Monash Faculty of Arts’ Creative Directions is a festival of ideas and industry know-how that explores critical issues shaping the contemporary media, cultural and communications industries. SensiLab are partnering with the festival this year to present a session, Critical VR.
Virtual Reality (VR) is increasingly celebrated as a shortcut to empathy, a way for audiences to experience the world from an entirely new perspective. But can VR really change hearts and minds? In this session SensiLab’s Sojung Bahng and Creative Director of VRTOV, Oscar Raby, will examine the communications potential of VR, exploring challenging new projects which have used VR for social cognition, empathy and political documentary.