Virtual reality has generated countless headlines and news stories over the past two or three years. In fact, if you rewind back past all of the speculation and excitement that preceded the public unveiling of devices like the Oculus Rift, VR has been making headlines for longer than that. Even so however, the overarching focus tends to be relatively narrow. … Read More
This week our Spanish version of Life in Gawair launched with El Pais and was a great success. In the multi-media experience you will meet different characters from Gawair, Dhaka, Bangladesh via 360 video, comics and text. You will learn about their lives, their experience as climate refugees as well as working inside a garment factory. Special emphasis on education was given … Read More
Can new technologies like virtual and augmented reality and 360 video induce empathy in users? That is what Empathetic Media founder Dan Archer is studying in collaboration with Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism. A first of its kind project, this research will result in an analysis of empathy and whether users can more closely relate to characters and situations in a VR … Read More
This semester we welcome a new crop of students to the Empathetic Media production team: Samantha Rohn, George DuMontier, Dresa Cockrell, and Taylor Kasper. Brittany will be staying on as an assistant producer from last semester.
In partnership with Fusion, a joint venture between Univision Communications Inc. and the Disney/ABC Television Network, we are proud to announce the release of our virtual reality model of Canfield Green Apartments, the setting of the August 9th shooting of teengaer Michael Brown. Explore the contrasting perspectives of the eyewitnesses in 3D virtual space using the Unity game engine plugin … Read More
Although a few cases of Ebola have been confirmed in the United States, a more aggressive pandemic is taking root: hypochondria. News stories are being published from all over the United States about people who either think they have the disease, or think someone else does, and then spring into action. The media then entered a frenzy of coverage, not … Read More
In conjunction with our virtual reality model of Canfield Green Apartments, we are also experimenting with a location-based augmented reality platform called DAQRI.
We at Empathetic Media are proud to welcome three University of Missouri undergraduate journalism students to the production team. Sean Nelson, Tyler Adkisson, and Brittany Crocker will be assisting in content research and production throughout the semester. The holy trinity of Empathetic Media helpers from my convergence journo class #livesketch #penandink #instadraw A photo posted by Dan Archer … Read More