Featured Session: Making Virtual Storytelling and Activism Personal

Mar 14, 2022

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

Humans have always used stories to share wisdom and information in an engaging way. Neuroscience shows that storytelling can affect brain chemistry, moving us to be more empathetic, generous— and eager to take action.

Have you ever had a face-to-face conversation with a woman who had an abortion? The virtual reality experience The Choice uses personal storytelling and volumetric VR filmmaking to offer a new perspective on reproductive rights, with the aim of inspiring real-world impact.

In this conversation, film director Joanne Popinska, Ph.D. is joined by Texas State Rep. Donna Howard, activist Aimee Arrambide (AVOW), and Kristen Herring the subject of The Choice to discuss how intimate, personal storytelling can influence cultural and policy change.

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

photo of Aimee Arrambide
Aimee Arrambide

Avow, Unapologetic Abortion Advocacy

photo of Tom C. Hall
Tom C. Hall

Infinite Frame Media

photo of Kristen Herring
Kristen Herring

Infinite Frame Media

photo of Donna Howard
Donna Howard

Texas House of Representatives

photo of Joanne Popinska
Joanne Popinska

Infinite Frame Media

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