Virtual Reality (VR) is an expanding arena for immersive and interactive content. Creators are exploring ways to use a variety of technologies to project participants into new worlds and experiences, a growing number of which are focused on human rights. A variety of backers such as The New York Times, Google, Facebook, and the United Nations are working to develop and expand our use of the technology. However, questions of responsibility and legitimacy around human-rights topics compared to other forms of storytelling or platforms are hotly debated and ever-changing within the field. Opinions on how far to push audience’s boundaries, for what impact, and with what design model vary among creators. Join us for a panel discussion with creators, journalists, and human-rights experts to discuss this exciting and evolving intersection of VR and human rights.
This panel is presented in conjunction with VR installation 6×9: An Immersive Experience of Solitary Confinement in the Furman Gallery at the Walter Reade Theater from 7:30pm to 9:30pm, June 10-18.