at Breaking Convention and an expanded demo at our launch event.

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Evidence Informed with a Clinical Focus 

At Cyberdelic Labs, our XR experiences are grounded in scientific research and therapeutic principles, drawing upon the expertise of professionals in psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience and artificial intelligence.


By integrating research insights and therapeutic best practice, our immersive journeys will have the best potential to positively impact mental health outcomes. Alongside our advisors, we embrace an iterative approach that values feedback, collaboration, and innovation.

Core Team

Melissa Warner

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Melissa Warner is an advocate for innovative solutions for mental health.  She is the Secretary of Psychedelic

Research in Science and Medicine (PRISM), a meditation teacher at Signs of Life Psychology, co-founder of The Australian Psychedelic Society, a study team member for a 5-MeO-DMT trial at Swinburne University and is a co-director of the Cyberdelic Society. With a background in neuroscience, Melissa seeks to elucidate the potential of psychedelic, meditative, and flow states to enhance human health and flourishing. 


Carl H Smith

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Carl H Smith is Director of the Learning Technology Research Centre (LTRC) and Principal Research Fellow at Ravensbourne University. He has 16 years experience conducting R+D into the application of hybrid technologies for perceptual and cognitive transformation.
He has previously worked at the Computing departments at London Metropolitan University, Glasgow University and Sheffield University. His research interests also include Virtual Reality, Distributed Cognition, Spatial Literacy and Hyper-humanism.


Jose Montemayor Alba

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Jose is a New Media Artist, Immersive Learning Experience Designer and XR Developer exploring and experimenting with the synergy between Immersive Learning, Storytelling and Transformative Gaming.

He has been focusing his time and creativity within the XR industry for 7+ years. Co-directs a community exploring cyberdelic technologies & transformative gaming experiences called “The Cyberdelic Society”.


Michael Flood

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Michael utilises his studies and experiences in Engineering and Industrial Design to bring to life multidisciplinary design solutions.  Michael has experience in sustainable technology research, materials science, 3d modelling and prototyping, digital fabrication, virtual production, light installations, workshop facilitation, and electronic hardware design.  Michael is the Director of the Create Wonder design studio.


Fyodor Krasniy

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Multidisciplinary artist constantly juggling creative technologies in exploration of the human experience. Experienced in world building for virtual reality and virtual productions, live performance art, installation design and 3D object prototyping. Fyodor also holds a Diploma in Virtual Reality production.



Dr Martin Williams

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Martin Williams is a Senior Research Fellow in Cognitive Neuropsychiatry at the Centre for Mental Health, Swinburne University and Adjunct Research Fellow in Computational Neuroscience at the Turner Institute at Monash. He is co-founder and Executive Director of Psychedelic Research in Science & Medicine (PRISM), and co-founder and Vice-President of Entheogenesis Australis (EGA). Martin is an investigator on a range of Australian clinical trials of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, including the St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne study of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy in palliative care, the Swinburne RCT of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for depression, and several other studies of psilocybin, MDMA and other psychedelics for the treatment of a variety of mental health conditions.


Dr Lani Roy

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Dr Alana (Lani) Roy, Founder of The Signs of Life Psychology, is a psychologist, social worker, and therapist. Lani provides Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy (PAP) for clients accessing ketamine treatment in Australia and is actively engaged in research trials focusing on psilocybin and Ayahuasca. Lani is also  an Adjunct Research Fellow at Swinburne University.  Lani provides a range of educational and group-based psychedelic programs and is a board-approved psychology supervisor. Lani coordinates the psychedelic and plant medicine Mental Health Professional Network (MHPN) and has taught on Australian psychedelic training programs. Currently, Lani is apprenticing under Saj Ravi from The Psychedelic Somatic Institute of Psychotherapy in America for cannabis and ketamine-assisted psychotherapy.

Diana has worked as a perinatal psychiatrist for over 20 years and she is also involved in public-sector psychiatry. She has extensive training in trauma-based psychotherapies and has been part of a Melbourne-based research trial investigating the use of psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression. Diana was an author of a Frontiers in Psychiatry article examining the challenges involved in the community rollout of Psychedelic Assisted Therapies. She has a particular interest in establishing the safest and most effective way to introduce patients with a history of significant psychiatric illness, to altered state work. She has been extensively involved in education in both community and professional settings and wrote a book on how mindfulness techniques can be applied to parenting and relationships.


Dr Diana Korevaar

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