AGENDA

  • 5 June 2020
  • 14:00-14:30

#GLFLive with Al Jazeera’s Contrast producer Viktorija Mickute

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The transportive nature of virtual reality can take us out of our bedroom and into someone else’s across the globe. We can turn between their walls, walk through their communities, explore the setting of their story. While entertaining, certainly (and especially in times of quarantine), this medium is not for naught in terms of empathy either. How better to understand someone than to walk in their shoes? In this session, a producer of virtual reality documentaries will share why this medium is powerful now and becoming ever more so in the changing world.

Relevant Materials

Virtual reality documentaries from Contrast:

Quotes

  • “Why shouldn’t people be able to teleport wherever they want?” – Palmer Luckey
  • “Virtual reality is going to be an important technology. I am pretty confident about this.” – Mark Zuckerberg.