White Mirror: Combatting Societal Issues with XR

Recording: White Mirror: Combatting Societal Issues with XR, Mar 13, 2019


Asad J. Malik


Lucas Matney


Jake Sally


Ela Topcuoglu




A majority of consumers associate the realities (VR/AR/MR/XR) with Fruit Ninja or BTS footage of their favorite band. But what about participating in a customs screening as a suspected immigrant or experiencing a veteran’s journey as he confronts PTSD and the challenges of life after war. NGOs and social advocacy groups are working with the brains behind immersive entertainment companies to make real impact using XR. These experts will discuss what is needed in XR to make genuine change -- both from a technical standpoint and what will need to happen to increase visibility for the companies and individuals utilizing these new technologies to generate positive impact for the world around us.

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

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