One of the benefits of virtual reality is its ability to mimic the real world, but this also means that issues surrounding race and gender can cross over. Jordan Belamire describes being sexually harassed while playing a QuiVr game and feeling powerless. This is just one woman’s experience, but her piece ends by exploring how abuse like this should be handled. “As VR becomes … Read More
360 film highlights the beautiful effects of protecting ecosystems
While we previously wrote about how virtual reality (VR) is being used to shed light on parts of the world that are being negatively affected by climate change and human intervention, this recent piece for Conservation International proves that VR can also be used to show how people are working to rebuild ecosystems. The Bird’s Head Seascape surrounding Papua New Guinea in … Read More
Welcoming our second student producer team
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.
Ferguson Virtual Reality model live on Fusion
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