2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Using Virtual Reality to Create Compassion

Wednesday, March 16
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon B
500 E 4th St

Virtual reality offers the opportunity to see the world through a fresh pair of eyes. You are sensationally stepping inside a moment, a place, a community other than your own. And with the development of new, inexpensive hardware & players, VR tech has become more affordable and accessible than ever.
Documentary & VR filmmaker Bryn Mooser moderates a conversation with key players in the VR space, to discuss how the medium is transforming disaster relief, documentary filmmaking and breaking news coverage. Mooser will speak to how the technology enables us to create powerful, immersive experiences that speak to audiences who may otherwise struggle to understand complex, global issues.

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Cliff Plumer


Jaunt Studios

Gabo Arora

Sr Advisor/Filmmaker, UN

United Nations

Natalie Ebel at SXSW

Natalie Ebel

Dir of Mktg

Pencils of Promise


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Event Type
VR/AR Track
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