VR as an empathy engine?

Today I am giving a talk at MTSU’s Walker Library about social issues in VR. Can VR act as an empathy engine for social issues? This talk is the kick off for a new research project about the stickiness factor of social issues in VR, specifically about domestic violence. What makes the empathy and short…

You’re not too n0ob to blog – nor too senior.

I just finished a medium article about swallowing your fear and writing about the process as a newbie contributor. The author was talking to¬†open source contributors, but I think the lesson is the same for anyone at a starting point in their career. Or a restarting point. For any big change, be it a new…

The VR experience

So what really excites me about VR is the possibility to change the way we empathize with others or to educate ourselves and others about situations that would be difficult to understand without the ability to experience something very different then our own experiences. It seems even more important during the current political and cultural…

Walking a mile in VR glasses

Changing jobs, cultures, countries, currencies, ways of eating and moving and working and thinking can be a huge adjustment – leaving you feeling like you have no touchstone to reality. BUT, it can also spark research questions involving empathy, experience, regulations, and policies. I have long been interested in the digital’s role in victimology, but…

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