"We are just beginning to understand how we're going to connect in virtual ways... we're going to be shifting into integrated extended reality, AR and VR, into our everyday life so we need to be thinking about how we can use this technology for good" -Nonny de la Peña
VR has gotten quite a reputation for creating impact. But does the hype really add up? We are at a pivotal moment in history, with socio-political division at an all-time high and less than a decade left to prevent climate crisis. Could creating virtual realities actually help move us towards a better tomorrow? Join AR/VR producer and director Fifer Garbesi; award-winning immersive artist and professor Gabo Arora; Director of EarthXR Tiffany Kieran; and founder of Emblematic Group Nonny de la Peña as they dig into the impacts of this medium, putting real change and direct action front and center.
References are included here for those watching the talk to explore the projects more deeply.
Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab
Shoshana Zuboff - 'The Age of Surveillance Capitalism'
VR Tracking Data - VHIL in Nature