April 3, 2018

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As virtual reality makes its way outside of Silicon Valley and into our theaters, homes, and hospitals, it seems like the technology will soon be a part of our everyday lives. But how can we separate fact from fiction when it comes to the powerful empathy and memory-bending potential of the medium? As VR changes the way we experience the world and each other, should we step back and ask what exactly we want from the medium?

NYU Washington, DC and Future Tense hosted a mix of presentations and conversations with pioneers in the field of VR who discussed technology's most promising applications. The speaker lineup was followed by a VR fair where audience members tested out new VR experiences for themselves.  

Featured: Nonny de la Peña (CEO, Emblematic Group; New Arizona Fellow, New America; Yale Poynter Fellow), Laura Wexler (co-creator of DINNER PARTY, a Sundance Institute 2017 New Frontier Lab selection), Kristian Bouw, (CEO, NotionTheory) PLUS an interview about VR in VR with Jeremy Bailenson, (Founding Director, Stanford University's Virtual Human Interaction Lab; author of Experience on Demand: What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, and What It Can Do), R. Luke DuBois, (Co-Director / Associate Professor of Integrated Digital Media Technology, Culture and Society; Music and Performing Arts Professions; Interactive Telecommunications), and more.

Catch up on the conversation from this event by following #FutureTenseVR and by following @FutureTenseNow.

Jeremy Bailenson

Jeremy Bailenson

Kristian Bouw

Kristian Bouw

R. Luke DeBois

R. Luke DeBois

Nonny de la Peña

Nonny de la Peña

Sarah Rothberg

Sarah Rothberg

Laura Wexler

Laura Wexler