Can VR Teach Racial Empathy?

Can VR Teach Racial Empathy?
May 13, 2018

‘1,000 Cut Journey’ is an immersive virtual reality experience in which the viewer becomes Michael Sterling, a black man, encountering racism as a young child, adolescent and young adult.

The project had its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival and is a collaboration between the Virtual Human Interaction Lab and the Cogburn Research Group. Its creators hope to study the effects of virtual reality as a tool for empathy.

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