CannesXR Keynote by Sarah Vick, executive producer, Queerskins ARK in conversation with me about Volumetric video, movement, and empathy in VR

Although a growing body of research shows that “bodily postures, gestures and expressions are inherent components of emotional experience and tacitly influence the evaluation of persons, objects and situations as well as memory recall,” researchers have yet to fully exploit these findings in VR empathy research. And, I’m going to make the argument that physical movement in VR storytelling is itself an underused opportunity to create situations for empathy and generally change the way we think.

 

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