How do we interact with AR avatars?
This project seeks to build systems that can network avatars via AR in realtime, and examine the social benefits and consequences. Questions we ask include: How does one’s daily routine change when augmented avatars become constant companions? How does human interaction change when only one person in a group room sees particular AR avatars?
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Brown Institute Funds VR Racism Project
With funding from the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, we are using the medium of VR to examine racism. In collaboration with Dr. Courtney Cogburn from Columbia University, we have created 1000 Cut Journey, an immersive virtual reality experience that allows you to walk in the shoes of Michael Sterling, a Black male, and encounter racism first-hand, as a young child, an adolescent, and a young adult.
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Can VR experiences increase empathy?
Becoming Homeless: A Human Experience is now available online, free to download and view on the HTC Vive. In this experience, spend days in the life of someone who can no longer afford a home. Walk in another's shoes and face the adversity of living with diminishing resources.
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