Better with Friends: The Social Life of VR

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Virtual reality is touted as the ultimate immersive experience. Its ability to transport the user into situations and locations beyond their dreams showcases its power. But social isolation can come into play with any technology that removes all distractions from the real-world. Networked and multiplayer solutions work for people inside a headset, but what about for everyone else?
In this panel, we bring together several experts who are building VR communities inside and outside of the headsets. They have figured out ways to combine the real world with the virtual world, recruiting some unlikely allies. Their work illustrates how our communications can improve and evolve through and around these new technologies.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: VR/AR/MR
Level: Advanced