I am honored to be featured as a Speaker on the panel “Empathy Generator? Decolonizing Digital Storytelling” at the 2017 Jump Into VR Festival. The festival takes place September 15-17, 2017 at Jump Into the Light & Hotel Indigo (both located at 180 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002).
Empathy Generator? Decolonizing Digital Storytelling
Sunday, September 17th, 5:40PM–6:25PM
As VR industry leaders evangelize VR as the ultimate “empathy machine,” this buzz has led to the boom in VR being applied towards social justice advocacy…but is this a stretch in the medium’s affective capacities? Join a panel of social science researchers in a conversation on whether VR can truly shift dominant narratives as well as explore the similarities and divergences of VR in comparison to cinema, TV, literature and video games.
Panelists: Danya Glabau (Brooklyn Institute for Social Research), Erin Ko (Hutong Games), Philip Sanchez (Blurred Media)
Moderator: Jack Tchen (NYU)