Virtual Reality: Empathy Experiences and Bryant Data Visualization Lab Tour
Virtual reality systems allow for fully immersive experiences, and evidence suggests that we can leverage that immersion to build empathy. VR users can feel like they are in another place and have become another person, and experience developers are considering the applications this can have for empathy building and social justice. Learn more about the evidence behind using virtual reality for empathy, and try out some empathy-based experiences for yourself. This session will also include a tour of Bryant University's Data Visualization Lab, which opened on April 1, 2019 with a grant of equipment from HP as part of the Educause-HP Campus of the Future Initiative, and houses virtual, augmented and mixed reality equipment.
Anyone currently using VR in their library, thinking about starting a program or just interested in the technology is welcome to join!
If any reasonable accommodation is needed to ensure equal access or participation, contact the Office of Library and Information Services at (401) 574-9300 not less than three (3) business days in advance of the meeting or program date. More advanced notice is highly advisable.
- Tuesday, January 14, 2020
- 1:30pm - 4:00pm
- Bryant University
- Event Type:
- OLIS Continuing Education