Combining Technology with Social Justice
For the first time in history, virtual reality (commonly known as "VR") gives us an opportunity to more efficiently and sustainably change public perception. A VR experience allows audience members to feel like they are actually in another place and as if they have become another person. It is a 360 degree (and 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional) view of a new world. Unlike traditional media, VR allows us to be a participant in a new world, not just a viewer. This is the power we are harnessing for Project Empathy.
Resources for Understanding Virtual Reality
- Stanford University Virtual Human Interaction Lab
- Stanford's Virtual Reality Lab Turned Me Into a Cow, Then Sent Me To the Slaughterhouse (KQED, 2016)
- Virtual Human Interaction Lab uses virtual reality to foster empathy for homeless community (Stanford Daily, 2016)
- Virtual Reality Gets Real (The Atlantic, 2015)