Empathy and Intimacy: Are We Really Feeling VR?

Mar 14, 2018

12:30pm – 1:30pm CT

Recording: Empathy and Intimacy: Are We Really Feeling VR?, Mar 14, 2018

The term ‘empathy machine’ is being overused and is risking devaluation & possibly steering VR in the wrong emotional direction. For many, evolving beyond empathy means intimacy, simulating relationships with characters. VR creators from intimacy and empathy perspectives & psychological researchers discuss the accuracy of empathy-provoking VR, effects of intimate VR & how to best leverage VR’s ability to inflict emotions to create innovative content that exposes the medium & stories of others

[Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.]

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Matt Celia

Light Sail VR LLC

Elise Ogle

Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab

Adi Robertson

The Verge

Rose Troche

Rose Troche Films

Details

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Format:

Panel

Type:

Session

Track:

VR/AR

Level:

Beginner