Convergence Keynote: Nonny de la Peña

Convergence Keynote: Nonny de la Pena


Reaching for Truth: Unlocking the Power of Human Creativity for Storytelling in Virtual and Augmented Reality

Nonny de la Peña, visionary storyteller widely known as the 'Godmother of VR,' founder of Emblematic Group and New America Fellow, continues to redefine the standard for how human creativity and technology can work together to create engaging narratives and life-changing experiences. She will discuss her personal journey developing best practices for storytelling in virtual and augmented reality and her focus on human kindness in this powerful medium. Citing lessons learned while evolving technology solutions within the industry, she'll share her work as a member of the Knight Foundation and Aspen Institute Commission on Trust, Media and Democracy. Additionally, she'll reveal the power of 'Reach,' a new platform Emblematic is building on Mozilla’s A-Frame WebVR technology, which will provide an open door for content authorship, empowering new voices to tell their own stories in the medium.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Keynote
Event Type: Session
Track: VR/AR
Level: Beginner