Elise Ogle is a project manager, researcher, and 3D modeler in the Virtual Human Interaction Lab (VHIL) at Stanford University, a social science research lab that studies the psychological and behavioral effects of virtual reality. She studies embodiment, empathy and perspective taking in VR, exploring how VR differs from other types of media. Her VHIL research focuses on using VR to increase empathy towards others, as well as to design immersive, educational narratives that increase pro-environmental and pro-social attitudes and behaviors. Her work has been featured in the Tribeca Film Festival's Virtual Arcade (2016 & 2017).
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