3 Reasons Why It’s Silly To Say That VR Games Help Train Mass Shooters Typically, whenever there’s a school shooting or other horrific mass shooting, the subject of gun control is hotly debated. The various sides in the debate argue … Continue reading Gaming and shooting
Virtual reality improves offenders’ empathy Researchers from IDIBAPS and the University of Barcelona developed a virtual reality system so that men who committed a domestic violence crime can get into the victim’s shoes. The study, published in Scientific Reports, shows … Continue reading Being in victim’s shoes
We’re a long way from virtual reality’s Citizen Kane Back when virtual reality first graced people’s lips, talk centred on how the new technology could revolutionise storytelling. The word immersion was said so many times it lost all meaning. Evangelists … Continue reading Audience with headsets
Enter the Holodeck Jaron Lanier’s book “Dawn of the New Everything” and Jeremy Bailenson’s “Experience on Demand” discuss the history and present cutting edge of virtual reality technology, framing it as a potentially useful if not transformative tool for enlarging … Continue reading Will VR be used only for good?
How virtual reality could change the journalism industry The water is rising. Wind roars through your ears and you can feel the rooftop underneath your feet shake. In every direction you look, the flood waters are slowly creeping up. Through … Continue reading Bringing audiences closer to reality
A Nanjing Massacre survivor’s story lives on digitally On the morning of December 13th, 1937, Japanese troops pounded on the door of Xia Shuqin’s family home in Nanjing, China. Thirteen people had taken shelter under this particular roof: Eight-year-old Xia, … Continue reading Telling true stories
Virtual reality will make lives better … mostly There is plenty of talk about how social media, artificial intelligence and robots will change our world. Virtual reality has received less attention. Yet more than 1 million headsets were shipped in … Continue reading Managing our empathy